SP34 is one of the latest boutique hotels to pop up in Copenhagen. An ideal stay for lovers of Scandinavian design, modern nomads and creative professionals.
This 4-star hotel is located in the bohemian Latin Quarter. The fact that it’s a little out of the way from the main hotel hub means you benefit from a more local experience of the city. SP34 sits along the charming Sankt Peders Stræde – a pretty street with trendy restaurants, galleries, a famous bike shop, a local bakery with a reputation for the best cinnamon buns and a variety of vintage stores. It’s also walking distance to the whimsical Tivoli Gardens, Ørstedparken (a beautiful park ideal for picnic-ing by the glass-like pond) and convenient access to the ‘it’ neighbourhood of Nørrebro.
Reception doubles as a bar. When we arrive a few creative professionals are sitting around discussing entrepreneurial projects as the bar tender/receptionist pours them glasses of wine and smiles encouragingly at their ideas. Check in is easy, the receptionist is amicable and invites us to join the ‘wine hour’ between 5-6pm each evening where glasses of red are generously poured on the house. We also put our names down for the use of the hotel bicycles for the following few days which incurs a small additional charge. I would thoroughly recommend hiring bicycles as there is no better way to explore Copenhagen and most tourist sites are in easy cycling distance.
I was excited to find that there was an undoubtedly Scandinavian aesthetic. Sunlight streams through the open space and the welcoming communal area with plenty of seating and places for guests to work from their laptops.
Whilst researching I had noticed that some boutique hotels in Copenhagen have sought originality by decorating the interiors in a ‘Balinese’ style, for example. The Nordic region is renowned worldwide for it’s design aesthetic characterised by minimalism and functionality. When I visit Copenhagen that’s exactly what I want to experience.
In that regard SP34 is right en pointe. Our room is simple yet stylish, with clean white bedding, an efficient workspace and a view into the typical Danish interior courtyard. Whilst the bright white walls and grey furnishings are overtly modern, the light wooden pieces, large windows and contemporary lighting give the space a certain warmth. Perks include free wifi, tea/coffee amenities and the bathroom is stocked with REN Skincare, yet I was surprised to find that there wasn’t a mini bar in sight. Never mind, the helpful staff provided us with bowls and spoons on request one evening for our late night snack of a traditional Danish favourite koldskal and kammerjunker that we had picked up from the local supermarket.
The hotel does boast organic breakfasts and two in-house restaurants. Work in Progress is nicely presented as a tapas and wine bar. Cock’s and Cows is a Scandinavian take on an American style burger joint which attracts fashionable locals with their juicy burgers and bespoke cocktails.
SP34 is a hotel that understands the needs of the modern traveller and creates an environment for a professional nomad to both work and enjoy the little luxuries in life. The library brimming with arty books, the numerous open-plan work spaces, comfortable seating and a communal environment that encourages creativity, socialising and collaboration. It’s no wonder that Hotel SP34 was included in Conde Nast’s much coveted ‘hot list’ for 2015.
Room prices vary depending on season. Visit Hotel SP34 for more information.
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