Gentofte Hotel

Welcome to Gentofte Hotel

In Gentofte, just north of Copenhagen, you find an oblong, orange yellow hotel from the sixteenth century, which is – and has been for many centuries – a meeting place for the city’s citizens and their nearest and dearest.

In the high-ceilinged and well-kept assembly rooms, generations of families uphold their traditions. They celebrate everything from baptisms and birthdays to special days for the young generations who has taken their first step into adulthood, and couples who just declared their mutual love by the alter.

Yes, the hotel is the preferred choice for many of the locals since they associate it with nostalgia and memories. And that does our heart good. You see, Gentofte Hotel was the first hotel that our founder, Alf Arp-Hansen, purchased in 1960. It was also here, in his very own hometown, where the first seed was sowed – and grew into a big family owned hotel chain.

Therefore, we look forward to giving you a warm welcome behind our nostalgic walls!

In a walking distance from a preserved lake and green breathing spaces

Gentofte is a city with a rare combination of suburban idyll and business life. As a guest at Gentofte Hotel, you find yourself in a cosy little corner of areas of natural beauty, local history, shops and cafés. Still, there is one particular reason why we boast about our location. And that reason is the lake Gentofte Sø. 

The lake is surrounded by green areas and winding gravel paths that, all together, create the city’s recreational atmosphere. Here, you can go for a walk or run of 2.5 kilometres around the lake while you gaze at the still water surface, listen to birdcalls and fluttering wings from the many species of birds, or enjoy the sunset when it colours the sky and water with a flame-like glow. Especially in the summer, the lake attracts both Danish and international tourists who enjoy their packed lunches, play on the playground and sit down on the small wooden piers, with the tip of the toes in the water, and get hooked by the sunbeams. Yes, Gentofte Sø is in many ways worth the visit. Again and again. 

So is Bernstorff Palace Garden. Here, only a walk minute walk from Gentofte Hotel, you can experience a botanical memory of a rococo inspired palace garden from the late 1760s.

Be surrounded by the spirit of place and nature

When Gentofte Hotel welcomed the first guests in 1961, our founder Alf Arp-Hansen had given the hotel a careful face-lift, but at the same time kept its originality. You see, he was both a master builder and an artist – and therefore had a natural joy and flair when it comes to the spirit of a place and its stories. 

We insist to hold on to these values, which is why we continuously keep the hotel in good state of repair… and revive the old walls. As our guest, you will therefore be met with bright, spacious frames and colors that match the surrounding nature and botany. 

Besides the orange yellow color, the hotel façade has its characteristics from the windows that are placed in close, straight ranks. They also do our hotel justice behind the walls since they invite plenty inflows of light into all the common areas and rooms.

Arrange fruitful meeting and conferences with us

Did you know that walking meetings and fresh air clear the way for problem solving and keen ideas?

That, you can benefit from when you hold your meetings and conferences with us since you and your guests can go for a walk around Gentofte Sø. Both when the flowers and fauna unfold themselves and when the withered leaves and snow make crunching sounds underneath the shoes. And the advantages do not stop here, since the creative thinking actually continues when you and your guests return to the meeting table.

Naturally, we also do our part to make sure that you can uphold your productivity and high spirits. We offer different sorts of meeting packages that for instance include audiovisual equipment, lunch, water, coffee and tea ad libitum, and savory and sweet snacks.

Start the day by the morning buffet – and complete it with gourmet dishes

As a guest at Gentofte Hotel, you can satisfy the first hunger of the day in our breakfast restaurant in which we serve a varied morning buffet. You can for in instance fill the plate with freshly baked breads and sweet pastries, cheeses and jams, eggs, cut greens and fruits, yoghurt and a great variety of cereals, muesli and dried fruits. 

Under our red tiled roof, you also find Restaurant Jordnær who spoils your taste buds with gourmet flavors, which have received warm praise from both Danish and international food connoisseurs. The restaurant use Nordic ingredients and exploits the nature’s own pantry and self-seeded kitchen garden – and turn them into gourmet dishes. We kindly recommend that you book your table well in advance.

Gentofte Hotel

A charming and stylish hotel in scenic surroundings.

Bernstorff Palace Gardens

Bernstorff Palace Gardens were established by the Bernstorff family in the late 1700s. The gardens feature a rococo-style landscape and were initially used as manor gardens before they became a public park.

Gentofte Lake

Gentofte Lake is a park lake with a large fish stock that makes the lake ideal for anglers.


There are a number of public transport options from Gentofte Hotel.

  • Free parking spaces in connection with the hotel
  • 600 m to Gentofte Station (S-train)
  • Bus stop directly in front of the hotel with just a few metres to the closest bus (bus 169, 176)

Facilities and services

  • Free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel
  • Check in from 15.00pm
  • Check out before 12.00 noon
  • Breakfast buffet at weekdays 06.30am-09.30am
  • Breakfast buffet at weekends 07.00am-10.00am
  • Gourmetrestaurant Jordnær*
  • Free parking
  • Lift
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bike and car rental
  • Meeting and conference rooms
  • Banqueting facilities
  • Free use of PC in the lobby
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Wake-up call

*Please note that dinner reservations are highly recommended.

Gentofte Hotel

Gentoftegade 29
2820 Gentofte, Denmark
Tel. +45 3968 0911

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