Skt. Petri, Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Review

By Paul Riegler on 28 April 2014
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When my taxi stopped at the Skt. Petri’s non-descript entrance, I did a double take.  It could very well have been a department store or apartment building. Indeed, as I found out later, the structure was home to the Daells Varehus department store built in the 1930s until its conversion to a hotel roughly a decade ago.  Inside, things were quite different.

Danish architect Per Arnoldi’s stark white lobby, reached via an escalator, features high ceilings, a long black reception desk, a bar, a terrace, and an open brasserie.

Sara, the assistant front desk manager, checked me in.  I casually asked if she could find an experienced guide to conduct a walking tour of the city for me and, by the next morning, she had negotiated an excellent rate with a most knowleadgeable guide and, as I left for my tour, she even provided bottles of water.


Since my room wasn’t quite ready when I arrived mid-morning, I was shown to another room to use in the interim.  Given the plans for a rather large party in the evening (to which I was invited by Sara), my room was to be on an upper floor where the noise would not be intrusive.


My Superior Room, also designed by Per Arnoldi, was sparse and spacious, a very functional design, with blond wood floors and white walls.  An oversized and rather cheery orange-and-yellow headboard stood in stark contrast to the otherwise monochromatic color scheme.

The king-sized bed was on one side of the room, almost in an alcove-like space while a desk and side chair were on the opposite side.

The bed, made with crisp white linens, was exceptionally comfortable and I fell asleep almost immediately, waking up early the next morning refreshed and ready to explore Copenhagen.

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