Best Western The Mayor,  Aarhus

4.0/5  - based on 116 guest reviews.
Banegaardspladsen 14, 8000, Aarhus, Denmark - See map
+45 8732 0100 +45 8732 0199



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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
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Best Western The Mayor Hotel is a centrally located hotel close to shopping and attractions in Aarhus. Aarhus offers many sights and attractions, most of them within walking distance from the Hotel. Going on weekend or short break in the City of Smiles, there are so many good things in store. A big Scandinavian breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, and at The Mayor Hotel you're served fresh baked bread from the hotel's own bakery. The bread is organic and served from morning until evening. The hotel restaurant provides a delicious lunch and dinner menu. The Mayor Hotel has 162 rooms that all include a desk, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and towels. Some rooms have a seating area. In addition the hotel offers a fitness centre and sauna. At The Mayor Hotel, you will find a 24-hour front desk with the possibility for luggage storage and a professional multi-lingual staff that is ready to assist with any request. When you choose to stay at a Best Western hotel you can always call our toll free number 8001 0988 (within Denmark) and make your reservation. Join our loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, for FREE and you can reserve your room with your Best Western Rewards card no credit card needed. All Best Western hotels receive external quality control. Remember you earn FULL Best Western Rewards point when you book via our call center 8001 0988, www. bestwestern. dk or www. bestwestern. com. Enjoy your stay!

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Best Western The Mayor,Aarhus
  • 2
    « Better alternatives in this price range »

    Location: fairly central. Most things are in walking distance. Noisy, and the rooms can be quite small plus you will definitely notice that it is an old hotel. Very small beds. The standard of some of the rooms matches the far cheaper CabInn. You can find much better alternatives in the same price range.

    « Comfortable stay »

    i did have a little difficulty in finding the hotel, from the outside it appears rather drab but on the inside it must of been updated as it is all very clean and sleek. when i checked in i was told i had been upgraded to a double as it had more room. when i opened the door the room was a little compact but fit for purpose. i was over looking the main road and if you have the window open then you will get a fair bit of noise in the early morning. the only downside of the room was the bathroom, it was tiny, the sink was so small that you couldnt fit the kettle in to fill it up and when i had a shower you couldnt help but flood the floor as the shower curtain didn't reach the shower tray. the gym was small but with enough equipment to keep you ticking over on your stay and towels were provided. Breakfast was very good, a huge range and all very fresh. overall a good smart hotel in a good location.

    « Exelent location and service »

    It was not me who staid on the hotel, but my family for three nights ! So Here I give a summary of their comments and my visits. The rooms were big, clean with nice comfortable beds. There was TV in german, english and nordic languages nothing to hear from outside. The bath seems new, not big but very friendly. We all were surprised about the high quality of the breakfast, both for the eyes and the taste. My mother is vegetarian and she was very positive. I liked most the fresh baked bread and the fresh sallads and warm meals with beans. This hotel has a restaurant with high standards, but we did not visit it. There is no cooler on the rooms, but it is possible to make warm water for tea..., that is nice. In the entre are some computers for free use and there is free wifi on the rooms.

    « Above average and great location »

    Stayed for two days on a business trip in September and chose this as it was close to the venue I was attending. It's across from the central station and there's plenty of restaurants, bars and shops close at hand. The hotel offers private parking at DKK99/night, which was great as I had a rental and no idea where to park. Service minded personnel made me feel very welcome. The room was fairly spacious, but somewhat dated. The small wall mounted flat-TV that was irritatingly slow. I wound up watching movies on my iPad instead. Loved the shower as it had a big shower head and plenty of room. I hate those small shower booths that some hotel offers. Breakfast had a limited selection, but offered the basics and enough choices for most people I think. Free wifi that didn't always offered enough bandwidth for FaceTime, Netflix etc.

    « Super location and very convenient »

    I choose this place only because of its location- which is super close to the train station. The bus comes to the front of the hotel. This hotel has so much potential for being great but somehow it prevents you from relaxing as the rules need to ease up-- breakfast closes at 9:00-- check it at 10:00-- why not have it both an hour later to have people enjoy their stay? The rooms & breaksafst were adequate & the staff was fine. I expected more from Best Western- but no that was not the case.

    « Comfortable and convenient hotel in Aarhus »

    Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in early August. It is very conveniently located, being about a block from the main railway station and many buses stop nearby. Rooms and beds are comfortable and the buffet breakfast was excellent. Staff were pleasant to deal with.

    « Great location & awesome breakfast! »

    Stayed for one night on a business trip. The room was good, it had small but practical bathroom. No noise and double curtains. Most staff is very kind. They were allways quite busy but ok :) For a thee stars hotel I found the breakfast quite exceptional!

