Glam on the Go
What it is
A 179-room legend housed in an 1887 architectural gem, with five restaurants and an ultra-luxe spa.
What it isn't
Tasteless. Some 450 pieces of art adorn the walls, including graphic art prints from Imprimo.
What we think
The first hotel in Finland to have an elevator is still turning heads, both tech and style-wise. Even the most basic of rooms (and honestly: it’s way too pretty to be basic) is stocked with a marble bathroom, ESPA body products, plush down duvets and pillows and fairytale views over a leafy courtyard. Ask for the Mannerheim Suite to feel like you’re in your own private castle, complete with a butler’s pantry (and separate entrance), balcony on Esplanade Park and interiors awash in cut velvet purple upholstery and a canopied bed. Bonus: guests who stay here are treated to a gratis in-room breakfast, or comped rounds at the buffet.
You're here because
Service is topnotch, which can be rare to find in independently minded Nordic countries. Expect 24-hour room service, laundry, valet, and even an entertainment library where you’ll find a hoard of everything from fine literature to video games.
Sunday Brunch is a local legend here. So you’re not surprised that you’re sat amongst a dizzying array of locals in Brasserie Kämp, each one apparently more delighted than the last with this no holds barred menu. This morning, overlooking the Esplanade, you start with a flute of cava—then move on to a series of regional delicacies, including crispy duck leg with salsify and apple, fennel cured salmon, and marinated baltic herring. Finland, you’re more than fine. You’re delicious.
Restaurants & Bars
Brasserie Kamp - An a la carte menu, with courses using the best seasonal ingredients
Restaurant Yume - Asian food with a Californian twist
Kamp Bar - A truly international and versatile bar
Downtown Helsinki, three blocks from the Päivälehti Newspaper Museum and three from Children’s Town, a free museum housed in a 1757 home.