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Updated: January 6, 2020
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Bright and unfussy boutique hotel in cool Vesterbro.
Andersen is a laid-back boutique hotel combining easy comfort, design, and affordability. The location is great: a stone’s throw from the central station and perfect for exploring the center and trendy Vesterbro. The service is excellent – the staff is happy to help and full of local knowledge. The 69 rooms are pleasing and contemporary, with Designers Guild wallpapers and fabrics in a choice of bright color schemes, from fuschia to turquoise and lime, and pale wooden floors. Bathrooms have similar colorful accents, Philippe Starck fittings, and a cute rubber duck. There is no restaurant but breakfast is served in the inviting ground-floor lounge which is full of artwork, GUBI chairs and sofas in rich velvet shades, and lit by pretty pendant lights. Finally, the hotel has introduced the very useful ‘Concept24’, whereby guests who book direct can keep their room for 24 hours from check-in. Note: the Hotel is closed for planned renovation works till April 2020.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Location
- Address: Helgolandsgade 12, DK 1653, Copenhagen V.
- Nearest Metro/Subway: København H metro station is 3 minutes (0.1 mile) away.
- Area: Great location by København H (Copenhagen Central Station), on the edges of the city center and hip Vesterbro. Plenty of tourist attractions are an easy stroll away – Tivoli Gardens is a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) and Nationalmuseet a 15-minute walk (0.8 mile). Nearby are great restaurants and shopping – Strøget, the central shopping street, is a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile), and the cool boutiques on Istedgade are right outside the door. Excellent connections to the rest of the city from the nearby train and metro stations at København H (Copenhagen Central Station).
- How To Get There: From Copenhagen Airport, the best route is to take the train to København H, a 3-minute walk (0.1 mile) from the hotel. The whole trip should take around 15 minutes. If arriving in the region by train, it will likely terminate at København H too.
- Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €104 from Copenhagen Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
- Handy To: Tivoli Gardens, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Vesterbro, Meatpacking District.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – The Basics
- Ages: Guests are travelers in their mid-20s and up, looking for an affordable, design-oriented stay. Children are welcome and cots are available on request for free; some rooms have sofa beds that can accommodate 2 additional people.
- View: Pleasant views of Vesterbro from rooms on higher floors.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
- Laundry: Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available (additional charge).
- Parking: Not on-site; reception can provide a discount ticket for the public garage at Saga P-Hus, 100m away.
- Extras: 24-hour reception desk and concierge service. Guests can borrow iPads from reception and also handy smartphones for local tips and free international calls. Bikes for rent. Complimentary wine hour each evening. Nespresso machine, pillow menu, robes, Molton Brown toiletries, and cute rubber duck to take home in the room. Inviting lounge where you can borrow newspapers, magazines, and board games; there is also an honesty bar and complimentary tea and coffee. Plant-filled terrace at the back of the hotel. Concept Green – bar or bike rental vouchers if you choose to skip housekeeping for a day. Unique Concept24 – guests who book direct can keep their room for 24 hours from check-in.
- When To Book: Book 3 to 4 months in advance for the summer high season.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +45 3331 4344
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: andersen-hotel.dk
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center, but there are plans to install one in the basement during the current planned renovation till April 2020.
- Laundry: No common laundry room.
- For Disabled Guests: There is elevator access to all rooms and step-free access from the street. A few accessible rooms with specially adapted bathrooms are available.
- For Families: Cots for children aged 0-2 are available on request at no extra charge. Extra beds are not available. A Family Room can sleep 3 people, and a Junior Suite has a double sofa bed and so can sleep 4. A babysitting service is available (extra charge).
- Activities: Bike rental for DKK 130 per day, discounted running tours with Running Copenhagen, complimentary wine hour each evening. The friendly staff are more than happy to recommend and help organize activities during your stay.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Andersen Hotel does not serve lunch or dinner. However, you can order in from several local restaurants; menus are available in the room.
- Lounge/Bar: Honesty bar in the lobby lounge.
- Breakfast: An almost entirely organic buffet including sausages and an egg cooker. Expect cold meat and cheese platters, pastries, bread, and fruit juices. It is included in the room rate and served in the lobby lounge 7-10 am Monday-Friday and 7-11 am on weekends.
