GUEST POST: COPENHAGEN

The 8 best restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen

If the Danish capital is one of your next destinations, start preparing the trip with our restaurant and hotel tips in Copenhagen.

Looking for restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen? The catering offer in Copenhagen is quite rich with places to suit all tastes and wallets. From the most distinctive and innovative to the most traditional, one thing is certain – you must try the Nordic gastronomy, for its high quality and focus on the use of local and seasonal products.

When it comes to sleeping, there are no shortage of options. From the finest hotels to more options, our Copenhagen hotel suggestions have a commonality – its great location in central parts of the city that allow you to quickly reach the main attractions.

RESTAURANTS IN COPENHAGEN: MOUTH WATERING SUGGESTIONS

The Palaegade is a classic restaurant in the historic center of Copenhagen. Here you can sample some Nordic specialties such as Smorrebrod, an “open” sandwich – combinations of ingredients such as blue cheese, pear and hazelnuts, roast beef, pickles and radishes are placed and served under a slice of bread.

For lunch, we also serve Aquavita, a kind of typical Danish brandy enriched with aromatic herbs. For dinner you can order more exquisite dishes such as poached sole with cucumber, potatoes and white fish roe sauce. Accompany with one of the wines from the discerning restaurant selection.

UFORMEL

The Uformel (in Portuguese, informal) belongs to a restaurant chain in which also includes the Palaegade. However, contrary to our previous suggestion, and as its name implies, Uformel is an unpretentious restaurant, with more affordable prices, but that keeps the focus on the quality of the products.

Taste the mullet with grilled corn, herbs and yogurt or steak tartar with pickles of mushrooms and black pepper. The 15 dishes change according to the season and the ingredients used come from domestic producers. In addition, Uformel has also gained fame thanks to its cocktails, which you can try before you start the meal.

NEIGHBORHOOD

The specialty of the Neighborhood is the pizzas, and they are not any pizzas. These are modern interpretations of the Italian classic, lighter and crisper, organic and greener. The pasta is reduced to about half of a traditional pizza and the ingredients are mostly fresh vegetables, pickled vegetables, fresh cheese, fresh pesto, seafood and high-quality meats. There are also cocktails and yes, you guessed it – they are also organic, with fresh and seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables. If you prefer, opt for a natural juice.

The experience of making a meal in the Neighborhood is also worth it for the space. Food is served at long tables, where people sit right next to each other. The goal is to foster the spirit of good neighborliness and community.

COPENHAGEN STREET FOOD

We could not fail to suggest, on this list of restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen, the passage through Copenhagen Street Food, with its food trucks, coffees, beer and other drinks. Some of the participants serve food of organic origin, but here what matters most is the taste, albeit ally, always, a component of sustainability. And you can sample specialties ranging from Korea to Mexico, from Italy to Scandinavia, at affordable prices.

In addition, you will get to know Papiroen (Paper Island), the small island that once served as a paper warehouse and which today houses not only Copenhagen Street Food but also several art galleries, area businesses creative and trendy cafes.

HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN

THE AVENUE HOTEL

The Avenue Hotel is housed in a classic 19th century residence designed by the architect Emil Blichfeldt, who also designed the main entrance of the Tivoli Park. Not surprisingly, the charming details and the design of the rooms, each with a different format. The staff look forward to making guests feel at home in a refined setting where the details make a difference. The stay for one night at Avenue Hotel is around € 120. Book your business class flights to Copenhagen.

ABSALON HOTEL

Located in the Vesterbro district, one of the coolest in the city, the Absalon Hotel is a family-run hotel that has recently been refurbished, emphasizing its classic and modern air. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is very helpful. In addition to giving tips on what places to visit, the team also deals with restaurant reservations, trips on tourist buses and boats or events. And if you stay at the Absalon Hotel, you are within walking distance of attractions such as the Tivoli Park, the main shopping and dining areas, among others. One night is around € 135.

