I feel like I did lots of research before choosing a hotel in Copenhagen a city I did not know well. I checked out today, and while I rarely write negative reviews, I feel it is my duty to spare your readers the experience I had with my husband and daughter during our two night stay.
The first night we were given a room on the second floor, even though at the time of booking over the telephone I had asked for a room on the top floor overlooking the back courtyard. A friend had tipped me off to request this. When we arrived, there was of course no record of this in the reservation and annoyingly much was made of this fact by the person checking us in. The room we were given was a corner room that gave on to two noisy streets where all the bar hopping madness goes on in Copenhagen. We did not sleep a wink and this was with the windows shut. To make matters worse, the air conditioning was not working. The next morning we requested another room and were told that the best they could do was to move us up one floor, as though that would make a difference? The hotel manager showed me our new option, and while I was tempted to pack up and go searching for a better option in Copenhagen, our time was limited and we decided to hang tough. Hang tough we did. The next night was the same noisy sleepless experience only this time punctuated by loud snarling and screeching garbage trucks in the early AM. I sincerely felt that the manager could have done a lot more to give us a better room farther from the late night street action. She did try to throw us a bone by offering us three free drink vouchers. UUgh! What we wanted was a clean and quiet room.
Add to this the fact that the floors in all the rooms, and especially the bathrooms, are stained with dirt marks, one felt as though we were spending the night in the toilets of a bad night club. I had to put my shoes on to go to the loo so worried was I to step on those filthy looking floors.
This hotel claims it is the only 5 star hotel in the old historic district of Copenhagen. We checked out with a 1000 Pound bill ( this was for room and breakfast for just two night sand no extras!) and I felt as though we had been totally conned.
The decor is on par with any budget hotel chain in Europe. Cheap materials and no soul whatsoever. I have had the fortune to stay in both budget Novotels and 5 star hotels all over the world and never before have I felt so totally duped.
The only positives were the breakfast buffet and the comfort of the beds, but given that one can't sleep with all the noise, little did the good mattress matter!
Avoid this overpriced hotel of hell. I left feeling very depressed and that we had needlessly wasted lots of money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skt. Petri is your key to Copenhagen. The elegant hotel is situated in the middle of the vibrant Latin Quarter in central Copenhagen, close to shopping and with easy access to the airport. With 268 luxury rooms, some of which have a balcony or terrace, Skt. Petri truly puts the city towers at your feet. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, to cool down and stay connected. The unique hotel creates the perfect frame for a contemporary lifestyle, accompanied by the hotel's excellent service and gastronomy. In the panoramic grand room at the heart of Skt. Petri, the Central Kitchen restaurant is perfect for modern-day diners seeking high quality and an easy-going environment. The legendary Bar Rouge continues to light up the late hours in the Latin Quarter with its winning combination of perfectly-served cocktails and guests from around the world. Skt. Petri is a proud member of Design Hotels, and a truly inspirational hotel - the Danish mindset at the service of discerning global travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1st Hotel Skt Petri
- Skt Petri Hotel
- Skt Petri Copenhagen