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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Luxurious hotel located at the heart of Helsinki; an excellent staff will solve all your issues and the rooms are great. I would recommend it 100% for business travelers who look for a confortable and resting stay.
An excellent mix of historic with modern updates. Positioned on one of the nicest streets in Helsinki with a pavement cafe welcoming guests in, the rest of the hotel delivers on every front. Front desk are efficient and helpful. We were booked in the starter category room which turned out to be large, clean, and with the unusual touch of several book lined shelves. Rooms were comparable cost to the St George and other similar class properties, but we were glad we chose the traditional choice. Only 1 night, but memorable.
Centrally located, this hotel is the top of its class with slick service, well appointed rooms and a great bar serving a very wide range of wines and cocktails all beautifully presented
The selection at breakfast is excellent
Top marks all round
Stayed here for 5 nights in June 2019 and the experience was totally positive. The hotel is centrally located and elegant. A great stay, with a cordial hotel staff! You will findeverything you can expect from a luxury hotel!
Stayed at the Hotel Kamp for 2 nights in June. Was able to get a decent rate on Booking.com for an Executive King room. Our room was 816 on the top floor with large window and lots of light.
Check-in was very efficient and our request for early check-in was accepted. All service levels were above expectations!
The room was large with a huge desk and separate seating. Bathroom was marble and had a wonderful walk-In shower! Bed was super comfortable!
The location of the hotel is fantastic- right on the Esplanadi, which is lovely. Tourist sites and shopping areas are only a few blocks away. The Karl Fazer cafe is diagonally across from hotel entrance. Yummy!
Would definitely stay here again!