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Monday Morning Consultant – Hotel Kämp, Helsinki

Just walked into the Hotel Kämp from the Central Train Station. With the high level video overview

There is a city shuttle bus through Finnair – definitely a recommend on that one. It’s quick and at 6 euro, it’s definitely a better deal than paying 40 euro for a cab. You’ll need it for eating and drinking in this town. From all the reviews and just the general perception, the Hotel Kämp is definitely the finest hotel in Finland.

Talk about Old School …  Elegant, understated and sophisticated decor and a lot of wooden finishes.

As for location, it cannot be beat! It’s in the very heart of Helsinki. It’s found right across the Esplanade Park, where people gather for meet-ups and where cultural events happen. It’s also just walking distance to almost all of Helsinki’s must-see touristic sights, such as the Market Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Uspensky Cathedral, and the Harbor. The hotel is also near stores and boutiques selling Finnish products (e.g., furniture, clothes, jewellry). The hotel even has its own shopping mall, the Kamp Galleria, housing Finnish and international stores.

The room itself was excellent, being upgrade to a Jr Suite, but if you’re coming without Cash and Points or some type of discount, expect a stiff kick to your pocketbook. You’re paying for that location and the hotel’s history.

Overall … this is a definite recommendation!

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Rishi Sankar is a PeopleSoft HRMS Project Manager and Oracle Solution Architect. Over the past 10+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 2 major consulting firms. He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @Rishiray and on Facebook. He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com