September 17, 2015

Review: Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacific First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.


SAS Summer Pop Up Lounge, Arlanda T5 (ARN)
SAS Business Class Stocholm-London
Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge, London (LHR)
United Club, London Heathrow (LHR)
EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
New EVA Air Lounge, Bangkok (BKK)
EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok-Taipei
Hotel Novotel Taipei Taoyuan Airport
EVA Air The Infinity Lounge Taipei (TPE)
EVA Air Premium Laurel Class Hello Kitty Jet, Taipei-Fukuoka
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
ANA Suite Lounge Satellite 5 T1 Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
Singapore Airlines The Private Room, Changi Airport (SIN)
Singapore Airlines First Class, Singapore-Manila
Top Attractions in the Philippines
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, NAIA (MNL)
Cathay Pacific Business Class, Manila-Hongkong
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hongkong-Frankfurt
Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
Top Attractions in Finland
Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki Airport (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa Deluxe Room

Date of stay: July 15-16, 2015
Address: Kalastajatorpiante 1 Helsinki FIN
Nightly Rate:  120 Euro with breakfast


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, hotel exterior


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, reception


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, lobby


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Seaside Wing

Room


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Room 507


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, King DeLuxe Room with sea view


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, chocolates and bottles of mineral water


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, 27 inch TV


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, work desk with complimentary wifi


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, mini bar


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, complimentary coffee and tea


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, slippers and safe


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, iron and ironing board



Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, great view of the Gulf of Finland


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, bathroom


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, hand held shower


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, bathtub


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, toilet

Restaurant


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, breakfast buffet in the main building


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, 24 hour fitness center on the 7th floor main building

Sauna and Swimming Pool


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, Finnish sauna


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, seating


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, swimming pool

Private Beach


Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, private beach

CONCLUSION

I have originally booked a guest room but upon check in, I was informed that they have upgraded me to a Deluxe room as a Hilton Gold member. I was so happy to realize that the room I got which was located on the other building had a fantastic view of the Gulf of Finland. This was definitely one of the nicest rooms I have stayed at considering the view. There were also chocolates and bottles of water waiting for me in the room, as a welcome amenity. The hotel also has a private beach although I opted to go to the sauna so I could try the famous Finnish sauna. The food during the breakfast buffet was very extensive and the staff were also very friendly. As for the location, the hotel is located about 10 minutes by tram to the city center which is ideal for those who would like explore the city like me. I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel and I would gladly choose this hotel again for my next visit to Helsinki. To Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, kiitos 😉