I booked this hotel on the strength of its TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The location is wonderful, off a lovely quiet street (almost a pedestrian mall) in the heart of Helsinki (which is much smaller than I expected, so everything is close.) If you weren't burdened with silly amounts of luggage, as we were, you could certainly walk comfortably from the station, although I would be careful with a suitcase on wheels, which would be difficult to drag on the cobbles. But a bakpack or cabin bag would be no problem.
The staff are fantastic. We arrived almost unable to walk with exhaustion after three nights in a curtainless room in St Petersburg in high summer, and mentioned this at check-in. The staff called a few minutes after we got into our rom to ensure that we were happy with the curtains, and offering to move us to an even darker room if necessary. Later, on check-out, a different staff member was particularly helpful in our arrangements for a taxi and a ferry.
The room was very spacious and the bed wonderfully comfortable. Shower was excellent, loads of pressure.
Breakfast was also excellent, with a very wide choice of wonderful foods; I had the whole Scandinavian catastrophe including some of the best hot-smoked salmon since Tasmania!
My only slight quibble was that some of the soft furnishing was a little tired. The carpet outside our door was stained, and a sofa in our room looked as if it had been burned by a cigarette (although there was no trace of cigarette smoke odour.)
We adored our first peek at Helsinki, and will certainly come back to this hotel 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