Best hotels and hostels in Central Jutland

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Billund

    Legoland Holiday Village

    Taking everything up a notch with marvellous Lego detail, this outstanding 'village' incorporates the Pirates' Inn Motel and a huge camping ground. In the motel, pirate-themed rooms sleep up to five and include bathroom, wi-fi, TV and linen, plus kitchen access. Self-contained, family-sized cabins are available (choose fun Wild West or Ninjago themes), plus tepees or small glamping barrels. The camping ground is enormous, and well equipped. Families will love the mini-golf, playgrounds and petting zoo. There's also a restaurant on-site (breakfast buffet adult/child 99/69kr; motel rates include breakfast).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Billund

    Hotel Legoland

    Lego is everywhere here, alongside spectacular kid-friendly detail – but there's also plenty of appeal for grown-ups at this 223-room hotel. Standard (business-oriented) rooms are unremarkable, though good quality. Where this place shines is in the family rooms, and the fabulous themed rooms (choose from knight, princess, pirate and Ninjago themes, and more) – but these come at a sizeable premium. Packages usually include parking, buffet breakfast and two days' park admission.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Aarhus

    Hotel Guldsmeden

    A top pick for its excellent location, warm staff, French Colonial–style rooms with Persian rugs, pretty garden oasis and relaxed, stylish ambience. Bumper breakfasts (mainly organic) are included, as is Guldsmeden's own organic toiletries range. Guldsmed means both goldsmith and dragonfly in Danish – look for sweet use of the dragonfly motif in the decor. Originally a family home, this was the first of a small chain of hotels with locations throughout Denmark. They're all named after this street, which used to house goldsmiths and jewellers.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Aarhus

    Villa Provence

    Elegant rooms (individually decorated in Provençal country style) for a mature, well-heeled crowd. The superior rooms are large and lovely; standard rooms are smaller but with the same attention to detail – all have TVs, minibar, French linen and original French movie posters. Besides the gourmet breakfast, our favourite feature is the courtyard, with flowering pot plants and fairy-lit trees.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Billund

    Danhostel Grinsted-Billund

    Grinsted is 13km west of Legoland (with easy bus connections), and this new, top-notch hostel is well set up for families, with kitchens, laundry, and all rooms with private bathroom. It's right by the town bus stop and makes a good, affordable alternative to Billund's accommodation. Breakfast is 70kr.

  • Lodging in The Lake District

    Knudhule Badehotel

    About 2km outside Ry, this sweet hotel is in a pretty locale, across the road from the bathing jetties of Knudsø lake. On offer is a collection of freshly renovated rooms and cabins – the cheapest rooms are petite but well equipped. There are also four family-sized cabins with kitchen. On-site is the excellent Restaurant Gastronomisk Institut.

  • Lodging in Central West Coast

    Danhostel Ringkøbing

    This is up there with the best of them – it has a great socialising area, modern layout, activities in abundance (it's in a large sports centre) and large, light-filled rooms (most with bathroom and TV). The drawback: it's not central or terribly easy to find. It's 1.5km northeast of the train station, via Holstebrovej.

  • Lodging in Billund

    Refborg

    An old kro (inn) in the town centre has been stylishly renovated into this classy midrange hotel, with popular on-site restaurant (dinner mains 185kr to 295kr) and lovely gourmet shop. It makes a refreshing change from the large hotels and Lego-focused activity elsewhere in town.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Hotel Oasia

    Clearly a subscriber to the minimalist school of design, Oasia offers bright modern rooms full of clean lines and the best of Scandinavian fittings (Hästens beds, Bang & Olufsen TVs, designer chairs). It’s well placed for the train station and for Frederiksbjerg dining treats.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Comwell Aarhus

    A new addition to the Comwell chain, this large, modern hotel stylishly showcases Danish design courtesy of furnishings by local company HAY. Higher rooms have sweeping views, the breakfast spread is top-notch and the location is central.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Havnhotellet

    These fresh, good-value rooms at the marina are straight off the Ikea production line. All booking is done online (hence no phone number), and check-in is via a computer. The hotel is 1.5km south of the centre (off Strandvejen; catch bus 19) and walking distance to Marselisborg; at your doorstep is a handful of restaurants (and free parking). Tip: choose a room on the 1st floor (1.sal), as ground-floor rooms lack privacy.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    City Sleep-In

    This central hostel used to house seamen and is a real one-off with its rambling layout of sitting rooms, terraces, rooms and dorms. There is a large communal kitchen and a bar-cafe with regular live music. Colourful murals cover the walls and the furnishings are an eclectic and comfortable mishmash of styles and eras. The doubles are pricey for what you get – if you need to rent bed linen (50kr) and a towel (20kr), it might pay to look at a budget hotel.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    DCU-Camping Blommehaven

    This big beachside camping ground 6km south of the city centre lies in the scenic Marselisborg woods en route to Moesgård. It’s got loads of family-oriented facilities, plus simple four-/six-berth huts (500/650kr). If you’re driving, follow Strandvejen south; otherwise, take bus 18 or (in summer) 31.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Cabinn Aarhus Hotel

    'Best location, best price' is the Cabinn chain’s motto and, given that this huge branch overlooks the river and is in the centre of town, it's pretty spot on. The 400 functional rooms are based on ships' cabins (hence the name) – the cheapest is tiny, but all come with bathroom, kettle and TV. The public areas are vast with comfortable seats and sofas throughout.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Hotel Royal

    If you’ve come to expect restrained Scandi style in your top-end Danish hotels, prepare to be surprised. From the over-the-top entrance portico to the chandelier-lit reception area and incredible murals, the Royal seems a little, well, gaudy in parts. But fun, too – we love the fish-tank reception desk and the rich colour schemes. The rooms are appropriately lavish.

  • Lodging in Djursland

    Grenaa Strand Camping

    A super family option if your visit to Grenaa is all about the beach, this site is in pole beachside position a few kilometres south of town. A pirate theme (aarghh!), high-season activities for kids, plus mini-golf and a swimming pool will keep families happy. Cabins and on-site caravans are well priced; there’s also a minimarket and summertime cafe.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Møllestien Cottages

    On Aarhus’ prettiest street, a ceramicist rents out two neighbouring cottages – small, homely places each with courtyard, kitchen, lounge and bathroom (the cheaper of the two is more rustic). Be warned that the staircases to the upstairs bedrooms are steep. One-night stays cost an extra 300kr. Book early.

  • Lodging in The Lake District

    Hotel Ry

    New owners have taken over the town's big main-street hotel. When we visited they were in the process of giving the place a major makeover, and when they're done there will be 55 fresh, colourful and individually styled rooms, plus a raft of new eateries (including a restaurant, gastropub and takeaway). Stop by to check it out.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Danhostel Aarhus

    The main building here is as pretty as a picture: it’s a large octagonal room that was once a dancehall. Accommodation is bright and basic; some rooms have private bathrooms. Linen costs extra; breakfast costs 69kr. The hostel is 3km north of the city centre, in pretty woods close to the beach; take bus 5A, 17, 18 or 20.

  • Lodging in Aarhus

    Wakeup Aarhus

    A new arrival in mid-2017, this budget hotel offers 315 fresh, functional rooms in a prime location, close to the train station. There are few frills, but there is dependable Scandi style and smart design. Best deals come with advance online booking. You pay extra for a little more space, a view or a flexible reservation.