IN his continuing search for the more weird and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says the world’s smallest hotel has just one room – and that’s a mere 8ft by 10ft (2.43m X 3.04m.)
But small as it is, this miniscule room has a double bed, ensuite with shower and toilet, a stocked mini-bar, flat-screen TV and a stereo unit with iPhone connectivity.
Located in the trendy Vesterbro district of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, the Hotel Central and Café began life in 1905as a shoe repair shop, the shoemaker adding a 2nd floor and moving into that in 1920. The shoemaker’s later became a goldsmith’s and then a café, and in June 2013 the second floor flat became the world’s smallest hotel.
Guests arrive to find fresh flowers, fruit and a welcoming bottle of wine in their room, and downstairs a tiny café that takes them back in time with vintage signs and various other bits of historic paraphernalia.
It costs 1,800 Danish krone a night (currently approximately AU$384) which includes breakfast for two at the Granola Café that is a half block away and owned by the same people who own the Hotel Central and Cafe.
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