I’ve stayed in many design hotels/hotel apartments in my time but non have emotionally affected me as much as Stay Seaport in Copenhagen. I literally didn’t want to leave and was thinking of ways to fly Hansel over and start a new life in the hotel….. ok so I obviously didn’t stay beyond my booking but it sure was tempting.
Stay Seaport is a new design hotel (serviced hotel apartments) in the North Harbour area, Nordhavn, Copenhagen. I’ve stayed with STAY a few times before in their monochrome minimalist apartments in Island Brygge, Copenhagen. Where actually, again, I didn’t want to leave. They obviously have a concept and style that I adore.
What tips Stay Seaport over the edge and makes it the ultimate place to stay in Copenhagen are number of things but to start with, the sea view, it’s such a beautiful view. The Nordhavn area has a mix of hotels, apartment buildings, businesses and warehouses. Stay Seaport is perfectly positioned on the waters edge.
Look at this location, what a dream! It’s quite an industrial setting (which I love) and the view leads to the stretch of water called Øresund, on a clear day you can see Sweden. The image below shows the beautiful wind farm and Middelgrundsfortet, a man made island and fort.
Water in Copenhagen is so clean and crystal clear, tempting for a dip but these waters are a little choppy.
The apartment I stayed in was, in my eyes, the best in the building. It consisted of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms , kitchen diner, living room and balcony over looking the water. Stephen and I felt so spoilt and couldn’t get over the amount of space you get. Even if there were six of you sharing, the place would still feel very spacious.
The design of the apartment is very minimal, giving you space for your things and basically giving you space. I’ve found that all STAY apartments, including the ones at Island Brygge, are generous in size. Scandinavian furniture and lighting is throughout, just what you need and no more. If anything is given in excess is the space and comfort. That’s a plus on all parts.
I love the light grey tones of the sofa and subtle colours from the rug and accessories. It felt very cosy and welcoming even though it was so super minimal.
The beds in all of the rooms were so incredibly comfy. Box beds are typically Scandinavian and these ones are huge! I did check the tag, as I find that design hotels tend to have the comfiest beds. These ones are by Jensen (Norwegian), part of the Hilding Anders group. The best nights sleep ever and separate duvets too!
Bedside tables in each room were mirror polished HAY Slit tables, wonderfully reflecting the light. These Wästberg table lamps in solid brass look so simple, perfectly minimal and such great quality. I’ve heard of Wästberg before but never really seen their lighting up close. I’m impressed.
Each room had views onto the water, it felt magical. We actually slept in two of the three bedrooms. I wanted to sleep in them all but we stayed with the one that had the ensuite. It was cosy and had a low window so when I woke up in the morning I dangled my legs out of the bed and looked like I was dangling them over the water. Did I mention that I was in heaven?!
Designer furniture everywhere, even outside. Of course it’s the Hay Palissade collection.
The bathrooms, well shower rooms, were great. Corian worktops and basins, Vipp bins (I do like a Vipp bin) and rain showers. There’s also a washing machine and tumble dryer if you need it.
Swans! Yes we had Swans drift by as we sat drinking our coffee. I really thought that I was being secretly filmed for something as this was becoming unreal!
A little lavender gift to the staff at Stay Seaport, the really made me feel at home.
It was really handy having our own kitchen as it’s expensive eating out all of the time. The kitchen was very simple but had everything, stainless steel worktops, KitchenAid appliances (induction stovetop, oven and fridge etc). Plus there were plates, glasses and cutlery etc. This was also a great excuse to go grocery shopping, as one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling is to check out the local supermarkets. Sad I know but I just love it! My fav Danish grocery shops so far are Irma and Føtex, just so you know, haha!
You can’t beat a balcony looking out to the sea. As I sat here having my morning coffee and cinnamon bun I felt quite emotional. I love Copenhagen so much and this apartment was perfect, like I said before, I didn’t want to leave. I felt sad that this was temporary and overwhelmingly happy to be experiencing such a great place. So my heart was swelling and I had a little tear in my eye. I can’t help it, I am a softy really but this place felt so special to me.
Nearby boats tied up at the waterside.
Bikes are also available to hire. We hired them for the week, it’s definitely the best way to get around Copenhagen, fun too!
Next to Stay Seaport is a pretty cool car park. Yep car park…… on the roof there’s an open air gym! It’s pretty awesome and another example of how the Danes create amazing spatial design solutions.
Here I am on the balcony contemplating never leaving……… what a beautiful view!
Staying in a serviced apartment when you travel gives you space and an environment to unwind. I get really tired so having a place to stay where I can make myself at home, put a pizza in the oven and watch Netflix, is a welcome relief. We did this one night and had the doors open with the sea breeze flowing through the apartment. Again, heaven. This new hotel is my favourite so far and helped create an even stronger love for Copenhagen, who knew that could happen??
*disclaimer, all words and thoughts are my own. This hotel review was a collaboration with Stay Seaport who kindly let me stay (that’s my job though, no surprises there). I only write about places that I love and recommend and I love and highly recommend this place!