What To Know
- Some rooms show signs of wear-and-tear
- Free WiFi
- The hotel primarily caters to business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
Please note that this rating is Only for Customer Service. We always book our hotel, cruise etc directly vs using a 3rd party website seller. Why? Because when Customer service is needed we Always get superb treatment. Not this time. We booked this hotel non-refundable, as that was our only option at the time. Our cruise departure time was changed requiring us to cancel a 3 night stay. We made 3 requests to obtain some sort of refund. The answer was a firm and harsh NO. Yes I get rules, but c'mon in the interest of good CS, could they at least say ok you still pay for Sat and Sun, but we will give you a Monday night refund? It would have avoided this review...should we use a 3rd party from now on and cost the hotel a booking fee?? Maybe their CS is better???
We stayed at this hotel located just outside the old part of Copenhagen in July 2019 as part of a pre-package one-night stay in Copenhagen for our Oceania Cruise through Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea. The hotel was selected by our cruise company so that the cruise line would provide our transportation the next day to the cruise ship. The hotel was in a good location close to a pedestrian zone but was a long walk to some of the most visited historic areas like the Little Mermaid and Nyhavn area. We had known that when we arrived around 0900 that our room would not be available until 1500 but were dismayed to learn that we could have a room right then if we were willing to pay about an extra $40 to get it. We were tired and wanted to relax and freshen up so we paid the extra money but it seemed like a bit of a scam as the room we paid extra for seemed to be a basic, small room with a small bathroom. However, the room was very comfortable, modern and clean so we had no complaints about it per se. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a lovely courtyard area off the main lobby which was a quiet respite from the city hustle and bustle with lots of flowers and a nice water feature where one could relax and get a drink. Not a bad place to stay by any means but having been on another cruise with the same cruise line where a pre-cruise hotel was booked for us, this one was not as impressive.
I have selected this hotel for my family vacation and it was a great choice.
We checked in very late at night and were welcomed by lovely May who smoothly gone through the process.
The hotel location is centrally located for visiting Copenhagen in which everything is around in a walking distance.
The rooms are clean, nicely decorated in a modern style and of a good size.
Bathroom shower is a little small in some rooms,however I noticed renovations in some hotel rooms and solving this problem.
The breakfast is a lovely experience with good atmosphere and lot of variety, however it was always crowded and difficult to get a table.
The hotel have a courtyard seating area and bar/cafe (very nice).
The gem is great .
Our plan was for 4 nights and we extended another 2 extra days because we really liked the hotel.
What makes the hotel great is the staff and management who are so friendly and helpful.
Many thanks to Sky.Petri hotel management and staff especially May,Nicholas,and Sebastian.