71 Nyhavn Hotel, Copenhagen $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The beautiful brick Suhr's and Puggaard's warehouses, dating to 1803, overlook both the harbor and the Nyhavn Canal and once held spices and other precious goods from the Far East. Now they compose one of the nine independent Copenhagen properties of small chain Arp-Hansen; the group's most recent addition is Copenhagen Island, a 326-room hotel with a seven-story glass tower sitting on its own purpose-built isle (Kalvebod Brygge 53; 45-33-38-96-00; www.copenhagenisland.com). The 150 rooms in this equally tall, gabled, historic place are romantically atmosphericcozy nests with forests of weathered Pomeranian fir beams, low ceilings, and rather a lot of standard-issue four-star hotel furniture. The nicest have arched French doors that lead to little waterside balconies. Simply put, this is not for those craving a dose of Danish Modern. The beamed and quaint, though unpronounceable, Pakhuskælderen restaurant is open for continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.