Scandic The Mayor – Aarhus

There are not hundreds upon hundreds of hotels in Aarhus so it makes picking a good one quite easy! We stayed at Scandic The Mayor, which was perfectly located in the city next to the train and bus station. We walked everywhere from the hotel and it was so easy to navigate our way around.

Our room located on the second floor was compact, but had everything we needed and I loved the Nordic interior design.

We had a very comfy bed and tea tray with a variety of English and herbal teas and coffee.

One thing I really liked was that there was lots of lighting in the room and some great mirrors.

We were also given a lovely personalised welcome note and some sugared almonds.

There was a little seating area which was the perfect place to sit down with a cup of tea and plan the day ahead.

My favourite part of the room was the balcony with a view of the city. Both day and night it was great to see the city after waking up or before settling down for the night.

Even though we were on the street front there was no traffic noise which was really appreciated.

Breakfast was a delight! It was a small but perfect European breakfast with fresh breads, salamis, beautiful cheeses and buttery Danish pastries. The scrambled eggs were delicious and creamy and there was also soft and hard boiled eggs, bacon and hash.

My favourite part of breakfast was the Skyr bar with more than 15 toppings to choose from. I had a bowl every morning . . . beautiful think creamy yoghurt topped with anything you would want, such as honey, almonds, dark chocolate, coconut and hazelnuts . . . the list goes on!

Reception staff were always happy to help with directions or restaurant recommendations and there was always fresh water available which was welcomed after spending a long day exploring.

The hotel also has a Michelin-recommended Italian restaurant GAST, but sadly we didn’t have time to dine in the hotel.



  1. Bejal January 17, 2019 / 8:09 am

    What a small but perfectly formed little abode. I love the balcony too and that breakfast with the Skyr would definitely have me!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      January 21, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      The breakfast was so good!

  2. Mostlyfoodandtravel January 17, 2019 / 8:34 am

    This does sounds like a lovely hotel and the Skyr bar- who wouldn’t love that. It sounds like the location was perfect too.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      January 21, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      I’v never seen so many toppings!

  3. Jill January 17, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    How lovely to receive a personal welcome note in your room. The little touches are the best and your room looks fresh with a view. Its good to know you enjoyed your stay

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      January 21, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      Its the little things that make a difference isn’t it!

  4. Amita January 18, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    This hotel looks so cosy! Sounds like you had a fabulous stay 🙂 x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      January 21, 2019 / 1:02 pm

      We had such a lovely stay. It was the perfect base for exploring Aarhus.

  5. Louise January 18, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    Looks very Scandinavian! I love Aarhus! Its only 2 hours away from where I grew up! Hope you enjoyed your stay 🙂
    Louise x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      January 21, 2019 / 1:03 pm

      It was such a lovely city, yes the hotel was very Scandinavian! x

  6. Scarlett January 23, 2019 / 7:24 am

    What a shame you didn’t have time for the Michelin-star restaurant. What did Snoopy think of the hotel or did you leave him at home?

  7. Claire February 1, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely stay here …. Skyr bar sounds good id struggle to choose with all that choice of toppings xx

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 2, 2019 / 10:35 am

      So many choices, you would have loved it!

  8. Angie February 25, 2019 / 10:11 am

    I love the idea of the skyr bar.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 25, 2019 / 6:20 pm

      I had it every morning! So many toppings!

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