We stayed a family of 4 in one room and had very nice stay. The hotel is located in an old building and was very charming. Friendly staff and a very nice organic breakfast and free coffee and tea all day.
We traveled to Aarhus for the first time in June 2020 and we specifically looked for a cosy, small and special hotel to stay in.
Hotel Guldsmeden is excellently located in the Latin quarter close to the pedestrian street, bars, pubs, restaurants.
On top of that it prides with its organic products such bed sheets, towels and toiletries. They are indeed nice quality!
The interior design is special and unique.
However, two points were disappointing and would probably not bring us back next time: the bed and the ventilation/noise isolation.
I have never slept in a worse bed/on a worse bed mattress than the one from this hotel. The bed was extremely soft and uneven. I felt like I was sleeping with my feet elevated and my head pointing down. Not to mention that is not extremely comfortable to get on/off if you are shorter than 1,65m.. it’s more of a jump :)
Lastly, we were unlucky to be placed in a corner room, with windows pointing to two streets, one busier than the other.. already from 6:30 traffic started, including a very slow garbage truck that was stubbornly there for over 20min during our sweet morning sleep. No one wants that during vacation. Due to the high temperatures outside and inside, we had to have our windows open all night (or suffocate otherwise) so we heard EVERYTHING happening outside.
Our advice would be to visit during the colder months where the ventilation would not be an issue.
I was very disappointed with the Guldsmeden. The location is very convenient for exploring the latin quarter, but that is about the only positive thing I can say about it.The room was large, but very sparsely furnished with an old four poster bed a Chinese cabinet that was useless as a wardrobe, a chair that looked like it had been salvaged from a skip and, most bizarrely, a nasty sofa bed against one wall. It reminded me of a student flat. The tiny bathroom was dirty and the tv was ridiculously small. The floor creaked so loudly and the noise from the street meant we got very little sleep inspite of being jet lagged. Free earplugs in the hallway should have been a hint.
Stayed here for two nights in October 2019. It was one of those hotels where everything was just right without being over elaborate or complicated. My room was clean with a nice comfortable bed. Breakfast is varied and served between 7 and 10 catering for all demands. Great communication and a nice central location in Aarhus. I will return on my next visit.
Stayed 3 nights at this hotel. By European standards, the room was typical. Bathroom generously sized. Wish there had been more shelves to hold personal care items such as toothpaste, cosmetics, etc. Clean. Bed was comfortable. Floors creaky. No elevator. Courtyard lovely; wish the weather had been dry so we could have enjoyed it more. Very close to various types of cuisine. Would recommend this place.