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.
"Ok and friendly"
We stayed a couple of nights at this hotel and it was ok. The room had seen better days and the bathroom was rather small but the friendly staff made a difference. The location is ok if you're visiting Helsinki. Breakfast was average. Nothing fancy, 3-4 stars.
"Design before function"
Klaus K was the hottest in Helsinki about ten years ago but when I now returned I found that time hasn't been too kind to it. Materials in the rooms and the corridors felt worn. The hotel also feels far from spacious with a small breakfast room, small bedrooms, narrow corridors and low ceiling height. My room was of the cabin type - but at least with a window. Regretfully design has come before function: The wardrobe is accessed from the side and not from the front. There's no work desk, instead a 50 cm high bench which just takes up previous floor space. This means that the bed has to become your work station. The Wi-Fi is regretfully of a slower type than what you would be used to in Helsinki. The bathroom is very small and a shower would wet the entire floor since there's no curtain. The damaged floor in the room shows that water occasionally also has left the bathroom. But the bathroom is very clean. The breakfast room is, as said, small and since the food is on three different tables, you have to maneuver in small spaces in between the tables and the guests. It's gives a quite crowded and non-private feeling. The breakfast is nice - the homemade over-night porridge is simply fantastic. Also the bread is nice, but a coffee machine that could make some else than bulk coffee would be recommended. Given the high price, the hotel can't be recommended even though the location is good and the porridge fantastic.
"Basic & non-luxurious boutique hotel - but clean and quiet!"
The rooms are small, the bathrooms are even small (basically a shower where a toilet and washing basin was added) and the hotel needs some TLC. Add to this my uninspiring view out on the inner Court and you start to wonder why Klaus K received an above-average score. The main reasons: the rooms are clean and quiet and the beds are comfortable (for me some key ingredients for any hotel). Add to this the superb city-location and some other amenities (the bar for example) you have a winner.
"Stylish hotel in the centre of Helsinki"
Located on the Bulevardi just off the main commercial street of Helsinki Mannerheimentie, the Klaus K is a very stylish «design» hotel that is a treat for the eyes. There are lovely style details everywhere you look and the Italian restaurant attached to the hotel is terrific, offering a lovely selection of Tuscan food (no pizza, sorry), and wines. The breakfast area is a bit crowded when the hotel is full, but offers a very nice selection of hot and cold dishes.
"Excellent hotel, breakfast best in town"
If you wish to stay in totally comfortable hotel with friendly staff in the center of Helsinki this is your place. I appreciate especially the breakfast: products from small producers with high quality and flavors by seasons. Coffee and tea offering is splendid. Reasonable prices when booked early.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM