Live the luxury in hotel Lilla Roberts

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?

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Welcome to Hotel Lilla Roberts. The first thing that comes to mind when standing in front of the entrance, is the grandeur feeling of the roaring twenties. Where is mister Gatsby?
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The hotel lobby is big, shiny and grand. There’s a nice and cosy corner next to the fireplace and plenty of comfortable seats to just chill, sit back and relax. Feeling thirsty? At the bar at the end of the lobby you can order all kinds of tasty drinks.
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And can I have a round of applause for this amazing Horse Lamp? It’s designed by Front, for the Dutch label Moooi (founded by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers in 2001). Wow, it’s such an amazing object and fits this hotel perfectly.
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As expected, my room was very stylish and fairly large. The interior had a very luxurious vibe and all of the furniture and accessories were of high quality.
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As you can see the room is very spacious. I love the fact that the interior designers chose for black doors and black floors. It adds a certain richness to this already luxurious place.
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The bed was even a bit too comfortable. It was hard getting out and starting the day in Helsinki’s fab design district. The sheets were crisp and clean and the pillows seemed just perfect for my personal taste.
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The bathroom was of a decent size and had a very nice black and white thing going on. The water pressure of the rain shower was outstanding, which I was very pleased with. It’s not taken for granted, you know?
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Well, aren’t these some yummy and fresh scented bathroom amenities. And hurray: there’s a conditioner included!
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The mirror in the bathroom was huge and very well lit, which made it perfect to apply make-up in this space. There even was a separate make-up mirror. (The camera is a Samsung NX300, the jumpsuit is from Whistles)
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While I usually don’t tend to use the wardrobe in a hotel room, this time I was very happy there was enough space for a 5 nights stay. And may I say that the robe was a very comfortable one? Oh, and if you wonder where the drinks and peanuts are hidden? The elaborately filled minibar is stored in the cupboard next to the wardrobe.
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Why am I photographing a trash can? Well, just because I’m a sucker for little details like these. Kudos!
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The breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant Krog Roba, where you can enjoy a very nice Nordic cuisine dinner as well. To start your day healthy (before you hit the town to indulge on the nice streetfood at the market), hotel Lilla Roberts offers you a very extented breakfast buffet. From cereals and nuts, to porridge and fresh fruits. And please don’t skip the baked goods like Karjalan piirakka or rhubarb pie.
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On a hot summer’s day, there’s little more satisfying than some freshly cut fruits.
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But who can say no to a little sweetness, since there’s this delicious rhubarb pie?
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A restaurant in Finland wouldn’t be complete without Iittala tableware. These large Tanssi mugs were filled with freshly brewed coffee as soon as you set down.
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And for some extra vitamins, you can have a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (it’s the real deal!)
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I opted for a nice bowl of porridge with berries and a warm Karjalan piirakka to the side.
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And because they were so delicious, I couldn’t hold myself and went for seconds. With a full tummy I headed out to the sunny streets of Helsinki to enjoy another summer day in Finland.

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