Helsinki’s Hotel Indigo is the choice for a design minded traveller: opened in 2015, the boutique hotel has been awarded by World Travel Award and Luxury Travel Guide. Step in and explore!
STYLE ALL THE WAY
Hotel Indigo’s lure is especially in its style: located in Helsinki’s Design District, the hotel has a Scandinavian feel to it with subdued colours and straight lines – all this enlivened with many colourful and intriguing details. The murals in the rooms are designed by young Finnish designers, Linda Linko and Pietari Posti. Travellers are guaranteed a wonderful night’s sleep by 100% Egyptian cotton linen, the curtains which darken the room completely (and believe me, in the summer time when the sun shines 24/7 this is a must!) and silent air conditioning. Nespresso coffee maker will help you get ready for breakfast – or, if you are into exercising or yoga, there is also a Body, Mind & Soul gym with saunas. Hotel Indigo also has a gold-level LEED certification, which means it is environmentally responsible and uses resources efficiently.
A HOTEL ON THE BOULEVARD
Each Finn knows the address ‘Boulevard’. Here, the prestigious stone buildings have boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafés on the ground floors, and leafy trees align the street. A tram rattles by every few minutes creating a picturesque feel to the city centre neighbourhood. Just a few steps from Hotel Indigo, you’ll find, for example, Helsinki’s iconic coffee shop Ekberg – which also features on my room’s wall paper! I meant to explore the street and its restaurants more, but ended up dining two nights in a row in Gaijin: the gin based cocktails match too well with the North Asian inspired food. A 15-minute leisurely stroll will take you from Hotel Indigo to Kamppi shopping centre, the Central Railway station and to the city centre’s main tourist attractions, such as the main museums Kiasma and Ateneum and the majestic Helsinki Cathedral. If you are in town with your own car, you can book Hotel Indigo’s parking space for 36 euros.
Restaurant Bröd (ie ‘bread’) is located in Hotel Indigo’s ground floor and the guests are lucky to have their breakfast here. As the name suggests, there are multiple bread options available from baguettes to croissants and other pastries. On top of this, you’ll find fruits, yoghurts with nuts and mueslis, meats, cheeses and salmon as well as hot brekkie options. In Hotel Indigo, I especially appreciated the fact that they serve a little coffee pot to your table – this is not necessarily the custom in Finland! – so I didn’t need to do my morning jogging between the breakfast table and the coffee maker.
Go there if you want
1. High quality, luxurious hotel in prime location
2. Immerse yourself in Finnish design
3. See the eight-floor view over Helsinki’s roof tops!
P.S. I wish to thank Hotel Indigo for the stay and the impeccable hospitality! This post continues my series on “stylish stays” in Europe. The collaboration does not affect the content of my writing, as I collaborate only with hotels I can warm-heartedly recommend to my readers.
Rooms starting from 115 €