- Room Service: No room service.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Standard Single • Standard Double • Superior Double • Family Room • Junior Suite
- Smoking Rooms: The Andersen Boutique Hotel is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The Junior Suites are quite roomy at 27m², decked out in a choice of color schemes, with a desk and lounge corner. The plush sofas convert into an extra double bed.
- For Families: A Family Room can sleep 3 people (or 2 adults and 2 children) and a Junior Suite can sleep 4 (by making up the sofa bed). Note that the bed and sofa bed are in a single space in both cases.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking: Andersen Hotel’s location makes it a great base for exploring the city center and trendy Vesterbro on foot. Well placed for exploring Tivoli Gardens (0.3 mile, 7-minute walk), the Meatpacking District (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk), and shopping on Strøget (0.6 mile, 12-minute walk). København H train and metro stations are 3 minutes (0.1 mile) away.
- Subway and Bus: Copenhagen has an excellent public transport network that includes a 24-hour Metro and buses, S-trains, and ferries known as ‘harbor buses’. A single ticket covers any combination of these within a time limit (usually 1.5 hours). You can download the handy DOT Tickets app to buy mobile tickets or multi-journey City Passes with a few keystrokes. The metro station at København H is on the M3 Cityringen, so you can get to most parts of the city easily. Bus routes have good coverage too. E.g. the 9A runs from the far side of the train station to Christiania and north up the harbor to Refshaleøen, while the 6A runs from a block away to Rosenborg Slot and then northwest to Nørrebro.
- Bikes: Copenhagen is extremely bike-friendly, and on two wheels is one of the best ways to see the city. Bycyklen (city bikes for rent) are available at over 100 stations; the nearest is on Halmtorvet (0.2 mile, 4-minute walk). However, for more than one quick trip, a more comfortable option is to rent from one of the many bike stores. Andersen Hotel rents its own bikes to guests for DKK 130 per day.
- Taxis: A taxi from Copenhagen Airport to the hotel will take around 25 minutes (5 miles) and cost around DKK 250-300. Uber has left Denmark, but many local taxi companies have apps and online booking, such as TAXA 4×35. It is often quicker to walk, cycle, or hop on the Metro.
Andersen Boutique Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tour
- Bike Copenhagen with Mike – Engaging tours of the city from the saddle with friendly local guide Mike. Learn about the city and Danish life while enjoying this bike-friendly city. Booking online in advance is required; the price – DKK 300 – includes bike and helmet rental. Tours leave from Sankt Peders Stræde 47. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Neighbourhood – Ever-popular hangout serving daring organic pizzas and equally organic and delicious cocktails. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar – Authentic Japanese fare in a trendy, compact space in Vesterbro. Share tempting small plates of gyoza and grilled octopus, washed down with sake, of course. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- ØL & BRØD – This Vesterbro spot from local craft brewery Mikkeller offers cool modernist looks, mouthwatering smørrebrod for lunch, and creative takes on Danish food for dinner. Also, there is great beer courtesy of Mikkeller and a huge selection of akvavit. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Paté Paté – Busy restaurant/wine-bar in an old paté factory. The menu is built for sharing, blending Spanish, French, and Moroccan influences, and the wine list is impressively diverse. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Hija de Sanchez – Mind-bogglingly tasty, authentic tacos from Rosio Sanchez, who left legendary noma to start her own place, make this place one of the highlights in the Meatpacking District. The tacos are freshly made with corn imported from Mexico, and the 3 fillings on offer change daily, so try everything. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Kødbyens Fiskebar – Industrial restaurant in the Meatpacking District with a central steel bar, serving some of the best seafood in town. Expect dishes from the simple to the creative – think oysters and lobster with beer meringue – and great cocktails. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Gemyse – High-end vegetable-focused restaurant from Nimb Hotel, housed in a beautiful conservatory-style space in the middle of Tivoli Gardens (note: you need to pay admission to Tivoli during park opening hours). Organic, seasonal vegetables with global spices is the star of the show. You can also have fun toasting your own dough twists and marshmallows on the fire in the restaurant’s garden. 10-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- District Tonkin – Friendly, casual, and affordable Vietnamese favorite. Feast on salads, soups, or banh mi – warm baguettes crammed with fillings like marinated pork in 5 spice or steamed tofu and pickles. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile) to the Mikkel Bryggers Gade branch.
