We stayed three nights in March 2014. The hotel looks great outside and the reception area is cosy and decorated in a cool and quirky way. Location is good in the design district and 10 minutes walk to the centre of Helsinki. The staff were great at check in and offered to upgrade our room for an extra 15 euro's per night if we wanted more space. we declined as we spend little time in the room on city breaks and so thought this was not needed. BIG MISTAKE! The double room is the tiniest hotel room i have ever stayed in. You open the main door to a narrow corridor with floor to ceiling built in wooden units on one side and a floor to ceiling glass wall the other. Behind the glass wall is the bathroom- no bath just a double sized shower unit in size, with glass walls forming two cubicles, one has the shower, the other the toilet and sink. This was too small, but functional and clean. The wooden built in unit houses sliding panels to reveal mirrors and wardrobe space for at a push two to three items which hang flat to the wall, and the safe. At the end of this short corridor is the bedroom. It literally has enough space for the bed, and a one legged person to hop around it. There is no room for even hand luggage to be stored and no where to put things if you unpack. Our two hand luggage spent our stay blocking the minimal floor space there was to move around in. The room was decorated well with reclining bed and a good TV. Wifi is free for the really slow stuff, extra for the average speed and really overpriced if you need the fast stuff to work with. Most hotels have the fast stuff free. This is a theme in the hotel, the pillows are poor, but for an extra charge you can have better pillows from the sleep menu. The Breakfast is included and fairly good, if you want your eggs poached, thats an extra five euro's please! Bacon will set you back seven euro's! Given that we paid a fair price for a double room in a design hotel i was expecting much more. The room would be fine for a single traveller if it had a single bed in it, not good enough for a couple, and why should you pay extra for the things other hotels provide as a matter of course??? We did not complain as we felt the hotel staff were doing a great job, and did not want any hassle on a packed weekend away. The Glo Art needs to rethink its pricing policies and the extra charges it has in abundance for things you expect to be part of a modern hotel experience. The room we stayed in should not be allocated to couples staying in the hotel as it simply is too small.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GLO Hotel Art is an exclusive, charming lifestyle hotel built around a century-old Art Nouveau castle in the centre of Helsinki. A unique hotel has excellent meeting facilities. Surrounded by the vivid Design District, you can enjoy lunch in one of the areas cosy cafes, dine in one of the top restaurants in the area or take a stroll to the city center. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you will definitely enjoy your stay here! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Linna Hotel Helsinki