I haven't heard about the aquarium at the Tivoli so you know more than me!
As you can see, your hotel is about 10 min. walking distance to the inner city-center. If you like Danish Design I will suggest you to go to Illums Bolighus at "Stroeget". You will love it! I also think Ole Lyngaard has a shop at "Stroeget".
I don't know how many days you will be in Copenhagen, but the train to Malmoe (Sweden) takes only under an hour, I think. And the train from Kastrup (Copenhagen airport) to the city center takes only 10 min. and costs as little as about 2 Gbp. It's definitiv the most convenient way of getting to the city-center. Your hotel is also very close to the railway-station.
Hello Disneygal: A couple of years ago, we stayed at the First Vesterbro in Copenhagen and found it to be more than adequate. Here's an observation I made back then about the hotel, its location and the city ...
"We liked this hotel because of its close proximity to most Copenhagen must see sites. It is also an easy four-block walk to and from the train station, where you connect with the Kastrup airport. We stayed here for 4 days, before and after our Baltic cruise.
The buffet breakfast is incredible. It offers hot and cold breakfast items, and you can eat as much as you like. I especially appreciate the choice of warmed hard and soft boiled eggs, along with scrambled. You even get neat little disposible egg cups to stand up your eggs!
The rooms are adequate. Modern and clean but on the small side. Watch out for the slippery tub when showering. It is deep and offers no handles to help you get in and out of the tub safely.
Ask and you shall get free internet access at their business centre. Depending on demand, you can book up to 3/4 hour of internet time per day. We emailed office and home daily during our stay.
There are some wonderful and relatively inexpensive restaurants nearby. The Chinese restaurant directly across the street is good, as is the Ankara about a block or two to the left of the hotel. There are two Ankaras - one is a buffet style and one is a sitdown. We preferred the sitdown which offers an inexpensive 3 course dinner for 79dk."
Another hotel we stayed at in Copenhagen is called The Square. It's funky, ultra modern and also right in the centre of Copenhagen. Although the rooms are quite small, theymake up for it by serving hardy breakfasts in their beautiful roof top restaurant. It is close to the Stroget and Tivoli, and not far from Nuhaven.
For modern designs, there's the modern design museum in Malmo, Sweden. It's just a shorttrain ride from Copenhagen and you'll even get to travel on the world famous Oresundsbron bridge! This bridge is the longest cabel stayed bridge in the world with part of it (the tunnel) under the Baltics water. An amazing engineering feat.
Thanks again no-backpacker! We only have 3 days in Copenhagen, so we'll probably stay there, and I'll have to look to another trip for Sweden and Norway. Then you'll be able to offer more advice! I so wish LL would offer some hotel packages for Scandinavia....
Thanks slimzone. The modern design museum sounds very interesting.