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November 22nd, 2018

Christmas is around the corner and the search for the perfect Christmas gift seems as impossible as ever. A great Christmas gift doesn’t have to be something tangible, wrapped in a big box. One thing you can never get enough of is experiences. Zleep has many hotels around in Denmark and soon we will have one outside of Stockholm too. All of our hotels are located perfectly to combine a hotel stay with a great experience. You can, for instance, go for a wine tasting in Kalundborg, take a weekend in Stockholm or surprise the kids with a magical trip to Billund, the home of LEGO®. No matter who you are giving a gift to, or what experience it is, Zleep Hotels is a great base for you to start the day with a healthy breakfast and end it in a comfortable bed.

1. Cheap beer walk in Aalborg for the thirsty

When foreigners think of Denmark, usually one of the first thing on everyone’s mind is beer. The reason must be that the beer in Denmark is just so darn good that it has become somewhat of a national drink. As many other big cities in Denmark, Aalborg is filled with small, cozy bars with both classic well-known beers and unique ones from local microbreweries.

Beer tour at Søgaards Bryghus | © Visit AalborgBeer walk at Søgaard’s Brewery | © Visit Aalborg

High class beer for DKK 20

In Aalborg, there is such a thing as a “beer walk” – already, one is intrigued and suspecting this will be a great Christmas gift for anyone who likes beer and a different experience than just hanging out in one bar. Note the word “one” because this experience gives you a beer tasting of 6 beers where you get to choose which bars you want to enjoy them in. You actually get to choose between all of 8 different bars in Aalborg. The best part is that this beer walk only costs DKK 125! So it’s a great gift for everyone and at the same time very affordable.

Don’t go hungry – experience street food in Aalborg

With all of that beer, you obviously need to get some food in your stomach. Street food is always a good idea because everyone can get something they will like. Check out Aalborg’s street food market, The Lighthouse, and read more about it in our blog post, A World of Food. Here you can also be inspired of other great street food places in Denmark.

Cheap prices at brand new hotel

Combine the beer walk with a stay at our new hotel in Aalborg so you get the opportunity to discover more of Aalborg than just the city’s bars. The hotel is located in the middle of the city, next to the central station. Enjoy the free WiFi and grab a beer in the cozy lounge area.

Zleep Hotel Aalborg skisserZleep Hotel Aalborg

2. Take your partner on the most romantic getaway

When giving your loved one a Christmas gift, you want it to be special and meaningful. You don’t want to buy something just to buy it; there has to be a deeper meaning behind it. A gift that is always very much appreciated is something you can do together as a couple, and of course that way it’s also a gift for you, so it’s a win-win.

Local wine tasting, gourmet restaurant and an unbeatable view

Did you know Kalundborg is actually home to one of Denmark’s best vineyards? Enjoy a wine tasting at Denmark’s largest vineyard, Dyrehøj, with over 26,400 wine ranks. Denmark isn’t exactly a country known for its warm sunny weather but Kalundborg is actually one of the places that gets the most sun in the country; that and the terrain makes for the perfect location for growing grapes.

Only a few minutes away from a gourmet meal

After the wine tasting it’s only a few minutes to Zleep Hotel Kalundborg (NB: The hotel is no longer a Zleep hotel) where the connecting gourmet restaurant, Naes, offers a modern take on Scandinavian flavors with ingredients locally grown in Røsnæs. Restaurant Naes was named restaurant of the year in Spring 2018 and has been listed as one of the best restaurants in Denmark several times. It is not one to be missed, so remember to book a table ahead of time at the popular restaurant!

Zleep Hotel Kalundborg Restaurant NæsGourmet Restaurant Naes

Wake up with a view

Zleep Hotel Kalundborg is located on the peninsula Røsnæs, right next to the water with a hard-to-beat view over Kalundborg Fjord from the scenic hotel. There are many fun and romantic activities to enjoy together in Kalundborg, making it the perfect Christmas gift for you and your better half. Stay at Zleep Hotel Kalundborg for the ultimate romantic hotel stay.

3. Stockholm is always a good idea – especially at these prices

Who wouldn’t love to be swept away to another country for a weekend of shopping and good food? Sweden is easy to get to, and Stockholm is the perfect weekend getaway to give as a Christmas present to someone close to you.

