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
We stayed here for 3 nights.
Good location - you can walk to mmost things and a quick metro from the airport.
Really nice helpful staff
Nice spacious rooms
Dada restaurant attached really excellent
Nice bar / lounge area
Nice outside bit - I suspect in summer
Things to improve:
Water pressure in bathroom, the shower was weak and the toilet didn't flush great at all
Replace water each night - we only got one bottle the first night
Evening bar staff not that friendly - shame as the rest were great
Loved staying here. Hotel is very modern and instagrammable with its green, black, gold and white colour scheme in the public areas matching their green ethos. Breakfasts were tasty. Room was one of the larger ones on a corner - nice and spacious with good fittings and we liked the idea that if you didn’t request cleaning, the hotel donated money to charity. Staff were welcoming - I’m pregnant and my husband had an injury on his hand - staff wished us congrats on the baby on arrival and were keen to know if he was ok and did things to make our stay easier. Spent more time in hotel because of these reasons and it was very comfortable. Gym was good too! Location couldn’t be better! Impressed and would happily recommend / return!
I was really excited to stay at Skt Petri. I planned a solo trip to Copenhagen before visiting friends elsewhere and the whole stay just felt off. The hotel is nice and chic looking, but I wouldn't stay there again if I were back. The staff were perfectly nice, I just didn't love my room. I was given a 1st floor room, which just felt strange to me - it was right off the lobby and the layout was weird. I guess there really isn't any views because the radiator is from the floor to the window, and at 5'5" I was too short to see out the window, it's just the building across the street - I'm not sure if all rooms are like this. I felt the bed was situated oddly in the room and when I had a look inside the room next door, the bed was placed in a better location. This sounds strange and not something I would ever really think about, but I just felt strange. I was surprised to find that there was only a small duvet on the bed with no top sheet. The duvet didn't extend to any corner of the bed, which I was told is the Danish way. I requested another duvet because I was also cold and told that the heat only went up to 70 degrees F. There was no top sheet on the bed either, which I think would have helped with the small duvet. The bed felt similar to those from Ikea, which is fine for a few nights, but too soft for a long stay. I really liked the bathroom, it was sleek and had nice toiletries, with a full sized hair dryer and lots of fluffy towels. The location of the hotel is great. Close to a metro and easy to get to and from the airport via metro. I could walk to most places, I just wanted something a bit more cozy, I felt like I was in a college dorm. You can hear every little door slam or neighbor upstairs since there is only a small rug under the bed.