Nimb Hotel – Nordic Charm in Tivoli

Images Courtesy of Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen

Located in the historic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Nimb Hotel, resembles a Moorish palace. You might be forgiven for thinking it’s probably a creation straight out of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. The real tale, however, is quite ancient – the Nimb family, in 1872, took over the Tivoli restaurant Divan 2, which later catered to the rich and famous. The current building was opened in 1909 and, in 2007, the structure was given a makeover with its façade restored in Italian marble stucco. 

Moorish inspirations melded with Scandinavian architecture and designs imbue this 17-room luxury boutique hotel with exquisite charm, while attentive staff members with their impeccable service make you feel much at home. Lavish chandeliers and wooden flooring, handpicked vintage wardrobes and antiquities come together to create striking interiors that envelop you in its warmth. Make sure you book the rooms four to six months in advance, the hotel is adding a lavish new section with more rooms; until then it is just 17 rooms.

Embark on a gastronomic journey at Nimb Brasserie and Nimb Terrasse with its sensationally flavored food. For an updated take on smørrebrød or open sandwiches, bite into Fru Nimb’s over 50 different versions.

Incidentally, Copenhagen is a biker’s paradise. What’s more, Nimb offers its guests a fun way to explore the city with custom bicycles (btw, the bicycles look chic!). May to August is popular with tourists, while September is nice for cycling and surfing, and November-December sees the city decked out in festive lights.

Getting There: Located in Kastrup, the international airport operates direct flights to cities in Europe, North America and Asia, and some Danish cities. Nimb Hotel is a 15-mins drive from the airport.

Book It: Nimb Hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, and was recommended by the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List in 2011. The hotel bagged the award for best ‘Small Luxury Hotels in 2015.’ To book, visit the website:


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