I would agree with most of the other accolades here. Location-wise the Kamp can't be beat. It's right in the center of everything and an easy walk if you're coming in (or leaving) by train or bus. The building itself is lovely, very clean and grand. Rooms are good size and similarly impressive in styling. Ours faced the inner courtyard which isn't necessarily the nicest view but it's not terrible either. The hotel bar and restaurant are nice as well and have some great outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
This may be nitpicking a bit, but the one thing I found slightly annoying was the room service fee, in particular if you just want a coffee or tea. There are no coffee makers or kettles in the rooms (well, there wasn't in ours so I'm assuming that goes for any room). If, as in the case of my wife, you come from a country where tea is drunk in massive quantities at all times, this creates immediate panic! One of the nights we were there I really wanted a cup of coffee and she some tea. The price of the coffee / tea itself is in line for room service at a high end hotel, no issue there at all. But any room service order also incurs a hefty fee (I won't quote it here as I'm not sure of the TripAdvisor policy, but enough to make me do a double-take), which I thought was just insane if all you want is a cup of coffee or tea. Room service prices at any hotel are quite marked up to begin with, and I am absolutely fine with that, that's how room service works. But really no need to pile fees on top of that. In any case, we went down to the bar and had coffee there instead, not the worst outcome as it is a nice setting to end an evening. Just beware of the room service fees.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Kamp, the historic, luxury landmark and iconic hotel originally built in 1887. Situated in the city center and in the middle of the shopping & business areas, 179 luxurious rooms including several suites. With spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The hotel boasts two distinct restaurants and infamous bar. Kamp Spa and private gym and sauna. In addition, there are exceptional spaces for private dinners, weddings to corporate events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamp Hotel Helsinki