GENERATOR HOSTEL

The Generator Hostel is a boutique hostel offering comfort and design the most attractive prices than regular hotel offers. Located 300 meters from King’s Square and the beautiful Nyhavn Port, the hostel has 662 beds in private rooms and dormitories, according to guests’ preferences. Common areas include a bar, which welcomes dj’s and live bands regularly, a lounge area with TV, table football and pool table, and a 4,000 square meter terrace with comfortable seating and a barbecue grill in the summer. Private rooms from € 67 and dorms starting from € 20.

COPENHAGEN DOWNTOWN HOSTEL

Within walking distance of Copenhagen Central Station, the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is a great choice for travelers, students and groups. Between private rooms and dormitories, there are several options depending on the needs of the guests, and the public areas, namely the bar, where local bands perform and organize parties regularly, are also worthwhile. Stay for one night from € 30.

Author-Bio:

The above content is written by Bon Jos. He is the professional travel writer and a travel blogger. He loves to travel and have explore many beautiful places & their attractions.

Here is the link to his website: https://www.cheapflightstocopenhagen.co.uk

Thank you very much for this inspirational and interesting text about Copenhagen and it’s beautiful corners. We are now really interested into exploring Copenhagen and Denmark. – TheFashionSalad

~Julia & Melli

TRAVEL TREND 2017 – GUEST POST

Travel Trend 2017: Hyper Personalization in the travel industry

After several surveys by a number of travel organizations and experts, it has been discovered that people have become more comfortable with sharing personal information like their location and travel history with travel companies in return for a more customized service.

Dr James Canton from leading think tank the Institute for Global Futures, says: “The future of travel is really exciting, as we’ll see predictive travel analytic anticipating what consumers want from their experience before booking. The hotel booking itself will be helped along by artificial intelligence software agents, using data mining and intuitive computing. The new travel design science will help create highly personalized in-stay experiences.”

Let’s take a look at some of the various personalization efforts that are been adopted and used by various sectors and support services in the travel industry.

Personalization by Support services in the travel industry

  • New features used by some of the support services in the travel industry like the 2016 update of Uber’s app enables and ensures data from your journeys is collected and stored, this will help in learning from your routines and help predict where you will want to go next.
  • Trips app in an effort to ensure the ease of planning and organizing your trips was also launched by Google in September 2016; it was designed to thoroughly search your G mail account for hotel bookings and flights, as well as propose itineraries and store your reservations.

Personalization by Airlines

Several airlines have become more sophisticated with personalized offers by customizing the airline passengers user experience. However, when it comes to airlines, every aspect of personalization comes at a fee, especially for the “economy class VIP”.

A survey conducted by Sabre in 2016 found that some consumers are willing to spend more to get extra air travel value such as fast-track security, preferred seating and enhanced meals.

On the other hand, booking systems often remember the preferences of premium passengers and more often than not the flight crew know who they are.

Personalization by the hotel industry

A chief commercial officer for a top hotel once said, in the hotel industry there are real life opportunity to use information gathered from a guests stay to create consecutive priceless experiences for them when they return. He added that “Travellers are likely to experience more of this seamless personalization from their hotels within the near future.”

Personalizing an hotel guest’s stay is a major factor to creating a lasting experience. Several luxury hotels now store information on whether you have any dietary preferences, what newspaper you read, what floor you prefer, whether you like red wine or white wine better, if you prefer it sweet or savoury.

At the point when any guest is booking their room, they are often asked a series a questions including the purpose of their visit, as this will help determine small but important details about them and enable the hotel create small gestures of customised recognition.

Like all top hotels, staff will go out of their way to remember your name, as well as relevant facts about who you are and why you are in town so they can converse with you.

