4 new design-conscious accommodations in Aarhus, Denmark
Book1 Design Hostel
Forget your idea of a strange house – Book1 and a ‘poshtel’ maker located in an old library dating back to the 1930s, in an area close to the ARoS museum. It comes with the permission of the swish Danish chain Brøchner Hotels, and you can see its minimalist style. It is a spectacular place as you would expect from a second, Danish design city, with urban decor, monochrome, with all sorts of savvy food, plus a touch like bedside lighting for bedding that needs to wake up at night with queen access beds in ‘pod dorms’, based on Japanese hotels, where your password box comes with a password.
Not that dorms are the only way here. Luckily you have come here to private rooms – as well as suites – where, although space may have been provided, the style has not; there are smart parishes downstairs and clean, like a little solid, bathrooms.
Signing is your favorite thing in the reception area, where you have an hour of fun every evening from 5pm. Exercise rabbits can break out in a sweat in the gym and sauna or, if you want to wipe with a book, there is also a reading area, in favor of where the house came from.
Brøchner signed up for a hearty breakfast, a favorite of the locals, but the real art is a restaurant, which includes bread, barbecue and smørrebrød (open sandwich). There is no need to go outside, however, and you will find an welcoming and modern city with its love of design. From £ 89 for a private pair.
Zogona Hotel Aarhus Viby
Cheap but beautiful? Not the air at the time, the second Zleep in Aarhus, which was the easiest way to get out of the city center. Smaller concrete walls, combined with simple Scandi furniture and suitable for families, with rooms for three and four families. From £ 75.
The amazing, millennial corporate brand kicked off at Aarhus this year with a wide range of hospitality designed for living rooms and rooms around a white-black-and-white plateau. It looks like it is going to grow into a ‘good urban environment’ that it wants to be. From £ 115.
If you prefer traditional and not Scandi chic, go for French French, finished with glittering atrium, metal screens and Gallic signs on all walls. Even most breakfast is influenced by French. You’ll be a partner, too – it’s common with A-listers. From £ 139, B&B.
Published in the National Geographic Traveler (UK) article of Sep / Oct 2020
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