Hidden Jem Near the Sea Port and Central Station
Posted Oct 3, 2016
You'd never know it from the street level view, but this is a very well appointed boutique hotel. After entering through non-descript driveway entrance that seems to be more for deliveries than a hotel entrance, the hotel opens up to showcase a modern richly designed hotel. The lobby and adjacent eating area reminds me of a butler-ed Tudor mansion. Not in size though, just items like rich wood accented wall panels, the wine display, cleanly designed spaces and properly attired staff. A high-end hotel compressed in a smaller space. The rooms are good size and the space feels more like US hotels as opposed to those super tight european ones. The cleanly designed rooms make it feels more spacious than the actual floor space would let you believe. Well designed rooms, good work area on the desk, well maintained Grohe vanity&shower fixtures, Queen/King sized bed that seems to be formed by 2 full size beds, and closet space that actually fits clothes/suits. Good attention to detail, such as wood hangers, multiple outlets at the desk, and sturdy leather desk blotter. May be just the Finnish style, but, seems like "less is more" is a common theme... though the "less" is really well done. Same with the breakfast, limited variety (as compared to those larger hotel) but just enough variety (3 types of bread, 3 danishes, 5 cold cuts, 3 cold cereals, 3 yougurt/fruits...) with quality like brie and harvati for cheeses, and capricola and spiced beef for cold cuts. Nice.