If you plan on visiting Copenhagen in the near future, I would highly recommend checking out the Hotel SP34 located in the Latin Quarter of the downtown district. Prior to heading to Copenhagen, we wanted to find a hotel that provided a unique representation of the Danish culture, and without doubt Hotel SP34 achieves this in a variety of ways.
Oozing charismatic class and boutique luxury, Hotel SP34 offers guests the ultimate relaxation package with a variety of rooms available and a stereotypical Danish ambience that flows throughout the hotel.
From the captivating room décor to the bike on the wall in the lobby, Hotel SP34 is definitely an option worth considering if you are interested in being engulfed in Danish culture.
Hotel SP34 History
Hotel SP34 is a 4+ boutique hotel located in Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter and recently opened its doors to guests in April 2014.
Part of the Brøchner Hotels group, Hotel SP34 is the third member in Copenhagen’s city centre alongside the Hotel Danmark and Hotel Astoria. It is no surprise after staying at Hotel SP34 that Brøchner Hotels received the accolade of best hotel chain in the 2012 Danish Travel Awards.
The hotel is situated only a short walking distance from the City Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens and the Strøget pedestrian zone. However, it is among an abundance of other bohemian type buildings with high ceilings, vintage architecture and a university environment throughout the district.
Our stay at Hotel SP34 was only for one night and we stayed in a Suite on the third floor. The hotel has various elevators that lead you to the appropriate wing of the hotel and ours was conveniently located near Elevator A.
Walking the halls to get to our room was an experience on it’s own as you pass by some really cool architectural designs on the walls along with passing by the room numbered lights that add an extra European boutique feel to the hotel.
Entering our suite, we were immediately left in awe at the beauty of our room. Spacious, comfortable and modern design are all words that spring to mind when describing our room. A bedroom, living area and bathroom made up our suite and all provided unique characteristics that reflected the mood throughout the hotel.
The lone pillar in the center of the living room added a real rustic feel, but the minor touches such as the coffee table and lighting choices further complimented the overall feel of the room.
Our bed was extremely comfortable despite it’s particularly unique design. At first glance, you think it’s a typical King sized bed but closer inspection makes you realize that there are two individual headboards in the shape of a chair and individual quilts which provide a comfortable spot to rest following your travels around Copenhagen.
The bathroom offered a bath, which seemed to be bigger than a traditional size and a walk-in shower that for Heather in particular is a huge selling point for any hotel. I know this hotel is relatively new, but the pristine condition of the crisp white décor along with the stainless steel finish really make this an inviting room.
The Breakfast Experience
As you head down the elevator to the basement of Hotel SP34 for breakfast, you really have no clue as to the experience you are about to have. The breakfast room has a wine-cellar feel to it yet with the cold buffet at the front and the chefs working tirelessly in the back, it really provides a perfect setting to achieve the Danish boutique breakfast.
Hotel SP34 emphasizes that 90-100% of all their ingredients are organic.
Our breakfast consisted of an initial sampling of Danish cheeses with accompanying meats. Combine this with your own cuts of Danish rye bread, and you have a really delicious start to the day.
Other options include fruit bowls and yogurt/granola dishes so there is plenty of variety available dependent on your preference.
Sitting in the back corner of the room next to a wine rack consisting of a plethora of vintage red wines, our friendly waitress offered us options from the hot menu. I opted for the 2 fried eggs, sausage and pancake while Heather went for the scrambled eggs, bacon and pancake choice.
The food arrived shortly after and I have to admit this was probably the most disappointing aspect of the whole stay. Regardless of this, the sausages were excellent but the eggs were a little over cooked and this negative feedback is purely from my personal experience and preference.
Overall, breakfast was a huge success and I wish we were able to stay at Hotel SP34 longer just to sample the myriad of breakfast options every morning.
The Lobby and Wine Hour
Guests are invited to an evening soiree between 5-6PM to sample a glass of wine with fellow guests at Hotel SP34. Served on the house, this is a great incentive for folks to mingle and relax in the prestigious lobby area, either on one of the comfortable sofas or at one of the tables if you prefer to catch up on some work with a glass of your favorite wine.
The old bicycle on the wall is the distinctive focal point in the lobby and for anyone who hasn’t visited Copenhagen, the moment you step off the metro or out of a taxi you will immediately notice the iconic representation of the Danish bicycle.
With lanes dedicated to cyclists throughout the city and every street housing numerous bikes, it is no wonder that Hotel SP34 opted for a bicycle to depict the Danish culture from the moment guests check-in to the hotel.
Restaurants and Bars
If you prefer to wine and dine at one of Hotel SP34’s very own restaurants, you can sample Copenhagen’s best burgers and cocktails at Cocks & Cows or have a casual dinner in the bustling French/Spanish bistro Bar Moritz.
Interested in experiencing the Danish bar scene? Well, Hotel SP34 have four different bars for guests to choose from including a roof top terrace which is a great addition when weather permits for folks to relax and overlook the surrounding neighborhoods.
Of course our stay in Copenhagen was primarily to explore the Danish capital but I can honestly say that after staying at this Brochner Group hotel, I can’t wait to go back and stay there for longer!
Hotel SP34 is a new establishment in Copenhagen and it will likely take some time for the word to get out that this is a viable option for those looking to stay in a higher-class, luxury boutique type hotel.
However, with the excellent customer service that we experienced and all of the added incentives that I have described previously, I am convinced Hotel SP34 will become one of the most popular hotels in Copenhagen.
Hotel SP34 targets ‘Luxury Bohemians’ amongst business travelers and weekend tourists and I can attest to this hotel really fitting this niche perfectly. We have stayed in a variety of hotels throughout the last 12 months, but our experience at Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen certainly puts this brand near the higher echelons of our recommended places to stay.
Our stay reflected our overall time in Copenhagen – short and sweet yet complimented with a variety of iconic experiences that reflect the Danish culture! Hopefully you will choose to have a similar experience by checking out Hotel SP34.
Disclaimer – We were guests of Hotel SP34 and received a discounted rate in return for consideration of a blog post. The views contained within this post are entirely our personal opinion/experience.