Pier 5 hotel


Ships have been coming to dock at Aalborg pier for hundreds of years now. This 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And today, despite the fact that sails have been replaced with engines, wooden boxes have been replaced by storage containers and nautical charts are now GPSs, it is still the same water that splashes against the pier, and whenever a boat docks, it still sparks a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.

The air is heavy with a salty sea breeze when you arrive at Pier 5 Hotel. Despite the dim lighting, it is clear that the hotel is a kind of extension of the port out there. 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.

In the hotel’s warm lounge, you can explore different zones from different eras. Let yourself sink into a soft armchair and enjoy the soft music playing on the turntable, sample drinks from VAERFT Cocktail Bar’s innovative cocktail menu with its exciting interpretations of cocktails from around the world, or enjoy the tranquillity in front of the fireplace with a view of the fjord.

Pier 5 is a unique pocket of the Port of Aalborg, and a hub of travellers’ tales, treasures and secrets. Here, old stories meet new experiences. Just as it should be in a port.



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

Here on Rendsburggade 5 was where companies N.K Strøyberg & Co. Kul-Koks used to load coal onto the port pier until the 1960s . Hence the name Pier 5 Hotel. 

Today, industry has been replaced by culture, and Pier 5 Hotel is centrally located on Aalborg’s waterfront between Musikkens Hus and the Utzon Center and within a few minutes’ walk from Aalborg’s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

Our 154 rooms range from Aalborg’s largest and most luxurious 70 sqm suites with panoramic views of the fjord to junior suites, superior rooms, studios, family rooms and standard rooms. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re in town for business or pleasure.


The Bühlmann family represents hospitality and gastronomy in a class of its own. The Hotel and Gastronomy Group operates six hotels in Jutland. In addition to Pier 5 Hotel on the Aalborg waterfront, the group also consists of Scheelsminde in Aalborg, Nørre Vosborg in Vemb, Airport Hotel in Aalborg, Villa Provence in Aarhus and Peak 12 Hotel in Viborg.

All hotels have their own unique characteristics, but provide hospitality based on the same values: personality, commitment, flexibility and responsibility towards people and the environment.

The Bühlmann family is run by Anemette and Danni Bühlmann, who are the third generation in the family business.

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