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“Very good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki

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GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki
Ranked #11 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in Sep 2013. The location is prefect for exploring all the sights in downtown Helsinki. I walked about 15 mins from the bus station to the hotel on the 1st day with my big hardcase luggage and it was not a problem. By the time I get familiar with the route it was less than 10 mins walk back to the bus station on the day i need to get to the airport bus. The rooms are modern and size is ok for European hotels. The breakfast which was inclusive is pretty basic but is good enough to last me till lunch. Coffee was lousy and service at breakfast was non-existence. I am fine with this as this means i chose my own unocuppied table n get the staff to clean up for me. My main complain is having to pay 5 euro a day for the use of an electric kettle which is only available for free in the more expensive rooms. However this 5 euro includes packets of tea, instant coffee n cocoa which I dont really need :( wifi is free n quite strong. There is free wifi coverage in most parts of helsinki city centre - cool!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

i have stayed here half a dozen times when in Helsinki on business. The location is very convenient and the hotel is comfortable. The big draw for me is the restaurant - whilst the ambience is not the best, the food is outstanding and the staff helpful. Plus they serve quite late - ideal if you are on a late flight in

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank spoons m
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Drogheda, Ireland
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72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Just back from a 3 night stay at the Glo Kluuvi. We were three ladies who like a triple room and some hotel bedrooms are really not triple size but our triple room in this hotel was ideal. Separate WC to shower area which is also a plus. Would defo recommend this hotel and if ever in Helsinki again will stay here without hesitation. Negative, hot breakfast not hot. But cereals, cheeses, meats, breads etc all plentiful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mpc94
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here twice. First time on holiday in Dec 2012 then for business in Sep 2013. The room was very small the second time so it could be worth paying for some more space if you intend to actually spend any time in the hotel (or if you want the comfy robe and slippers). Breakfast is good and rooms very clean and modern. The location is spot on, you can walk anywhere from here and it is still in a quiet street! Would stay here again but next time try to avoid the small rooms as it was quite claustrophobic and my colleague had the same experience. Can also recommend the Asian restaurant a couple of doors down called YUME.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not too positive welcome from the front desk upon arrival, only upside I can say is Location.

Hotel is worn. Paint Peeling on trim in room, cabinet dislodged from the wall, sticky stains on the floor next to the bed, and stains on the pillow. See pics attached.

If that is not bad enough every morning at breakfast which featured stale cereal among the choices there were bowls with dried Food particles in them and dirty spoons after dirty spoons for eating your bland Porridge or stale cereal as mentioned before. The silver spoons are Iitalla design but no excuse when you have to go through 4 or 5 of them everday to find a clean one to stir your bland coffee. And when informing the staff they simply reply OK and take them from you and put into dishwasher.

Walking in and out on this 6 day stay I was rarely if ever greeted by the front desk staff.

the mattress on the bed was so worn that I had to sleep with head at the foot of the bed otherwise you would be sleeping at a 15 degree angle and Feeling like you falling to the head of the bed all night. The mattress was too soft and lumpy foam.

I have lived in Finland more than 10 years and now travel back often for Business. This is not acceptable for what should be a Quality Hotel. I will find another place to stay on future trips.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank milexz_11
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palacekamp, Guest Relations at GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear milexz_11,

Thank you for your review and your comments about our hotel. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience you went through during your stay with us. To make sure all the mentioned issues will be handled correctly, your review will be taken into discussion with our managers and staff in all involved departments.

With Best Regards,
Enni Viuhkonen
Guest Relations
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Moss Vale, Australia
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171 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The hotel is well located, close to most things. It took us about 15 minutes flat walk with luggage from the Finnair bus stop or railway station and a bit further to the bus station under Kampii. Its easy walking down to the harbour as well.

Check in was fast, efficient, friendly and all our questions were answered. An offer of restaurant recommendations and also reservations should we need them as well, together with a map.

There are 3 elevators.

We were allocated room 804. The room was cosy (instead of small since this trip we also stayed at Glo Art), with a shower room and separate toilet and hand basin. There is a separate shower cubicle and a hand basin and toilet grouped together.The bed was very comfortable and everything was very clean. There is not much room for 2 people and their luggage.
The free wifi was fast enough for our iPad and laptop. Also a safe, iron and board is provided.
We overlooked the internal courtyard, so our room was very quiet. The window could not be opened.

On one morning we had breakfast in the area downstairs. We thought it generous, with good quality food offered. The cost was €18 per person. A fairly basic univiting breakfast room though.

This hotel represents good value for money in expensive Helsinki and is well located.

Next time, we would probably chose a bigger room as the standard rooms are too small for us.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank barbaraanne56
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Glo Kluuvi is in an excellent location for exploring central Helsinki. It's on a main street, a close ten minute walk to the railway station, but is quiet. The staff is very helpful and the breakfast was fine.

The room was a good size, especially for European hotels, with modern touches like glowing side tables, robes, heated bathroom floors and all controls from the bedside. Very clean and comfortable. There are many restaurants and shopping nearby as well. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan M
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Additional Information about GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki

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 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#11 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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