Set the scene With its ideal location in the heart of the city, The Socialist offers guests modern, dreamy designs and a culinary program that delights. Drawing artists and urban creatives, you’ll find it hard to relax in your chic hotel room, snack on the rooftop terrace or sip a cocktail at the hotel bar.
The rooms There are 31 carefully designed rooms and suites with queen or king beds with pillow-top mattresses, organic toiletries from local producer Munkholm, marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The muted color palette of velvety grays, pink creams and earthy browns is perfectly dispersed throughout the spaces to give rooms a soothing and peaceful vibe. My room also included a delightful bathtub which was the perfect antidote to walking around the city for hours each day. Room tip: If you’re looking to spread out a bit and enjoy a little outdoor space, book one of the suites with a separate living room and balcony perfect for sipping a glass of wine before heading out to dinner.
Food and drink Even if you’re not staying at the Socialist, make a reservation at Bobo Food Studio and plan to dedicate an evening to food and drink through an incredible dining experience. Start with cocktails in the impressive art installation also known as the bar: a beautiful focal point of the property, its sleek industrial design is backlit by a towering liquor shelf, and the entire space seems dwarfed by massive branches sticking out in all directions. above your head. From your seat at the bar, take a generous peek into the open kitchen as you decide what to order. My advice: Let the head of the bar, Asgeir Björnsson, guide you. Legendary Icelandic bartender with a history in New York and London, his experimental approach to cocktails will take your taste buds on a journey like no drink has done before. Asgeir’s primal mastery of his work is respectable, but the man behind the craft – often in a casual patterned shirt and rocking a mullet that can really only be described as dapper – makes the experience even better. Be sure to take your time at the bar to have more than one cocktail and enjoy the unique flavors and presentation. Save space for an equally majestic culinary journey by indulging in the team’s Food Experience tasting menu: It includes nine modern Danish dishes concocted by chef Ásgeir Sonur Jóns (yes, same first name as the bar chef) where you drool over a grilled octopus served with mashed corn and grilled peas, grilled scallops with brown butter and homemade coconut ice cream topped with caviar. If meat isn’t your thing, full vegetarian and vegan versions of the tasting menu are also available. But whichever version you order, Chef Jóns’ passion and skill will ensure you walk away with one of the best meals of your life.
The neighborhood/region You can’t beat the property’s location, and it’s the perfect home base for all your Copenhagen adventures. You are only a 10 minute walk from Nyhavn, the picture postcard canal view with brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses, a 16 minute walk from Designmuseum Denmark, the museum must-see that captures Denmark’s rich and influential design heritage, and a 13-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens, a wonderful amusement park and playground. Want to explore even further? No problem as the city’s efficient metro system is only a two minute walk away.
The service The service is effortlessly cool and attentive, without any stuffy bombast. The staff feels like the cool kid at school, but not the cocky jock, but the one who says hello to everyone. General Manager Wictor Lidholm’s smile and warmth are contagious. Wictor greeted us in person upon arrival and departure, perfect bookends for our stay who really delivered the essence of hospitality without suffocating.
For families While the friendly staff and spacious suites are certainly family-friendly, the hotel’s vibrant intersection of artists and urban creatives makes it better suited to adults.
Anything else to mention? Four-legged friends are welcome. If it makes you anxious to leave your pet behind or you simply enjoy their company, The Socialist will be happy to accommodate you. Each room is allowed one pet (with a maximum restriction of 45 pounds).