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
We stayed here for 4 nights while attending a conference at the Messukeskus. The hotel is elegant and comfortable. The ambience is very quiet and relaxing. We could not hear any sounds from neighboring rooms or floors. The rooms are very upscale and spacious. The breakfast buffet is phenomenal. Sauna and exercise gym are very nice as well.
A quick and pleasant one night stay, actually it’s my second one at this hotel and for my upcoming trip back to Helsinki I will stay again. What are the reasons: the location is unbeatable, the breakfast is excellent, the spa is small but with a nice ESPA touch, the gym is a good size and staff is very well trained
Perfect short weekend stay in a fantastic hotel.
Location is superb and so is friendliness of staff and comfort of hotel.
Welcoming and professional check-in / check out. Staff is smiling and greeting you every time, rare these days.
Large and bright rooms with very comfortable beds & pillows.
Pretty, spacious bathroom with iconic Blue Kaemp Duck. Perfect water pressure. Plenty of freshly smelling towels.
Great SPA with wonderful experienced staff & products, awesome bar & restaurant.
Lovely breakfast with option to sit in Winter/Sommergarden to watch people on main boulevard - cute Paris feeling in Scandinavia.