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.
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Oh I had wanted to love this hotel. I’d lobbied my partner to choose this but despite having a standard double (room 303) it was tiny and we had to squeeze around the bed. Not how shown in the photos
The room is badly laid out - no room in the bathroom to put anything and the lighting near the kettle (and socket) is very dim. Also amenities are lacking - wash cloths (as shown on website photos) or cotton buds etc. The bathroom ends up flooded when having a shower.
Breakfast is continental and fine but nothing to write home about.
And then there was the fire alarm at 2.45am. All outside in our pyjamas. No apology at the time or in the morning at breakfast or upon check out. A major oversight I find hard to let go of.
This hotel lacked the amenities that we expect from a nice hotel. There was no AC and which meant that the small room was stifling hot without open windows. The problem with that was that it was impossible to sleep with windows open due to extremely loud street noise. The bathroom shower was impossible to adjust the temperature, the water ended up all over the bathroom, there was no place to hang wet towels, there was no shelf in the shower to place shampoo or soap, etc. The breakfast area was very crowded and you had to pay for anything beyond the basics, i.e, eggs, bacon, etc. We decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant, Vaekst, one evening and ended up walking out after we were seated in an area with tables so close together and the noise so loud that it was punishing. All in all, I simply cannot recommend this hotel.
Spent a night at this hotel. I absolutely loved the room and the atmosphere. The breakfast was amazing and the staff was very nice. Location was really good. Definitely staying here again!
Didn't have the chance to enjoy the wine hour but loving the idea!