During a visit to Denmark, I had the opportunity to stay at the prestigious Andersen Boutique Hotel in the uber-trendy Vesterbro “Meatpacking” area of Copenhagen. Before I blog my full post on our trip, here is the Andersen Boutique Hotel review.
Nestled on the corner of Helgolandsgade and Istedgade, this funky hotel is only a couple of minutes walk from Koebenhavn H (Copenhagen Central Station), which means it is cheap and easy to get around.
It also means that when you jump off the train after your flight, you don’t have a 6 mile trek before you can dump your bag. I travelled with my food consultant friend, Dan, and our eyes lit up when we saw the hotel signage.
Entering reception can be compared to entering Narnia as the interior design makes the room feel huge. This becomes even more welcoming once the friendly staff have taken your details and given you lots of information on the surrounding areas, with a detailed map included!
There are nearly 200,000 hotels in the world, so standing out and being memorable is paramount. The Andersen Boutique offer a “Wine Hour” every day from 5pm until 6pm. During this time, wine is offered for free to patrons in what can only be described as the ultimate show of hospitality.
Wine is lovely, and free wine is even more lovely, but by far and away my favourite aspect of this hotel is the honesty bar. It’s so hip you won’t be able to resist. The sign reads: Mix your own favourite drink – simply make a note on the list. Enjoy!
Onto the rooms. The mainstay of any hotel. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the Andersen Boutique isn’t your ordinary guesthouse. The 73 rooms are all uniquely decorated and feature wallpaper, cushions and curtains from the Designers Guild.
We had a smartly prepared, pink-themed, twin room that came complete with oversized sofa, a large flatscreen TV, a small desk and chair, a plush ensuite facility and even a great view over the hustle and bustle of the Istedgarde.
The management at the Andersen offer a Concept 24 policy, this means that if you check in at 5pm, you don’t need to check out until 5pm the next day. This is very progressive and almost unheard of in the world of accommodation. Standard check in is 2pm, and standard check out is 11am.
A nice little extra is the freebies that they giveaway, located on the staircase of each of floor. Consider it a gift for doing exercise instead of taking the lift!
All in all it is very clear why the Andersen Boutique won a Certificate Of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2015, and I cannot recommend this place enough. If you’re in Copenhagen, you should be in the Andersen.
Rooms start from 1145 Danish Krone, which is 115 Great British Pound at time of posting.
Book here today to avoid disappointment.
A full (and extremely tasty) selection of breakfast is also available, along with parking and fast WiFi. You can even be very “Copenhagen” and rent a bike from reception. Damn, this place is cool.