North of Copenhagen, on the street that pops up the shore to Helsingborg. Underneath the resort is Dyrehave, 1,000 acres of woods and parkland house to red and fallow deer; forward, across the street, is somewhat pebbly shore along with the majestic waters of the Oresund (the stretch of water that separates Denmark from Sweden). It is a sleepy place — but it is a simple 20-minute train trip into town centre from Skodsborg channel, a five-minute stroll up the street, or 40 minutes into the airport .
Style & personality
On the outside it is a sober-looking bunch of salt-sprayed white structures — the first sanatorium, a villa where King Frederick Vll utilized to spend his summers and a contemporary spa expansion courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects. Indoors, there is all of the charm and comfort of a modern luxury resort; believe deep squishy couches, white sands, enormous mirrors, flickering tea lights in crystal candle holders and large coffee table books on architecture and art.
Service & amenities
There is a concierge assistance, bicycles for hire and occasions which range from wellness-related discussions and cookery courses to classical literary and literary evenings. The big attraction, however, is that the superb spa, in which a large central swimming pool is surrounded by various thermal experiences. There is also a well-stocked spa store and an onsite medical facility offering solutions from acupuncture and acupuncture to dentistry, psychiatry and physiotherapy. Staff are all friendly and down to earth, and thoughtful touches include a hot water bottle delivered to a area on winter evenings.
Bedrooms come in an range of sizes and shapes but all have a serene, classic appearance, with light woods and a stunningly subdued color palette of soft greys, blues, beiges and off-whites. Baths — stocked with organic skincare products from Danish manufacturer Karmameju — are appropriately luxurious, particularly in the newest upgraded rooms, where glistening white subway tiles have been teamed with glistening charcoal-grey flooring tiles and chrome fittings. Many rooms have little balconies and a sea view.
Food & beverage
The 3 restaurants have an eye on healthful eating — but the food is really yummy and inventively ready that there is no feeling of denial. To the contrary, you are feeling totally indulged, especially in The Restaurant from Kroun, the fine-dining option that has earned rave reviews from Danish food critics because of its own gourmet dishes. More casual is The Brasserie, in which breakfast options vary from chia pots and fruit-topped porridge to ample portions of avocado and smoked salmon. Dinner highlights include a flavour-packed fish soup and fantastic homemade ice cream. The most laid-back solution is Your Lobby, with tasty smørrebrød, cocktails and cakes.
Value for cash
Double rooms from 1,700 Danish Krone (#195) each night in low season; also out of 2000 Danish Krone (#229) at large. Breakfast (and spa accessibility) included. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Not perfect but there is ramp access, a lift to all floors, and a few rooms with bathrooms that are modified.
Not really — it is more an area for peace-seeking grown-ups.
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