The 250-year-old Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen was acquired by new ownership last year, following six years of extensive refurbishment. Located 30 minutes outside the city center, the 62-room hotel and manor estate was reimagined with all of the drama inherent in an aristocratic castle, but with today’s modern technology and infrastructure.
“Our ambition has from the outset been to create a royal version of a luxury resort, offering a unique getaway and attractive meeting place in a setting that inspires contemplation,” says Michael Telling, managing director. “It is our ambition to provide a full-immersion castle experience rather than a streamlined hotel experience, where there is time and room for each guests’ individual preferences.”
During the renovation, five new meeting facilities were constructed, seating up to 112 delegates. And in close partnership with Kokkedal Golf Club, the castle offers meeting groups private use of the the deeply lush links with advance notice, surrounded by old-growth forests.
The fine-dining Cellar Restaurant is housed in the original vaulted ceiling wine celler built in 1746. The menu is Danish/French-themed with local ingredients like the roast quail au confit with spring onions, lemon and morel croquette.
“We want to serve simple and toothsome dishes that reflect good culinary craftsmanship and classic Danish country cuisine,” says chef Frank Svärd. This summer, The Terrace at Kokkedal will open for elegant al fresco F&B, including afternoon tea with Danish pastries served on Royal Copenhagen porcelain.
Opened in February, the new Kokkedal Castle Spa by Sodashi is another highlight here, with treatments using only 100% natural and chemical-free Sodashi products from Australia. The spa also offers a complete series of wellness and rejuvenation programs designed specifically for business people travelling internationally.
For offsite excursions, there are two spectacular cultural attractions that we’ve visited in the past and highly recommend.Nearby, the historic city of Elsinore is home to Kronborg Castle, the fictional home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a UNESCO World Heritage patronage. Also, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art showcases revolving exhibits of paintings and sculptures from around the world. This summer’s headline event offers the works of German expressionist Emil Nolde.