- Kiin Kiin Bao Bao – Pan-Asian tapas spinoff of Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Kiin Kiin. Share small plates such as bao filled with braised pork, goma dressing & peanut, matcha tiramisu, and creative cocktails. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- Restaurant Mes – Intimate, playful venue – check out the mossy feature wall – with equally creative, attractive market cuisine from top chef Mads Rye Magnusson. It’s good value too, at 5 courses for DKK 350. Open Mon-Sat for dinner only; book ahead. Sister Restaurant Meille is around on the corner on Sankt Peders Stræde. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Vækst – Focusing on fresh local vegetables and herbs, though meat and fish can be found too, Vækst, or growth, is an ode to nature. The restaurant is filled with hanging plants and at its heart is a lovely greenhouse. Look out for the good value 3-course set menus which start at DKK 330 and go up to DKK 600, including aperitif and wine pairings. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Høst – Award-winning cool-yet-rustic style meets a Nordic kitchen that likewise embraces both in celebrating local ingredients. Expect delights such as birch-smoked scallops or rare ribeye with pickled trumpet and fried beech mushrooms. There’s a great value 3-course set menu for DKK 350, while 5 courses with wine pairings go for DKK 895. Very popular, so book ahead. 18-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Mikkeller Bar – Cool in white with gold pendant lights, Mikkeller is a classy beer bar from a star microbrewery. It draws the crowds with 20 creative craft beers on tap, including Mikkeller creations involving coffee, chili, or lychee, gourmet accompaniments, and a warm atmosphere. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Curfew – Speakeasy cocktail bar with vintage décor and jazz sounds. Run by noted bartender Humberto Marques, it’s a great place to try an original craft cocktail. 5-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- WarPigs – Huge American-Danish beer bar with an in-house brewery in the Meatpacking District, featuring 22 beers on tap. It’s a joint venture by top breweries 3 Floyds and Mikkeller, and also serves authentic Texas barbecue. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- NOHO – Quirky décor, cool cocktails, and hot DJs make this a bar where the cool crowd parties into the night. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Lidkoeb – This sister bar to Ruby is located in a sprawling old apothecary’s shop, and is similarly great with seasonal craft cocktails. Take time to discover the different spaces, from the courtyard strung with lights to the whisky den on the top floor. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- BrewPub Copenhagen – Microbrewery with a pub and restaurant in a 17th-century building by City Hall. Serves 11 of its own beers on tap as well as other selected craft beers. The lovely ochre-walled courtyard is a highlight. The restaurant develops dishes to complement the brews, and tours with beer tasting included are on offer. 14-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- Taphouse – A beer lover’s paradise, with 61 taps serving an ever-changing selection from around the world. From porter to IPA, whatever you’re looking for, the friendly staff will help you find it. There are also beer tastings that you can join. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Ruby – Intimate venue with classic style – low lighting and leather armchairs, laid out like a fancy apartment – known for some of the best cocktails in town. There is table service, making it a great choice for a special occasion. 18-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- Mad & Kaffe – Bright and breezy Vesterbro favorite, known for its beautiful breakfast dishes. The small plates such as avocado with chili oil, muesli with yogurt, and matcha tea and chia pudding are tasty and made for Instagram. Also serves lunch till 7 pm. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- The Living Room – Shabby-chic café/cocktail place with a fireplace for added ‘hygge’. Enjoy great coffee, smoothies, and organic brunch. Open late for stronger drinks. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops
- Donn Ya Doll – Womenswear and accessories with a daring or quirky edge. This boutique stocks lots of niche Danish and European brands. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Siciliansk Is – Fine, homemade gelato to transport you with a taste of Italy. Indulge in several flavors, even with the smallest size. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Sort Kaffe & Vinyl – Unusual record shop/café that does not disappoint with either product. Browse the shelves from garage rock to jazz while enjoying a quality cup. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Kyoto – Deeply cool multi-brand boutique on fashionable Istedgade. Browse the large, carefully curated selection of Scandi-chic labels – Acne, Wood Wood, Norse Project – and some international ones. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Strøget – The main shopping artery in the city, stretching from Kongens Nytorv to Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square), and from luxury fashion houses to high street brands respectively. Highlights include the famous department store Illums Bolighus, Royal Copenhagen for elegant porcelain, and sleek Danish fashion at Mads Nørgaard. Starts a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile) away.
