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
Excellent full service hotel. Well located, near shopping,museums, restaurants and the
incomparable Central library Oodi. Fabulous buffet breakfasts and wonderful staff.
Rooms are large with mini bars and large modern bathrooms with immaculate bath tubs. Connected to Kamp Galleria luxury and mid range shopping hall.
As being one of the most traditional and luxurious Finnish hotels, we would love to get more (price/quality).
Location is perfect ofcourse, surroundings yet peaceful.
Our windows were dirty, breakfast was not more than adequate...
Five stars should always reach five stars.
This may be one of the most prestigious hotels in Helsinki. The location could not be better. Hotel staff was professional and warm. Breakfast had a lot of varieties and service was also good (although sometimes not very efficient). The room and bathroom were very clean. Bed linen was comfortable. We also enjoyed a lot its modern spa/sauna facilities.
A small thing to mention is our king sized bed had a narrow duvet which only covered the bed surface. We asked for an extra and staff sent to us immediately.