Aug172018

Skt. Petri Hotel, Ascend Collection Copenhagen is a 20K deal

Hotel Skt. Petri is the flagship property of Nordic Choice Hotels in Denmark, and also a member of Preferred Hotels Group.

Skt. Petri Hotel is an upper upscale hotel that ranks #6 of 118 Copenhagen hotels on TripAdvisor. This is my favored hotel for Copenhagen due to its great central city location, suitable room and excellent breakfast buffet. The real deal is a reward night through Choice Privileges is only 20,000 points and a lower points price than through Nordic Choice Club or Preferred Hotels. There are no other loyalty program values that beat this deal and even Airbnb does not offer $100 rooms in the city center.

I have stayed at Skt. Petri every summer since 2015.

Every stay reveals something different about the lobby and room decor. Rooms were redesigned between summer 2016 and summer 2017.

This summer I saw the new fitness room in the basement level for the first time. No photos though. It was kind of weird due to the concierge taking me from the hotel front entrance through the P Eatery restaurant and kitchen to access the hotel stairway to the gym. The hall stairs provide a more direct route to the gym for guests.

Skt. Petri Copenhagen Choice Hotels Ascend Collection (July 17, 2017). Room 162.
Skt. Petri Hotel Copenhagen, Nordic Choice Ascend Collection (July 6, 2015). Balcony room 508.

Skt. Petri Hotel Copenhagen, top floor rooms have patio balconies.

Skt. Petri Hotel on corner of Nørregade (left) and Krystalgade (right).

Hotel Skt. Petri entrance on Krystalgade

Hotel Skt. Petri P Eatery (gym is located in basement below).

Sankt Petri Kirke/St. Peter’s Church

The hotel name Skt. Petri is derived from an abbreviation of Sankt Petri/St. Peter’s Church across the street from the hotel. Sankt Petri was one of the four Catholic churches in Copenhagen mentioned in 1304. In 1585, Frederick II designated the church for his German-speaking subjects.

Sankt Petri Church is oldest church in Copenhagen, 15th century, spire constructed 1757.

Sankt Petri Kirke

Sankt Petri Kirke gate

Skt. Petri Hotel Krystalgade entrance view to Copenhagen University library (1861).

Skt. Petri Lobby

Looking through my photos reveals I have done a fairly poor job of capturing images at this hotel. The hotel website has a press download of 78 hotel photos I went through to find some better images to my own. Many of them are artsy close-ups, but a few offer good impressions of the big picture hotel view I’d like to share with readers.

Skt. Petri entramce escalators and stairs to lobby (Press photo).

Skt Petri reception desk (press photo).

Skt Petri breakfast buffet restaurant in lobby (press photo).

Lobby stairs and elevators behind stairs (press photo).

View of dining room from upper level (press photo).

These five photos show most of the lobby area.

The outdoor terrace off the dining room is an area where I have eaten breakfast in the past on warm days when it was pleasant to sit outside for leisurely morning relaxation and coffee.

Skt Petri terrace (press photo).

One aspect to point out about Skt. Petri is there are some interior rooms facing the lobby atrium. I always request an outside window room.

Two more press photos show two of the best views from the hotel top floor balcony rooms.

Skt Petri Hotel view of Sankt Petri Kirke (press photo).

I would love to get this view of Sankt Petri Kirke one day. This room view is from the front of the hotel with historic buildings of University of Copenhagen directly across the street. I have stayed in rooms facing the other three sides for the hotel, including two stays in a balcony room facing the Round Tower-Rundetaarn, the 1642 observatory. That view is seen in my Skt. Petri 2015 article.

Skt. Petri Hotel Round Tower balcony view (press photo).

The remainder of this post uses my own photos.

Hotel Skt. Petri restaurant at breakfast

Skt. Petri Hotel Room 525

Hotel Skt. Petri Floor 5 elevator foyer with shoe shine machine and recycling bins.

Skt. Petri Room 525 door

Room 525 faces the back side of the hotel over the courtyard terrace.

Skt. Petri Room 525 bed

Room 525 bed

Room 525 nightstand and lamp. USB port outlet.

Room 525 desk, mushroom lamp and mini-frig in desk cabinet.

Desk mini-frig.

Iron, safe, fan in closet. Air conditioner must have not been sufficient since I see we used the fan in my sleep photo.

Double sinks.

Double toilet rolls.

525 shower/tub.

Room 525 view.

Skt. Petri sleep.

 

Sleeping is an art. Please do not disturb the artist.

Copenhagen Airport to Hotel Skt. Petri by Metro

This was my 5th stay at Hotel Skt. Petri, however, this was the first time I used the Metro from CPH airport to get to Skt. Petri. Turns out that is by far the easiest and cheapest way to get to the hotel. In all my previous stays I took the train to Copenhagen, then walked 15 minutes.

Buy a 36dkk/$5.60usd ticket from the Metro kiosk in Copenhagen Airport and ride Line M2 to Norreport Station in 15 minutes. The hotel is about a five minute walk from Norreport. Copenhagen Metro runs 24 hours.

There are also 24hr, 48hr and longer passes for potential discounts for Copenhagen transportation available from ticket kiosks. Machines accept credit cards.

Loyalty Traveler – Copenhagen Metro and public transportation (June 15, 2018).

Metro ticket machine at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport CPH.

Lufthavnen CPH Airport

Norreport Station, Copenhagen is a major city center transportation hub for Metro, buses and city S-trains.

Google maps – Norreport Station to Hotel Skt. Petri 350 meters walk.

Hotel Skt. Petri on Choice Privileges points

Copenhagen hotels are some of the most expensive in Europe. Finding anything under $150 per night can be a challenge much of the year.

When I booked my June 2018 hotel stay in April, the lowest room rate was 4,830dkk that converts to an astounding $800usd per night room rate. The US dollar has strengthened against the Danish Krone since April and the exchange rate for 4,830dkk is now $740usd.

Room rates at Hotel Skt. Petri at time of this post:

Fri Aug 24 = 3,230dkk or $494.90usd.

Mon Aug 27 = 4,430dkk or $678.76usd.

20,000 Choice Privileges points per night for Hotel Skt. Petri is the real deal for Copenhagen.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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