- Project 4 – Latin quarter boutique full of Danish styles to upgrade your wardrobe and accessories. The carefully selected range includes pieces that are original and not sold widely. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- La Glace – The local grande dame of patisserie, an institution since 1870. Enjoy their beautiful creations – the layer cakes are a specialty – and the historic ambience. 17-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- Stilleben – Design store where smaller local designers rule – browse funky textiles, ceramics jewelry, bags, and much more. Great for unique gifts. 20-minute walk (1 mile).
- Meatpacking District – Still a functioning meat industry area, but now also a gentrifying mecca for cool restaurants like Paté Paté, bars like NOHO and WarPigs, and art galleries. V1 Gallery exhibits contemporary artists and was the first to show street art in Denmark. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Tivoli Gardens – One of the oldest theme parks in the world, delighting visitors since 1843, Tivoli is full of rides as well as quality restaurants, theaters, and exotic towers and pavilions set in beautiful grounds. The rides range from the gentle to the thrilling; an unlimited-ride wristband is good value for going on a few. On summer nights, the illuminations draw the crowds, as do the free concerts on Friday known as Fredagsrock, and the fireworks on Saturday. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Tycho Brahe Planetarium – Go on a cosmic journey at Northern Europe’s largest dome, with a unique domed screen. They also screen IMAX and 3D films, making this a great family day out. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – This grand fine-art museum is home to the largest collection of ancient art and objects in Northern Europe, but also works from the Danish Golden Age and more than enough French art from 1800-1950 to delight fans of Rodin and the Impressionists. The building is graceful, with a lovely glass-domed conservatory and café at the center. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- Nationalmuseet – Dive deep into Danish history at the National Museum. The collection spans from Danish Prehistory – featuring a 3,500-year-old Sun Chariot – through the Middle Ages and right up to the modern Welfare State. There are also finds from further afield, including ancient Mesopotamia. The website offers handy downloadable tour guides, including ones for children and families. 15-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- Havnebadet Fisketorvet – On a hot summer day, swimming in the clear harbor water is a true Copenhagen experience. The harbor baths at Fisketorvet are well worth the trip; they are some of the nicest and free to boot, with 3 pools (including one for children) and diving platforms. Open May 15–September 15. 20-minute walk (1 mile).
- Christiansborg Slot – Somewhat dark and forbidding, Christiansborg Palace is the home of the Danish Parliament and the Prime Minister’s offices. Visitors can explore the formal Royal Reception Rooms, the ruins under the current palace, and the popular Royal Stables. The views from the tower, the tallest in the city, are a highlight and free to boot. Around the palace are more noteworthy sights, including Thorvaldsens Museum, dedicated to the great Danish sculptor, and Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library), featuring the arresting ‘Black Diamond’ building. 21-minute walk (1 mile).
- Nyhavn – Once a busy port and now the most photographed location in town. Nyhavn is unmissable, filled with pretty and old gabled houses, cafés, bars, ships, and, of course, tourists. Check out nos. 18, 20, and 67, where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Most of the bars and restaurants here are touristy, so you will be better off going a few blocks away, or grabbing your own bottle to enjoy on the quay. 30-minute walk (1.5 miles), or use one of the many public transport options.
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- Tivoli Food Hall – ‘Fast gourmet’ food court on the edge of Tivoli (and accessible without entering the park). 15 stalls include burgers from Cock’s and Cows, baked delights from Brødflov, and grilled ones from Bobbabella, which is run by the Michelin-starred Kadeau team. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Irma – Well-stocked branch of popular supermarket. Wide selection of groceries and essentials. Open daily till 12 am. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).