The Andersen Boutique Hotel has been run by the same family for 80 years and was named after the current general manager’s – Karen Nedergaard – grandmother, Erna Andersen.
It has a central location in trendy Vesterbro, Copenhagen’s meat-packing district and offers a stylish and bright environment which goes against the grain of the usual minimalist Scandinavian style seen elsewhere.
From the outside, you can see the bright coloured curtains that grace the bedroom windows – purples, limes and blues – and as you enter The Andersen Hotel you get a real sense of colour in line with Designers Guild designs known for their bold statements in decor.
One of the perks of staying in this hip hotel is its concept24: you get to keep your room for 24 hours from the time you check in, making late check-out available to everyone.
City breakers and business travellers and those spending a couple of days before embarking on a cruise.
The Andersen Hotel has 69 bedrooms and suites. These are four room types: Amazing, Wonderful, Brilliant and Cool. The Amazing and Wonderful rooms are the largest and include a sofa lounge area and minibar, but all rooms whatever the size include Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, bathrobe and slippers and products by Molton Brown.
The stylish lobby lounge features a reading area with a wide selection of international magazines and design books.
A courtyard with outdoor seating is located at the peaceful area at the back of the hotel whilst a beautiful bio fireplace by Vauni is a lovely space where you can sit and knit, yes knit! Get your knitting needles to work and knit scarves for the homeless which are given out throughout the winter months.
An honesty bar is available 24 hours with a wide selection of spirits. Daily ‘Wine Hour’ between 5pm and 6pm is a great innovative way to meet fellow travellers over a few complimentary glasses of wine.
Bikes are available for hire too.
Food and Drink
There isn’t a restaurant at the hotel so only breakfast is served. Breakfast is an extensive choice of Danish and international hot and cold dishes served over a buffet with a wide selection of organic produce. The buffet includes diverse fresh juices to the wide selection of Danish breads and cold cuts, smoked salmon and cheeses. You won’t go hungry!
Also, on each floor guests find treats including Danish biscuits and sweets in case you get hungry on the climb to your bedroom.
Wi Fi Available?
Yes, throughout the hotel and with no extra charges.
Value for money
A night starts from around £145 B&B for double occupancy which represents very good value in an, at times, expensive city.
Vesterbro is on the way up, Copenhagen‘s meatpacking district is now an art and foodie hub with plenty to explore on foot and two wheels. This is the cool neighbourhood and all of the main Copenhagen tourist attractions are easy to get to.
Within walking distance from the hotel is one of Copenhagen’s leading foodie streets Værnedamsvej which includes several New Nordic restaurants and bars. Also on the doorstep is the 19th century Tivoli Gardens which includes a funfair, concert hall and 15 new food stalls. There are several art and photography galleries in Vesterbro too and a microbrewery.
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Copenhagen’s Central Station is a five minute walk from the hotel. From Central Station trains run to the airport in just 12 minutes and tickets cost around £4.50.