In Denmark we stayed in Copenhagen which was great, the first thing that hits you is how clean and organised the city is. Also the best part is that it is very bike friendly (I think the best in the world). Cyclists have their own independent lanes and traffic lights, so it is so safe that no body wear a helmet and you see everyone dressed up so nicely even though they are on the bike, unlike London where you see the cyclists wearing helmets and strap neon stickers and light reflectors on their body and wear plastic or nylon or yellow reflecting gilets so that they don’t get hit by a bus (cyclists in London share their lane with the Buses).
We stayed at the Fox Hotel, very funky and cool hotel, but the kind where you see design taking over function; the room had no cupboard, just a hanging area which does not fit much + there is no room service, anything you want you need to go down the reception and get it. The breakfast in the morning was great, there was a selection of 5 different types of mini sandwiches with pain au chocolat, croissant and other types of pastries with many types of tea, coffee, yogurt and cereals. The first night they had a party in the lobby, the lobby turns into a lounge type area during the day and for when they do parties. All in all its a great hotel, only for young people, not your luxury, super comfort service type hotel.
Copenhagen was expensive, more then what we expected. It is also not tourist friendly, nothing is written in English in the metro or train station even at the airport sometimes not everything in is English. In brief these are the goods and the bads.
Lots of parks and green areas
Not tourist friendly
Very spread appart (you feel its empty and dead)
Not much activities and much of a buzz (even though it was the middle of the summer)
Good to know:
The metro is driven by a computer, not a human driver and it is super quit, you do not hear the nose emitted by the rails, like in the underground in London for example.
To really enjoy the city you need to get on a bike and use it as your mode of transport so you see more in less time.
In 4 days I have seen only one person talking on the phone (mobile) seems like barely anyone has a mobile phone.
In Sweden we stayed in Helsingborg at the Clarion Grand Hotel. Helsingborg is a coastal city by the sea, its very clean and its people are super friendly and social. Food was fabulous and it was not as expensive as Denmark, there is a lot to do in Helsingborg even though its not the capital. The wedding ceremony of our friend that we attended was at the Sofiero castle, a beautiful castle over looking Denmark and the sea.
Friendly people / staff
Lots to do
Very nice architecture (old and new)
4 stars hotels dont have AC