What We Love
- The thoughtful artsy-cool design throughout the property (the airy, light-flooded lobby is a study in blond wood, low-slung leather furniture, retro-fabulous light fixtures and contemporary art)
- The Latin Quarter location means you're close to the city's coolest addresses
- The delicious organic breakfast
- Great spaces abound, from the sleek lobby to the rooftop lounge
What To Know
- Some of the guestrooms are small, albeit ingeniously designed (stone-gray walls, leather headboards and sleek bathrooms)
- The hotel opened in 2014
- Free WiFi
- Valet parking is $75 a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hypercool sleep has brought an extra dose of forward-thinking Danish style to one of Copenhagen’s buzziest neighborhoods, the old Latin Quarter. Set on a picturesque leafy, narrow street — Sankt Peders Stræde, named for St. Peter’s Church on the corner — this 118-room gem, marked by a neon-yellow sign, epitomizes the streamlined style for which Denmark is famous. The airy, light-flooded lobby is a study in blond wood, low-slung leather furniture, retro-fabulous light fixtures and contemporary art, including a wall mural that includes such whimsical phrases as “This moment should last forever” and “Now I know what I should have said.” (There’s even that most Danish of objects on display: a state-of-the-art bicycle.) The reception area doubles as a bar, so you can sip a heart-starting espresso or aperitif as you check in. The guestrooms are all about exquisite minimalism: stone-gray walls, blond wood and leather headboards, and sleek bathrooms, and some offer gorgeous views of the historic slate tile–roofed buildings in the neighborhood. While you’ll no doubt be yearning to venture out for a taste of Copenhagen’s famous Michelin star–heavy dining scene, there are plenty of wining and dining options right at home, including the convivial tapas restaurant Work in Progress (WIP), the Danish diner-style burger joint Cocks and Cows, and Din Nye Van, a bar/coffee house that does double duty as a meeting place for local poets, artists and musicians.
In the Area
You could while away many happy hours just on Sankt Peders Stræde; this narrow street contains some of the best things Copenhagen has to offer. Start by grabbing a delicious pastry at the famous Sankt Peders Bageri, known for its melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls, then stroll the leafy oasis that is H.C. Ørsted Park, English-style gardens built in 1876 that were once part of Copenhagen’s moats. Check out the fascinating interior of one of the city’s most famous bike shops, Sögreni, which makes stellar custom wheels for its finicky fan base; the store also sells beautifully designed bike accessories, such as copper and steel bells, that make great souvenirs. Forgot to book ahead for Noma? Dine instead at a tiny, convivial joint just steps from the hotel called Bror, which was started by two Noma alums and serves a four-course menu each evening using the best nordic ingredients around. For more gourmet gratification, duck into Torvehallerne, a gleaming gourmet food hall near the central train station where you can browse everything from smørresbrød (the famed Danish open sandwich) to hand-crafted chocolates to smoked fish.
How to Get There
We arrived right from the airport and they allowed us to check in early. We were so tired from the 26 hour trip that we crashed. The room was small but we were heading to a cruise and we didn't need to unpack. Good thing because there was no place to put anything. The bathroom was good enough for the 1 day. Location was excellent because you are within walking distance to much of Copenhagen. Staff was pleasant. We went out for breakfast so didn't use their services.
Yes, the hotel has a chic vibe, wine hour is hoppin’ — check in is a little strange as you check in as a guest at the bar. Staff is way too young to even spell hospitality. Our room on floor 1 was large but lacked any USB ports to charge your phone. In today’s day and age and for a new hotel this is unacceptable.
We spent a night at Hotel SP34. The lobby area has been designed and decorated very nicely and with a Danish touch. I really enjoyed sitting down around the lobby sipping a beer. The standard double rooms are smaller than I expected as they are advertised as 18 square meters but the bathroom is bigger and this is how the total size is 18 square meters indeed. We arrived at 1pm and our room wasn't ready. Reading other reviews, it seems many people had the same issue. For some reason they don't release the rooms until 3pm. Other than that it was a very good experience and i enjoyed the cool vibe around the hotel.