Hotel Sanders

A hushed space for Nordic style and grace

Though only open since 2017, Hotel Sanders has cemented its place in Copenhagen’s hospitality landscape. The 54-room boutique beauty shows an admiration for the natural world that translates into nearly every facet of the property. Earthy greens and browns are the unofficial hotel hues. Bamboo and palms are as much a nod to Danish colonialism as they are symbols of fondness for foliage. Every room carries a relaxed refinement that comes naturally.

At Sanders Kitchen, you can nosh on a host of Scandinavian classics done with local, organic ingredients. In the bathrooms, olive-oil-based products from Ortigia Sicilia can be found. And when it’s time to explore the nearby sites, you can pedal about without leaving much of a carbon footprint with one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes. Each move here seemingly has the guest and Mother Earth in mind.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Copenhagen hotel has an unwavering residential feel. This rings especially true in rooms that look more like stylish Scandi apartments (wooden cabinets, wicker furniture, plush lounge chairs) than stuffy hotel suites. The 667-square-foot Sanders Suite takes domestic touches a step further with a kitchenette and dining room.
  • The laid-back luxuriousness flows into the bathrooms as well. Though varying in size, all of the lavatories have vintage-style faucets and pedestal sinks.
  • Much like you’d experience at a family member’s house, meals are not only prepared all day at Sanders Kitchen, but they can be enjoyed pretty much anywhere on the property — the dining room, on Sanders Street, in the courtyard or the cozy Living Room.
  • The glass-covered Sanders Rooftop is another appealing spot where nibbles and sips can happen. Hanging plants, neutral browns and beaming sunlight create an inviting atmosphere for a morning bite or a quiet afternoon with a book.
  • Take a trip back to the seductive 1950s at the Tata Cocktail Bar, a charming space with velvet armchairs, bowtie-sporting waiters and a menu that runneth over with classic cocktails.

Things to Know

  • Hotel Sanders was launched by former ballet dancer Alexander Kølpin. It’s housed in a gorgeousNeoclassical building that overlooks the Royal Danish Theatre, where Kølpin once served as a principal dancer.
  • Because of its proximity to the performing arts center, Nyhavn canal, galleries and other attractions, Hotel Sanders works for guests looking to explore the city on foot or by bike.
  • When self-guided two-wheeled adventures aren’t sufficient, the luxury hotel offers Sanders Experiences that provide you with behind-the-scenes looks at Copenhagen’s art scene, architecture and political system.

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Getting There
Tordenskjoldsgade 15, Copenhagen, 1055 Denmark
CPH (14-24 min)   RKE (35-50 min)