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Evaluation: AC Lodge By Marriott Copenhagen Bella Sky

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 exterior
AC Lodge Copenhagen signage
AC Lodge Copenhagen entrance

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen reception

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen foyer
AC Lodge Copenhagen foyer

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen elevators

I can’t say my first impression heading as much as the room was nice… right here’s what the elevator appeared like.

AC Lodge Copenhagen elevator

The hallways weren’t far more inspiring.

AC Lodge Copenhagen hallway

My room was positioned on the finish of the hallway on the left.

AC Lodge Copenhagen room exterior

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite dwelling space
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite dwelling space
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite desk
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite dwelling space

The mattress was extremely skinny — perhaps a few inches thick — however regardless of that I slept like a child.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite mattress

Again close to the doorway was a baggage rack, in addition to a closet.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite closet

There was an empty mini-fridge, plus a kettle with prompt espresso and tea.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite mini-fridge
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite tea & espresso

The room additionally had its personal air con, which labored moderately nicely. Then there was a “press for rescue” button.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite air con

I preferred the quantity of pure gentle that the room had, and there was even a view of the airport within the distance.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite view
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite view

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite toilet
AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite toilet

Toiletries have been in AC-branded tubes.

AC Lodge Copenhagen junior suite toiletries

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen hallway

Or in the event you favor to go the great distance, you can take the bridge on the twenty third flooring.

AC Lodge Copenhagen hallway

In entrance of the spa and health club space was a reproduction of the constructing… it appears they’re happy with the design!

AC Lodge Copenhagen duplicate

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 health club
AC Lodge Copenhagen health club
AC Lodge Copenhagen health club
AC Lodge Copenhagen health club
AC Lodge Copenhagen health club

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge drinks
AC Lodge Copenhagen AC Lounge drinks

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 market
AC Lodge Copenhagen market
AC Lodge Copenhagen market

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?

AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant signage
AC Lodge Copenhagen BM 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!

AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant seating
AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant seating
AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant seating
AC Lodge Copenhagen BM Restaurant seating

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.

AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet
AC Lodge Copenhagen breakfast buffet

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

Backside line

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?

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