Klaus K Hotel
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast and use of the gym are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Great location at the corner of Bulevardi and Erottaja
- Direct access to the Helsinki Day Spa, located next door
- Dine on contemporary on Tuscan comfort food at restaurant Toscanini
What To Know
- The day spa is closed on Sundays
- Some street noise can be heard in the guestrooms
- Rooms focus on high design, not space
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a 19th-century building in the heart of Helsinki’s buzzing design district, Klaus K draws travelers with a predilection for the arts. Finland is renowned for innovative design — Marimekko, Nokia, Artek and Iittala were born here — and Klaus K is high on style without being pretentious. Its contemporary restaurants, hip bar and spa seal the deal. The brainchild of Mia and Mark Skvorc, married hoteliers who trained at some of the world’s grandest resorts, Klaus K presented an opportunity to put the best of their collective experience to the test. Blending modern design with functionalism, the interiors are awash with chilly white and accented by frozen blues, and the lobby delights guests with showstoppers like a dazzling chandelier and glass box tables filled with split birch logs. The entire place has a dreamy feel.
Bed and Bath
Driven by a desire to root Klaus K in something uniquely Finnish, the design takes inspiration from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic; its themes of nature, magic, life and love served as cues for the guestroom design. All have different textures, color schemes and creature comforts, with Passion Rooms dressed in dark chocolate-browns with splashes of rich burgundy, Desire Rooms in clean whites, and Mystical Rooms in earth tones.
At any time of the day, this is a see-and-be-seen hotel, and the lobby is always buzzing. Many guests wear voluminous fur coats and trendy snow boots as they check in at the curved white reception desk, and the interiors can be likened only to an abstract interpretation of Narnia. Flop on a designer chair or retro sofa in the Livingroom, which serves everything from cappuccinos through to cocktails and a hearty brunch on weekends, or pop into restaurant Toscanini for Tuscan comfort food served from a country-style kitchen. The Helsinki Day Spa is in a separate building next door, but there’s direct access from the hotel; the gym is open 24 hours a day.
In the Area
The aesthetically minded should make a beeline for the Design Museum. This ode to Scandinavian design is full of fashion, architecture, gadgets and more. Walk the design district, an established group of streets loaded with galleries, ateliers, shops, cafés and more. For contemporary Scandinavian cuisine, eat at Ravintola Kappeli, in a historic building overlooking a busy city square. Sibelius Park is a large green space that honors famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius; the monument is one of the city’s most photographed icons. Once you’ve had your Finnish fix, hop the ferry to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, just two hours away.
How to Get There
Good hotel. We stayed in the sky loft, really nice. The breakfast is fantastic, with lots of local specialities, you will just love it. Around the hotel many nice restaurants which invite you for a cosy dinner. And all in walking distance.
Great holet in nice place in Helsinki! Few minutes to each part of Helsinki! WONDERFULL breakfast, nice and tide room. If you need to stay in Helsinki for few days - very recommended! Prices - not low and not too high.
This hotel is absolutely wonderful. Tons of little touches. We stayed in the sky balcony and it was SO LOVELY. The breakfast was very extensive and delicious. The location is right in the heart of shopping, restaurants, etc. And a short walk from the train station. Absolutely loved it.
I left a sweatshirt in my room. I called the front desk 24 hours later, when I noticed, and they just told me no one had left the garment. I wrote an email and I did not even get an answer. It was important for me, but I guess it was not for the hotel.
I spent 1 night here. It was apparent this was a good hotel. Rooms were a good size, shower was strong, bed was comfortable, and the hallway noise was minimal. All the basics are checked. The body care products were a high quality Malin & Goetz and not some hotel brand made in China. The location was really good and central to Helsinki. The breakfast was simple amazing. High quality local or homemade items. Highly recommend this hotel. The value in this hotel is really strong which is why I will give it a 5 out of 5 rather than a 4.