We had a two evening stopover in Copenhagen, and determined to remain at the AC Lodge Bella Sky. This lodge has 814 rooms and is geared towards conferences, so clearly this wasn’t going to be probably the most charming place to remain. Nonetheless, it was positioned near the airport, I’ve by no means reviewed an AC Lodge earlier than, and it was additionally fairly reasonably priced.
How I booked my keep at AC Lodge Copenhagen
For our two evening keep, the AC Lodge Copenhagen had a breakfast inclusive charge for $140 per evening. This was my far probably the most reasonably priced factors lodge possibility I might discover in Copenhagen. As a degree of comparability, the Marriott was greater than twice as costly.
If redeeming factors, a keep would have value 25,000 Bonvoy factors per evening not together with breakfast. Primarily based on my valuation of 0.7 cents per Marriott Bonvoy level, paying money was the higher deal.
AC Lodge Copenhagen location
The AC Lodge Copenhagen is positioned adjoining to Bella Heart, Scandinavia’s largest convention heart. Regardless that Denmark has lifted just about all coronavirus restrictions, suffice it to say that convention enterprise hasn’t totally recovered, so the world was eerily empty.
The AC Lodge is a roughly 10 minute drive from the airport (which prices round $30 in a taxi). There’s additionally a prepare, however it requires a little bit of strolling to get to the station.
The lodge is tough to overlook — it’s large, and has two towers containing rooms, with a bridge connecting the 2 buildings.
AC Lodge Copenhagen check-in & foyer
The AC Lodge gave the impression to be very quiet, which didn’t actually shock us. Reception was positioned simply inside the doorway to the lodge and to the left, and the entrance desk affiliate who helped us was pleasant. My pal and I are each Bonvoy Titanium members, and each of our rooms obtained upgraded to junior nook suites.
Our charges included breakfast, after which for our welcome amenity we might choose both 500 Bonvoy factors or a $10 every day meals & beverage credit score, so we chosen the latter.
The foyer is kind of spacious, on condition that there’s a staircase resulting in the second degree, the place two of the opposite meals & beverage retailers are positioned, in addition to a bridge resulting in the opposite tower.
Quickly sufficient we had keys in hand and headed to our rooms.
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior nook suite
I used to be assigned room 1420, positioned on the 14th flooring within the first tower. The elevators have been positioned within the very again of the foyer.
I can’t say my first impression heading as much as the room was nice… right here’s what the elevator appeared like.
The hallways weren’t far more inspiring.
My room was positioned on the finish of the hallway on the left.
By comparability to the elevators and hallway, the room form of impressed me. The inside was easy however nicely maintained. I believe it is likely to be a little bit of a stretch to name this a junior suite, however I additionally know that in Northern Europe plenty of rooms are compact. The room had a desk with chair at one finish, a chair within the nook, a loveseat going through a TV in the midst of the room, after which a queen mattress on the different finish of the room.
The mattress was extremely skinny — perhaps a few inches thick — however regardless of that I slept like a child.
Again close to the doorway was a baggage rack, in addition to a closet.
There was an empty mini-fridge, plus a kettle with prompt espresso and tea.
The room additionally had its personal air con, which labored moderately nicely. Then there was a “press for rescue” button.
I preferred the quantity of pure gentle that the room had, and there was even a view of the airport within the distance.
The toilet was additionally close to the doorway, and was easy and useful — it had a sink, rest room, and walk-in bathe. There was a partial glass partition separating the bathe from the remainder of the toilet, however a little bit of water nonetheless simply obtained into the remainder of the toilet.
Toiletries have been in AC-branded tubes.
Wi-Fi within the room was quick and free. Total I believed the room was fairly good.
AC Lodge Copenhagen health club
The AC Lodge has a spa and health club within the second tower on the bottom flooring. You may entry this through a walkway one degree above the foyer, which connects the 2 towers.
Or in the event you favor to go the great distance, you can take the bridge on the twenty third flooring.
In entrance of the spa and health club space was a reproduction of the constructing… it appears they’re happy with the design!
Whereas the spa is quickly closed, the health club may very well be accessed by visitors 24/7, and was fairly first rate. It didn’t get very full, however I’d think about if this lodge ever will get busy once more, this health club can be past packed, given the variety of rooms.
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge
The AC Lodge Copenhagen has the AC Lounge on the bottom flooring, which is the lodge’s foyer bar. I preferred the inexperienced wall behind the bar, and located it to be fairly cute. There’s additionally a eating space, however in the intervening time there’s a really restricted menu right here, presumably as a result of lack of demand.
We did have a credit score to spend right here, so within the morning I had a cappuccino and a water, and within the night had some cocktails, which have been fairly good.
It was fairly quiet right here generally, except for one dialog that I overheard…
The AC Lodge additionally has a market the place you should buy snacks, drinks, and different provides. A few notes:
- Annoyingly the lodge doesn’t supply complimentary toothpaste, however relatively it’s important to purchase it within the retailer; I’ve at all times discovered that even restricted service properties have toothpaste totally free, so is that this an AC factor, or a Denmark factor?
- They’d some fairly mediocre wine for $45 per bottle, so we ended up going to a grocery store and shopping for three bottles of wine, two meals, and all types of snacks, for roughly the identical quantity
AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant (breakfast)
BM Restaurant is the AC Lodge’s breakfast restaurant, open every day from 6:30AM till 11AM. I strive to not have juvenile humor (generally), however… am I the one one who finds that to be a wierd title for a restaurant?
The restaurant is giant, and has loads of seating. The one different visitors within the restaurant have been an airline crew that was headed to Greenland and again for the day. I’ll let y’all guess which airline they labored for (I used to be tremendous jealous of their flight and want I might have tagged alongside!). “Guess what airline this crew works for” is mainly my model of Wordle, and this one took a bit of labor!
I’ve gotta say, I’m not normally an enormous fan of Northern Europe breakfasts, however I discovered the buffet to be glorious, with numerous yogurt, fruit, eggs, and many others.
Breakfast ordinarily prices 185DKK (~$27) per particular person, so it was fairly a deal that we obtained a charge that included it.
For what it’s value, the AC Lodge additionally has two different eating retailers:
- There’s Basalt, which is meant to be extra of a “advantageous eating” expertise, however we weren’t actually concerned with that, particularly in a abandoned convention lodge
- There’s Sukaiba, the rooftop bar, although it was closed on the times that we have been there
The AC Lodge Copenhagen did the trick for our wants. The lodge was reasonably priced, had a superb breakfast buffet, and was pretty near the airport. The lodge was additionally virtually fully empty, in order that helped to make it nice. I used to be additionally blissful to expertise the AC model, lastly.
In fact the catch is that this can be a convention lodge, so ordinarily I think about this lodge can be packed, and I’d by no means keep right here if my intention have been to sightsee. I might solely think about staying at this lodge in any other case if I have been attending a convention at Bella Heart.
When you’ve stayed at an AC property, what was your expertise like?