Denmark is full of surprises when it comes to scenic landscapes. Last month I went to Skagen, a popular holiday destination with white sand beaches where the two seas meet (Baltic and the Northern sea). And what better way to get to know a new town, than to stay in the Color Hotel Skagen, known to be the best hotel in the area.


The Color Hotel Skagen was built in 1968 and is Skagen’s only four-star hotel. With renovations and expansions throughout the years, the hotel presents itself with a very modern and contemporary style.

Color Hotel Skagen

The hotel thrives in Skagen as a light and warm place to enjoy a weekend break or even a week with your family. Between several types of rooms and apartments there is something for everyone.

The hotel also features a restaurant, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and several other amenities and all of these facilities will add an extra charm to your time in Skagen allowing anyone to relax.

From a beautiful walk around the heather covered hills just behind the hotel or a bike ride to the town, possibilities are endless. I spent two nights at the Color Hotel Skagen and I wish I had stayed longer because I had a wonderful time unwinding from the city life.


To get to the Color Hotel Skagen I left Copenhagen early morning on a Friday, ready for a weekend of fun! Me and my husband drove from Copenhagen to Ebletoft – Sjællands Odde where we took the ferry. It was quite an easy morning driving towards Skagen and we got there by lunch time!

The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Frederikshavnsvej train station if you’re not thinking of driving there. Also from the hotel to the town centre you can either walk, drive or cycle. It’s all within a maximum distance of 5-20 minutes.

Color Hotel Skagen Breakfast


With a great variety of rooms and apartments the Color Hotel Skagen has one of the most diverse hotels I have seen recently, aiming to make the most of your holiday time. You can chose between suites, superior rooms, double and single rooms and even apartments for four to six people fully equipped with kitchen and balconies.

During my stay I got the chance to enjoy a superior room, beautifully decorated with a maritime style and photos from the seaside life in Skagen. It transported me straight away for those beach memories of when I was a child and we would all go together as a family to enjoy the summer by the sea!

Color Hotel Skagen Rooms

My room was simple but stylish with a large bed, soft sheets and large pillows. It had a modern large desk, flat screen TV and two comfortable sofas. The bathroom was really nice too with a massage/rain shower.

At night time it was really fresh and quiet which was perfect for the warm weather that we experienced during the day so we just kept the window open and we could hear the crickets and the wind through the fields which was lovely.


The highlight feature of the Color Hotel Skagen that makes it stand out as the best for me was the outdoor pool, the Jacuzzi and the Finnish sauna.  An area of fun, pleasure and relaxation like no other!

Color Hotel Skagen Sauna
Color Hotel Skagen Pool

A swim in the pool followed by a session at the Jacuzzi and sometime in the sauna was my routine pretty much most of the time. It was really enjoyable to lie down on the chairs with soft cushions around the pool reading a book and recharging.

Color Hotel Skagen Pool
Color Hotel Skagen Sauna
Color Hotel Skagen Jacuzzi

Luckily the sun was out and the weather was great which made my time at the hotel even better. Although I must mention that these facilities are open all year so no worries if you’re thinking to visit during the winter.

Color Hotel Skagen Sauna
Color Hotel Skagen Pool

The courtyard area by the pool also deserves a mention as it was the best place to have a quick break from the sun while having lunch on my first day at the hotel and it was super popular with other guests too.


The Color Hotel Skagen has other engaging amenities and activities to make the most of your stay. On top of the many cycle paths around the hotel and hiking trails to the beach, the hotel offers services such as bicycle rental, free parking for all guests, a fitness room and even miniature golf.

Color Hotel Skagen Gym

I had never played mini golf before so I had to try it out! The miniature golf course if just by the apartments and you can rent clubs and balls in reception for a 9 holes course. It was so much fun that I want to do it again in the future.

I was also impressed with the activity room they have in the hotel. With a pool table, table tennis table, darts board and other games you can have the best evening entertainment ever!

Color Hotel Skagen Games Room


From breakfast to dinner there are so many choices when it comes to eating and drinking in the Color Hotel Skagen that even when out and about in Skagen we end up having most meals at the hotel because the choices were so good.

Every morning the delight of a breakfast buffet gave a boost of energy to go out and experience the best of Skagen. There was a wide range of food from freshly cooked bacon, scrambled or soft boiled eggs, sausages and pancakes to different types of bread, cereals and marmalades. I loved the fresh fruit juices and the organic coffee and I wish I had them at home every morning!

Color Hotel Skagen Breakfast
Color Hotel Skagen Breakfast

During the day if you are just staying at the hotel the snacks in the courtyard from the Café Holger are an excellent option. It’s also possible to have at the café. There is a reasonable variety of offers from seafood to burgers and our favourite was the nachos with cheese for day snacks and shrimps for dinner!

The atmosphere for dinner is super relaxed in a cosy space just near the hotel bar and we had live music both Friday and Saturday with the house pianist.

Color Hotel Skagen

Other options for dinner is the Holger Restaurant which has a seasonal menu and a la carte dishes with a great walk-in wine cabinet with many options to choose from.

