Close to the city, but away from the noise
At Hotel Sct. Thomas you are not far from Copenhagen’s night life and at the same time you can be certain you will get a good night’s sleep. On the peaceful street of Frederiksberg Allé you can retract from the big city vibe and enjoy the peace and quiet in our newly renovated rooms.
Location, location, location
Hotel Sct. Thomas is located on one of Denmark’s most beautiful avenues. With Frederiksberg on one side and Vesterbro on the other, you are only a few minutes away from: the trendy former meatpacking district on Vesterbro, the cafés on the charming street Værnedamsvej, Frederiksbergs many theaters, and the lovely surroundings in Frederiksberg’s Garden or 60 meters over ground in one of Tivoli’s exhilarating rides.
The name Sct. Thomas
Sct. Thomas is one of the islands from the Danish West Indies, which was sold to the United States in 1917. When a pharmacist by the name A. H. Rise returned to Denmark from islands in 1872, he bought the area called St. Thomas.
The two ornamental wells on the square are decorated with inscriptions about Frederiksberg’s history. A figure on the top of a Dutch wife represents the Dutch farmers, which under King Frederik III was moved here from Amager. You will also see a falconer in memory of the royal Falconer farm which was located near Falconer Avenue. Frederiksberg’s arms are also decorated with three falcons.
Frederiksberg Avenue – In the footsteps of the king
With inspiration from Paris, the broad avenue was constructed around 1700, and is often referred to as Copenhagen’s Champs Elyseé. Only the king was allowed to use this street, as it was on his way to his summer palace; Frederiksberg Castle which was build on the top of Valby Hill. The two parks Søndermarken and Frederiksberg Garden were also constructed as French baroque gardens. Definitely worth a visit!
In 1785 a large metal gate was placed where the avenue leads into Vesterbro Street. Only the king and his court had a key to the gate and were allowed to drive on Frederiksberg Avenue, however later the road was open to the public.
In 1862 the gate was taken down and today you can see it on the corner of Pile Allé and Roskildevej.
As far as we are aware, the building was used for apartments around 1900. The lower floor was a hospital for several years and as a matter of fact we have had guests that were born here. The Germans used the building during World War II and later so did the council. For the last 40 years it has been run as a hotel with three different owners.
In October 1999 we took over the hotel and all its history. Back then it was a two star hotel with only 24 rooms. There were showers in the rooms, but the toilets were in the hallways. Breakfast was served in two rooms and there was only television in the lobby for all the guests to share.
In the last 12 years we have continually renovated the hotel. Among other things we have dug out the basement and turned it into a large breakfast room along with modern conference facilities.
During the years the hotel has turned in to a three star hotel with 60 rooms and 2 hotel apartments. Now all rooms have a private bathroom, a flat screen television, an office desk, and of course still our enjoyable atmosphere!