We visited the beautiful city of Copenhagen over the Easter weekend and stayed at the stylish Skt Petri hotel, which is a 5 star hotel located in the Latin Quarter of the city. It had been recommended by a friend and it was a good choice!
As it sits right in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect location to explore Copenhagen. It’s also only about a 20 minute drive from the airport and is close to a Metro station. The area itself is vibrant and full of restaurants, bars and shops. In fact, a short walk away is Strøget, which is a 1.1 km pedestrian street full of shops – from luxury to budget.
When you enter the hotel from the street, you’re met with escalators and lifts going up to the reception area (or directly to your room floor). I’m not going to lie but I thought it was a bit ugly, however when you get up to the reception area, it’s lovely! And very spacious.
I adored the vibrant green velvet couches, the tiled floor and the colourful artwork. In the reception area, you’ll also find the restaurant and bar.
Check-in was really easy and the staff were warm and friendly.
We opted for the Junior Suite, which is a spacious room that came with the mini bar included as well as DKK 100 per night to spend on food and beverages in the hotel. I thought it was good value for money.
The bed was really comfortable with high-quality linens. I especially loved that if you opted not to have your bedding changed, they donated the equivalent of around £6 per night to Unicef. The room is beautifully designed in an art deco style with some quirky touches, such as this ‘do not disturb’ sign.
The living room area is in the room and not separate, however this didn’t bother us at all. We rarely make use of a separate lounge area, it’s more about having more space when we choose a suite.
Not all the junior suites come with a bath but ours had a bath and a shower. I love a bath so I was happy about that!
There were also cotton dressing gowns and slippers. I do love a hotel slipper, especially when the floors are not carpeted.
I loved how the toiletries are from a Copenhagen brand – Frama. Not only does this support local business but the impact on the environment is lowered too as the products don’t have far to travel.
The minibar was included with the room and consisted of soft drinks, beer and wine as well as snacks. I polished off those gummy bears!
As well as the standard offerings, I enjoyed trying something new – an organic lemonade, called Lemonaid, which has a foundation that’s raised over €4 million!
Breakfast at Skt Petri
Breakfast is served in the main restaurant near the reception and on the weekends it’s served until 11am (big plus in my view!). It’s served buffet style although there was an egg station where a chef prepared omelettes to order.
The coffee machine was interesting! I first came across one like this when I visited Twitter’s offices in London a few years ago. It’s a novel idea – and the coffee was great – but there were only two so it look a while if there was a queue.
There was a really good selection for breakfast, including pastries, fresh fruit, continental meats and cheeses, waffles and omelettes. I very rarely have a big breakfast so I just settled for scrambled eggs and bacon.
If you don’t want to eat inside, there’s outside seating too in the courtyard. This also doubles as an outdoor bar at night. It was only April when we went so a bit too cold still to enjoy the courtyard!
The hotel also has a gym and a sauna and you could also rent bicycles for the day.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Skt Petri and would definitely stay here again. If you’re looking for affordable luxury, style and a great location – you’ll find it here.