Posted Aug 18, 2013
Although I am a displaced Dane living in the States, I have not entirely forgotten the typical size of big city apartments in Denmark. The Ydes Hotel, however, just redefined the term "close quarters." with no place to open, no less store luggage, we found ourselves happy to only have opted for one night.
An uncomfortable layer of dust formed almost hourly on our night shelf ("table" would be too generous) in spite of my diligent effort to keep it at bay. The TV remote control did not work properly (unless increasing the volume is SUPPOSED to happen, when you press the "volume down" key. Also, selected channels were sporadically skipped though fully available through the buttons on the TV).
On a positive note, since the reception staff was located at the sister hotel a few doors down the street and available only through remote screen access, there was a heightened emphasis on security, as the locked front door could only be opened by hotel access key or off-site personnel. Not that I'm entirely sure such valiant home security is truly necessary in Odense. I digress.
That being said, Ydes Hotel is an affordable option for exploring the city. Just don't plan on doing much other that sleep here. Or stay too long.