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GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki
Ranked #12 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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“A great base to explore Helsinki”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We wanted to spend a week-end Night in Helsinki downtown and we choose this hotel where we stayd already few years back.
The receptionist (Aurelia if I recall) was extremely friendly and customer oriented. Not easily found customer oriented attitude and professionality.

The room we got was ok even though it was a bit small.
Beds confrotable and overall a good room. No view, internal courtyard.

The breakfast in the morning was ok even if the room is mall and crammed and the way from the buffet to the tables is not always easy.

However, given the location (few steps away from the main street, the Esplanades and the market square) and the price, the package is competitive.

Only surprise was the 15.80 Eur paid for 2x12 cl white wine glasses. In Finland wine is highly taxed, but still that price is the equivalent of 2 bottles of the same wine bought at the wine store in the same country.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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103 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

First let's start with the positives, great location, great staff, nice breakfast buffet. The price is competitive for Helsinki. It is a nice hotel. The elevators are rather small, but I've seen this many times in Europe. The big very big draw back is the bedroom looks in on the bathroom. Not a little, a full picture window view of what your roomate is doing. After talking with the front desk, they said plans are made to put curtains up.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Midleton, Ireland
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our stay in Helsinki lasted 30 fun packed hours and we couldn't have asked for better weather last June. Hotel GLO is right in the heart of Helsinki so it makes an ideal base to see all the sights. The hotel itself was delightful and one of the best we've stayed in. We couldn't fault it in anyway and the service was impeccable. The deluxe room was pretty impressive, big bathroom, sofa couch, drinks cabinet and HD widescreen TV. The only negative aspect was no wi-fi in the room. You had to use the internet in the hotel lobby. This minor niggle aside, we will definitely return to the GLO and hopefully extend our stay in Helsinki a little longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We are having a 5 night stay here, and although the -15 outside temps are a shock to our systems, the hotel is excellent. Breakfast is very good - although the bacon & eggs are "cool/cold." We took Trpadvisor advise and upgraded to a superior room which is spacious & with all amenities including free fast internet access.
It is also its location that wins it many points, along with it's quietness, as it is on a mainly pedestrian street.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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213 reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We were in GLO Kluuvi last winter and we spent so nice time that we returned back again this winter. Also this year the service was excellent. The breakfast was very good. The room are comfortable and all the staff is really very nice, friendly and professional. I had a problem with Wi-Fi of my mobile and at the reception they gave me a notebook. In the night I sent by Email to the reception a document because I need to print before leaving the Hotel. Miss Jasmin R. answered immediately writing me “Would you like us to bring it to your room?”. The service received is really excellent !! Besides the location is the best because is just in the Centre of the town near to all the attraction. Securely if we come back to Helsinki we will return back to GLO Kluuvi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This was second time I stayed at this hotel while visiting Helsinki for business meetings. I rebooked as I was satisfied last time, and this time I thought it was even better. No stress to find a place to stay next time either, I will go again. Had a nice room with bath and comfortable bed giving me a good nights sleep and the next morning I was served a very nice breakfast. Nice staff and no inconveniences at all.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki
Address: Kluuvikatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Formerly Palace Kamp Hotel Glo)
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Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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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