Last week I spent one night at Clarion Hotel Helsinki. It was my second time at the hotel (my first time at the hotel was in the Summer of 2018 while on a business trip). On my first stay (which also was a one-night-stay) I stayed in a “classic” room, but this time I decided to upgrade to a “superior” room – just to get access to slippers and a bathrobe, lol. What can I say, I like having a bit of luxury when I travel!
Magical start to my stay
My one-night-stay at Clarion Hotel Helsinki got off to a really magical start this time around. I mean, look at the sunset pictures above! It was absolutely magical to watch the sun hide behind the beautiful hotel towers. So magical that I, in fact, missed my bus while I was shooting these pictures, lol. Oh well, anything for a good shot of the sunset, right?
My favorites things about the hotel
One of my absolute favorite things about the hotel is the hotel room view. I stayed on the 15th floor (which I also did last time), and I had this amazing view of Helsinki that you can see above. I definitely recommend asking for a room in one of the top floors, it is worth it! Imagine watching the sunrise over Helsinki from here – ah… Unfortunately, it was really cloudy during my stay, so I didn’t see the sunrise this time – but I’m hoping for clear skies and the most beautiful sunrise the next I’m staying there (yeah I’m sure there will be a next time, I really like this hotel!).
Minimalistic, Scandinavian hotel room decor
Another one of my favorite things about Clarion Hotel Helsinki is the minimalistic, scandinavian hotel room decor! I love the browns, whites, greys, and blues of the room. Simple, yet classy! Love it.
Big mirrors for outfit pictures
Yet another great thing about the rooms at Clarion Hotel Helsinki
…and the big sea-view windows in the rooms provide a really great selfie-light!
A big plus when you’re a blogger/influencer.
Rooftop pool and a modern gym
On the top floor of the hotel you can either relax in the rooftop pool with a fabulous view over Helsinki, or sweat your ass off at the gym – or why not both? I had plans on going for a swim, but ran out of time and ended up prioritizing the gym over the pool. But oh well, I’ll try the pool next time… Preferably in the Summer, when it’s a bit warmer up there! Sure, the pool is heated – but the air was of course really chilly while I was there. I imagine it’s better for an always-freezing-person like myself in the Summer time.
A big breakfast buffet
When I choose a hotel, it’s important that they have a good (and BIG) breakfast buffet. And yes, this is something that Clarion Hotel Helsinki has! There are in fact all kinds of breakfast options in their breakfast buffet, you can even order an omelet of your choice – which is pretty fancy!
As a gluten-intolerant (and lactose-intolerant) person, the “special-diet” table is always a place of interest for me, and luckily, Clarion Hotel Helsinki has a really good one! They even have a separate bread toaster for gluten-free bread – which is rare and very much
Just a pinch of criticism
Now I’ve written a whole blog post with lots of good words about Clarion Hotel Helsinki… But, I also have to give the hotel just a pinch of criticism!
You see, I upgraded to
Will be going back
All in all it was a good one-night-stay, and I will be going back.
Funny thing: I found the book above in my room. But why does it say “Get me out of here”? Lol. You’d think the book would say “Let me stay here forever” here instead. Oh well, not everything is meant to be understood…
Lastly, have you ever stayed at Clarion Hotel Helsinki..? And if so, what was your experience like? ♥