Hotel Central & Cafe

The world's smallest hotel opens in Copenhagen June 19, 2013

The world's smallest hotel, Central Hotel & Cafe, opens June 19 in Copenhagen.
Friday, June 14, 2013


The story of the little house is that from 1905, until the 2nd World War, it was a shoe repairers. In 1920 the 1st floor was built and the shoe maker moved in and lived in the 12m apartment. I don’t know what the little
house was used for after the 2nd world War but since the 80’s it’s been a goldsmiths and a cafe. The house stood empty for 2 years until my partner Jacob Kamp and I took it over and I renovated it.

The idea behind Central Hotel and Cafe is, that you when you enter the little house it’s like going back in time. It’s an experience and at the same time you become part of the local community. When guests arrive at the hotel fresh flowers, fruit and wine will be waiting for them in their room. There is also the possibility of making fresh coffee. Breakfast is served between 07.00 – 12.00 at Granola. Guests in this way get to experience Værndamsvej and all it has to offer.
The room comes with bathroom, flat screen, Royal Eden bed and mini bar. There is a great attention to detail in the room, the lamps, pictures etc. It’s a room you won’t want to leave.

Granola opened in 2008 in its new location, Værndamsvej 5. Before this it was in the backyard of no.4. The idea behind Granola was to create a cafe that looked like it was started in the early 1900’s and got stuck in the 40’s. At Granola we waitress serve coffee and breakfast from 07.00 Mon – Fri and 09.00 weekends. As well as our extensive breakfast menu we serve lunch, desert, milkshakes, fresh juices and smoothies. It’s also one of the only places in Copenhagen you can be served homemade Rødgrød ( a big hit with tourists). We are open until 18.00 Mon – Fri, 17.00 Sat and 16.00 Sun. We are planning on opening in the evenings this Autumn and serving dinner, beer, wine and cocktails.

Read more about the hotel at Central Hotel and Cafes website

For further information please contact creator & owner Mr. Leif Thingtved on or mobile +45 40 82 41 20

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