Recently spent five nights on two separate stints at the Glo Hotel Kluuvi. The single rooms were very comfortable and nicely furnished with wall-mounted tv's, working desks, chairs, wardrobes, and nice bathrooms with rain shower. The tv had stations in several languages--English, French, German, Finnish, etc. One of the wardrobes had a safe, mini-bar, and hot water perk with tea, coffee, and Fazer hot chocolate. The bed was really comfortable, although it only had a heavy comforter and no sheet, which I take it is the norm in cold Finland--same as all the other hotels anyway. Internet is not free, but very reasonable at 1.99 euros per day. Actually I think they did have a free option which limited the megabytes for download/upload. Anyway, wifi worked well and you only had to pay once for multiple devices (ipad, laptop, phone, etc.). The hotel breakfast was good, including eggs, meats, cereals, fresh rolls and croissants, etc. The hotel breakfast area and bar use Marimekko cups and plates fitting with Helsinki's design theme--very nice. Breakfast was included in our group's hotel rate, and I stayed a few nights on my own dime, and was able to find a breakfast-included rate as well. Rates at this hotel seem to vary quite widely based on site used, from around 120-180 euros per night inclusive of tax. Glo's own site seemed to be the most expensive compared to say, Olotels, so you might want to shop around a bit. They accepted my Olotel voucher, saving me about 100 euros. I think this hotel had a spa and maybe a pool, but I never used the facilities--I saw some people wearing robes in the elevator anyway. The hotel is very well situated within walking distance of the central train station and two or three tram lines which go all over the city. You can also easily walk to the main shopping promenade and the main open air market, as well as the popular cathedral area. We walked to dozens of design shops within just 4-6 blocks of the hotel. On the same block as the hotel are a couple of really good restaurants and the popular Fazer cafe with its famous desserts and chocolates. Can't beat the location of this hotel. The hotel staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful at all times, and spoke English better than most Americans I know! ha They took the time to circle various things on maps, set wake up calls, phoned taxis, and processed check-in's and departures efficiently. Easy to tell this is a well managed property--very sharp staff. No major complaints--all around nice hotel. Would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most important idea behind the hotel is customizing the stay at the hotel to meet the needs of each individual guest. Hotel GLO Helsinki Kluuvi offers its guests a variety of recreational opportunities including sports, culture, dining, and health services in the hotel itself and outside its walls. The vast collection of services is something never before seen in a hotel in Helsinki. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Glo Helsinki
- Glo Hotel Helsinki