What We Love
- Crackling log fires in the winter months
- Being walking distance from Copenhagen's array of cultural attractions
- The ultra-comfy bespoke velvet chairs in guest rooms
What To Know
- The mini-bar has complimentary chocolate and sodas, but no alcohol
- Guests can use the hotel bikes to cruise around the city
- Breakfast is included in the rate; dishes might include shakshouka or jammy pastries
Created by Alexander Kolpin, once a royal ballet dancer, this boutique is welcoming and superbly elegant without being stuffy—if you had a friend with unlimited money and excellent taste, this is the space they’d create. Right in the middle of Copenhagen’s cultural district, the hotel’s bars and courtyards have become gathering places for the city’s artsy crowd, which contributes to the residential feel. The interiors play with texture in fun ways—rattan sofas, polished woods, sumptuous velvets, shining brass—and rooms are hung with work by local artists. Public spaces invite you to take your time, relax and socialize: the cozy TATA is a transplanted theater bar, the courtyard is fresh and welcoming for dining in warmer months, and the rooftop conservatory encourages lounging with a good book.
In the Area
Like music? Theater? Ballet? Art? Sanders is perfectly positioned for culture vultures, with the Royal Danish Theater, the Opera House, and ground-breaking contemporary art galleries like Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Last Resort all in the neighborhood and easily accessible on foot or one on of the free hotel bikes. Amalienborg, home to the Danish royal family, is a ten-minute walk north – time your visit for noon to see the daily changing of the guard. Cocktail lovers must spend at least one night at Ruby, where bartenders concoct bold new drinks with ingredients like bitter walnut liqueur, East India sherry, and house-made spiced mandarin cordial. A bit further afield in Christianshavn is Amass, a destination restaurant from the same people behind Noma—book in advance; it’s worth it. Staff at the hotel are full of helpful, insider-y recommendations, too, so check with them when you arrive and let them help plan your itinerary.
How to Get There
I had wanted to like the Hotel Sanders as I like to support boutique hotels. We saw a few celebrities in the hotel who are local so it appears to be a hipper place to stay.
However, despite the gloss and style, we thought that the it could have been a bit better particularly given the price. There seemed to be a lot of staff who seemed to be looking cool but not doing much!
The stay didn’t start well when our four day booking couldn’t be found in the system. Apparently the interface between booking.com and the hotel didn’t work. So they did give honour the booking and gave us a upgraded room which was lovely for till they sorted it out to room, although in the room we were given the toilet didn’t flush properly as the cistern didn’t fill quickly.
The rooms included a “free” minibar is water, crisps, chocolate and a food bar.
On Day 2, we were moved to our booked room which was generally fine altjough small although the shower wasn’t very hot.
The room charge included breakfast. When it busy before 1000, they forgot our orders (coffee, hot meals). The kitchen was located at the back of the hotel to where the cafe was so it appeared there was a disconnect in the service. People however were seated all around the lobby etc. Nevertheless the food was nice.
Overall a nice venue particularly given the central location but probably better for a shorter staycation.
Stayed here during our Babymoon in September. We reserved one of the Sanders Bedrooms and was assigned one facing the street which gave us great day lighting as the room is on the darker side. The room was simple but had very nicely appointed details. And we were greeted with a Teddy Bear and a handwritten note from the owner welcoming to our hotel. Those gestures are always appreciated and go to show how ever detail is thought of. The staff was friendly and took all of our requests at every hour. Breakfast was delicious and generous. Location excellent. Do recommend you reserve a larger room if your staying multiple nights.
This is only a review of the café not the hotel! I had lunch and coffee in this very beautiful, stylish but relaxed hotel/café in the heart of Copenhagen with a friend, and will be back. My steak sandwich was light and delicious, made with pickled cucumbers, grilled gruyère cheese and toasted sourdough bread. Service was very friendly. If the cappucinos had been good Id have given this place 5 stars. Im a coffee-lover and know the best coffee-spots in Cph. Id recommend Sanders to go and learn from Original Coffee or Coffee Collective cause they deserve to have a super coffee when everything else is so super! Thanks!
The food is actually pretty great if you can get it. We went back a second time for the shared halibut dish, thinking that the first visit just happened on an off night—a shockingly long wait, but we perservered. So we went earlier the second time, tried again, and this time actually had to leave after an hour's wait for our main. We just sat in the corner like dum-dums, waiting and waiting, no eye-contact with the front-of-the-room servers, though they were apologetic (and knew we'd had the same experience a couple of nights earlier). Seriously?
Amazingly beautiful with the best location and top service. We are very happy staying here Staff is very good and nice. The food is excellent. Very much recommend it We love Copenhague it is one of the most beautiful cities I ever been.