Hotel Indigo had only recently opened when we stayed. The smell of fresh paint still lingered in the air and I could feel the brand new carpet beneath my feet. The staff had a genuine enthusiasm and excitement for their new workplace, with grins permanently on their faces.
This new venue is part of a chain of boutique hotels, which has other branches across the UK and Europe. The Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard is located in a stylish and arty district in the centre of town. This design-conscious hotel fits in with the typical Scandinavian look. There are 120 guest rooms to choose from, some of which have murals by Linda Linko. Our room was small but comfortably equipped with a large double bed, ample storage space, a small desk and a smart bathroom. The décor felt masculine with shades of brown and grey dominating. The furniture was minimalist, fresh and functional… it was an ideal base for a city break.
There were touches of luxury dispersed around the room and the materials were soft and lavish; I especially liked the pillows and blankets covering the bed, ready to warm you after coming in from the frosty streets of Helsinki. I was excited to find Aveda rosemary and mint toiletries in the bathroom, a lovely invigorating collection of products that freshen and awaken your senses in the morning.
It wouldn’t be a Finnish hotel without a sauna, and this special facility can be found on the lower ground floor along with a petite gym for fitness fans, or those trying to work off jetlag. On the ground floor there are light open spaces to meet friends and relax which would also work well for casual business meetings. The modern restaurant is a pleasant dining room for the deli-style breakfast, although should you feel like going out to eat there are plenty of options on the nearby streets.
Hotel Indigo proved itself to be the perfect blogger’s base in Helsinki. Conveniently located, chic in design and efficient in service, we couldn’t fault it.
More information and book a stay at Hotel Indigo Helsinki here.
Many thanks to the Helsinki Tourist Board with their help with this trip.