Klaus K Hotel
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Around 6am I looked out the window this morning and it was totally white – thick fog – so bad I couldn't see the sea. Someone later said that between 3am and 4am the ships fog horn was blasting constantly but we didn’t hear that.
We arrived into port at Helsinki around 10am and we didn’t attempt to rush off – we’d had a light breakfast from room service and so we went down to the International Café and had a ...
... pictures today. Our guide did say that gas is about $10.00/gallon. Fuel is very expensive in Europe. Guess we shouldn't complain.
... very good price. He also engraved them for us with our names and the date we were in Helsinki. Lunch, we went to a big department store called Stockmann. It was a bit like Selfridges in London. There was a huge area full of food and we found some seats next to a Tasmanian couple who just arrived from Australia the day before. There was also a Swedish lady at the table and we all had a good chat. After that we walked around Helsinki ...
... and been on the water. The only trouble with the water is that the lakes are still mostly frozen and the canal tour was cancelled because it was frozen. Today it started to snow which was really nice but may I say bloody cold. Tomorrow is another full day and we leave to go to Copenhagen on Thursday. Overall Helsinki and the Finnish people are ...
Apart from the extended families of flies living around the bins and kitchen area, the hostel wasn't so bad. You get what you pay for. At least the bunks had dividers between every pair, plus each had a light and an electricity socket. My old Australian phone has been gradually dying since a few months ago. It barely lasts a day now without needing a charge. That and trying to keep the computer and camera batteries topped up can be a challenge when there's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Klaus K Hotel Helsinki
Great hotel with good prices
Klaus K is a wonderful hotel. It's only one year old after its make over. Centrally located if you like to walk and with a tram stop just at the door if you are not a sport people.
Design is everywhere from the all-white desk to the carpet in the aisles. We stayed in an envy-plus room, really big room with a large sitting room and one bedroom. Two flat-tvs and one DVD player. Bed very comfortable and really king size. And bathroom was superb with heated floor,it was cool to walk around barefoot.
Besides hotel has three good restaurants that close late. Breakfast is good but we missed some hot dishes.
Rates quite good for the quality.
I hope the pictures will give you a fair idea what I mean.
And I will come back for sure in my visits to Finland.
Hotel Klausk K is a new design hotel located in the center of Helsinki, just perfect for shopping and sightseeing. The hotel is very modern and beautiful, but obviously designed with also guest comfort in mind. Service is top notch in the hotel and also in the restaurants. One waiter from the downstairs Italian restaurant offered to carry my luggage when I arrived since there was no porter downstairs then and one waitress in Filmitähti restaurant went searching for batteries for our camera when our batteries run out of power. Now that's the kind of service you rarely get in Finland. Fantastic!
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in diesem "Design"-Hotel, das am schönen Bulevardi und in der Nähe des Designviertels von Helsinki liegt, sehr genossen. Man kommt überall schnell hin - Straßenbahn vor der Tür und zu Fuß ist man in 10 Minuten am Bahnhof. Das Foyer sagt alles über das Hotel - smart, hip und pulsierend und einer eierförmigen Rezeption. Wir hatten eine "Envy"-Zimmer im 5.Stock zur Straße hin, dass sehr individuell in braunen, goldenen und blauen Farben eingerichtet war. Das L-förmige Zimmer war groß und hatte eine Sitzecke und das Bett war superkomfortabel. Das Zimmer war gut ausgestattet mit interessanter Beleuchtung, einem Barkühlschrank, Flachbildfernseher und einem Tisch. Und es sah gut aus. Das Badezimmer war makellos, hell und schön, obwohl es unmöglich war, den Boden trocken zu halten, da die Dusche mit in der Badewanne war. Das Frühstücksbüfett war hervorragend mit einer großen Auswahl an Brötchen, hausgemachter Marmelade und vielen Sorten Fisch, Wurst und sogar einer Früchtesuppe. Das Personal war hervorragend - jung, enthusiastisch und hilfsbereit. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt um einen Tag verlängert als wir feststellten, dass das Hotel einen großen Teil an unserer wunderbaren Zeit in Helsinki ausmachte. Ich würde nur noch nach Helsinki reisen wenn ich wieder in diesem Hotel unterkommen dürfte.
Ultracool, gute Lage
Verbrachte während einer Geschäftsreise eine Woche im Klaus K. Sehr cooles Zimmer (funky, stilvoll, tolles Bett mit großen weicher Decke, LCD-Fernseher, Wireless Lan usw.). Es gibt dort auch eine trendige Bar wo auch die Einheimischen und alle internationalen Gäste, die meisten schienen Geschäfte mit Nokia zu machen, einkehren und eine gutes italienisches Restaurant mit sehr hübschen Kellnerinnen. Kann es nur empfehlen.
A perfect stay in Helsinki
Klaus K met all our hopes. The location is great, central but quiet. Service was very friendly. Room was comfortable (envy plus) with street view at only 130E (including a generous and healthy breakfast) which must be a bargain for the quality and compared to other Helsinki great hotels such as the Kamp which starts around 300E. Three restaurants offer different themes for every taste including a pretty good selection of wine, spirits, coctails and beers. Then there is the design which is very beautiful - our favorite was the white bar. We didn´t try the spa but the brochure was tempting to say the least. A definite choice for another stay in Helsinki.
The Klaus K is a modern design hotel with an amazingly friendly and helpful staff. The lobby has several sitting areas all with its own hyper designed theme. Sometimes its a bit over done but each is lovely so after a while you don't notice. I stayed in the Envy Suite with my boyfriend while in Helsinki for a conference. It's a spacious room with a comfortable king-size bed and a small sitting area, suitable for working. While the styling and decor was modern and egdy, the renovation seems to still be "in progress". The so called "closet" is a 12 inch bar behind a curtain and there was no dresser, no set of drawers, not even a hook to hang a coat or towel on! After a few days our room looked like our suitcases had exploded because there was no place to put anything away. I hope they work on that in the future.
Ultra cool, good location
Stayed at the Klaus K last week on business, very cool room (funky styline, great bed with big fluffy white duvets, LCD widescreen, wifi etc.)
They also have a trendy bar which locals go to as well as all the international travellers, most of whom seem to be over on business with Nokia, and a good Italian restaurant with v. pretty waitresses!
We loved our experience in this "design" hotel located in the smart Bulevardi and adjacent to the design district of Helsinki. Convenient to everything - trams outside the front door and a 10 minute walk to the railway station. The foyer says it all - smart, hip and vibrant with a reception desk shaped like an egg.
We stayed for 3 nights in one of the "Mythical" rooms on the second floor. The room was fairly small (approx. 20 square metres), as so often in boutique hotels, but the furnishings were of a very high standard. Design-wise the room had a slight retro and masculine feel to it (brown, grey and orange(!!) dominated the walls). The bed was very comfortable, but could have been slightly larger, though the size of the room does of course limit the potential size of the bed. The bathroom was very clean and modern, but the open-style shower means that the bathroom floor gets wet each time you have a shower. Also, there was no bath in the room which would have been nice following a days sightseeing.
I may sound a patriotic Finn now, but if you are into design like me and my husband, this newly renovated hotel is a must: very stylish and unique in Helsinki, even in the world, I'd say. The rooms are spacious and designed to give you something extra compared with typical hotel rooms: from bed linens to flat-TV to toilet utilities every item has this little extra touch of Finnish design. Our room with windows facing inside the block was extremely quiet, but the view was a bit dull (walls of the neighbouring building). And that's almost the only negative thing to say.