Klaus K is located at the top of Helsinki's Esplanade and the crossroads of the city center main streets Mannerheimintie and Erottaja, near the shopping area, the cruise ship harbour and the train station, and less than 20km away from the international airport.
Today the 24th October 2016 we arrive at around 15.00 in the hotel, we checked in and we been given a room with the TV on your right side which cannot be turned . The bathroom is moulded, the door is literally broke from inside the bath. One of the light in the bathroom is like a disco . The price is very high for what you get. Still waiting to see the breakfast in the morning how it is. Excepting the staff are very helpful. I keep you posted.
"beautiful hotel.....well situated in helsinki"
just returned from a 5 night stay...we loved the interior design and decor' the hotel is wonderfully situated in Helsinki...my friend fell and broker hernhip the day after we got there - she was wheelchair bound ---this necessitated myriad phone calls to the US, many faxes and special taxis with wheelchairs, etc...the staff were all completely helpful and supportive - they helped us a lot...i would stay there again i. a heartbeat..and would recommend it to other travelers.
"Good stay for Helsinki"
I love the breakfast in klaus k. It is a hotel which i usually visit during business meetings. It's close to ciy center even though it's slightly off the main street. Room is acceptable for leisure and business
"Great era of Finnish design tapers off sadly and badly"
First the good news: the staff is quite nice overall, the breakfast is fabulous every day, quite convenient location and the bones/structure of the old place are lovely. But a "design" hotel' Not unless it was someone's junior year project. Then I could be a bit more gentle. Even starchitects have to contend with function. I dunno, a large piece of dusty brown chenile on the wall does not say great design to me. Nor does a sort of faded mustard panel dominating a lovely old fireplace. This is someone's idea of groovy' It isn't. It is just drab and sort of tiresome. The elevators. I will grant that someone had to contend with odd situations. But holy cow, ANY hotel needs an elevator which goes to the ground floor, especially when guests are expected to struggle with their own bags. In addition, someone thought up a nonsensical numbering system eg 3a and 3b, so you never know intuitively where you are (& staying). The two elevators are also oddly shaped (like a hallway) with doors opening at either end and people continuously jostling and confused. It's a mess with mirrors and large meaningless graphics adding to the confusion. The reception desk (itself badly designed) is located on the 1st floor (2nd for the Americans) with slick polished white tile -- slippery. Need I say more' There is a secondary seating area for crowded breakfasts, two flights down and they are two flights where the actual steps/stairs are lighted from underneath. It is an accident waiting to happen. Speaking of which, there was an unmarked, complicated rise of two awkward half steps into the bathroom. A stumble there would put the truly unsuspecting right through a plate glass shower wall/curtain. Two of us eash stumbled badly on the barrier twice. Just plain inadequate reworking of an old space.. The unadorned room itself was lovely with high ceilings, marvelous windows and trees turning yellow just at the level of the windows. Staying at the Klaus K was certainly no hardship. But they do not live up to their self-promotion. .
We had a sky loft room - small windows overlooking the street but huge sky windows which made the room bright (they could be shut if we wanted less light). The room was a bit awkward - 2 levels with little room to move around the bed and not a lot of space to hang clothes - but very clean with nice linens. Breakfast and the nice location were the best things about this hotel. I would likely stay here again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM