I have a meeting within half a km of the hotel and client says I can walk, and the place looks pretty interesting, but I am interested about the hotel and availability of public transport. The hotel provides a hotel shuttle for 15 DDK which is nothing, but will I be stuck out there using taxi's to get around? Also what are the sites of Copenhagen I should take in with a limited timeframe.
I hope someone is able to shed some light on an experience they've had at the AC hotel! I thought you might find these recent threads helpful at least with Insiders that have visited Copenhagen:
I have not stayed in that hotel, but I was in Copenhagen last weekend so hopefully I can help a little.
Just looking at it on Google Maps the Bella St. Metro stop is just at the end of the street so you can definitely get around by Metro. You can take the train from the airport to Ørestad and then take the Metro one stop to get to your hotel. They have a City Pass for 24hrs (80DKK) or 72hrs (200DKK) that gives you unlimited transport on all the bus, train, and metro within Zones 1-4 (basically covers you from the airport and all around the city). You can buy it online here and they will SMS it to your phone so I got it for the convenience of not having to worry about it.
We did a 1hr canal tour which was quite cheap, but you had to sit inside where you can't see very well out of the cloudy plexiglass or outside where you couldn't hear the tour guide (we chose the latter). We went with Nettobadene so you might try the other company as their boats looked a lot nicer (clear windows if you sat inside) but I'm not sure of their costs. It was nothing super great, but it was cheap and we got to see several things and it was fun way to kill an hour. It did go by The Little Mermaid so we just saw it from behind on the boat rather than going out there to see it.
Be ready for everything else to be quite expensive. The demitasse mug set at Starbucks that we collect was $22 which is almost double the previous highest we've paid for them (a tall latte or hot chocolate was about $7).
I went by Tivoli, but it was closed and scheduled to open April 6. Might be interesting if you want to see one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.
We saw Amelianborg from the boat and it looked really nice so I wish we'd gotten there on foot. Also wish we'd made it to Rosenborg Slot and the parks/gardens around there.
We only had a 20hr layover, so we stayed at an airport hotel and only actually spent a few hours in the city. Went to Nyhavn and took the canal tour. Walked the Stroget pedestrian street (super crowded on Sunday and not worth it IMHO). I've heard the National Museum is nice and the Design Museum looked pretty cool.
Oh, here is an album of a few photos I took.
And, one place I wish we'd gotten to go was Freetown Christiania. But, given the "anything goes" reputation, I was a little concerned about taking my 8yo there.