What To Know
- Some rooms show signs of wear-and-tear
- Free WiFi
- The hotel primarily caters to business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
I ascend from the street into Skt. Petri, accessing the minimalist mid-century lobby via escalator, a quirky leftover relic from the property’s former life as a 1930’s department store. In typical Scandinavian style, it’s evident that Skt. Petri is not about hitting me over the head with luxury or dazzling design gimmicks; rather it’s a successful study in understated design, function and service—three things Scandinavians do well.
That said, I am still pleased to find that the hotel also offers a list of services rare in Scandinavia, like valet parking, butler service on request, a gym and 24-hour room service, not to mention in-room massages and yoga.
After checking in at the long blue desk, I head to my cozy but spacious and light-flooded Medium Room. It has a king-sized Jensen bed, free Internet access, REN Clean bath and beauty products and flashy Bang & Olufsen electronics. The best amenity is the stunning views of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter, a hip, cobblestoned nook due north of the touristy Strøget strip.This view provides me with the fairytale element expected of any 5-star European hotel.
I borrow a free bike from the super sexy and friendly concierge who gives me some handy tips on city cycling and the lowdown on Copenhagen’s notoriously frantic bike scene. He also offers up a handful of nearby Michelin-rated dining recommendations like Noma, which serves up innovative Nordic food in a renovated warehouse space.
After a long day, the bustle of Copenhagen tires me. I head back to the incandescent light-flooded lobby. I wander designer Per Arnoldi’s signature red, white and blue colored space and ogle the sleek skeletal staircases and dangling atomic cut-glass chandeliers.A warm but composed buzz prevails in the open space.
There’s a cool mix of sorts- chic, bespectacled business travelers work on laptops in Arne Jacobson-inspired Swan chairs aside hip, young weekenders sipping strong coffee and dipping designer spoons into pots of local, organic yogurt. I join the crowd and nibble on a variety of rustic breads and Hallegaard Farms salami at the in-house Café Bleu. The wildly popular Rouge Bar promise a laid-back vibe that lasts all night.
And last all night it does.
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The hotel, the staff, the rooms, the food: everything is top notch.
Reception is professional and friendly. Hallways are clean and colorful. Rooms are spacious, clean and very well equipped.Breakfast buffet is one of the best I've seen and tasted.
Firstly, I adore Copenhagen. The warmth and humour of the Danes delights me, and being Irish I think outside of Ireland it’s the warmest welcome you can get. Firstly, this hotel is so beautifully designed and totally encapsulates ‘Danish cool’. However fabulous hotel and rooms aside, it’s their staff who are really the making of this establishment. Everyone smiling, everyone keen to help. I leave the hotel feeling lighter ,well rested, well fed, and ready for the day. Just say I cannot stay longer! If you love design, go here (the atrium is stunning). If you like a warm welcome and want your faith restored in human goodness, absolutely go here! Thanks for a great stay
I always review places to stay quite a lot before I choose a place to stay. I’m very glad I chose Petri. The location is great, in an old part of town and walkable to all locations but quiet and very accessible to good bars, restaurants and shops.
The hotel itself is great. Staff are friendly not stuffy, a relaxed place. We stayed in a deluxe room on the third floor which was great. Spacious, nice view and balcony. Impeccably clean. Separate bathroom and loo. Buffet breakfast is one of the best I’ve had despite it being busy. Things replenished quickly. Omelette bar. English bfast. Pastries, fresh fruit. cheese, smoothies. You name it. iPad order coffee.
And I thought the price a bargain for a weekend in an expensive capital city. But I did shop around for a deal! Copenhagen? Stay here.
I've stayed twice for business and both times the Wi-Fi and Internet speed has been terrible. Considering the price of the rooms, I would expect at least good base Internet or the option to buy a premium Internet service for my stay.
It's in a relatively good location, nice hotel, not the old smelly sort.
However, service is non-existent, from concierge to the bartender (especially if you are from a certain race/country, if you know what I mean).