During a recent renovation, the historic hotel SKT. Annæ, a former 19th century speakeasy, revealed many intriguing secrets. Larn more about this boutique bolthole in Copenhagen.
A quiet elegance pervades this hotel, but it’s the atrium and rooftop gardens that really elevate it into pure dreamland.
Situated near the Amalienborg royal palace, the 145-room Hotel Skt. Annæ has a calming, residential feel, with a front terrace for warm-weather wine sipping and a fireplace in the lounge offering salvation for the far-more-frequent cold spells. The atrium, where you can sit at the communal table underneath a glam spiral chandelier, is another lovely place to read or catch up on emails.
Housed in a 17th-century building, Hotel Skt Annae is a lovely boutique hotel that features a classic and upgraded style. It is situated in a very peaceful neighborhood yet still central and convenient.
Today, the word is about its stylish cocktail bar, modern Italian restaurant, and the rooms and suites decorated discreetly in the chic, muted palette of renowned painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, whose paintings are dominated by black, white, and brown. Sloped ceilings, chaise longues, and bathrooms crafted with gold, brass and Italian tile elicit both cozy and elegant vibes. Standard rooms have a decidedly more retro touch.
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Bikes are available for rent at the reception, and you can also grab discounted day tickets there.
Overlooking a peaceful green square, Hotel SKT. Annæ is perfectly situated to hop on a bike and visit Amalienborg Palace or Copenhagen harbor.
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The property first opened in the mid-19th century as Hotel Neptun, an underground establishment that attracted a seedy clientele. In 2016, the new owners, who purchased it just a few years prior, re-christened it Hotel Sankt Annæ to help shed its less-than-illustrious past and connect it to the newly revamped Sankt Annæ Plads. This green plaza close to the harbor dates back to the 1700s.
While it remains something of a hidden gem, there’s no passport required for entry this time around.
Boutique Bolthole in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg