We came to Copenhagen for the jazz festival, so it was important to us to have somewhere central to stay, and this location could not be bettered in all of Copenhagen. Right from the start, Sophia was helpful and friendly, with all our questions answered, and requests taken care of. She is a really generous and thoughtful host. The apartment (just one flight up) is in a beautiful historic building and is spacious, airy and elegant.
Of course, central city living comes with some downsides: the warm weather meant open windows, which meant that the noise from the customers of the bar across the street drinking outside (still going at 3am some days!) could be quite intrusive to some. However, it was good-natured chatter and genuinely didn’t bother us (especially as Sophia’s queen-size bed was so comfortable – we actually slept like babies!), but a pair of earplugs probably wouldn’t go amiss. The other thing to note is that there are no blinds or curtains on the bedroom windows, so some could be a little concerned with privacy. One little niggle: despite the listing claiming a washing machine, there wasn’t one, neither were there any instructions about whether there was one in the building. We certainly couldn’t find one!
We barely did any cooking , just a couple of quick pasta suppers on the induction hob, but the kitchen is fully equipped if you wanted to do more. The living room has a vast comfy sofa opposite a huge tv with more stations than we had time to find; and there’s a nice dining set-up, too. All very stylish. Everything is just a few minutes’ walk away from Sophia’s apartment: Norreport with its train and metro connections; all the main tourist attractions; shopping (oh, the shopping!); restaurants covering just about any cuisine you care to name, and – importantly – all the city venues for the jazz festival. It took us less than 30 minutes door to door for all of our venues, for example walking to Karma Kajen to see Ben Besiakov, out to KuBe at Frederiksberg to see Carsten Dahl, or down to the Koncerthuset to see Jamie Cullum.
We had an absolutely brilliant almost-fortnight staying in Sophia’s home and were made to feel like family or friends, not paying guests. It makes a difference. We have no hesitation in recommending Sophia’s apartment, and we would definitely stay there again.