pIER 5 hotel

Welcome to the port of aalborg

Ships have been coming to dock at Aalborg Pier for hundreds of years now. There is where the ships come to leave behind the barren ocean winds and the crashing waves and where the crew can step onto dry land again. In the past, it never took long for the seafarers’ tales from distant shores to be retold on dry land. 

And today, despite the fact that sails have been replaced with engines, wooden boxes haven been replaced by storage containers and nautical charts are now GPSs, it is still the same water that splashes against the pier, and whenever a boat docks, it still sparks a thirst and curiosity for tales from the sea. 

Today, industry has been replaced by culture, and Pier 5 Hotel is centrally located on Aalborg’s waterfront between Musikkens Hus and Utzon Center and within a few minutes walk from Aalborg’s vibrant urban scene. In short, here you get et all: the buzzing city centre, the tranguillity of harbour, modern facilities and Aalborg’s best location. 

The newly renovated Pier 5 Hotel on Aalborg’s waterfront offers 154 state-of-the-art rooms with the best view in the city. Here, modern design is offset by the view of the port, and draws the port’s history and heritage inside.

modern design

Complemented by the old port

When you arrive at Pier 5 Hotel, you will immediately experience how the hotel’s modern design complements the old port outside. A container-inspired wall, exposed ceiling installations and modern design from the inside out. Old meets new wherever you are in the hotel. 

The lounge has been designed for you to explore all the difference time zones in the history. As Such we have quipped the entire lounge area with cosy nooks where you can sink into the soft armchairs, enjoy the gentle sounds of jazz playing on the turntable and ponder what secrets the old port pier has witnessed over the years. 

A container-inspired wall and the exposed ceiling installations deliver on the hotel's name and promise - you have arrived at the Port of Aalborg, with all that this entails. Here and there you come across small surprising treasures and details that make it difficult to pinpoint exactly what era you are in.



The shipyard Aalborg Vaerft A/S was founded in 1912. It was located just east of Pier 5 Hotel, and the hotel’s bar has been named VAERFT in honour of the shipyard’s and the old port’s history. VAERFT is much more that a hotel bar. VAERFT is Aalborg’s new local cocktail bar, the place to relax with your colleagues after a long dat, the place to meet before a concert, and the place there innovative cocktails and fantastic surroundings add a new dimension to your evening out. 

The aim is clear: Jesper Skov, VARFT’s bar manager wants to create spectacular cocktails that will appeal to all senses. And he does this using molecular methods and international themes never been seen on Aalborg’s bar scene.



Breakfast is always included in your stay.


It is possible to charge electric cars in the vicinity

cocktail bar

Enjoy spectaculare cocktails from VAERFT Cocktail Bar


Wi-Fi and TV with Chromecast are included in all rooms


Need help? Our reception is open 24 hours a day

central LOCATION

We are located just minutes away from Aalborg’s pedestrian street