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 3 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.

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.

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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.

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Gentofte Lake

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

Gentofte Hotel is close to nature, shopping and transport options. There are a number of public transport options from the 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)

Rooms and suites

As a guest at Gentofte Hotel, you are close to forests and lakes. And if these two natural retreats help you relax and enjoy the present, you will feel comfortable within our walls. Here, behind our 350-year-old, sun-yellow walls, the daylight, surrounding natural colors, and silence extend into the hotel's 98 rooms. We offer rooms in five categories, which can also be booked with allergy-friendly interiors.


If you are looking for a price-friendly room with plenty inflows of light, our Standard Rooms are the ideal choice for you. In here, you can expect a TV, hairdryer, bath products, and also a desk and chair, which aside of the nature and suburb silence on the other side of the window creates room for work and concentration. You can choose a Standard Room as a single room, small double room or double room of which the latter is made-up with either a double bed or two separate beds.

Single room: 14 sqm and a single bed of 120-140 cm cm.

Small double room: 14 kvm and a double bed of 140 cm.

Double room: 21 sqm and 2 beds of 80 cm.

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If you want to stay in a spacious room with plenty inflows of light, we kindly recommend our Superior Rooms. In here, you can enjoy entertaining whiles, since the room offers both TV and free Wi-Fi. Furthermore, you can expect free coffee and tea facilities, a hairdryer, and also a desk and chair. We offer Superior Rooms as both single rooms and double rooms of which the latter is made-up with two separate beds.

Single room: 21 sqm and a single bed of 140 cm.

Double room: 21 sqm and 2 beds of 80 cm.

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If you are looking for an exclusive and spacious room that invites self-indulgence, our Executive Rooms are the ideal choice for you. These attics let plenty inflows of light pass by and at your arrival, you will be met with bottles of spring water, bathrobe and slippers. You can also look forward to a double bed, a TV, coffee and tea facilities, and free Wi-Fi. All our Executive Rooms have wooden floors, which, aside from the Nordic vibe, gives you an allergy-friendly sleep.

Double room: 21-24 sqm and a double bed of 160 cm.

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If you wish to stay in a luxurious and spacious room that invites self-indulgence, our Suites are the ideal choice for you. Inside these luxurious settings, you can both enjoy social and undisturbed moments, since the suites offer a sofa corner in one room and a bedroom with a double bed in the other room. Both rooms are furnished with a TV. Furthermore, you can spoil yourself with a warm bubble bath, bathrobe, slippers and free coffee and tea.

Suite: 35 sqm and a double bed of 160 cm.

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Family Rooms

If you want to enjoy the suburban idyll and the company of your family or friends during the entire hotel stay, our Family Rooms are the ideal choice for you. In here, you can for instance look forward to digital amusement since the room offers both a TV and free Wi-Fi. We offer Family Rooms as both 3 person rooms and 4 person rooms.

Family room for 3 people: 21 sqm, 2 beds of 80 cm and an extra bed of 80 cm.

Family room for 4 people: 21 sqm, 2 beds of 80 cm and two extra beds of 80 cm.

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Facilities and services

  • Free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel
  • Check in from 3PM
  • Check out before 12 noon
  • Breakfast buffet at weekdays 6.30AM-9.30AM
  • Breakfast buffet at weekends 7AM-10AM
  • Michelin restaurant Jordnær*
  • Free parking
  • Lift
  • 24-hour reception
  • Fitness centre
  • Bike and car rental
  • 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 required.

Gentofte Hotel

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

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