  • A perfect example is when a guest books a room for a business trip but has to arrive late, the hotel makes sure his or her room is prepared for bedtime straight away and leave a tea amenity to aid in sleep and an energy bar for the next morning.
  • Elle magazine’s beauty editor once arrived at the W St Petersburg to discover the hotel had incorporated the tag line of her own range of scented candles, her love of cats and shoes to create a more personalized effect. She posted a picture of it on social media and the reaction it garnered from people said it all.
  • Some hotels have adopted the use of dynamic emails where every time you open one of their messages, a count down timer comes on and then when you open again the next day, the content could be different, however the hotel offers remain accurate and up to date.
  • Thanks to digital innovation, Hilton HHonors app can be used to select your room and can serve as a digital key to access your room instead of the plastic one usually given at the reception. The digital key also allows you pin your favourite room and when next you stay at the hotel, you will find a little heart shape on the room floor.
  • Hilton’s recent partnership with Google Maps also means you can now see special locations and pick your favourite room near the lake, a park or any other point of interest. You can also message the front desk, make restaurant reservations or request champagne on arrival.

The future of personalization in the hotel industry

Skyscanner’s director of hotels Nik Gupta agrees: “[By 2024], advances in digital technology will mean that travellers will have no need to encounter a single human being from the time that they enter their chosen hotel to the time that they check out of their room. The fight back against peer-to-peer travel will see hotels empower their guests with incredible levels of hyper-personalisation through their mobile devices to provide the unique experiences they want.”

Skyscanner also foretells that hotel software will link with guests’ social media profiles so that when they book a particular room, everything is set specifically for them. Some hotels are already looking up VIP guests online and anticipating what they might appreciate when they get there.

Do you believe hyper-personalization is the future of travel or do think this is doing too much?

Please share your thoughts.

 

Author’s Bio:

Mariam Barry is a lifestyle and travel blogger.

GUEST POST: A LOOK IN A BLOGGERS BAG

Is there anything different in what a blogger carries around vs what everyone else carries around? I’m not sure, but I’ll be showing you what I carry around on the daily and let you be the judge of that.

Enjoy!

  1. My notebook; I always have a notebook with me, wether it’s to sketch or to write, I leave the home without something to write in.
  2. Earphones; I’m pretty sure everyone carries around earphones, am I right? I usually have one pair in my pocket and one pair in my bag. I am currently in love with SudioSweden’s earphones, they look gorgeous and they have amazing sound as well!
  3. Polaroid camera; to be honest I don’t even take that many pictures with my polaroid camera, simply because it can get quite expensive. But still, I always have it on me, because I do not want to run into something beautiful and miss the opportunity to have an amazing shot.
  4. A book; in total I spend about 15 to 20 hours weekly travelling by train, tram or underground so having something to read is a total must for me.
    ( I am currently reading ‘I was here’, totally recommend it! )
  5. A watch; now this might be a weird one, and I don’t think this is necessarily something that bloggers carry around, it’s probably just me. There’s a 99% chance that you will find a watch in my bag for various reasons; 1. you’re not allowed to wear a watch during exams so I will drop it in my bag and most likely forget about it & 2. by leaving my watch in my bag when I take it off I can not forget it at home the next day.
  6. My iPhone; I don’t think there’a lot of explaining needed for this one… I mostly use it to talk to friends and family, take pictures, and to see wether my train/underground is on time or not (more often not..)
  7. Random stuff; a water bottle (stay hydrated kids!), painkillers, deodorant, hair ties, etc.

Shop shop shop:
– Notebook here
– Earphones here
( you can use my code ‘perfecttsoull’ for a discount!)
– Polaroid camera here
– Book here
– Watch here
– Phone case ; unfortunately not being sold anymore, sorry!

What do you carry around on the daily? Let me us know below! x

I just want to give a big thanks to Julia and Melli for writing a guest post for me and letting me write one for them, it’s been a great experience and I look forward to working with the two of you again! 

Thank you so much for writing a guest post for our blog! You guys should definitely check her out. Lotte has an amazing blog called perfecttsoull.com! We are looking forward to work with you again too.