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Price of meals

Just a quick question... The hotel is charging 35$ Canadian (29$ u.s.) for breakfast. I find that expensive. I don't know for that option or not. Is this the average you would find in a breakfast restaurant?

Thanks

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It depends on what you get. But, on the surface, it appears high. Obviously you can get a coffee and pastry a lot cheaper but a huge breakfast buffet is another matter. It would be more breakfast than we would want. But it is Denmark and that part of the world is more expensive.

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Is this a luxury hotel, with higher prices on everything else, too? You can pay $11 US to $15 US lots of places in Europe for a "breakfast" that's just a roll with butter, a coffee, and maybe a yogurt or some juice, and that's less that what you're describing, but still pretty expensive for what you get. On the other hand, that might be a lot more convenient in some locations than trying to go out and chase down a more substantial meal first thing in the morning. Our hotel in Reyjkavik, Iceland last April had a fairly expensive breakfast, but it was a truly extensive buffet of excellent quality and variety, so their price was reasonable.

Are you aware of any alternatives down the street from your hotel, where you might find a better breakfast deal? Hopefully the hotel doesn't have the breakfast market cornered in that neighborhood!

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I have been around Europe and not paid 35$(184 dkk) per person for breakfast. But i was never in Denmark, so wasn't sure. This is the price Marriott Sky Bella gave us. We heard that there is nothing around the area, so we would have to take the subway to go into the city for breakfast. I guess we will do that. Any good places

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Sounds like a luxury property. We stayed an a more economic hotel near the central railroad station. Breakfast was a basic Scandinavian buffet (several cold meat & cheeses, breads, cereal, juice, coffee at 65 dkk (less than 10 usd or 13 usd). 65 dkk is not a deluxe Scandinavian breakfast - no lox, herrings, boiled eggs or other good stuff but still an adequate start for the day and better than a french breakfast.

PS Our most expensive dinner in Copenhagen run about $77 usd for two including beer and wine. Our cheapest dinner was a Veitnamese Pho where a bowl of pho ran about $15 usd.

Edit with this added note: I think our $10 breakfast may have included hard boiled eggs but not soft boiled. AS usual, yogurt for cereals.

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We just would like toast, eggs, crepes or danish coffee ....you know that kind of simple breakfast

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Will there be a nearby bakery? The hotel should be happy to let you know now, while you're still planning your trip and haven't yet left home. Maybe the hotel even gets their pastries from there! :-)

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Marriott Sky Bella Copenhagen appears to be in a food desert and somewhat isolated. Excluding the golf course restaurant, the Indian restaurant appears to be a 1 km walk away and the nearest bakery 2.5 km away.

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The Bella sky hotel looks very nice, but it is located near a convention centre, a fair distance from anything. Hop on the metro and go into the city centre, you should be able to find breakfast at almost any café worth it's salt or find a bakery. Many bakeries also serves good coffee and almost doubles as cafés.

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Our hotel charged 175 DKK (about $26.50 US) for breakfast - we did not eat there. Each morning we walked to a different bakery and got a pastry and a coffee/juice, and I don't think we ever paid more than $3 or $4 USD per person. Plus it was a nice way to chat with locals and see some different areas rather than eat at the hotel with all of the tourists.

Dinner is tricky - it's very easy to spend over $100 on a meal for two including one alcoholic beverage per person. We had a few meals like this - but note the quality - these were excellent restaurants. To balance that out, we did a few nights at some cheaper places (a high end pizzeria, a buffet, etc.).

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Thanks! Steve, where would you go to find nice bakeries?

I like to eat at nice places but 100$ a couple, every night is a little pricey in my books. Can you give names of some places you really enjoyed dinner? But our budget would be about 25$ a person.

Is there a place we shouldn't miss?

Thanks a bunch
Maria

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You won't have any trouble finding bakeries. They are practically on every corner. Where are you staying?

The best restaurant we ate at was Relae, which was ranked as the 45th best restaurant in the world last year. They have a four course tasting menu for 450 DKK, or around $68 USD. Their menu includes water and absolutely outstanding sourdough bread (I know, crazy to talk about how great bread is, but it is). For the caliber of restaurant, this place is well worth it. It was one of the best meals I've ever had.

For nicer but reasonable dinners, I'd highly recommend the Cofoco restaurants. We ate at Spuntino and Cofoco. Our meals were probably around $40 each USD, not including alcohol. Some restaurants charge for water too, I can't remember if these do.

We ate at Mother (pizza), which was pretty good. You could each get a pizza for maybe $15-20 each. There are some other good Neopolitan style pizzerias in Copenhagen, just look around.

We ate at Dalle Valle, which is an inexpensive all you can eat buffet. It's decent, not great, but it's really cheap and obviously filling. They do charge for water and the beer prices are insane (have to make their money somehow). Also, there are coupons floating around for 50% off the already cheap buffet price. This is a great spot to save some dough.

There are a lot of good Thai, Vietnamese, and other Asian restaurants around where you can get a good meal for relatively cheap.

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Also, definitely go to Copenhagen Street Food (on Papiroen, near Christiania). It's a big food hall with a couple dozen different food stalls - Danish, French, Korean, Italian, burgers - you name it, they have it, and it's delicious. The meals are probably $10-15 each. We went there for lunch twice, and I believe they are open late enough for dinner too. It's also right on the water and they have tables and beach chairs to hang out in. It's a great time.

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Funny you are naming Italian restaurants. We are Italian Canadians, so we would kind of like trying something other than that.
I so do appreciate the info you have given us!!! We will look into other places to stay because it sounds like it might out of the way.
We saw some apartments in city center that might be interesting.

Thanks a bunch

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Steve I can only agree with you about restaurant Relæ, it is seriously one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had and I doubt you can find a Michelin Star meal for that price many places in the world. Book ahead on their website http://www.restaurant-relae.dk/
They also have a cheaper sister restaurant across the street called Manfreds (http://manfreds.dk/)

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Thanks for your comment re: the food hall, Steve. That's definitely my scene!

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We stayed at the Ascot Apartments (connected with the Ascot Hotel), and breakfast is advertised at about $30 Canadian per person there. However, when booked with the room, the difference in cost between breakfast included vs not included was about $20 per person. It was a huge and wonderful buffet breakfast, and we thought it was well worth it.

Anyway, what your hotel is charging does seem awfully high, even for Denmark.

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We were in Copenhagen recently and went to the food court Steve mentioned. It was great and saved us a bunch of money.