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
A new boutique hotel in Copenhagen that is well designed, has a perfect location, attentive and personable service, and good food. I opted for the studio room as I was traveling alone and the size was adequate but small; next time I would likely opt for a larger room. No complaints.
I have visited Sanders Hotel when my friend stayed there one month ago. Besides the beautiful decorated bar I couldn’t believe how small the room 207 was compared to the price they charge. Not even a desk to put your laptop on (and it wasn’t the lowest room category). I don’t see how hotels can’t provide that given almost everybody nowadays travels with a laptop. That said, I was sitting in the lobby with my friend having a glass of champagne when a very arrogant staff member walked past me, giving me really weird looks. But what a surprise to me to find out who she was, the guest relation manager of the hotel. Three days after I found out why she was giving me those looks. My friend’s assistant received an outrageous email where the guest relation manager was talking about his bad behavior, even though he didn’t do anything wrong. And if he did why wasn’t he approached directly instead of her going behind his back to his assistant. He used to be a regular guest at the Sanders hotel but he will certainly never come back. That’s said I can’t recommend this hotel. If you are looking for something really nice go to the Nimb Hotel, top service, top location.
We popped in for a bottle of wine on the roof terrace.
The terrace was disappointing - think a conservatory surrounded by other houses' roofs, so no view, and very little exterior space. Not much interior space either.
We chose an inexpensive bottle of white wine (at £80, not that inexpensive but one of the cheapest on the list). This arrived warm (without an apology) - they appear to keep no wines in a chiller. We waited half an hour while it cooled in an ice bucket. The waitress seemed to be unaware that this was a problem.
In sum, rather a disappointing experience.
I didn’t stay there but visited more the once and made a tour of all the rooms. The single room is tiny and I wouldn’t want to stay there (although flawlessly decorated). The hotel is brand new, mint. There’s a very cool bar and a nice restaurant. The scene is great and local film unbeatable. Next time I’m in town will stay there for sure !!
We spent a few days over the New Year's holiday at The Sanders and absolutely loved it. Incredibly welcoming and friendly staff, warm spaces, delicious food - it was really a home away from home. Located in a great neighborhood convenient but also quiet, we'll definitely be back. Thanks!