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.
"Classy design hotel although a little far from the train station"
Was drawn to the Klaus K because it is one of the Design Hotels. True enough the hotel from main entrance to the room was very classy in design. The location of the hotel is a little off the centre though there is tram line right in front of the entrance. But rest assured it is within walking distance to the shops along Aleksanterinkatu. Another thing that was a little inconvenient was that the front desk was on level 2, so if you are lugging your baggage, you have to either wait for the lift or take the stairs.
Best thing about this hotel is the location. But I really did not find the "design" in the hotel. I stayed in a sky loft which had a lot left to be said regarding design. Very awkward set up of the room and not really functional. A window so small that it almost felt claustrophobic. Very limited breakfast menu. Will not be coming back.
"Excellent hotel with an great staff"
Spent two separate nights here during a recent visit to Helsinki. Excellent facilities with and even better staff. From the Front desk to the bar to the breakfast staff everyone was smiling, attentive, and accommodating. I had two of the smallest rooms with the smallest beds I have ever experienced while traveling but was still comfortable. The rooms are well appointed, functional, and pleasant. If you are one that spends a great deal of time in your hotel room, then you might want to upgrade to a larger room, but if you are like me and your room is simply a place to store luggage and sleep, the small rooms are fine. Great location for getting out and exploring Helsinki. Short walk to train station, harbor, and shopping. Will certainly stay again if my travels bring me back to Finland.
"First stay better then Second"
We spent three nights, left and returned for two more nights. First visit was in Sky Loft room. We liked the room and shower. Direct views to the TV, open and comfortable. Second visit( we left for three days to Tallinn and returned) was in a Sky Studio. Terrible room. No direct view to TV from the bed. Cramped and just uncomfortable. Felt the staff put us in the worst studio room they have but I don't know for sure as it was the only studio we saw. As a Platinum SPG member I felt they could of cared less. There was no acknowledgement of status or efforts to better our stay. Staff did not review our profile as we were right next to the elevator vs far away as noted in the profile. The lofts and studios included one drink in the PM at the bar. Very nice and it is a strong positive for the hotel. Breakfast was good but eggs to order comes at an additional cost. Location was good. Tram just outside the door. Overall we would return but I now know what to expect.
It was my first time visiting Finland and Klaus K hotel. I had a great treatment, overall experience and time at the hotel. Breakfast area was a little crowded, but staff managed it very well. Front desk was friendly. Particulary trainee Zaira who whose cheerfulness and attentiveness made us feel welcome. She helpful in introducing services of the hotel and running through things to see in Helsinki. Overall I had a great time! Thank you!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM