Hotel GLO Helsinki Kluuvi
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Helsinki was exactly what we hoped for....a small, modern and friendly city to ease into what I know will be a hectic, fun and incredibly action packed trip. We arrived at 2pm; I barely slept on the plane but perked up as we arrived into the city via the Finnair shuttle that stopped at the rail station. Our hotel was only about 5 minutes walk so we …
Our cruise ship got us into Helsinki about 10 am. We only have one day here so to get our bearings, we head straight to take a quick orientation to town tour. Our tour guide showed us the big Helsinki sites and by the time we were done touring, it was time to find our hotel.
We checked into the nicest hotel we've stayed in thus far, the …
Temp. -7°C So happy I'm back! Perfect way to end the trip, unfortunately it is nearly finished :( WOW! WHAT A TREAT! My last hotel for the trip is by far the ultimate best! It's so plush I want to move in here permanently. The photos will explain it best, which I'll upload when I find decent internet strength. Not only do I get a mega huge comfy …
Temp. -10°C Eventually got out of the bath this morning at 1am. Totally refreshed, relaxed and exfoliated! My last day and I'm not excited. I'm sorry, I love you all very much but I don't want to come home. Just checked the Melbourne weather forecast.....YUCK!! and you can add to that word by changing the 'y' to an.....you guessed it, 'F'! Then I …
... and got a mobile QR barcoded boarding pass which allowed me to cut in line also - yay! It was then through security, and to maccas for a healthy early morning breaky of tea and a mcmuffin. It was then time to board for the 3hour flight to Amsterdam, during which I slept and blogged and even got fed for free, woah! Arriving in Amsterdam I had a 2 hour stop over so just wandered around the airport for a while before going to the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel GLO Helsinki Kluuvi
The GLO Kluuvi delivered what it promised. Restful, modern and spotless rooms, great service, great variety and presentation at the breakfast buffet and right in the middle of the city, walking distance to shopping, rail station and the pier where we took the Linda Line to Tallinn. We are back there tomorrow night and although we love Tallinn look forward to the comfortable beds. The decor is modern and streamlined yet warm, inviting and cozy. Great design all around! Loved it...one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at.
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We only stayed here one night but in the midst of a three week tour around Scandinavia the Hotel Glo was definitely a bright spot. The room was huge and had the toilet and a second sink in a separate room from the main sink and shower. Guests can use the spa for an additional charge but the three different saunas are included.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel GLO Helsinki Kluuvi
Not so good as they say!
I choose to stay at the Glo Hotel after reading the reviews at Tripadvisor, but I did not fully recognize the description of the hotel.
My overall impression was that a lot of good intentions have not been carried out yet.
Let me mention a few examples:
Our room at the 7th floor had windows so high that we could see out but only up, giving the room a prisonlike feeling. Worse was that we were not able to open any of the windows. This required a very tall young man, standing on the top of the heate - and he came only when I the second time contacted the reception.
Secondly, the airconditioning didn't work, and the staff did not succeed in fixing this.
Thirdly, fittings were not finished at the toilet and in the separate bathroom, looking as had a tired handyman ran out of energy, and lifted up the table with a small bit of wod under one leg to adjust for the height, and a naked water-supply to the toilet, clearly unfinished.
And the very modern design was not fully successful. For example, the shower is placed in the bathtub in such a way that you have to place your feet in the round end of the bathtub, and water ends at the floor when showering. The damp stays in the bathroom for a long time and spreads to the room, as there is no door between the bathroom and the room.
Staff also needs to step it up a little. Cleaning lacks the final touch, tea bags is a selection of very strange tastes - vanilla and herbes - no normal tes.experience. Dirty cups only replaced the second day after askind staff to do so 2 times. And some of the towels were missing the first day. No lotion or hair conditioning was found at the bathroom. And when I received a card to the gym, I was not told that I had to go to the reception to get a new card each of the following days, leaving me at the door to the gym in my bathrobe, trying to get in.
Lots of nice things can of course also be said of the hotel. Very polite and young staff(and if the kept their promises, it would be even nicer). Hot water is plenty. Breakfast is included in the rate, fresh and okay(but latte and cappucino was not available due to a faulty machine). The gym is nice and the style of the hotel is very modern. The rates found through Tripadvisor are fair. And the area is the best.
