Scandinavian Siteseeing

I never need an excuse to step on a plane and jet away but a birthday celebration in Sweden is great justification nonetheless. CLB and I decided not only should we visit friends in Malmö but seeing as we had to fly into Denmark why not spend a night in Copenhagen also.

We chose the Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade to rest our heads on the Friday night as other hotels for our dates were super expensive and being close to the Copenhagen Central Station it was very well situated. It is a basic hotel and the rooms are small – despite paying for an upgrade on arrival – and the beds were a little too hard for my liking. The shower was good although the bathroom was teeny tiny. On the plus side the view over the city  from our ‘Heaven Room’  was a nice little bonus. If, like us, you are heading to Copenhagen for a quick visit then this will be fine but I don’t think it’d work well for an extended stay.

We set about exploring Denmark’s capital on foot…running through the rain to find somewhere to grab a quick bite! Luckily the showers subsided after lunch in time for some site seeing – The Tower at Christiansborg Palace which has beautiful views over Copenhagen. A swift pint along the Nyhavn then time for dinner before an early night as we had such an early start – rock ‘n’ roll!


Within an hour of leaving Copenhagen and you’re not only in another city, but another country – God bless mainland Europe! Malmö was our second destination and we’d chosen the Mayfair Hotel Tunneln to stay on the Saturday night. Upon arrival we had a warm welcome from the Front Desk who pointed us in the direction of the lounge for tea as we were a little too early for check-in.
We spent the afternoon with friends exploring Lund, another local town, before checking in and freshening up ready to head out on the town for birthday celebration in Malmö!

Our room was simple but lovely. A good shower and a comfy bed are important and the hotel excelled at both. On our next trip to we’ll definitely return to the Mayfair as its very central, well priced and welcoming.


The following morning we wandered around Malmö, grabbed a coffee and headed off to the airport for our flight back to London. Malmö really was a lovely introduction to Sweden and has made us want to explore the country more; next on the list is Gothenberg and Stockholm!

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  • Reply englishwithkirsty March 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Nice post 🙂 Did you discover any good restaurants while you were there?

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