Skt. Petri, Copenhagen

Skt. Petri, Copenhagen

A great place to base yourself for a short stay in
Copenhagen, Skt. Petri is a winning choice
for business travellers and
design-inclined travellers

If you don’t like the colour green, avert your eyes now. Skt.
Petri is filled with it. Emerald and chartreuse set the tone for
central spaces, while living walls and climbing plants smother
chandeliers and other surfaces.

The lobby is punchy and graphic, with bold circular lighting
overhead and chevron-patterned flooring. While Skt.
does tilt toward corporate bookings, it’s more business
casual than super serious, offering a well-balanced space whether
you’re off the clock or on.

Catering to large groups and offering very affordable room rates
in a central location, the hotel is a winning choice for a Copenhagen
, with generously sized rooms, friendly staff and
thoughtful design touches.


For a little over £100 per night, the rooms at Skt. Petri are
impressive. Spacious, and with all the “basics” you couldn’t get by
without – fluffy robes, nice linens and a well-stocked mini bar –
standard rooms are functional and fun. Instagrammable
design features include an embossed focal wall and a particularly
covetable mushroom-topped lamp.

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast is a grand affair – and a busy one at that. Between
9-10.30am seems to be a particularly popular time, so early birds
and late risers will fair well here.

For extra seating options, enjoy breakfast on the patio or in
the spillover area to the right of the central bar. Choose from a
wrap-around buffet bar featuring fresh and dried fruits, yoghurt
and cereals, cheeses and breads, as well as a hot food station.

Coffee and tea stations are at the ready for second and even
third cups of your morning brew.

How about lunch and dinner?

As with breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on level one in
the main lobby-cum-restaurant. You don’t need to make a meal out of
it – you can drop in for a light snack – but if it’s a feast you’re
after, the lunch menu at Petri Restaurant has some great

Sloppy joe sliders and chips with truffle mayonnaise may not be
haute Scandi fare, but they are undeniably good.

Alternatively, if you’re staying at the hotel Tuesday through
Saturday, book a table at Restaurant Dada for some
lick-the-plate-clean mezze.

Is there a bar?

Yes, there’s Petri Bar, but you will be sitting among diners. If
a change of scene is as sought after as a sip of the cold stuff,
we’d venture elsewhere.

Head instead to nearby Ruby or The Jane for dancing and damn good cocktails.


There’s a gym as well as a business centre. The latter also
joins on to a series of conference rooms, which are bookable via

Things you should know…

By the lift (on each floor) you’ll spot a shoe-shining machine –
use it. Not sure how? Place your foot below the leather conditioner
pump and work your way along the conveyor line to buff and shine
your shoes ahead of your morning meeting.

Within a short walk you’ll find

Walk the steep incline to Rundetaarn, a beautiful tower minutes
from Skt. Petri – its cobbled floors and minimalist interiors will
abate you. Design fans should make the pilgrimage to HAY
, scouting the design studio’s impeccably curated flagship
– purchase colourful glass jugs and quirky lampshades.