Very Good 61 Reviews
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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
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Style-centric laid-back boutique with a residential feel—a magnet for the city's cultural elite

The Lowdown

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

Tordenskjoldsgade 15
Copenhagen, 1055 Denmark


4.5 Very Good 61 Reviews
Great choice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Sanders feels like a speakeasy hotel. It feels like home and the feeling of hygge is certain. All people working in the hotel are wonderful, the location is idyllic, the rooms comfortable, super clean and neatly designed to offer everyday comfort and cozy nights.
The restaurant, the living rooms and the bar are exceptional choices even for the locals.

Perfect Stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about Hotel Sanders! We stayed 4 nights for our Babymoon and it was perfect. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating with any request. The room (Sanders Bedroom) was so cozy. Breakfast each morning in the rooftop terrace was delicious and filling. The lobby and hotel bar was very inviting with a fireplace. Sometimes it was hard to leave the hotel. We ended up cancelling our dinner reservation the last night just so we could stay at the hotel and soak it up. The hotel defines Hygge! We can’t wait to come back to Copenhagen and we will definitely be staying at Hotel Sanders.

Great cozy stay!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice boutique hotel centrally placed behind the Royal Danish Theatre. Perfect service, nicely decorated room, great bars. Can't find anything bad except perhaps the low hanging beams in our room but I suppose that is to expect in this. And the bumps in my head are gone now!

Average lunch
Reviewed 2 months ago

Went for lunch here. Very limited menu for vegetarians. Service in the lobby area where we sat was very slow, especially for a 5 star hotel it was disappointing. Prices high and portions small.
Positives were good atmosphere. Nice fireplace and it felt cosy.

totally Cozy
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is a perfect boutique Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen just behind the beautiful Royal Ballet. Its new and the standard everywhere is very high, the rooms are also special with ok space without being big. I was greeted by the staff and serviced well. Bar and restaurant have nice food and here the service is also high.