We booked two nights at the hotel as a break before flying to Lapland. The hotel was recommended by "Discover the World" when we asked for a hotel in a central location. We booked for bed and breakfast.
We were forewarned that there was renovation being carried out during our stay. Reception had been temporarily moved up to the restaurant/bar area but it worked really well. The staff were really helpful and offered us a free upgrade when we arrived.
The room was enormous, with a separate w/c + sink to the shower area, The shower / bath was around a wall at the foot of the bed and this was strange-looking but did allow for a massive area for depositing overnight bags and their contents.
There was a huge TV, free WIFI, robes, slippers and a hair dryer.
Our only tip for management would be to install a lit make-up mirror, since the lighting was not really adequate for that purpose.
Being in a central location, the shops and restaurants were in easy reach and there is a great choice. A 24-hour pass for public transport costs just shy of 8 euros each and we recommend taking one, since the tram system works really well and you can save sime time and effort when sightseeing by using the trams.
We used the Finnair bus to travel to and from the airport to the central railway station and walked to the hotel but used the tram to make the return visit.
There are many restuarnts serving traditional Finnish and Lappish dishes and we certainly enjoyed the two which we chose.
We didn't have time on this brief trip to visit the Fortress. For a longer stay the Helsinki card might save tome money on restaurant bills, travel and attractions.
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- 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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