What We Love
- The hotel has 21st century conveniences, but retains Old World style
- Sipping cocktails al fresco during the summer at Kämp Bar
- Hotel Kämp's fun, Asian-focused menu at Yume restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi and breakfast are not included in the rate
- Some rooms have views of the Esplanadi
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just steps from the stately Esplanadi, the historic Hotel Kämp has been welcoming glitterati past and present since its doors opened in 1887. And even though this Helsinki hotel is over 125 years old, recent facelifts (including one in 2012) brought interiors into the 21st century while still staying true to its Old World roots. Some guestrooms have muted yellow and peach walls with white bed linens and sage and violet throw pillows, as well as Molton Brown toiletries in marble bathrooms. For some indulgence, visit the spa for Nordic-inspired treatments such as cloudberry facials and Arctic heather foot rituals or try the duck breast and rice pancakes with Hoi Sin sauce at spice market-style Asian restaurant, Yume. And during the summer months, make reservations for Brasserie Kämp & Bar’s hearty Sunday brunch scene, which flows out onto a terrace on the Esplanadi.
In the Area
Catch an opera or pop concert at the lauded Alexander Theatre, where you can expect anything from Don Giovanni to a reprise of Legally Blonde or visit one of Helsinki’s most curious attractions, the Temppeliaukio Church (known as the Rock Church), which was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen in 1969 and quarried out of the bedrock; the stone walls and copper tread ceiling create a strange, but beautiful effect. Further afield, the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is a UNESCO-listed 18th century maritime fortress that still houses 850 residents, and ferries leave every half hour from Market Square during the summer (you can even take your bike onboard).
How to Get There
As a long-term, top-level member of another hotel group, we decided to try something else this time ;). No regrets at all!!!
Excellent experience throughout the stay. Every one of the staff is very friendly (although this is very much a Finn thing). We had a very, nice dinner at Brasserie Kamp. Excellent food, wines and cocktails. Location is good too. Highly recommended!
Hotel Kamp is a gorgeous boutique hotel well situated in the center of Helsinki. The rooms and en suites are beautiful. The lobby is lovely with a gorgeous huge fresh flower display in the center. The bar is quaint. The breakfast is delicious. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. The Spa is an oasis, especially in winter with a great functional gym and wonderful stream and dry saunas. I'd highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a five star experience in Helsinki.
Classy, very stylish and well located hotel. But the room and bathroom heating system did not work in the middle of winter.Despite communicating to the front desk, my complaint was considered unreasonable under the argument that the "system" indicated a temperature of 24 ° C in the room. Definitely the room was cold and thankfully, after much insistence, I received a portable heater. Anyway, it was disgusting. Otherwise it is an excellent hotel.
Luxury stay. Everything was perfect - location, service, staff, room. We loved especially all the little extra things, like opening the bed ready for us, the towel and slippers beside the bed in the evening.
Great place to stay - excellent location in the centre of Helsinki with warm comfortable rooms on a cold snowy night. Everything laid out for you. 19th Century library / cafe / breakfast room was really welcoming the next morning, but what really strikes you is how relaxed and super polite the staff were.
Only slightly niggle is there's one route from Hotel into Breakfast and this can lead to a queue at the most popular times