We stayed at the Glo Kluuvi for our three day visit to Helsinki and found it excellent.
First, the location: fantastic. Two blocks from the railway station; trams virtually at the door; walking distance to many of Helsinki's landmarks and best stores. Oh, and Fazer Chocolates main cafe and chocolate shop right across the road.
Second, the room: compact, very comfortable. We had a room with a bath. I note one review which describes a 'picture window' view of the bathroom. Ours wasn't like that, though it is directly connected to the room without a door (the toilet is in a separate room with its own door). While I wouldn't want to share this room with a business colleague (not least because of the king size bed!), it suited us perfectly.
Third, the breakfast: the additional charge for this is modest and the offering very extensive: lots of baked things, eggs, bacon, salmon, ham, cereals, fruit, yoghurt etc etc. Excellent quality, very good service and overall good value.
The only minor criticism we had was the dinner offering at the restaurant. All that was available was a choice of two (reasonably expensive) set menus. Great if you want a 'dining out' experience. Not so good if you want a simple, quick meal after a day of sightseeing. The room service choices are limited and pricey. We solved this by stepping outside and having dinner in one of the many alternatives nearby.
This aside, we were very happy with the Glo and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. We got a three-day rate from the web site that made it good value too.
- 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
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