Hotel Sct Thomas Hotel 3 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The 3-star Sct Thomas is without doubt one of our favourite budget hotels in the city, despite its very simple aspect. Located between Copenhagen city centre and trendy upper-end Friedriksberg, just off one of the city's main shopping streets, Vesterbrogade, the hotel is surrounded by lots of bars and restaurants to try out. The boutique hotel was set up by Thurgut and his partner and their spirit shines through the personal service. Casual and friendly, guests feel at ease right away here. The hotel is an ideal place to stay for a range of guests, from couples to groups and families. A good budget option to explore the rest of the city from.

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    Location 7.0 /10

    The hotel is located just off one of the city's main and longest shopping streets, Vesterbrogade, which runs from the town hall to Friedriksberg. Friedriksberg is an affluent suburb of Copenhagen, and isn't technically part of the capital. The hotel is located between the city centre and Friedriksberg in a trendy area where there is a predominant French population. It takes about 20 minutes' walk to reach Central Station and Tivoli Gardens. The street, Gammel Kongevej, is full of quaint bars and restaurants that are a must, even if you are not staying in the area. The café across the street from the hotel is also worth checking out for its mozzarella and pesto grilled sandwiches.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The 60 existing rooms will soon see an extra 15 rooms as the renovation of the fourth floor is finished. There are three room categories: single, double and triple family. The rooms are spacious enough and functional enough to use as a base for exploring the city from, but they are on the whole quite bare, but the rooms are well-equipped for every basic need. In-keeping with Scandinavian tradition, you'll find that the double beds are made up of two single beds put together with two separate single duvets. The rooms are all done up in the same neutral tones with touches of brown and turquoise in the soft furnishings. Squares of paisley wallpaper hang above the beds to add a bit of interest to the otherwise plain room. The rooms feel a bit like being in university halls. There is no mini-bar or room service but every room has a small flat-screen television and a small desk. The family rooms have extra beds underneath the main bed. The plain white bathrooms are tiny and all save two, which have bath-tubs, have showers. You won't find any toiletries here, but like at most hotels in the city, there are soap dispensers on the walls.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Sct Thomas looks like a large house from the exterior. Up the stairs through the front door, is the reception to the left and straight on you'll find the small lobby area with a couple of computers and pamphlets, magazines etc. about things to see and do in the city. There is also a coffee machine (a coffee costs £1). The lobby area feels a bit like a doctor's surgery, but the atmosphere is a lot cosier due to the aged teak furniture used. One feature that you'll notice throughout the hotel is the lighting. Magnificent wooden lampshades adorn the hotel, giving its otherwise plain interiors more of a design-aspect. They also help to soften the light and create a warmer atmosphere. The lighting features are all designed and handmade by one of the owner's friends, Tom Rossau. You'll find his showroom, Rune Design, on Istedgade in Vesterbro. Otherwise, back to the hotel, there are three floors for the time-being and a fourth floor will be renovated with an extra 15 rooms to rent. Apart from the lovely breakfast room in the basement, there are no other facilities to speak of, but, as Thurgut, one of the owners, told us, their aim is to "get people out exploring Copenhagen!" so their aim isn't keeping their guests at the hotel, but "whatever the guests want can be provided - as long as it"s legal!", he jokes. Guests can also rent bikes for 100 Kroner from reception.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    Breakfast is the only meal served at the hotel (although catering can be organised for groups with plenty of advance warning). The breakfast room is in the basement and despite the lack of light; the owners have done a great job in maximising the brightness by using natural colours and materials. The breakfast comprises a buffet of cold cuts, cheeses, a range of breads and yoghurts. You won't find cooked breakfasts here although you may find pancakes on the odd occasion. The breakfast room is the highlight of the hotel - we liked the partly exposed brick of the original building and the soothing atmosphere created by the pretty lampshades. If the hotel is full the room can be a little cramped, but there is enough room for every guest to sit down to breakfast at once. Breakfast is served very early: 7:00am-9.30am. Otherwise there is a coffee machine in the lobby area where coffee costs £1 for a quick pick-me-up.

    To know

    The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel was set up by Thurgut and his business partner in 2000. The hotel building itself dates back to 1886 and used to be a residence until they converted it into a hotel. It was voted second best budget hotel by The Guardian this year for its unchanging prices: from 100-150 Euros per night, which is cheap for the Danish capital!

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    advantage

    • The warm atmosphere.
    • Location.
    • Good value for money.
    • The lovely breakfast room.

    disadvantages

    • The rooms are a little plain.
    • A little far out if you dislike walking or cycling.

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