The impressive Skt Petri hotel is a chic 5-star hotel in the heart of Copenhagen, just two steps from the picturesque Latin Quarter with its colourful, historic buildings.

A beautiful boutique hotel, I stayed there for 3 nights on my most recent trip to Copenhagen to see the famous Christmas markets. So, read on to discover my experience and honest review!

Skt Petri: First impressions

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View of the lobby with the restaurant in the background

The special feature of the Skt Petri Hotel is that it is housed in a historic and listed 1928 building, that used to be a department store. Consequently, some things are a bit unusual, like for instance, the entrance area.

First of all, as you enter the hotel through the revolving door, on your left you will find a small concierge desk. When I arrived, a perky young man welcomed me, which was nice. Then, you go up the escalator stairs to the main front desk and lobby area.

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The open-plan area that houses the reception, lobby and restaurant of Skt. Petri

As you go up, a big open-spaced area opens up in front of you. The patio offers plenty of light throughout the year and makes the lobby feel airy and bright. To your left is the front desk, in the middle is the lobby and to the right is the hotel restaurant.

In addition, the lobby area is beautifully decorated with artwork and photography by Danish artists. In particular, from the end of November, the entire hall is spectacularly decorated for Christmas. The result is awe-inspiring!

Skt Petri: The Rooms

Skt. Petri hotel has around 300 spacious and bright rooms, many with balconies and most with views of Copenhagen.

I stayed in a single room, which was pleasantly spacious and comfortable. Even the supposed “single” bed was a queen-sized bed. In addition, the mattress was comfortable without being too soft, and I had a pleasant sleep.

The bathroom was also comfortable, with bathrobes and slippers, and a full range of toiletries from Danish brands.

In general, the room was beautiful, and clean, with all the comforts such as a TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, and laptop-sized safe, while it was bright and tastefully decorated, with the subtlety that characterizes the Scandi style.

The view from the window was amazing, as my room was on the 6th floor. That said, the hotel also has higher-level rooms and suites with unobstructed views of the whole city – many even have balconies.

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It is worth also mentioning that the corridors are very pleasant, warm and bright. Even where the lifts are there is a large patio-like opening so that you can enjoy a view of Copenhagen while you wait.

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Speaking of warm corridors, maybe I was a little unlucky but I felt that my room was cooler than the common areas. The front desk did offer to bring me an additional heater. However, the duvet was sufficiently warm.

Skt Petri: The Food


When I went down for breakfast at the hotel restaurant I didn’t expect much more than the standard hotel fare. I couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised! The buffet was huge and the variety was just unbelievable.

The whole area around the main bar was full of all sorts of goodies: different kinds of juices, hot food like sausages, bacon, and potatoes, but also many kinds of bread, croissants, jams from fruits I had never tried before, yoghurts, muesli, and many more. There was even a different kind of pickled herring every day (a danish cuisine staple).

The breakfast buffet also includes many vegan-friendly and healthy-eating options.


I also had dinner at the hotel once. Petri Restaurant serves sustainable and organic bistro dishes with a modern twist. Most of the time I’d eat elsewhere, but one evening I was feeling too tired to go out, so I had some pasta for dinner at the hotel.

As an IBS sufferer, most “healthy-eating” options are actually unhealthy for me, therefore a simple pasta dish was my best choice. It was tasty and filling, although perhaps a bit overpriced. But then again, it’s Copenhagen.

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The hotel has a gym and conference rooms, but I must admit I didn’t use either of them. You can also rent bicycles to move around in Copenhagen like a local.

Sustainability policies

Being located in Europe’s greenest capital, Copenhagen, Skt. Petri could not but have sustainability high on its priorities.

In fact, from 2022, the hotel is being managed by SH Hotels & Resorts, a chain known for its sustainable and environmentally-friendly policies.

More specifically, Skt Petri aspires to have a zero carbon footprint by 2025. In the meantime:

  • Most showers and taps are low pressure for less water consumption.
  • Half of the corridor lights are switched off every night.
  • Every year the hotel participates in Earth Hour by switching off all lights.
  • They use 100% wind energy for all their energy needs.
  • 95% of the lamps are LED.
  • They don’t use palm oil in cooking and all fish is MSC-certified sustainable.
  • They have programs to reduce food waste and more.

What is there to see nearby?

Skt Petri’s location is simply unbeatable, in the heart of Copenhagen. First of all, just a few steps away from Nørreport metro station, where the train connecting the airport to the city arrives. After getting out of the station, I only took 5-6 minutes to reach the hotel on foot.

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The entrance to the Round Tower of Copenhagen is just a 5-minute walk from the Skt Petri Hotel

Moreover, the hotel is two steps from the beautiful “Latin Quarter” with its picturesque historic buildings. It is also very close to one of Copenhagen’s most interesting attractions, the Round Tower. Apart from being a very special historical building (e.g. it has no stairs, but you climb a spiral stone path), you can see the whole of Copenhagen from its roof.

Other nearby attractions include the Botanical Gardens and Rosenborg Palace, while Tivoli Park, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Nyhavn Canal are either a short walk or two bus stops away. After all, Copenhagen is a flat and walkable city, nothing is too far away.

To sum things up

The impressive Skt. Petri in Copenhagen is a luxury hotel with a chic design, a great location for city exploring and a “green” conscience. It is ISO certified for its sustainability policies, combining comfort with ecological awareness. In addition, unlike other classic 5-star hotels, the Skt. Petri is modern and bright. Just staying there puts you in a good mood.


Address: Krystalgade 22 1172 Copenhagen

Tel: +45 33 45 91 00



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Eleanna is the founder of Chic Travel Tales and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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