In the heart of Helsinki’s design district, you can find Hotel Lilla Roberts. Since I was fortunate enough to spend 5 fine nights in this majestic place, let me tell you more about it.
A brief history
Hotel Lilla Roberts is located on the perfect spot to explore the city. Because of the peaceful street (Pieni Roobertinkatu 1-3) you’ll have a nice and quiet stay at the hotel, while you can find the hustle and bustle of the city just around the corner. The property was established in 1909 and designed by architect Selim A. Lindqvist, when it was initiallly built as a power plant for the city of Helsinki. In 1913 and in 1926 the power plant was expanded in the courtyard area. The current shape of the building was completed in 1931, when the administrational building for the Technical Institute was completed as planned by Helsinki’s official architect Gunnar Taucher. It remained a power plant until 1974. That’s when the police department moved there until 2012
Hotel Lilla Roberts
This fabulous hotel offers 130 very stylish and spacious rooms in 3 categories: Comfort, Style and Lux. I stayed in a Comfort room, which was indeed very comfortable and let me say luxurious. Are you travelling with a family or group? Make sure to ask for a connecting room, since they are perfect to ensure comfortable settings for families and guest who want more space. And do you have something to celebrate or you just want to indulge yourself in top notch luxury? The most spacious room is an unique 100 m2 – living room, 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom – suite overlooking the square of Kasarmitori. Wow, right?