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Nimb Hotel

BY Lisa Lindblad

March 29, 2015

The Nimb's brilliance is its fine blend of fantasy and attention to detail

The Nimb’s brilliance is its fine blend of fantasy and attention to detail

 

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With only 17 rooms (more to come in the next year), the Nimb hotel is part of a larger conglomerate, owned by the Tivoli gardens, that includes numerous restaurants, bakery and wine bar.  Sited across the street from Copenhagen’s central train station and backing on to the Tivoli Gardens, this is a real surprise.  Certainly Copenhagen’s best boutique hotel, it is a delightful property that recalls 1001 Nights with its Moorish arches and sprinkling of Asian furniture and objects.  But it is also wholly Scandinavian, with bare, wide plank wooden floors, clean lines and wooden country tables and armoires.  The 17 rooms all look on to the gardens, a fantasy land itself that comes alive in the spring, summer and fall when the gardens are in bloom, lights twinkle, performers take to the stages and children to the skies on the amusement rides that wind up and away.

It has a wonderful vibe as a meeting place to eat and drink but, if you are a guest, you will have a front row seat on to the revelries out your window and off the terraces that spread along the back of the hotel.  And I am assured that, even with floor to ceiling windows in the downstairs suites giving on to the gardens, there is no noise or pedestrian intrusion.

The Nimb, as with any hotel, may not be for everyone but, frankly, I was really taken with it.

http://www.nimb.dk/

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