Hotel Kamp.... We happened upon you by accident. We were originally going to stay in a converted prison up on the waterfront, and though probably interesting, as our departure approached my wife and I jointly decided the charm of sleeping in converted cells was not really our preferred option. We did a new search and quickly discovered the Hotel Kamp. I dare say it is really Helsinki's answer to NYC's Plaza. This is the old world elegance that I really look for in Europe.
We arrived early and the hotel did not have any upgrade rooms available but the staff at the front quickly found a room for us. I really appreciated that as we needed a shower to revive. Room 931. The 9th floor seemed to me that had rooms away from the front and the older part of the hotel but that mattered very little to us. The room was vert comfortable with great Internet wifi, large bathroom with both large tub and generously sized shower. Large bed not two small ones tied together... With great feather pillows, duvet and nice not to soft not to hard mattress. TV had BBC, CNBC, MTV, CNN, etc in English. Ample closet space, usable desk, safe and mini bar. We had an interior court yard view enough to see some flags and judge the weather. To be honest we did not mind that because with light almost 24 hours a day in summer the complete blackout curtains were more important. In fact maybe our back from the street room came in handy as the Kamp is located right on the main park where many Finns gather to listen to music and talk late into the evening so it might have been more of an advantage than I first realized. The hotel staff was really great a very special shout out should go to Vivika. Vivika, used her local knowledge to arrange a thorough tour for us of neighboring Tallen's Old Town. ( see separate review). She did so saving us 100's of Euro's to boot by booking individually away from the big tour companies.
This type of specialized knowledgable service is precisely why one should consider staying at properties like Hotel Kamp. Hotels like Kamp attract the best employees and the resulting guest experience is usually vastly superior, as it was here thanks to Vivika. We have found this over and over in our travels.
Breakfast is served in their nice restaurant with a large selection of choices. We enjoyed watching the city waken and come to life in the streets outside our window.
We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone in Helsinki for business or pleasure who is looking for a professional elegant friendly experience.
- 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