In July 1677 one of the greatest battles in Danish naval history took place at the northern approach to Køge Bay. About 90 large and small ships participated in this sea battle, and, in spite of its inferiority in terms of vessels and crews, the Danish fleet won over the Swedish fleet. This was primarily due to the Danish admiral Niels Juel, and by winning this naval battle his name was enrolled in the annals of the Danish fleet as one of its very great heroes if not the greatest.
Therefore, it is quite natural that Hotel Niels Juel in Køge is named after the commander-in-chief of the Danish fleet whose spectacular victory resounded all over Europe. The hotel was built in the style of an old warehouse in 1989 and has been totally renovated in 2008. The location at the old charming harbour in Køge is entirely in tune with history and at the same time you only have 5 minutes on foot to the charming centre of Køge with the famous square and the pedestrian streets. In Kirkestræde you find the oldest dated house in Denmark, and during the summer you may listen to jazz music in several of the cosy backyards.