Helsinki: Glo Hotel Art Review

A comfortable night’s sleep inside an old castle

The Glo Hotel Art Helsinki is a hotel built around a century-old Art Nouveau castle. But don’t let its age fool you! Although the castle may look old and feel like something out of Game of Thrones, the rooms are actually quite modern and luxurious. The only downside is that the rooms are located pretty far away from the reception area but there are lifts to help you get there.

Upon check-in, staff gave us a free upgrade to the comfort room because it was our first time visiting Helsinki. The room was split level with the bathroom and wardrobe on one level and the bed, desk and TV on the lower level. It was a bit squishy, especially with suitcases because there was hardly enough floor space for two, but it was comfortable.

The modern rooms make for a very comfortable stay. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was one of the best we’ve ever had in Europe. The bed was big and comfortable (and made in Finland) and the reception staff were friendly and welcoming. The hotel room comes with comforts like free WiFi which is a great plus considering most hotels will only give you access in the main lobby. The hotel is located close to cafes and restaurants which makes choosing where to eat a little easier. Buffet-style breakfast is included in your stay so be sure to stick around for that in the morning! The city centre is in walking distance and public transport isn’t too far away.

Overall Glo Hotel Art Helsinki is comfortable and cosy with a touch of luxury. The rooms do come at a bit of a price, especially compared to other hotels in Helsinki. But you do get what you pay for so don’t be afraid to spend a little more cash for a lot more comfort.

I give Glo Hotel Art Helsinki four stars.
4 stars

Don’t forget to check out my review of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland!


Lönnrotinkatu 29,
Helsinki, Finland

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