The best views and your local guide

You will never be bored in such a fantastic city as Stockholm. It offers everything you can think of to satisfy your needs – all kinds of great food, wonderful cultural sights, beautiful architecture and of course lots of shopping. Stockholm is a city surrounded by water and that’s the reason it’s often called the Venice of Scandinavia. No matter what high point you’re standing on, we assure you, you will see the beautiful blue water. Stockholm is filled with places to enjoy the view and we have put together the top 10 views in Stockholm to make sure you don’t miss out. Many of the best viewpoints are from the district Södermalm, which has become a very popular area in Stockholm. It is filled with hipster cafés, great restaurants, small boutiques, green areas, popular museums and theaters, shopping and much more. It can be a bit of an overwhelming district to get a grip of so make sure to look at your local guide to hip Södermalm to find the best places worth visiting.

Winter in Royal Djurgården Winter in Royal Djurgården

Cheap hotel close to Arlanda Airport

Zleep Hotels has come to Stockholm with our first hotel in Sweden opening in January. The hotel is located just 10 minutes from Arlanda Airport, making it a great location if you arrive late or have an early flight. The hotel is close to Upplands Väsby station so that you can get into the city in just 30 minutes. Once in the city, get around with Stockholm’s metro, the world’s longest art exhibition. 90% of the metro network’s 100 stations have been decorated with paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations on the platforms. It is a journey in itself to ride the subway between the works of art.

Treat a friend, a parent, a son, a daughter, a grandparent or anyone else you want to give something special to for Christmas. With our cheap hotel in Upplands Väsby you already have accommodation set, just find a couple of flight tickets and the rest will solve itself. We promise it won’t be hard to find things to do in Stockholm.

Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 510 minutes from Arlanda Airport

4. The best Christmas gift for the kids is in Billund

For the young kids and the parents with an inner child, the best city in the world must be Billund. There is everything you need for days of fun for the whole family. The kids will definitely get a big smile on their faces when they find out their Christmas gift is a trip to the hometown of LEGO®.

Endless attractions for the whole family

There are endless attractions to take part of in Billund and you will definitely need a few days to get through everything. Here are some of the main attractions you cannot miss:

  • LEGO® House will amaze everyone with its 25 million LEGO® bricks of all shapes and sizes. It’s a unique experience that invites you to hours and hours of fun and creativity.
  • LEGOLAND® is probably one the world’s most famous amusement parks for kids who have ever heard of LEGO®. It’s a nostalgic trip for parents and a great experience for the entire family.
  • Lalandia is Northern Europe’s largest waterpark with tons of different waterslides and other fun activities. There’s also bubble baths and a wellness center for those who just want to relax.
  • Givskud Zoo is a large safari zoo where you can see animals from all over the world. They live together in an open outdoor environment, making it as natural as possible for the animals.

LEGO House© LEGO® House

It will be long days with the kids and all of you are bound to be tired at the end of the day and in dire need of a comfortable bed to lay down in. How convenient that Zleep Hotel Billund is close to all of these attractions and just a minute away from Billund Airport. Should you arrive by flight, the airport is just around the corner so it’s perfect if you are flying in. Zleep Hotel Billund is an affordable hotel with a good location and is perfect for the family. Enjoy the activity-filled city of Billund and stay at Zleep Hotel Billund to be close to everything.

5. The gift of music

What better gift to give someone than letting them see their idol perform on Denmark’s largest arena? Royal Arena in Copenhagen lines up world stars of all genres on a daily basis and there is always at least one artist you will want to see. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for both him and her, no matter the age.

Some of the biggest names of 2019 are Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Andrea Bocelli, Backstreet Boys, Twenty One Pilots and Elton John. Royal Arena also has a wide selection of other events besides music. See the World Championship in men’s handball in January, for example. Be quick to get your tickets as the big names tend to sell out quickly. The same thing goes for hotel rooms. Whenever there is a big event in town, the demand for hotel rooms rises. Make sure to book well in advance to secure your stay in Copenhagen. We have many hotels in Copenhagen that are ready to welcome you.

Royal Arena© Royal Arena

A bonus Christmas gift idea

An extra Christmas gift idea in Copenhagen is to give away a trip to Tivoli Gardens. It’s a lovely gift for everyone since there is plenty to see and do. It’s a super cozy atmosphere to just take a winter wonderland stroll in Tivoli, enjoy a dinner at Tivoli Food Hall, test your luck on the chocolate wheel or get an adrenalin rush from the roller coasters and carousels.

Use our favorable Tivoli package when you stay at Zleep Hotel Copenhagen City, five minutes from Tivoli. You get the entrance ticket to Tivoli Gardens, breakfast included at Kaldi Café and a hotel room – all of this for max DKK 599 per person.

Have a great Christmas

Wherever you’re spending Christmas and whoever you’re spending it with, we wish you a merry Christmas and hope we have given you some inspiration for Christmas gifts to the ones you love. We look forward to welcoming you to all our Zleep hotels around Denmark and our first hotel in Sweden.

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