It was my second time at the Glo Hotel Kluuvi in downtown Helsinki. The first time had been a spectacular surprise, since I was upgraded to a very spacious double bed suite with a large shower and bathtub, water kettle, coffee, chocolate and tea as beverages, Glo slippers, Glo ceramic coffee mugs and a bathrobe.
This second time around I was put up in a much smaller room, and - unfortunately - the kettle was gone, so I was a bit disappointed. However, the service was excellent, and the double bed superb, with hydraulic control for raising the head, the back or the feet. Best bed I stayed in on any of my business trips! The rooms feature Finnish design - warm, dark colors and very clean bathroom with a large jungle shower head and a lot of space in the shower (sometimes the showers are very small and slippery, as opposed to this one), hairdryer, iron and ironing board, flat screen TV with a large selection of channels (only ZDF for German TV). The slow internet connection is for free, but provided some problems in connecting. My impression was that I could only access the Internet late in the evening, when others were not using it. High-speed internet connection was quite expensive per day (I think around € 9,00, if I am not mistaken, per day which is quite expensive for Helsinki, where most public places have free WLAN).
The service was very good, and the breakfast with a lot of variety, also vegetables, salad, fresh Danish, dark and light bread, homemade jam, yoghurt etc. only the scrambled eggs were a bit on the pale and bland side, as was the bacon which lacked crispyness.
The largest asset, however, is the location itself at the very center of Helsinki - adjacent to one of several shopping malls, opposite of the traditional Cafe Fazer, only two blocks from the Helsinki Hard Rock Cafe, the National Art Gallery, and just around the corner of the main university building. From the main train station (where also the Finn Air Transfer Buses stop and depart) it is only a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Very convenient, good service, and an excellent bed to rest your body after an exhausting business day. (A spa and a gym are also located in the same building, however, I had no spare time to check them out. However, next time I will! I can definitely recommend the Glo Kluuvi Hotel.
- 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:
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