    « Quiet and friendly »

    The hotel is near a lot of nice places from Aarhus (is a very nice city).Rooms are clean and we had a great view to a park near the city hall . The breakfast was very nice,a lot of choices including fresh pressed orange juice,very good jam (one choice was chilli with rhubarb) a lot of fresh and quality vegetables , interesting salads and in two mornings we had a lot of different choices !Also at entrance in the restaurant they are making in front of you bakery products for breakfast .Very nice and helpful staff.The floor in the bathroom is heated and the soap at bathroom has good quality. And after a good breakfast you can enjoy the beautifull and interesting city of Aarhus !

    « Fine stay »

    Fine stay, good value for good money, breakfast is large enough to choose plenty, free wifi, rooms are often cleaned, there is a nice bar in the lobby. People at the reception were verry nice and helpfull when i had a problem with my creditcard

    « Excellent location »

    The hotel has an excellent location, a couple of minutes walk from the main train station, where the airport bus stops. The Aros art gallery and the concert hall are a very short walk away, and it is easy to walk into the shopping streets, cathedral etc. Buses for other destinations stop almost outside the hotel (e.g.18 bus to Moesgaard Museum). Hotel receptionists were very helpful and friendly and all spoke perfect English. Breakfast was great. Fresh orange juice, lovely pastries, breads and cheeses. Soft boiled eggs were perfect, but the scrambled egg and bacon was not so good. Our room was cleaned adequately each day, and our superior room included a balcony, and tea/coffee making facilities. We were very happy staying here and would be happy to recommend.

  • 4
    « Noisy with small bathroom »

    As others have mentioned, if you want to sleep with the window open, be prepared for a reasonable amount of noise. There was no option to control air-conditioning. The hotel is located in a convenient area near the train station. The staff were very friendly and the room and bathroom were clean. The breakfast was fantastic, a large amount of choices, everything fresh with tasty pastries. I would book this hotel again.

    « Perfect location, rooms and breakfast »

    In the middle of Århus you find an old-fashioned very charming hotel remodelled one year ago. Excellent location next to the train station with Museum, city life, shopping just around the corner. Stylish rooms and maybe the best and biggest breakfast buffet in Denmark with many delicate specialities - many organic. Lea Jensen

    « Great location, wonderful staff »

    Hotel is located very close to city center and the area quiet area. It has WiFi, gym, sauna. From one side it also has a great park view. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is amazing, you have to try the bacon ;)

    « Great family hotel »

    Good parking. Breakfast was a good spread (but local foods mainly). The bar area was nice. Service was prompt and friendly. The family rooms were a good size for a family of 4. Good central location to walk to the shops, botanical gardens and Old Town.

    « Fine business hotel »

    nice and quiet business hotel. walkable to the old city centre of Aarhus. perfect breakfast. friendly staff. clean and big rooms. beds are new and comfortable. walk to the city takes about 10 minutes.

    « Everything a bit undersized »

    I stayed in this hotel for a business trip. The hotel is renovated and modern. The room is standard equipped with free WiFi, it has a coffee kettle in the room and ironing board, no mini bar (and the choice of goods for purchase in the lobby is rather poor) and no aircon. Around half of the rooms look into the (calm) backyard, some to a calmer street, and some to the main street, which can be noisy during the night, especially if you have to open the window due to missing air conditioning. As mentioned in title, everything is generally undersized: the room is very small (queen bed boom (hard to navigate around the bed due to space), bath room is tiny (no place to put things down - very bad), the breakfast area is too small for the number of people during busy times (no tables available, and a rush to emptying tables), parking area is too small (if full you have to part in a public parking). Positive points (besides of above): - Free WiFi - Comfortable mattress - Very central in Aarhus - Rooms are quite soundproof - Staff is generally nice Negative points (besides of the above mentioned points): - Some of the appliances look/ give the impression being a bit dirty. they might be clean, but then they are unfortunate since tending to give a wrong impression. Would go into this hotel again, but would check availability in other hotels in Aarhus first.

    « Well situated and xomfortable »

    This is a perfectly fine hotel. The rooms are basic but comfortable with decent storage. I had a balcony but felt quite overlooked at the back of the building. The room was quiet if overheated so had to sleep with the window open. The beds were reasonably comfortable although the pillows and duvet are synthetic. There is no fridge in the room but drinks are available in the lobby. The breakfast is very decent, not great coffee but a good selection of bread, cheese and meat, limited selection of cereal and yoghurt. The location is very convenient right by the railway station.

    « Newly renovated »

    I was there in the final state of the renovation, but I'm impressed, and will go back there, the Best Western concern, can only be glad for this pearl. The service was great, the rooms had som small fails (cause of the renovation) but I'm confidence that it's fixed now, the breakfast selection and the restaurant itself great. Only thing I can say , is "keep up the good work" and I'll see you again.

    « Very good sleep quality »

    Nice modern room. Air in the room was good and the sound proofing excellent. The bed was very comfortable, pillows and duve very good quality. I had a room facing the park which probably contributed to the silence. The internet was fast and stable. Check in staff very friendly and efficient. Very good for both business and pleasure.