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY! LOTS OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EXCELLENT FRIENDLY STAFF!
I have never written a review about any hotel online but my stay at this hotel was so amazing that i feel it is necessary to share with fellow travellers!
I stayed at this hotel by chance after I had already checked in at their sister hotel "Kamp" next door which was nice but rather bland and not with as friendly staff as i found at The Glo. The minute i walked past i felt the good energy of the place as i was looking for a trendy place to sit and have a drink to warm up and maybe meet some interesting people- it was freezing and pretty quiet with not that many people out and about (but apparently it was a "warm" day and so i guess there are always very few ppl walking the streets of this compact city!! Anyway for me it was the coldest i had ever been in my life, besides Moscow the day before! Okay so getting back to my story... i asked to see a room and the guy at the desk said it would be possible! i was impressed he showed me two room types and once i saw the rooms i almost fell over! they were roughly half the price of what i was paying next door and superior in every way! the best way i can briefly descibe it or compare it to is the W hotels in America! Very trendy yet more luxurious and stylish! i eventually managed to get out of the second night i had booked next door and moved across to the Glo! i actually wanted to cancel my flight to Prague in the morning so that i could enjoy the room and hotel! But unfortunately that was not very practical as i was on a round the world trip and it would have consequences on all my oter flights. The bed, bath, tv, breakfast, bathrooms and amenities were the best i have come across.. there is so much attention to detail that i don;t know where to begin! but one thing i have brought with me are the cushiony black GLO slippers they provided! i actually want to order a pair or two they are the best i have ever had in my life and i stay in dozens of hotels every year! this hotel is without a doubt the best hotel i stayed at and i have been to the best!
i hope that you get to meet janni jarvinen who was the most helpful hotel employee i have ever met (not sure of spelling??) and his team who made me feel right at home! oh and i cannot forget those delicious little chocolate eggs they had in the lobby - not sure if it was for the easter period or a permanent thing, but they were divine! were it not for GLO i would not have had such a great time in what i found to be an otherwise dull and quiet city! GLO is a destination in it's own! don't miss it and in fact fly there just for this hotel! it is so worth it! wish i could open one myself in cape town where i live... if any of you book this hotel as a result of my write up please say hi to janni and his staff as i don;t have contact details for them but they regularly pop up in my mind for brightening up my stay in this slow paced greyish city...
book this hotel, don't think twice! you will regret not staying here if you go anywhere else, especially the comparatively unfriendly and in my opinion stuck up hotel next door... I think it would be better for this hotel not to share the same name as the hotel next door as they are worlds apart in style and ambience! just a thought....
If you're going to Helsinki and looking for an alternative from the regular chain hotels, stay at GLO. Newly opened, GLO is for those who appreciate modern minimalist interior design. We stayed in the suite - super spacious! The service staff is helpful and responsive, laundry returns to your room in a neat box with lavender pouch, the bar has a lounge chair with a TV above your head. The property is within 10 minutes walk to the markets, town center, shopping centers, coffee shops, presidential palace, and the park. Famous Frazer coffee shop is just opposite GLO! Two thumbs up for GLO!
Très bon hôtel design au centre d'Helsinki
J'ai passé deux nuits à l'hôtel GLO dans la chambre 728 et ce fut un enchantement.
- La localisation est idéale : au coeur d'Helsinki.
- La chambre était très grande (je crois que la taille moyenne d'une chambre est de 35 m2), d'une propreté immaculée et la décoration est contemporaine et très sobre. Il y a un canapé et deux écrans plats.
- Le lit est extrêmement confortable avec une couette en duvet et des oreillers moelleux.
- La salle de bains est impeccable. Je préfère toutefois les petites doses de produit de toilette aux grands flacons dont on ne sait par quelles mains ils ont été tripotés.
- Le petit déjeuner est en rapport avec le standing de l'hôtel.
- Le prix est tout à fait correct (150€).
Le restaurant est également correct bien que les desserts soient passables.
Le room service est à éviter à tout prix car les salades sont infâmes et ne vous couteront pas moins cher que le restaurant.
Il est à noter que lors de mon départ matinal, un assortiment de fruits + café et barres de céréales m'a été proposé à la réception.
