We stayed at the hotel for a total of 9 nights. I would stay again if in Copenhagen. Let me start with the positives.
LOCATION! My husband attended a conference at Bella Center. We didn't want to stay in the hotel there due to its large size, lack of character, and location so far from the city. Andersen is a two minute walk to the central train station, from where you can go anywhere. It is very close to the renowned Mikkeller Bar (brewery), very close to fabulous restaurants, and easy to get to all tourist attractions. We took the train from the airport and were at the hotel within 20 minutes.
SAFETY! We felt very secure and at home at the hotel. One must use their key to get on the stairs or elevator. There is a back courtyard shared by the hotel and neighboring apartments. It also requires a key for entry. (We felt safe in all of Copenhagen, by the way.)
STAFF! I can't say enough about the helpfulness of the staff. The front desk is your concierge, bartender, espresso maker, etc. They are incredibly accommodating, helpful, and professional. They take a sincere interest in their guests and their genuineness shows. The breakfast staff are equally amazing. We were interested in going to flea markets on one of our days there and the breakfast staff all consulted with one another to provide us the best recommendations. They really go above and beyond. If you're lucky, you'll get Rasmus at the front desk from 3 p.m. on and Julia will be at your service in the breakfast area.
Other positives - rooms are very clean; towels are soft and smell fresh; bedding is of exceptional quality for a great night's sleep. We thought the breakfast was great. A huge variety of teas, coffee, carrot, beet, apple, and orange juice, milk, water, and some traditional Danish libations are available. A variety of breads, cereals, meats, cheeses, and cereal are all offered, plus a plain and flavored yogurt with all sorts of toppings. Herring, soft boiled eggs, and a variety of Danish pastries round out the offering. We had breakfast each morning and weren't hungry until the evening - because of the variety, quality, and quantity. Wine hour - we usually were ready to wrap up our day's activities between 5 and 6 and returned to the hotel to relax before dinner. Note - Danish diners eat between 5 and 7 and most restaurants close at 9. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the courtyard with our feet up. It was a beautiful, restful place. Most evenings, we conversed with other guests about their day, their country of origin, and the like. We are both introverted and typically don't socialize, but this ended up to be such an enjoyable part of our trip - meeting others from around the world.
There are negatives, but in doing extensive research prior to our trip, they aren't unique to the Andersen. (lack of air conditioning, small rooms, small bathrooms) There is no air conditioning; but few hotels (particularly boutique hotels) have air conditioning. It is rarely hot, so rarely needed. It was very, very hot 3 of our nights - there was a fan in the room and with the windows open, it was comfortable.
The rooms are small, but everything in Denmark is tiny (from cars to grocery stores). Our room was equipped with a desk and chair; 2 additional chairs and a small table between them. There is glass shelving on either side of the bed to serve as night stands. There is a closet with shelving and to hang clothing. Also there is a refrigerator and bar area on top of it. We spent so little time in our room, that the size wasn't an issue at all. The bathroom was equipped with a tub/shower, toilet and pedestal sink.
We had a front facing window on the fifth floor. There is an elevator available. As prior reviewers suggest, there are prostitutes on the corner and sex shops nearby. They didn't bother us at all. There are so many positives about the hotel, including its location that make up for this. I typically want a quiet room to sleep. We were so exhausted after each day's adventures, that the noise from the street wasn't bothersome to us at all. We could have closed the windows and the drapes to shut out the noise and light entirely, but we wanted the Danish experience! It was an effort for us to get up by 9:30 each morning, even though we rarely went to bed after 10! There is so much to see, do and experience in Copenhagen and the Andersen Hotel is the perfect base to do so!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Privately owned Boutique Hotel run by third generation. Central Copenhagen location in the hip,trendy and lively Vesterbro neighborhood. Our aim is to offer the best service in Copenhagen. Decorated in Designers Guild modern bright colors. Rooms feature: Samsung LED TV, desk, minibar and safe. - Daily Wine-Hour for all guests - Free Wi-Fi - Complimentary Continental Breakfast. - Bikes for rent. - CONCEPT24: The room is yours for 24 hours (Late check-out at no extra cost- must be reserved) - Molton Brown Amenities - Honesty Bar ... more less
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