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
Where to begin. I booked 3 rooms for a total of 4 nights in this hotel. What was supposed to be a relaxing trip for my family became a succession of problems. On arrival we were given our rooms without any specific comment, we were very tired after our flight and were simply happy to get to bed.
Problem number 1: The following morning my parents informed me that they found the box of a sex-toy under their bed. I’m obviously pissed and ask for them to be moved to a better room. The person I talk to accept to do so.
Problem number 2: That same person then tells me that we’re all expected to move anyway. I must have looked very surprised. The desk agent informed me that we had all been upgraded the night before but only for one night, meaning that we now had to pack all of our stuff in order to move to inferior rooms. What could have been a good surprise now felt like a downgrade.
Problem number 3: Once back at the hotel on the same day we proceed to go up to our new rooms in which our suitcases were left. I gave very specific instructions on where to leave them and on where to leave the crib (we were traveling with my 14 month old nephew). The result? They forgot to bring the crib and they mixed all of our suitcases. I go back to the front desk in order to speak to a manager but said manager is only there from 9 to 5 - why would a tourist be a his/her hotel at those hours?!
Sum up: Terrible experience, no compensation was offered, all of the staff is awfully junior and had no idea what to do. The rooms are also very small and extremely noisy. I’ve lived in Paris, Munich, Hong Kong and San Francisco, I know what to expect in big cities in terms of size/noise but that was just crazy. Never again.
Hotel SP34 is well placed near the city center.
Rooms are clean and well decorated. Breakfast is good and full of organic food :).
One negative point is the parking wich is public and located 500m from the
I have stayed at SP34 multiple times and am currently staying here. There is no concept of loyalty. I have plenty of friends who have turned up to realise their booking was not I think eh system and then sent to some hostel /low grade hotel nearby.
I have been put in an awful room on the first floor above the burger restaurant.
There is single glazed windows, constant noise and shouting from the street including noise from a club. No sleep possible.
Would be great if I could call reception to ask them to handle the noise - but unfortunately the phone doesn’t work.
Tried ringing at 0530 in the morning and nobody picked up.
Would be great if the windows had double glazing..
When W hotels puts people on Street Level or near Noisy areas they care and know their guests may wish to sleep better so they provide earplugs.
No water in the room - you have to request (don’t mind paying but not nice to run out).
This hotel is currently listed as a preferred partner on our company travel site - this will change.