Presque parfait (sauf le room service). Allez y les yeux fermés.
hotel Glo: This is an amazing place to stay in helsinki. Location is excellent, just in the middle of the shopping street and about 5 minutes walk from the railway station.There are so many restaurants close by. The rooms were just too good, They are big..it had a bathtub,HD TV,wireless keyboard to access free internet from TV, free WiFi to access internet from your laptop, a very comfortable bedding and above all very well decorated. The warm colors and the nice dark curtain cloth which covers all the sunlight for you to sleep in peace with the midnight sun are very thoughtful. We paid with Diners club voucher and it turned out to be at a reasonable price. We were 5 people, so we had to have an extra bed in one of the double rooms. The cost of the extra bed(which includes the extra person's breakfast too) was very moderate. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Smart hotel in a central location
We spent two nights at the Hotel Glo during Eurovision weekend in May. We made the reservation before the hotel opened, and it turned out to be a good choice. The hotel is quite small and enjoys a good location in central Helsinki, right next to the Palace Kamp hotel. We stayed in a deluxe room, which was very nice, large, and modern. We didn't have much time to spend in the room, but there was free internet through the TV with a wireless keyboard, and the TV had many international channels. The nicest touch was the pillow menu. The two types of pillows that were in the room were not great, but we asked for viscoelastic ones from the menu, and they were very comfortable. Make sure you take the slippers with you as you leave! A decent buffet breakfast was included in the price of the room. The only weakness of the hotel is that the staff don't seem to be quite as informed as you would expect in a hotel of this class. On Saturday night we asked the receptionist (there is no concierge) what bars he could recommend that would still be open at 2:30am, and he did not know anything specific. It turned out there was a place a block away that was open until 4. Some more training for reception staff would be recommended.
I stay in about 50 hotels a year and don't have time to write reviews... but this hotel is that nice I thought I should let you know...
I think the other reviews let you know it's good but I will give you more details
The large widescreen tv has 102 channels... of that there is about 10-15 good english language ones... there is movies you can pay for but thats 25 euro for 24hours..... The TV has built in internet with wireless keyboard that's free and the room has wireless broadband thats free which speed tested at about 1.8Mb/s down and 1.4Mbs upload which make it nice and snappy
The windows have triple glazing so the rooms are quite and the curtains are total block out which is good in the summer with the hour of dark at night.....
Staff was all nice and very friendly
Now for the bad points.... not that bad really
They don't have a points loyatly scheme....
Breakfast could have more choice but I would still rate it as good
Large cool rooms, in this new design hotel.
I decided to give a try for this recently opened design hotel in center of Helsinki, and liked it a lot. Hotel is located close to Kamp hotel and Kamp galleria, so location is very good.
Room I got was a much larger than in other Helsinki design hotel Klaus K, or any other hotel in area, I guess around 35 m2. Design was cool, strong warm colours, lots of brown. Specially liked how bathtub was integrated in room. Tivoli-radio is nice, liked also flatscreen tv with large selection of channels.
Bed was excellent, pillow menu is nice.
Breakfast is good, located in spanish restaurant. besides normal stuff you find some nice spanish sausages and spanish tortilla. Capuccino and espresso is available.
Next time have to try dayspa and luxry gym they share with Kamp.
Perfect. Great. Just damn amazing
I came across Hotel Glo which apparently has recently opened while doing some research on Helsinki. On Hotels.com I found a deal where pay for 3 nights, get 4 - this suited us perfectly as our flight home on Finnair departed at midnight, enabling us to use the room until we leave.
We arrived late and the check-in was smooth and efficient. I booked a basic room (not sure what it was called on line), we were just blown away with the room. It was huge - beautiful timber floors, huge bed with quality linen from local Finnish retailers, dark brown silk curtains that blocked all light, bath/shower contemporary with a slightly retro mosaic slate tile and wall tiles that look like dark leather. A huge LCD TV and great lighting... you get the drift it was a contemporary but warm and comfortable room. The location was just great - in the heart of the shopping, minutes walk from the harbour.
Helsinki has been our last stop on our europe trip and Hotel Glo has been a wonderful way to end it. Infact, we'd come back here again to stay at this hotel.