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.
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I’ve stayed here twice and the second time was better than the first. Nothing negative to say. They sure know how to run a comfortable well run friendly hotel where the guests feel special. Can’t wait to return!
Stayed here with a group of friends. The hotel is an excellent location. Shops, takeouts, restaurants n nightlife nearby. 10 minute walk into the tourist centre. You don’t need any cab or public transport once you arrive at the hotel.
The hotel itself is smart and elegant. It is very large and has a massive beautiful lobby area. There is a lovely restaurant, gym, sauna n steam room. Be sure to pack the clothes you need. Breakfast is a huge selection of pretty much everything! I’d go back just for breakfast...
The rooms are stylish, clean, large and comes with lovely toiletries, hairdryer etc and a fully stocked mini bar. We also had a lovely welcome gift. My room even had a balcony from where you can take beautiful photos of Copenhagen’s rooftops.
Hotel staff are warm, friendly, offer advice and greet you with a smile.
Lovely, stylish hotel well located in Copenhagen. Staff and service were extra special and I was given a warm welcome throughout my stay.
For a luxury hotel, there were a few inconsistencies that didn't match the price (or image) the hotel is trying to achieve. Firstly, they could improve the bathrooms: I'm not sure who thought that a shower head over a moldy bath fits with the rest of the hotel's stylish decor?! Secondly, with such a nice breakfast spread, why spoil it by using cheap and nasty artificial "juice". Freshly squeezed orange juice would have been much more appreciated, and would match the rest of the high quality Skt. Petri offers!