With a central location, great amenities (like wine hour) and a chic design, the Andersen is the perfect choice for quick or long stay in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen is one of the coolest cities we’ve been to. From the style, the people, the food, to the picturesque landscapes, this city just doesn’t disappoint..and neither do the hotels. They are all full of personality, different, unique and charming. So when we were looking for a comfortable boutique hotel, the Andersen Hotel just stood out. Their pictures of brightly colored rooms and stylish furniture lining the space sold us. This place looked comfortable and felt right.
As we pulled up to the hotel the facade was all brick and the neighborhood seemed quirky and fun. A mixture of dive bars and upscale cafes lined the street and the contrast of elegant and seedy was appealing. It felt like we were back in San Francisco!
The concept at the Andersen Hotel is simple - good design, comfortable space and great service. After walking in the lobby and seeing the sleek row of acrylic chairs, paired with bright purple cushions, graffiti style carpet, and clean lines mixed with creative art, I knew they got the design part down. To define the design, you might call it modern Scandinavian, yet the comfortable ambiance and functional spaces make it feel more relaxed and chic, than modern.
As we started the check in process, we were instantly asked if we would like a glass of wine or a cold beer from their selection of Mikkeller craft beer. It was at that moment that we knew they had the service part down and priorities straight. Every time we walked through the front door, or came down from our room, the team was always friendly and nice, but it was their cool laid back and happy attitude that made an impression.
During our stay, we called the “amazing junior suite” home. Although there are smaller rooms available, we appreciated the extra space and small living room, so that we could stretch out a bit and be more comfortable. Our room was on one of the top floors with a view onto the city street. Although the room was still on the smaller side, the layout was open with a bed, desk area and small lounge space, making the room feel bigger. The small windows, let in a lot of natural light and the bright colors of the decor, gave the space a modern yet eclectic vibe to it.
Our bathroom featured Phillippe Starck designs and the walls were lined with metro tile from the Paris Metro stations. One of my favorite bathroom toiletry brands, Molton Brown, lined the bathtub and the yellow rubber duck sitting on the ledge was the perfect final touch.
It’s All in The Details
The Andersen Hotel might be lacking a few big amenities, like a spa or restaurant, but they definitely make up for it in character and more personal conveniences. Every evening, the hotel hosts a wine hour, where guests can help themselves to wine and mingle around the lobby. The lobby has plenty of little nooks and seating space, so you can cozy up in a corner undisturbed ...or in our case catch up on some work with a few glasses of wine! Of course if you want something a bit stronger, there is an honor bar, so make what you wish and pay when you check out.
Every morning a delicious Scandinavian-style breakfast buffet with international options is available. Granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold cuts and cheese are all available with a beautiful array of Danish baked goods. If after breakfast, you're in the mood for a healthy start, there are bicycles
In the Area
The Andersen Hotel is conveniently located in Vesterbro, an edgy neighborhood, where designers, restauranteurs, artists and great brew houses all mingle about. Join the culture of Copenhagen’s design and restaurant scene by walking to some amazing places. War Pigs, a new brewery and smokehouse, created by the guys at Mikkeller and Three Floyds can be smelled a mile away, or pay tribute to one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli Gardens.
The central train station is about a 5 minute walk away, and taxis are pretty abundant. If you like an area that is easily walkable, close to great restaurants and bars (elegant or diveish), Vesterbro is not to be missed. If you’re looking for a hotel, that has that boutique charm, fantastic service, creative design, wine hour and Mikkeller beer in the fridge, then Andersen is definitely the place to be.
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