    « Nice location. »

    This hotel got a nice location in downtown Aarhus. Rooms are quite small, we got one that were redecorated. Breakfast buffet was okay, could have some better selection on meat products... Parking is not free. Wifi was fine.

  • 3
    « First visit to Denmark »

    Hotel is reasonable. Not great but not bad. Rooms are small. Choise in breakfast is limited. I was only in the hotel to sleep so it was good. I will return for sure when I travel to Aarhus. The hotel is situated in the city centre. Nice restaurants bear the station.

    « Very nice accommodations! »

    Location of the hotel was very handy: near the train station and bus stops. They had a very nice breakfast every morning. Shopping, restaurants and museums are within walking distance. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    « Great location, renovated hotel, small rooms »

    We stayed two nights just before they closed down for holidays. Some renovation going on and noise in the morning. Rooms are small but newly renovated. Breakfast was good for an average hotel (one day the warm offerings were cold). Limited paid parking on site by the hotel. Very small gym

    « Terrible Stay - woken up by renovation before 7am!! »

    Me and my wife really looked forward to a brief visit to Arhus while the kids were being watched for... However the hotel does not accept foreign credit cards (like Unionpay) nor did reception staff let us know that third floor was being renovated - and we were woken up by many large noises before 7am! If we had known this, we would have chosen another hotel! Rooms are very simple and minimalistic at best and toilet is tiny.

    « A good hotel at a great location »

    Small but Cosy rooms with slanted windows and a great view. Nice, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great with great delicious home-made bread and then there was freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs and tasty cold yoghurt with several options for add ons. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Internet works fast and staff is friendly.

    « Fantastic stay over the weekend »

    I stayed at the Mayor from the 12th - 16th of Nov. 2015. This hotel is so charming, warm and inviting. They made my stay in Aarhus very memorable. I will definitely come back and stay here if I am in Aarhus again. I particularly enjoyed the restaurant, especially the breakfast - which is included. Fresh baked bread from the oven, to my table. Coming from NYC, I am accustomed to high standards for cuisine, and I can say that the restaurant at the Mayor is comparable with high end NYC restaurants, which I was very surprised about. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone in town! Thanks - Kel

    « perfect location. »

    this hotel is right next to railway station and hence close to the shopping zone, all business areas etc. Room was good.. bath could have been better. View from room is also nice. Bfast was very average with limited selection option. Best part about the hotel was bar next to the reception area which made the place very vibrant. And yes - rooms are not sound proof and you get to hear all traffic from the road especially ambulance and fire trucks.

    « Very good »

    Just came back from Denmark and stayed at the Best Western Mayor hotel in Aarhus and it was a pleasure The hotel was renovated recently, very clean, staff was very helpful, breakfast was amazing they bake their own home made bread which was delicious Located near shopping area and walking distance of main attractions

    « Awesome place, perfect location ! »

    OMG!!! The best home made bread in town and such good breakfast included!!! The hotel is in the middle of the town just across of train station which is the main mean of transportation in and out of town, it is near everything.... Walking distance to every attraction. Staff was amazing, helpful and friendly. The place was super clean and renovated not long ago. We had such a pleasant time at the hotel, We will go back for sure. I recommend to visit the Aarhus museum and Den Gamleby

    « Best location in town »

    This hotel is situated in walking distance from the main rail station museums and the city main shopping area pedestrian street. we stayed 4 night service was very good staff if very polite. they are offering a great breakfast in the price. rooms where clean and where just renovated last month. i wold recommend to any one coming to town

  • 5
    « Renovation complete »

    Situated close to the central railway station, it's easy to reach on foot, even when dragging along your overweight luggage. It's also convenient if you decide to use the public transport while in Aarhus, as most buses make a stop just outside the hotel. The staff are wonderfully polite and helpful. The rooms have just been renovated, so no problems there. Lovely soft matress and pillow, I slept like a baby. But it was the breakfast that left me speechless. Immense variety of sweet and salty choices, the crispiest bacon I have ever tasted and the ovens baking bread in front of your eyes.

    « Waiting for renovation »

    We got a room that was waiting renovation. It was old and dirty and there was many black insects in the bathroom. We wanted to change the room but they said that our room was the last one and the hotel was fullbooked. The hotel was waiting renovation and they said that the renovation starts in July. It was also overpriced. I really hope that the renovation makes it better.


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·From: NORTH Take highway E45 to Aarhus C and follow signs to Town Hall. Hotel is located next to the Town Hall. ·From: SOUTH Take highway E45 to Aarhus C and follow signs to Aarhus Harbour. From there follow signs to Aarhus Town Hall. Hotel is located next to the Town Hall. ·From: EAST Take road 230 to Aarhus and follow signs to Aarhus C and to Town Hall. Hotel is located next to the Town Hall. ·From: WEST Take road 240 to Aarhus and follow signs to Aarhus C and to Town Hall. Hotel is located next to the Town Hall.