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.
"Prof Jeff at Klaus K Hotel Helsinki"
This hotel is a relatively new addition to the Starwood brands. It is very central within a short distance of the main station and bus station. Just across the road is the Esplanade walk to the harbour. Trams pass by outside the front door. The building is old and was once a German school for girls. The conversion is modern but in a way old fashioned. The décor is very good. The staff are very friendly and exceedingly helpful. My suite was decorated in a very modern style which was unlike any other hotel I have used. The buffet breakfast was extensive and very tasty. Only one point that disappointed which was the very limited number of channels on the TV compared to what I expected. My suite even had a roof skylight through which the clouds could be watched. I would definitely return when visiting Helsinki.
"Stylish hotel, friendly staff."
Staff i met were great - friendly at check in, and then again when i needed advice on afternoon activities and to get some printing/scanning done in a hurry. Gym is small but functional. Even a selection of free weights which was unexpected. Room was fine, as advertised, and i only had one of the cheapest on offer. TV seemed to require payment to get any kind of access, but wifi was free so netflix on the ipad was a better option anyway. Location was good - walking distance to the train station and to the harbour.
"Comfy bed, good breakfast "
Central location. A few minutes away from museums, restaurants, saunas, markets, and the main shopping street. There's a tram stop right in front of the entrance. Great fresh healthy breakfast. Free wifi, comfy bed, nice trendy design.
The hotel is stunning! The reception and bar area is so beautiful. Staff at reception were very friendly. Breakfast was good but very busy. Our room was very nice with view overlooking the courtyard. We booked through the hotel and got a great couples deal including drinks and three course meal at the associated Italian downstairs. Would visit again.
"Beautiful Boutique Design Hotel"
This is a great Design Hotel (one of the SPG brands) in downtown Helsinki. It seems like an older building (office or school) which has been retrofitted into a hotel, but the result is perfect. It is a perfect mix of modern style and comfort. SPG recognition is excellent. I was given points and upgraded to skylofts on both stays (one very large, one somewhat smaller). Internet is free, and as expected in Scandinavia, quite fast. Staff are of course multilingual and very helpful. At the front desk they were quite friendly; other staff were friendly but more reserved (which seems to be Finnish culture), which is fine. The location is perfect for downtown Helsinki. It is a 10 minute walk from the train station, which is itself a 30 minute trip to the airport. Cruise terminals, ferries, and various tourist destinations are nearby. Breakfast was really unexpected -- lots of Finnish specialties, both unique foods entirely and local producers of more common foods. I had very little familiarity with Finnish cuisine before eating here -- I'm a fan! Everything was flavorful, fresh, and after a large breakfast, I didn't feel hungry for the rest of the day. I'd definitely stay here when next in Helsinki. Thanks to Finnair's free stopovers (and great fares) on US, Europe, and Asia routes, and a quick train ride from the airport, I'll be back soon.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM