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Klaus K Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bulevardi 2-4, Helsinki 00120, Finland   |  
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Ranked #9 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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“A pleasure as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights over the weekend in Helsinki. The taste of Finland breakfast was superb, as were the surprise glasses of bubbles on arrival. The room was clean and well decorated with quality soaps and linens. The parking under the hotel was relatively cheap for the weekend (40euros) thanks to a 20% discount from the hotel. Overall I find this hotel to be a great little "design" hotel with great furnishings and restaurants. I will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear DrAndyC, it sounds like you have found all the great benefits we try to provide our guests. I really appreciate you taking time to write all these attributes for others to see. I look forward to welcoming you back to Klaus K next time you are in Helsinki. All the best, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Rooms are large but a bit dark. Bathroom was pitifully small. Noise from downstairs club penetrates at least a couple of floors up. Good location, but almost every Helsinki hotel is central since its such a small town.

Klaus K is on ok choice, but you can do better for same money. That said, i spotted Finnish rock star Michael Monroe in the lobby....and he probably knows more about hotels than I do!

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear The Global Finn, I am very sorry to hear that you were not that impressed with your experience. I am purchasing additional lighting this year to be installed this winter so hopefully help the problem you noted. I truly hope that you might give another chance when you visit Helsinki. Please contact me directly as I would appreciate handling your reservation personally. Sincerely, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Having had positive stays at other independently owned hotels that are part of a the Design Hotels collection (such as the Claska in Japan and Mira Hotel in Hong Kong), I had high expectations for the Klaus K both in design and amenities. For the most part, I was pleasantly pleased with the design of the hotel and the friendly staff. That said, as a top-end hotel in Helsinki, there were certain polishes that seemed missing.

Klaus K is perfectly located in Helsinki, with almost everything within walking distance to the hotel. The tree lined boulevard that Klaus K is situated on provided a nice level of sophistication, however, I wouldn't go out of my way to pick the hotel for location as most other downtown hotels in Helsinki were close by.

Check-in was friendly and fast, and the room itself (a room with twin beds) large for European standards. For the most part, the room was nicely designed, although it was disappointing that the room lacked an iPod/iPhone dock and that bathroom amenities were of the "shared" type, i.e. large bottles on the wall versus individual ones. The TV, while modern, was also small.

Breakfast was included in the price and good, although even at 10:00 am on a weekday, it was busy and staff seemed overwhelmed. Disappointingly, there was a charge for specialty coffees such as espressos and cappuccinos.

A highlight of the stay though was the sauna. As long as it hasn't been reserved in advance, guests are free to reserve a sauna for an hour. Located in an adjacent building, the sauna and it's facilities provided a nice break to sightseeing although be prepared to walk outside on your way to the basement facility.

Overall, Klaus K was a good hotel, but I expected slightly more given it's rating and price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear redeyetraveller, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review about Klaus K! Your comments are valuable and helpful. I would like to respond to one of your points in the bathroom - our shampoo amenities: when I opened the hotel we had 5 bottles per room (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and mouthwash). When you do the math, we were throwing away approximately 50,000 little plastic bottles every year. I come from a background of luxury hotels so I understand your comments however I wanted to find a solution that could be a hybrid. I find Malin+Goetz to be a very high quality brand and trust that our guests will understand that you can still enjoy a pampering luxury item but remain a little more environmentally responsible. Thank you again and when you are in Helsinki in the future, I hope you will return to Klaus K. All the best, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Very nice and pleasant hotel. The room was nicely decorated, clean. The bed was very confortable, probably because we were quite tired after the long walk.Hotel is very well situated in design district, not far from shopping center and not far from sea terminal (Tallinnlink: if you have a time - go to Tallinn). Tram 6 is just in front of the hotel, you can make a nice tour of the city.
People in the hotel was kind and service -minded. Breakfast was various and fresh.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Denmelb, Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you noting some of our greatest attributes. And I hope to welcome you back when you return to Helsinki. All the best, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Located perfectly, quiet rooms, interesting breakfast and good staff. Luxuriously appointed rooms, value for money.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great hotel, nice location, good breakfast... Helsinki rocks! Would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear GuiBreda, Thanks for the encouraging comments about our hotel! I think Helsinki rocks as well!! I look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous hotel, we really liked our room (envy). Beautifully done up interiors and convenient location. We enjoyed every bit of our 3 day stay here in June and our stay here made Helsinki a better experience for us!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelife, Owner at Klaus K Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Amy_Port, thank you for taking the time to write your review. Helsinki is a great city and I am so happy that you enjoyed our hotel while taking in the city experience. I look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Marc Skvorc, General Manager
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Address: Bulevardi 2-4, Helsinki 00120, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#9 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#9 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#9 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Klaus K Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All 139 rooms including 2 suites, 3 art rooms and a Movie Room are provided with state-of-the-art equipment ranging from custom made beds and mattresses to laptop size safe to oversized robe and towels to LED television to high speed internet - wireless and wired. Room categories playfully range from Mystical to Passion to Desire to Envy, all describing the emotions that are depicted from the mythical literature. ... more   less 
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