The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

PIC­TURES (EX­CEPT MAIN): MICHALLE ROWE also a li­brary and ceram­ics mu­seum. Hop on a No 6 or 8 tram to Arabianranta from the city cen­tre and en­joy a scenic jour­ney through Helsinki’s di­verse neigh­bour­hoods. More: ara­; ara­bi­a­ FOR handy lo­ca­tions, there could be few bet­ter than that oc­cu­pied by Glo Ho­tel Klu­uvi in the heart of the busi­ness, de­sign and restau­rant dis­trict. Around the cor­ner from Marimekko’s flag­ship store, a weak­ling’s stone’s throw from Es­planade Park and, even bet­ter, di­rectly op­po­site the his­toric Fazer cafe and bak­ery, this bou­tique bolt­hole has rooms to suit all bud­gets, from com­pact stu­dios for those trav­el­ling light (a bud­get-friendly — $195 — a night) to spa­cious ex­ec­u­tive suites. A re­fur­bish­ment this year re­sulted in a sleek new ground-floor lobby, bar and restau­rant, plus an ex­tra 70 or so rooms. More: glo­ho­ Michelle Rowe was a guest of Fin­nair, 50 De­grees North and Visit Helsinki.


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