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.
"Botique gem in heart of Helskini"
What a terrific, cozy hotel! It took us under 10 minutes to walk from the main train station to the hotel. The hotel is located at the corner of the two main streets in Helsinki and an easy walk to the water, the churches, museums, etc. We stayed 3 nights and had a "desire" room, which is the mid-tier room. The room was a little small in US standards, but typical of European spaces. The beds were the typical nordic thin mattresses with individual comforters for my wife & I, and we were very comfortable. The breakfast had a nice selection & international as well as Finnish choices. The bread was freshly baked and was amazing with the homemade jams. Our son- who had his own room & had tons of space- loved the cheesecake at breakfast! He also liked the fairly fast wifi that was throughout the hotel. The only negative was that the elevators are really slow and one doesn't go all the way to street level. Would definitely recommend!
"Best of stays, worst of stays"
Charm and style doesn't ooze from this hotel. It gushes. The entry way, the cozy bar, the rooms, all great. Loved the design of my room. The A/C didn't work but I opened the windows and was more than comfortable. The only downside was that the bathtub/shower is extremely difficult (borderline dangerous') to get in and out of. That said, the stay was horrible. Got to the hotel a little after 11pm. Restaurant was closed. No bar food. Turns out I could have gotten sandwiches at reception, but the bartender failed to let me know about them. So nothing to eat that night. When I checked in, the clerk told me breakfast went until 10:30. I slept in and walked into the buffet a few minutes after 10. You guessed it, the buffet closes at 10, not 10:30. So no breakfast. The staff was apologetic and performed some pretty good service recovery. Now that I know the 'rules of the game' I will stay here again.
"Design hotel with many attractions"
Very nice and different hotel in the heart of Helsinki's city center. Top location, excellent breakfast with good quality food and Finnish specialties, and an attractive interior design. Very nice staff. Only one drawback, especially for business travellers: the single rooms are very small, and allow only some steps to the left or right, no clothing storage room for more than 2 days, and worst of all: no proper desk and chair to work. Therefore, these rooms are not suitable for business travellers, and this is the first hotel in years that does not offer desk space. I would turn back for the advantages mentioned, but not for business. Bigger room needed. Good quality wifi in the room. comfortable bathroom and clean and safe. restaurants next door. Sustainably certified with Green Key label
"Very central hotel"
The location of this hotel is excellent, right in the city centre. It's an old hotel, but has been renovated and I got a big, clean and comfortable room. The hair-dryer was a pleasant surprise, as it was the "proper thing" ... not a small dryer with the power of a cat's breath, like you get in so many hotels. But the glass pane dividing the shower from the wc area didn't reach the ground, so the whole bathroom floor got wet when the shower was used ... not a clever design. And the bedside tables were very small pieces of plastic attached to each side of the double bed. Not good for keeping an alarm-clock or a glass of water on during the night, in case it got accidentally knocked over (as it was so close to the bed). BUT there was a table on wheels that could be used by one of the occupants ... it would have been nice if they had put two such tables in the room.
Cozy room with required amenities, just missed the tea/coffee making possibility. The bed quality was not the top, but OK for few nights. Reception also inquired whether I preferred a room with a street view (I did). Breakfast was very good, lots of organic and healthy options - only minus was the quality of the coffee. Centrally located which was the most important point for me this time. Gym was a disappointment, windowless and very small. Friendly and helpful service.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM