About nine months ago, I wrote about some rather good Lufthansa First Class fares that were available from both Italy and Denmark. Well I ended up booking one of them, with a wonderful friend of mine. We decided to fly from Copenhagen, and travelling via Munich and Frankfurt down to Buenos Aires.
Frankfurt to Buenos Aires is actually the single longest flight on the Lufthansa network, clocking in at 7133 miles, and there will be more than a few posts about my trip coming up. For a preview, I’ve got a few photos on Insta already.
The first flight in my itinerary was scheduled to leave Copenhagen Kastrup at 08.55 on a Sunday morning, which meant that I needed somewhere to stay the night before. IHG are running a customised promotion at the moment, and in order to trigger one of my bonuses, I booked a stay at the Crowne Plaza there.
In terms of location, it is nowhere near the centre of town. It’s in a business park half-way between the airport and downtown. It’s not a pretty location. If you are here to sightsee, this is definitely not the place for you. However it’s only five minutes walk from Ørestad station, which is roughly ten minutes on the train from the airport and so a very convenient place to stay.
In terms of accessing the hotel on foot, it’s actually located in an office complex – at first I thought it was the entrance to the offices as there’s no signage for the Crowne Plaza. I eventually ended up walking around three quarters of the building until I found the main vehicle entrance.
That said, check-in was very friendly and efficient and I was given a room on the 15th floor of the property.
The room was fairly plainly decorated with a single large king bed. However in typical Scandinavian fashion, it had two single duvets, folded into thirds, as opposed to a single large one. At first when I walked in, I thought the bed was un-made until I noticed this.
Also in the room was a black leather chair with matching footstool, a large flat screen TV, plus a desk and work chair. Next to the bed was a rather modern looking IP phone, which wouldn’t have looked out of place in an office, plus a power socket which was very handy for charging my phone. On the other side, there was nothing.
The bathroom wasn’t too bad, with a regular tub and shower, which has excellent water pressure.
Also in the wardrobe was everything you’d expect, including an iron, ironing board, room safe, and a robe. There were also a couple of bottles of complimentary water provided, plus tea and coffee, but no Nespresso machine.
All in all, for a short overnight stay it was perfectly fine. Clean, warm and comfortable, plus points earning. Also, very convenient for getting to and from the airport. Due to the early morning departure, I didn’t stay for breakfast, and my rate didn’t include it. However for sight-seeing, or visiting the centre of the city, despite the close proximity to the station, it’s probably not the place to come. If I was in the area for work, then I’d definitely come back, otherwise, it’s probably not going to be top of my list of places to stay unfortunately.