Interior design in Copenhagen is inspired by light, water, open spaces and sustainability. This translates as clean, timeless and minimalistic creations with quality materials in muted tones. Don’t get us wrong, we love this look and Copenhagen is full of beautifully designed boutique hotels screaming this kind of Scandi-cool. However, in a world of monochrome sometimes it’s nice to stand out. Enter the oh-so-colourful Anderson Boutique Hotel. Instead of going for the traditional look, this hotel breaks from the mold and gives a fresh take on Scandi decor with a bright, beautiful palette, unique glow and bucketfuls of personality.


Anderson is a hotel that is as vibrant as its Vesterbro hood, standing out from the crowd with verve, colour and a lust for life. If the ice-cold chill of the city is getting you down, Anderson will take you in with an embrace and leave you with cockles thoroughly warmed.


This hip boutique hotel is located in one of the hippest areas of Copenhagen and possibly our favourite. Vesterbro has everything the intrepid traveller dreams of, with both comfort in the familiar and lots of new things to try. If you’re looking to make the most of the meatpacking district and it Copenhagen’s nightlife scene – this is the area to stay in. 


The first thing that hits you as you walk in is the colour. Rainbows of it. Perspex chairs and pops of bright pink and fuchsia hues adorn furniture and walls in equal, strident measure. The decor is modern-scandi meets 1970’s and the futurstic fireplace is something we’ve never seen before. Newspapers in the lounge encourage you to relax and take your time, a free glass of wine each evening only adds to this sense of welcome.


The design conscious rooms are  uniquely decorated with materials from Designers Guild. All are bright and airy with a  groovy 1970’s design style. Rich, bright colours and soft fabrics dominate and a shaggy rug  would be laughable in most rooms, but here it totally works. Decorative pillows adorn the beds and large black ink typography of different cities is stenciled on the walls. The hotel offers four different room types and three color schemes – our favourite is the bright pink.  


It’s almost unheard of to find a hotel where you to check in or out 24 hours. You can at the Anderson, ideal for a city like Copenhagen where people like to move to the beat of their own drum. There is a handy convenience store across the road which also serves the area 24/7. The hotel also offers a package of specials  such as bikram yoga and a chance to explore the city with your own private running guide.


Breakfast is  your typical Danish breakfast affair of cold cuts and cheeses and of course the obligatory melt-in-your mouth Danish pastries. There’s an honesty bar, so feel at home to mix yourself a drink before you go out to dinner or if you fancy a night cap. There’s no restaurant on site, however this doesn’t matter.  The hotel is minutes away from one of our favourite eating areas – the Meat Packing district, where it’s almost impossible not to spend a raucous day (into night) imbibing good food and drink.  Here you’ll find the likes of Warpigs serving craft beer and slow cooked, barbecued meat, and Kødbyens Fiskebar, which dishes up some of the most carefully sourced and respectfully cooked seafood in the city in a Nordic- New style. 


Anderson Hotel is the sort of hotel that forms part of your city break, rather than being somewhere just to lay your head.  With loads of character and pops of colour, its vibrant personality rubs off on you and instantly brightens your mood. It’s also a place to escape and a refreshing break from white-on-white Nordic minimalism.


Address: Helgolandsgade 12, 1653 København V, Denmark

Disclosure: IDEAL stayed as a guest of the hotel.