I am currently visiting my dad who is spending this semester abroad in Stockholm, and he I and were thinking about taking a ship over to Helsinki. I found one Starwood hotel there, the Hotel Kamp. Has anyone ever been there? Any experiences with upgrades? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...
I found a rate for apx. $125 for 2 people which includes breakfast. This seems very reasonable to me. I just thought I would try to make sure that the hotel is not one to stay away from.
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The hotel has recently been refurbished and only been part of the Starwood Group for a year or so. It is a very nice hotel as befits its Luxury Collection status. Service Good.
Most of the rooms are 1K beds, there are very few with 2 beds, the $125 rate only applies to 1K bed rooms as far as I can see.
As SPG Plat I was upgraded to Junior Suite (with 1K bed)
While I have never stayed there, friends have, and judging from what I have seen and heard, this is the best hotel in Helsinki. (I spend about 45 days in Helsinki; I usually stay at the SAS Plaza) and you can't beat the location of the Kamp, right on the Esplenadi.
Stayed there about 6 mos. ago. Really nice hotel and for a $125 its a real steal. Love hotels that have separate bath & showers. And the yellow rubber ducky for the bathtub was a nice touch! Nice breakfast buffet and friendly staff.
Hotel Kamp Helsinki - The Luxury Colletion [Master Thread]
I previously posted about my disappointment with Sheraton Stockholm. This time, I stayed at Lux Coll in Finland. Hotel Kamp is a classic hotel with great location in front of the Espalandi Park, close to shopping area. The staff is exceptionally friendly and courteous. Are the Finns more friendlier than the Swedish?? I got upgraded to Junior Suite with marble floor bathroom without asking!!! They offer me the upgrade when checking in. When inquiring about late check out, the staff told me I can stay until 4pm! We had a delicious lunch at the hotel restuarant, CK's (Carl Kamp's) Brasserie. The weekend rate I paid for was only approx USD118 per night including buffet breakfast! This is the only 5 star hotel in Helsinki!
I stay there quite often, in fact every time I'm in Helsinki and I just love it! It really is an excellent hotel, both in terms of facilities (rooms, restaurants, health club) and service, which has always been impeccable. As a regular, they quite often upgrade me and the suites are really fantastic!
I highly recommend the Kamp to anyone travelling to Helsinki, and as sxchan wrote the rates are often a real bargain for a true luxury hotel.
IMHO, it is the best hotel in Nordic countries, and one of the best Starwood city hotels I've stayed in. I recommend it to anyone visiting Helsinki. BTW, they have excellent value weekend rates, and even weekday rates are quite reasonable. Their suites are absolutely amazing.
Well, just rave reviews. I too truly enjoyed my recent stay. I will most defintley return when my travels take me to Helsinki and the good part is that the really do not have astronomical rates yet they are considered a top of the line hotel.
The Kamp is simply one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The hotel is small, however the rooms are to die for!..Nice heated marble floors in bathrooms..and THE MOST comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in...stayed there 4 times now...its also in a great loaction...if you find yourself in Helsinki...do not miss the Kamp!
Of course, there wasn't a suite available for my Platinum upgrade - in fact no upgrade at all was available.
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