Lovely eco-friendly hotel centrally located in the vibrant Vesterbro district - a pet favorite of the sustainability and eco-conscious traveler.
Situated a stone's throw from Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Central Station, Axel Guldsmeden is a cozy and magical universe unto itself, with a unique atmosphere in the signature Guldsmeden Nordic-Balinese design. The Axel Guldsmeden features a relaxing spa and jungle-like courtyard. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, and conference facilities. Axel Guldsmeden is Green Globe and Green Key certified and awarded the Golden Ø for being 90 -100% organic.
The hotel features 212 rooms, including 4 amazing penthouse suites with their own private rooftop terrace and hot-tub. If you have time, don´t miss a trip to the Axel Spa – it's such a beautiful relaxing oasis. Also, come down to the lounge and courtyard and hang out with the big Axel family. Before exploring the wonders of the green and vibrant Copenhagen, don't miss the completely organic Guldsmeden signature breakfast – Dig in, and you won’t feel hungry again before evening!
Guldsmeden Hotels have always had a preference for local and sustainable products. Overall, sustainability is the fundamental element of the entire operation, and no decision is made without the sustainability angle having defined it first. Axel Hotel is committed to giving its guests a wonderful stay with as little negative environmental impact as possible.
FOUNDED ON SUSTAINABILITY
Overall, sustainability for us is the fundamental element of our entire operation, and no decision is made, a production started, or a new process was introduced without the sustainability angle having defined it first. It is our first priority that sets all the goals.
We are committed to giving our guests a wonderful stay with as little negative environmental impact as possible, while contributing to the common pool of knowledge regarding sustainable practices within daily operations. As a company founded in an entrepreneurial spirit, we are in constant development – but our core strength will always be to provide a warm and personal experience, and to say goodbye to our guests having given them the satisfaction of a wonderful stay, a feeling of having been cared for, a wish to return – and hopefully a few good tips and ideas for a more environmentally sound everyday life.
So what do we do?
FOOD AND FOOD WASTE
We have a no-fly policy for all food and drink, giving you the assurance that we are not serving food that has been flown in. In terms of food waste, we measure and document all food waste twice a day, and the minimal food waste that we do have, is picked up by DAKA Refood, who turn it into biofuel.
We have replaced the ordinary shower systems with the revolutionary Orbital system, originally developed for the Mars mission. The system draws a small amount of water (2.7 liters) into a closed system at the beginning of each shower, heats it and sends it out through the shower head and down a grate where it is analyzed for polluting particles, cleaned, and sent through the system again. The system saves between 60-90 percent of water consumption, depending on the shower time.
When you add sustainability to the picture, it changes and there is a need for completely different routines when it comes to housekeeping. We start by entering each room with fresh eyes to gather an impression - what needs to be done here and what doesn´t. This applies, for instance, to the garbage bin, which is lined with a green biodegradable and compostable bag: we check out the contents and assess whether to replace the whole bag or whether to just lift out the items.
We choose to decorate outside of trends, as we do not want to replace usable furniture but use the furniture until it´s worn out. Therefore, natural materials are also prioritized as they age with grace and can bear a little wear and tear. Furniture is designed by and produced for us with FSC-certified wood and other natural, sustainable materials.