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Luxury at Marchal & Hotel D’Angleterre Five-Star Hotel and One Michelin Star Restaurant

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The luxury hotel D’Angleterre is one of the finest in Denmark and the whole of Scandinavia. The 250 years-old building is one of only four five-star hotels in Copenhagen and even ranks high in the world. The property has received multiple international travel and leisure awards and nominations the last couple of years. The hotel restaurant Marchal is awarded one star in the latest Michelin guide. I wouldn’t normally spoil myself with these kinds of lavish sleeping facilities, but it sure is wonderful when you get the opportunity.

The bellmen dress almost like the royal guard
The bellmen dress almost like the royal guard

During this trip, we stayed in a deluxe suite, ate lunch in the hotel restaurant Marchal, drank bubbly wine in Balthazar Champagne bar, and took a swim in the wonderful spa area where we also received a facial massage and body treatment.

Hotel D’Angleterre

We checked in to hotel D’Angleterre, which is located in the public square Kongens Nytorv smack in the middle of Copenhagen city. It’s very close to some of my favorite spots in town, like restaurant Geist, restaurant Taller and even Ved Stranden 10.

A popular spot for tourist photos
A popular spot for tourist photos
The reception area
The reception area

I entered my room on the 3rd floor and realized that it was larger than my apartment back home. I went into the bathroom to check out the bathtub and the ridiculously large shower. Further on into the bedroom with a King size bed that looked like it could fit an entire family. Finally, the living room, which was decorated with a sofa group with a table, several vintage chairs, as well as a desk.

A knock on the door ten minutes after checking into my room and I got served Champagne by a hotel employee
A knock on the door ten minutes after checking into my room and I got served Champagne by a hotel employee

As I was exploring the extremely plush interior design of the deluxe suite my door knocked. It was a girl from room service, and she had brought a trolley with a Champagne bottle, an organic apple juice, a Danish flødebolle and a bowl of fresh fruits. As she was carrying more and more stuff into my suite and placing everything on my living room table, I got so stressed out that I didn’t know what to do. As a humble and down-to-earth Norwegian, I am not used to this kind of luxury. Do you help her out? Do you leave her alone and walk into a different room? Do you small talk? In the end, I just tried to be polite, and probably did a bit of everything.

Michael Jackson once offered to buy this armor-clad statue for a substantial amount. The hotel owners declined
Michael Jackson once offered to buy this armor-clad statue for a substantial amount. The hotel owners declined

Marchal Restaurant

You enter Marchal from the hotel reception and main entrance, through a really nice bar and lounge area with bartenders that looks like time has stood still for a century. We were here to eat lunch, but they also served breakfast in the same room the next morning.

The hotel bar. Check the awesome style of the bartender!
The hotel bar. Check the awesome style of the bartender!

The Austrian head chef Christian Gadient and his team spoiled us with a five-course lunch this afternoon. Obviously, that was way too much food considering we had a twenty-course dinner at restaurant Geranium in just a few hours, but luckily we had spa treatment and time to relax in between.

Smoked eel with shallots and seaweed mayo
Smoked eel with shallots and seaweed mayo
It's never wrong with white wine for lunch
It’s never wrong with white wine for lunch

The food was elegant in its presentation and well-balanced in flavors and textures. It wasn’t as spectacular as Geranium, nor as packed with flavor as Søllerød Kro, though. Similar to my experience at restaurant Fauna in Oslo, I got exactly what I expected from a very typical one-Michelin-starred restaurant.

A beautiful presentation of tempered cod with sauerkraut sauce, thyme and Brussels sprout. Decorated with squid ink colored sourdough sticks.
A beautiful presentation of tempered cod with sauerkraut sauce, thyme and Brussels sprout. Decorated with squid ink colored sourdough sticks.
Austrian head chef Christian Gadient
Austrian head chef Christian Gadient
A snack of crispy Jerusalem artichoke skins
A snack of crispy Jerusalem artichoke skins
Scallops with Jerusalem artichoke foam and truffles
Scallops with Jerusalem artichoke foam and truffles
Julie from Visit Denmark and Signe from hotel D'Angleterre
Julie from Visit Denmark and Signe from hotel D’Angleterre
Duck with salsify, kale, Vadouvan spices and a sauce on the Danish liquor "Gammel dansk"
Duck with salsify, kale, Vadouvan spices and a sauce on the Danish liquor “Gammel dansk”
Ris à l'amande with cherry sauce. A contemporary twist on the classic, and the best version I ever tasted.
Ris à l’amande with cherry sauce. A contemporary twist on the classic, and the best version I ever tasted.

Balthazar Champagne Bar

Late at night, it was time to hit Balthazar Champagne bar for a glass of sprudelwasser. You can enter the bar from the main entrance at the back of the hotel. Whether you’re a guest of the hotel or not doesn’t matter, but there’s also a possibility to arrive directly from the hotel without ever leaving the building.

This spectacular statue in Balthazar Champagne bar
This spectacular statue in Balthazar Champagne bar
Serious cocktail shaking in the second hotel bar - Balthazar
Serious cocktail shaking in the second hotel bar – Balthazar
When in a Champagne bar - drink Champagne!
When in a Champagne bar – drink Champagne!

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Disclaimer

This was part of a sponsored trip with Visit Denmark. The sponsor had no influence on the content of this article. I received no monetary payment.

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