My wife and I stayed at this hotel in downtown Helsinki in early October 2016. It is a fine hotel that is near the center of the Esplanade just behind the Hotel Kamp. It is a tremendous location. It is in the center of everything. Our “GLO Comfort Double” was small with little seating area and a small closet. Life in this room was cramped. The floor level glass shower enclosure had great pressure and warmth but runoff flowed under the door and made the bathroom wet.
The lobby was limited. We were never made aware of a comfortable public lobby space to provide relief from the cramped room other than the bar/lounge area. The buffet breakfast was fine, but inferior to the other 4 hotels we stayed at on this trip including the GLO Art Hotel, a 15 minute walk to the west. The 4 hot items were bacon, scrambled eggs, porridge and beans, but did not include any kind of sausage. They were willing to sell us additional breakfast items, that some other hotels we stayed at on this trip provided on a complementary basis. In my opinion, this hotel was a 3 star to 3 and ½ star hotel, but not a true 4 star hotel. It was well maintained and service was good.
Traveller from Minneapolis
This sleek, modern hotel is situated in the centre of Helsinki, 500 metres from Market Square and Helsinki Central railway …More
This was my 4th visit to Lahti in 3 years, but my 1st as a fully independent traveller - not relying on friends. I wanted to attend the winter sports weekend - ski jumping and cross country ski-ing - so a hotel in the town centre was a must have. I was not disappointed with my choice. I was delighted to find that many of the winter sports teams had also chosen this hotel as their base for the weekend, so this made the experience all the more enjoyable. Staff speak English very well, so this made conversation very easy.....as my Finnish is almost non existant.
As I had made arrangements to meet many of my Lahti friends throughout the weekend, I didn't make use of the hotel facilities as much as I could have done. On the 1 occasion which I used the restaurant during an evening, the snack which I had ordered (which filled the whole plate) was well cooked and served in very good time - fortunate as I had a tight schedule. I could not fault the quality of the food or the service of the staff.
Lahti town centre is a few minutes walk from the hotel. There are many fast food chains, restaurants, pubs and clubs to choose from if you want to socialise.
The weather - as expected - was predominantly overcast, cloudy and snowy at times, but that is to be expected in March. 1 highlight of my visit was walking across the ice in the marina area, which was still frozen.
A thoroughly enjoyable visit, and I hope to return in 2017 for the Nordic World Championships.
Traveller from Dover, UK
Located in the heart of Lahti, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Radio and Television Museum and Ristinkirkko. Isku …More
Good centrally located with easy access to all amenities. Large group from overseas staying in Lahti for a wedding and the hotel was very helpful in arranging transport and late checkout. Easy access to hairdressers etc. without having to go outside.
John from Perth WA, Australia
Located in the heart of Lahti, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ristinkirkko, Radio and Television Museum, and Isku …More
Dec 2011 - A nice clean hotel, free wifi in all the rooms, staff were extremely polite and helpful at all times and spoke good English. Breakfasts were good, a buffet with a wide selection of foods, all well prepared and presented. About one minutes walk from Jarvenpaa station with direct trains into Helsinki (Journey times 20 minutes, €12 return ticket). Rooms were nicely furnished in a modern style and clean. No complaints at all about this hotel. I would happily stay there again.
Laurence from United Kingdom
Located in the heart of Jarvenpaa, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Ainola and 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Halosenniemi Museum …More
At the airport, just a short walk, close to the train to the city and with very attentive personnel. I arrived late at night and I was able to get a bite to eat at the bar and they were polite and accommodating. The rooms were fine, modern and comfortable. I would use it again.
Traveller from Miami, FL
Hilton Helsinki Airport is a 3-minute walk from the main terminal of Helsinki-Vaanta Airport, and has a covered walkway …More