Hotel Kamp Sales Department, Helsinki
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Real Finnish Designfrom Joanna70
Great Hotel for business and pleasurefrom Spuggers
Excellent location and servicefrom ajl_dc
The things that stand out about this hotel are first, the location. Right in a pedestrianized area in the heart of Helsinki, the location can not be beat. Almost everything you need for business or tourism is within walking distance, and if you are going further afield a taxi can be quickly summoned within a minute or so (pedestrian area only notwithstanding, taxis will pull up to the Kamp's front door).
The quality of service was outstanding, from the doorman to the the desk to housekeeping. The desk was willing to mail my letters at no charge, the doorman gave perfect directions every time. Housekeeping called to see if I wanted turn down service or not when I was working in the room with the do not disturb sign up, instead of knocking on the door or just skipping me. Laundry was done perfectly and returned early.
The rooms was fantastic, if a little small (although not unusually so for Europe). The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom is incredible.
I only have two small negatives to mention. First, the rates are very high - this is to be expected in high end business hotels in Europe, but my company would never have paid for this hotel if the Radisson SAS had not been sold out (and all other options in central Helsinki). I paid the discounted corporate rate of 265 euro a night for the first three nights. When I had to change plans and stay a fourth night, the rate went up to 359 euro. I consider the hotel an ok value - given the location and service - at 265, but 359 was a little bit hard to take. The charges for room service, breakfast, and high speed internet are similarly geared toward unlimited expense account travelers.
Second - for those rates I would really love to have coffee making facilities in the room, unfortunately they are not provided. There's a coffee shop just up the street with pretty good takeout, but the line can be long on weekday mornings.
Highly recommended for business in Helsinki. Also strongly recommended for tourism if it is in your budget, because the location and service are world class.
Just Perfect !from A TripAdvisor Member
Everything was perfect, from the check-in to the check-out : the room was great, elegant decoration with a beautiful marble bathroom, service was impeccable (they send my letters for free because I had no time to get stamps), the Balance Club (sauna, fitness) really enjoyable after a long day, and of course the location of the Hotel on the Esplanade can’t be more central, it’s just perfect for people who want to discover Helsinki.
If I’ll return to Finland in the future, I’ll choose Hotel Kamp again with no doubt.
Blissfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff were just the best I have ever encounted.
The rooms quite and smell free, non-smoking means non-smoking, finally no cigar smells.
Breakfast was fresh and hot and all you can eat which is what you need when you travel for long periods.
A a side note the people of Helsinki are so friendly and ready to talk, help and even have a drink :) with a traveller.
I cannot offer a greater recommendation, please enjoy.
An example to be followedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Approachable luxury!from aerofl
The Hotel Kamp is a member of The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Our reservations were booked in two ways - two nights through the Starwood website and two nights through a travel company (which also arranged for my husband and son to travel to Russia for a week of fishing). Interestingly enough, we were able to secure rates on the Starwood website for two nights that were lower than those offered by the travel company.
This hotel is indeed luxurious. Our rooms were furnished elegantly and every amenity was provided - robes, slippers, water and toiletries from shampoo to mouthwash to cotton balls and nail files. Housekeeeping was meticulous and our few additional requests were met promptly and with a smile. We are not fans of feather duvets and the hotel made up our bed with duvet covered blankets each night. As it was very warm, we appreciated the efficient air conditioning (something of a rarity in European hotels) and the umbrellas provided by the hotel for the times we experienced light showers. The bathrooms were large and brightly lit, with separate rainfall showers and European deep soaking tubs. Towels were of excellent quality and plentiful. The tub tray even came with a rubber ducky! In keeping with environmental trends, cards were provided to let housekeeping know if you wanted to reuse towels and bed linens.
The hotel had two restaurants and a lovely (and lively) bar. We had two meals in their Brasserie restaurant, the more casual of the two. Even still, the restaurant was very upscale, dark wood, gleaming with brass, and beautifully set tables with candles, white linens and silver. They were very accomodating when we only wanted soup and salad or appetizers. Each evening there was a buffet available which my husband enjoyed and said was very gourmet. Breakfast was buffet or a la carte and excellent as well.
I think what struck us most were the service standards. From the doorman to the porters to the front desk personnel, everyone was there to cater to our every need. Whether it was a need for directions, museum or public transportation information, shopping advice or restaurant reservations, our requests were met by well informed, very personable staff. I left my suglasses in a cafe on Suomenlinna island and the concierge spent an amazing amount of time trying to locate them for me (alas, they were never found). We were always treated as very special guests of the hotel, even at the busiest times of day.
We have had the opportunity to stay in several four and five star hotels the world over and I can honestly say that the Hotel Kamp tops my list after this trip. If you have the time to do the research, you can find rates that are comparable to weekend rates at a Ritz, the better JW Marriotts, Hyatts and upscale boutique hotels such a those in the Kimpton Group or Hotel Monacos.
A couple of quick recommendations if you visit Helsinki - purchase the Helsinki card if you plan to use public transportation and visit the many museums and tourist attractions (25 Euros for one day up to 45 Euros for 3 days). Our hotel rate included a card for each of us, which made the room rate even more of a good value. Visit Suomenlinna island and the beautiful town of Porvoo (50 km by bus) if you have time. If you can at all swing it, take a trip by jet ferry (even a day trip) to Tallinn. The Old Town is spectacular.
I would go back to Helsinki and Tallinn in a heartbeat and you can be sure that the Hotel Kamp is the only place I would consider staying.
Love this Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
One of my favorite features of the Hotel is the spa. The waiting area has built in form fitting lounge seats of circular ceramic tile and access to natural light. Even on the gloomiest days the spa is warm and comforting. It of course boasts various options of sauna - dry, steam, etc. The spa showers have obscured windows which afford natural light - adding to the overall affect.
In my opinion, Hotel Kamp is well worth the splurge!
Sheer Luxuryfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Having visited all the Scandanavian Capital cities, Helsinki was our final call and we certainly saved the best until last!
The staff were polite and friendly and gave us a lovely warm welcome to the hotel on a very cold December afternoon. The room was absolutely fantastic - very large and comfortable. The bathroom was an absolute dream and great to relax in after a cold walk along the Baltic Coast.
Everything about Helsinki was welcoming - the people are fantastic and the food is good. We decided not to eat in the hotel but found a number of great restaurants nearby. We enjoyed a fantastic 5 course meal on New Year's Eve and were then entertained in the Helsinki streets with the locals' home-made firework display.
Out of this world - we want to go back soon!!
Best value luxury hotel in Europe (for time being)from longtimetraveller
Top Local Tips for Helsinki
The 'tractor bar' - Zetor The Zetor bar has to be experience to be believed... It is a bar full of tractors with dinning rooms tucked into the corners. The food was incredibly tasty - the reindeer steak was to die for. Also try the Finnish berry wine - the Rose called Pilamaan Rose was so drinkable you couldn't believe it had alcohol in it until you try to stand! In the main bar there was a dance floor that seemed to literally be a cattle market. We just stood there for an hour laughing at the locals!
Go in the Spring/Summer Wait until Spring. Winter is extremely cold. Get down to the harbour and take a boat excursion. It really is beautiful around the coastline
Arabia Outlet An easy ride out on the 71 bus or 6 street car, it was work checking out. While nothing in Finland seems to be inexpensive, there were some things that were much less expensive than they would have been in the US.
Other names for Hotel Kamp Sales Department
- kamp hotel helsinki
- Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 29 - Helsinki - 100 - Finland
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