Helsinki has lots of interesting historic buildings, some of which are used as offices, apartments, whilst some were renovated into hotels. One of such examples is Hotel Lilla Roberts, charming hotel with its own story.
- Name of the hotel: Hotel Lilla Roberts
- Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 1, 00130, Helsinki, Finland
- District: Kaartinkaupunki
- Date of opening: 12 August 2015
Hotel Lilla Roberts is located on Pieni Roobertinkatu, with the oldest part of the building facing Kasarmintori and with a view onto the harbour. It is a lovely place to enjoy the elegant area of Helsinki.
The hotel name is a Swedish translation of the street name “Little Robert”, referring to Robert Henrik Rehbinder, who served as the Secretary of State in the first half of the XIX century.
The oldest part of the hotel, completed in 1909, was designed by Selim A. Lindqvist, who was one of the most famous Finnish architects of that time. The building was a power station until the 70’s and then it served as the Helsinki Police Station until 2012. In 2015 a new story was written and Hotel Lilla Roberts was born.
Fact sheet of Hotel Lilla Roberts
- Operated by Nordic Choice Hotels.
- 130 rooms with 5 room types in total, including Suite.
- Cosy courtyard for customers.
- 24/7 gym.
- 2 meeting rooms.
- Krog Roba restaurant and Bar Lilla e.
- Next to the design district of Helsinki.
Hotel Lilla Roberts offers different room categories to satisfy various needs of customers, choosing this particular location for their stay: from the Comfort room type to Junior Suite and Suite. Some rooms are facing the inner courtyard for more relaxed and quiet staycation, some are facing a small cosy street, thus giving customers a chance to enjoy the beauty of the neighbouring buildings, while some are facing the spacious square with the view onto the water.
Being the highest room category, the Suite is popular with the customers due to its size, view and location in the oldest part of the building. Moreover, on your way to this room you will pass by the oldest lift in Helsinki. The lift was renovated but it is no longer in use due to today’s safety regulations. Despite that, it is a great chance to feel the history and enjoy the authentic details during your lovely stay at Hotel Lilla Roberts.
Obviously, the stay at Lilla Roberts would be incomplete without the dining experience at Krog Roba. The restaurant theme with the contrast of dark and bright colours was designed to pay respect to the history of the building, thus focusing on electric lights. You can see the cute little details all over the hotel, for example, old electric boxes.
For business guests there are 2 meeting rooms offered, which are in the close proximity to the reception. Spacious lobby is leading to the Nordic style “Bar Lilla e”, where customers can relax having a drink in a friendly atmosphere.
Hotel Lilla Roberts is a nice choice for those who seek new experience or want to enjoy their staycation at a lovely hotel with its own unique story.
Official website for bookings: Hotel Lilla Roberts.
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