The Kämp is a historic luxury hotel right on the Esplanadi, the best location in town. Reception staff were courteous and the room (their standard deluxe double) was spacious, well maintained and comfortable, with an enormous and very comfy bed and a great marble bathroom with a huge bathtub and a separate shower. We found a good deal through Tripadvisor, which offered excellent value.
My main criticisms would relate to the cost of extras and the breakfast. In particular, I do think that wifi should really be available these days free of charge in a 5* hotel, and that guests might appreciate tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms (though these are generally not provided in Finland, where people drink filter coffee). Our package included an ample breakfast, but we would have been disappointed had we paid the standard €29 per head. Breakfast provision was perfectly okay but not exceptional, and on some mornings the breakfast room was very busy and under-staffed so that we had to wait for our tea for up to half an hour while staff rushed around frantically trying (and failing) to top up the buffet and serve customers.
Overall, however, the beautiful hotel itself and the great location compensated for these problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Kamp, the historic, luxury landmark and iconic hotel originally built in 1887. Situated in the city center and in the middle of the shopping & business areas, 179 luxurious rooms including several suites. With spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The hotel boasts two distinct restaurants and infamous bar. Kamp Spa and private gym and sauna. In addition, there are exceptional spaces for private dinners, weddings to corporate events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamp Hotel Helsinki