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.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a long weekend and found it to be good for the following reasons :
We were allowed to Checkin right away in the morning which is a huge plus when arriving overnight from North America.
The lobby and Checkin were efficient.
The location is fabulous. We walked most places and took the metro to and from the airport.
The room style was a bit austere for my taste and the pillows had a perfum scent that I didn’t care for. The bathroom and shower setup were very basic.
The concierge gave us some advice on dining before the opera but it didn’t work out due to timing. However I don’t mean to leave a bad impression. Everyone we encountered was helpful and took pride in the place.
Overall the location and total experience were 4 Star + and would stay again based on location. If you are considering the destination of Copenhagen for vacation you will love the cleanliness of the city, walkability, and variety of foods.
Skt Petri was a perfect choice for our stay in Copenhagen. The staff was welcoming, professional and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and decorated in good taste. The breakfast was wonderful as was the location. The Danish hygge is well represented!
The hotel is in a perfect area, clean, comfortable and has great food and bar area. The bed was extremely comfortable. The food at the restaurant was high quality. The host and valet team went out of their way to help.
Lovely hotel in a great location, the decor is just lovely, the staff are very friendly and helpful. If your thinking of going and read what's on offer for breakfast it's incorrect. The sell themselves short with what they write. There is a lovely selection of food with good quality ingredients. I would love to stay here again.
The staff could not be kinder and more helpful, the rooms are delightfully comfortable, the lobby decorated for Christmas was warm and inviting, the buffet breakfast had something for everyone and the location was perfect for walking everywhere. The only thing that was off was dinner in the upscale hotel restaurant called P Eatery. Service was slow if friendly and despite good reviews, the food was somewhat disappointing. Maybe we were unlucky as it was a busy Friday night but ...?