CABINN Hotel in Arhus

The CABINN Hotel was recommended to participants of the CPN Workshop. It is part of a chain of 6 or 7 CABINNs across Denmark. They have the aim of the providing cheap but comfortable accommodation near the centre of the city. The tradeoff is the room sizes. They follow the layout of cabins in cruise ships; small and with bunk-beds. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk, straight along the main shopping mall, from the Arhus central station (where trains and the airport bus stop). The area between central station and the hotel is the main (only?) area for shopping, pubs, restaurants and night-life in Arhus. So the location of the hotel is great. I arrived at 1pm, and despite the hotel web site saying checkin was between 3pm and 6pm, I was immediately given a room. As expected, it was small. There was a single bed, and a bunk-bed above it. There was a desk, small TV, electric kettle and small bathroom containing toilet, shower and sink. There were 3 or 4 coat hangars and a couple of shelves to store clothes. The room size was not a problem for me. However if there were two of you with full size suitcases you probably would find it too small. Of course there are a few larger rooms at the hotel. Despite the small room sizes, the rest of the hotel is quite good. The lobby is large with a couple of sofas, and then there is a TV lounge with 5 sets of tables and chairs and a LCD TV. On the 4th floor is the breakfast room which was great. Each morning there were fresh loafs of bread, bread rolls, bread for toasting, to be accompanied by cheese, slices of ham/turkey/salami and 3 or 4 delicious jams. There were 3 types of cereal, milk and yogurt and of course, coffee, tea and juices. It wasn't fancy but it was more than enough to get you full in the morning. I loved the fresh bread with salami and cheese, and made about 3 slices each morning. There is a restaurant/cafe on the bottom floor but I never went there (not sure if it is just part of the hotel or on fact an external restaurant). Finally, the reception sells snacks and drinks 24 hours a day (a bottle of Tuborgs beer was 27 Kroner). The room price was 465 Kroner plus 60 Kroner for breakfast; a total of 525 Kroner per night. I think this was a discount of 20 Kroner per night (as we booked as part of the CPN Workshop group). As Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in Europe, I consider this price quite good value and would recommend others to stay there (unless they need a large room).