Why we like it
- Helsinki's first design hotel, housed in a former schoolhouse and printing press
- Family managed by former owners, Mia and Marc
- Interiors inspired by Finland's national epic, the Kalevala poetry saga
- Sky lofts have alternative private entrances and 80m² roof terrace
- Central location in the heart of Helsinki's design district
About Klaus K Hotel
The history of the Klaus K Hotel dates back to 1882, when part of the building, known as Rake Corner, was built as a German school for girls. After many incarnations as a printing press, a boarding house, and a restaurant, the hotel underwent a €15 million facelift in 2005, reinventing the building as an urban oasis in Helsinki's fashionable design district. Inside, the rooms are decorated in a style befitting Helsinki's crisp winters and dark fairy tales, with interiors inspired by Finland's epic poetry saga, The Kalevala, full of mythical characters and fantastical deeds. Each of its 137 rooms display traditional design juxtaposed with Nordic modernism, expressing the four emotional themes of The Kalevala: desire, passion, mysticism and envy. All rooms feature a minibar, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet and Malin + Goetz cosmetics. The most recent addition, The Sky Lofts, present a completely new and unique concept with a relaxing roof top terrace offering views over the Erottaja, a grand public square, plus a private entrance from the street and an elevated bedroom area.
The hotel's many kitchens are commanded by world-renowned chef Markus Maulavirta. You can sink a delicious Tuscan red complemented by meats and cheeses at Toscanini Restaurant, a lauded Italian serving traditional dishes, or sample light bites at LIVINGROOM located in the stylish lobby. There's even somewhere to dance the night away accompanied by delicious mojitos at the lively Ahjo Bar & Club, and a Renaissance-style ballroom for larger gatherings.