perfect budget accommodation in a very expensive city
Cabinn Hotel (Aarhus, Denmark)
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Cabinn Hotel (Aarhus, Denmark)
Advantages: cheap for Denmark
Disadvantages: none for our needs
We used to live in Aarhus, and on the few visits that we took to Aarhus initially to find an apartment to rent, we stayed at the Cab Inn.
Cab Inn is a Danish hotel chain, they have 8 hotels in Denmark; Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg, Odense, and then 4 hotels in and around Copenhagen. We have also stayed at the Copenhagen City Cab Inn once as well, after being impressed with the Aarhus Cab Inn.
Cab Inn is a budget chain, but this is Danish or Scandinavian budget so it's actually really nice. The rates are really reasonable, and this is probably the lowest priced hotel in Aarhus. Don't let this put you off though as there's nothing at all wrong with the hotel, in fact I've stayed in higher priced hotels that were far worse than this.
The Cab Inn in Aarhus is very centrally located, it's located in the heart of the old city just off the central square Store Torv and just steps away from the canal. It's an ideal location for exploring Aarhus. It's around a kilometre from the main Cental station, but it's an easy walk straight up the main pedestrianised shopping street Stroget, over the bridge over the canal, and then right onto Kannikegade where the Cab Inn is opposite the Aarhus Theatre.
There's lots of bars, restaurants and coffee shops located within an easy walk of the Cab Inn. There's also a couple of 7-11's located nearby to pick up snacks and drinks. There's shops galore on your doorstep, and as you're in the heart of the city there's also all the museums and tourist attractions close by.
As we stayed a few times we got to see a few different rooms, all of the rooms we stayed in were clean, simple and sleek, and modern. All of rooms have a private shower and toilet, TV, phone and a electric kettle with complementary tea and coffee. There is free wi-fi in the lobby area, and there's lots of comfy leather sofas and tables so you can sit with your laptop for a while. There's a computer terminal in the lobby with internet access for if you don't have your laptop with you.
The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, and the staff speak perfect English. Booking online is quick and easy, and surprisingly you don't enter your card details to pay for the room, you pay at check in. If you are arriving after 6pm they advise you to ring and confirm this with them as otherwise your room may be given away! We arrived after 6pm each time, and a quick phone call to the hotel earlier that day was all that was needed.
The rooms are priced according to how many people stay in the room, and they have various different room sizes. The room prices are set prices, and stay that way until they are sold out. I like this concept as you know in advance how much the room will be regardless of when you choose to book. The room prices include VAT and any taxes, so there's nothing else to pay. The room rate doesn't include breakfast, however you can choose to have the breakfast buffet at the hotel for an extra cost. We just had this the once as we preferred to go out and find a coffee shop for breakfast. The breakfast buffet was fine, it was just your typical hotel cold breakfast buffet. There is a parking garage at the hotel, but there is an extra charge to park.
They have the following room sizes available:
They have economy rooms which are the cheapest rooms and have bunk beds, my skinflint husband booked this room the first time we stayed, I have to say that I thought that it was too small for 2 adults for a few days, however for just 1 adult staying or 1 adult and a child it would be absolutely fine.
They have commodore rooms which are bigger than the economy rooms and have 2 ordinary beds, we always booked the commodore rooms after that first visit, these are perfect for 2 adults for a few days.
They have family rooms are basically bigger versions of economy rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds to sleep 4 people.
They have captains class rooms which are basically bigger versions of commodore rooms, still with just 2 ordinary beds, but a bigger room.
And finally they have penthouse rooms which are captains class rooms but are located on the top floor of the hotel.
I would definitely recommend the Cab Inn to anyone visiting Aarhus, it's very reasonably priced for Denmark, especially if you start to look at other hotels in Aarhus. Denmark is very expensive, and it's a few years now since we lived there and so it seems even more expensive still with the poor exchange rate.
I would recommend the Cab Inn chain in other Danish cities as well, if they are as good as the one in Aarhus (and the Copenhagen City one) then they are definitely worth staying at.
Summary: perfect budget accommodation in a very expensive city