Color Hotel Skagen

Even if you don’t have dinner at the hotel you can still enjoy the relaxed atmosphere by the hotel bar.

Color Hotel Skagen
Color Hotel Skagen


Skagen has many attractions that make the town well worth a visit even if you don’t live in Denmark and are just taking some holidays.

Just 6 minute cycling from the Color Hotel Skagen is the sand-buried church and Skagen’s town. Other attractions in the area include the Grenen; where the two seas meet, the Råbjerg Mile; a large sand dune and some interesting museums like the Bamsemuseum which is a teddy-bear museum.

Color Hotel Skagen

If you want to go to the beach you can go for a nice 12 minute walk and watch a stunning sunset!

I will get into more details about all the things you can do in Skagen with my next article.


The Color Hotel Skagen is a friendly and relaxing hotel set in the natural location of Skagen with many activities to make your weekend or holidays very special!

With comfortable and spacious rooms and so many variety of food choices both in the hotel café and restaurant it was difficult to leave. The staff made my stay even better with their affable and warm reception every time I had a question about the hotel or Skagen.

Overall I recommend the hotel to anyone that is thinking of going and exploring Skagen at any point of the year and if possible for more than a weekend. With such a good time out there I wish I had stayed more and I was completely in love with the relaxed atmosphere, just what you want when you’re on holidays!

** I had a two-night complimentary stay at the Color Hotel Skagen. As always thought and opinions remain my own.

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  1. So…I love this. Denmark is on my list of places to visit. My mother went there when she was young and carefree and has many fond memories and amazing pics. So, I’ve wanted to go for a long time. Then when Anthony Bourdain featured Noma on Parts Unknown I was hooked. I wasn’t sure where I’d stay, but you might have just sealed the deal on that for me, lol. This hotel seems well-appointed and in a great location. Your pictures are amazing, so that could be it, LOL. Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely going to keep this on my list of places I might stay!

  2. Your pictures and desciprtions makes me want to visit this hotel. The pool and jacuzzi part I think is the best area, I would love to start my day there. Also I love that they have a gym, if I would stay in hotel skagen I would not want to leave anymore.

  3. The hotel looks awesome! I would love to visit Denmark and stay at this hotel to go for a swim in this pool. The food looks delicious!

  4. THIS HOTEL IS FANTASTIC! The decoration is unlike any hotel I’ve ever seen! HOW FUN! I totally would LOVE to stay here!!!! WOOO good times all around.

  5. This Hotel looks and sounds fantastic! And mini golf?! Sign me up – my family love playing mini golf/crazy golf when we go away anywhere, it’s sort of a family tradition LOL x

  6. This hotel is awesome! You have this shared everything clearly like how to go there and things to do, can’t wait to visit now!

  7. Denmark is in my list to travel. Living in Europe, you cannot miss Scandinavian countries to visit. And this place is so beautiful and inviting. I will definitely bookmark this post for the future reference. Great pictures by the way!

  8. I had never really thought about Denmark before but you are selling it to me! This hotel looks really nice – brilliant facilities, and that jacuzzi and pool looks divine! Lovely outdoor space especially, but inside looks fab too.

  9. Denmark Definitely has surprises! I love the cool, contemporary and vintage atmosphere all around the Color Hotel Skagen ; especially the pool, jacuzzi and sauna! That place is just explicit! I’d stay there for the whole time lol!

  10. Oh my, this place looks like the ultimate relaxation spot! The pool, sauna and jacuzzi area is outstanding and it looks like such a great place to celebrate a anniversary or a romantic getaway

  11. I would love to stay in this hotel! It’s really beautiful and the amenities are perfect for a relaxing vacation. There are many ways to relax and unwind, not to mention that the rooms are very beautiful!

    1. I love it here! I have been living here for 2,5 years now and only have another 6 months to explore the country but there are so many beautiful places! Wish I had more time in the country but will come back more times in the future!

  12. This is a must visit. With the Jacuzzi, pool, relaxation to the highest level. I really love that after a tiring day. And a breakfast buffet in the morning – what more can you ask for!

  13. Firstly, great photographs! Your stay looked like it was a lovely one! The hotel looks relaxing and inviting! Loved those lights in the lobby!

  14. The hotel looks really nice, it’s well equipped and tastefully furnished with all the amenities . I love the look of the pool area. In all it sounds like a really comfortable and clean place to stay.

  15. This is amazing. Total bucket list dreams — is this top 5 places you’ve been you think? I know I bookmarked this cause I need to go here next year!

    1. Yes but I’ll get into more details in my article about the best things to do in Skagen! It’s such a lovely place to visit and the hotel was fantastic with everything you need in one place!

  16. Very nice hotel! Pictures are excellent and I’m hoping to visit Denmark to visit Skagen and this hotel seems like it’s going to be the right choice!

  17. Oh my goodness what an elegant place to stay. I just adore the green napkins on the dinner tables. That is my absolute favorite color of all time. Mini golf looks like it would be a really fun time. Great way to pass time. The food looked delicious! It was presented in such a fabulous manner. I would feel like royalty staying in such a place.

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