I booked a small room without breakfast for a weekend break after a conference. The room had everything I needed but was - as promised - small. As I didn't plan on spending any time in the room except to sleep, the size was more than fine. There is a store diagonally across the street that is open - more or less - twenty four hours a day, so I was able to get anything I needed.
The staff are very friendly and helpful; the room was clean (but small - as advertised).
Although I had read some rather negative reviews of the hotel, I found the hotel "tells it as it is". Breakfast at a hotel is usually an expensive deal; hotel rooms in a city are not really for staying in (you've got an entire city out there waiting to be explored). The tiny bathrooms are prone to get wet if you shower but there is a floor mat to soak up most of the damp.
The only really negative point I have is that as the hotel covers most of a block of buildings, the rooms are rather far off. To get to them, one has to walk through at least three "check-points" where you swipe yourself through with your room key.
All in all, however, I can recommend the hotel: everything you need at a price one can afford if you are not looking for luxury at every corner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new GLO Hotel Art is a unique combination of a 1903-built Art Nouveau castle, with its variety of charming meeting and event facilities, and a new modern hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Linna Hotel Helsinki