Housed in the newly Avant-garde area of Frederiksberg, Avenue is located on Åboulevard, a broad street that takes you directly into the old centre of Copenhagen.
Loft meets living room. The predominant ambience at Avenue is one of laid-back comfort: whether it's lounging on the outdoor terrace or on the couches of the lobby-living room.
The historic centre of Copenhagen is a five-minute bicycle ride from the hotel. Avenue maintains a fleet of bikes for the exclusive use of its guests. There are more bikes here than in Amsterdam.
Pale, pared down and comfy is the best way to describe the rooms. The approach is definitely Scandinavian, in terms of clarity and simplicity but not in a sterile IKEA way.
Situated in the middle of the living room, the bar is at the other side of an open reception so that there is always someone on hand to fix a drink or a cappuccino.
It only serves breakfast but they make a big deal about breakfast with eggs, Danish pancakes, assorted dark breads and individual thermos of coffee for each table. A nice touch!
From many of the south facing guest rooms and from the breakfast room and lobby-living room, the view is of the courtyard garden - an outdoor living room for urban nomads.
A classic wooden and wrought iron staircase connects the floors. The landing has a view of the outdoor living room area.
White linen, photography and a striped bedspread typical of Danish tradition, but updated, make a very simple but very seductive style combination in terms of the guest rooms.
A pair of macro butterfly photographs enhance the lobby living room.
Books, mirrors, photography and big slouchy couches are all part of the laid back aesthetic that is very much the signature of this hotel.
The south facing outdoor living room is a splendid space. From May until October it provides an opportunity to sample the distinct brand of Scandinavian sun.
Design details such as the shattered glass pattern on the mirror at reception add some attitude.
The area around Studiestræde in the boho area of København K, is a wonderful haven of tiny bars my cafés, bakeries and boutiques.
The staircase at Avenue is a reminder that this was, at one time, a stately building. Hence the ceiling height in the rooms.
The dining room, which is only used in the morning, is surprisingly large and a large part of it is adjacent to the broad avenue that gives the hotel its name.
Copenhagen is unique in that there is more bicycle traffic than cars. That's why there is no disadvantage to being adjacent to one of the main roads leading into the historic centre. There is no traffic.
From $173 per night.