Hotel Lilla Roberts: A chic Art Deco boutique gem in Helsinki

ByAndrea Thompson

June 28, 2024

Hotel Lilla Roberts, nestled in the heart of Helsinki’s ultra-cool design district, offers a delightful blend of modern amenities and 1930s Art Deco charm.


A stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and the perfect base for exploring


Hotel Lilla Roberts is part of the Strawberry Finland group, the owner, Petter Stordalen, is a prominent figure who supports inclusivity and equality. He has expressed his commitment to openness and respect by actively participating in events like Pride.

History and Interior:

This five-star hotel, nestled in a former 1909 electrical station, boasts a stylistically bold, funky ambiance enriched by the work of local Finnish designers. Where Art Deco meets retro, it offers all modern comforts while distinguishing itself from other hotels in the area with its marquee-style façade.

Upon entering, guests are greeted by a black and white checked floor and a spacious lobby adorned with quirky art and artifacts, including a life-size bronze horse statue that also serves as a lamp.


Boasting 130 elegantly appointed rooms that span categories from comfort to style, each room pays tribute to the Art Deco aesthetic of the 1920s and 1930s. Adorned with dark tones, sumptuous fabrics such as velvet crimson couches, and expansive, comfortable beds bathed in natural light, the experience is truly luxurious.

From bronze elephant nightstands and zebra-print furnishings to faux fur throws, Lilia Roberts presents a unique blend of 1920s elegance and safari chic, creating an unexpectedly harmonious burst of quirkiness that simply works.

Hotel Amenities:

The hotel offers relaxing massage therapy by experienced therapist Katriina “Kati” Serenius and there is a 24 hour gym.

Krog Roba is the hotel’s bistro restaurant, or unwind with a drink crafted by the award-winning barman on the courtyard terrace

Bicycles are available to explore the city on two wheels


They embrace social and environmental responsibility through initiatives like supporting Finnish fashion, donating to charity, and ensuring accessibility for all guests and save water according to the Green Key standards.

Meeting space:

The hotel has meeting facilities for different sizes of groups and occasions!

The Emmy meeting room, flooded with natural light, you can spend an efficient day with up to 26 participants.

The Selim meeting room can be effectively darkened for presentations and can accommodate up to 50 people in theatre format.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Helsinki Cathedral: Just 850 meters away.
  • Observatory Hill Park: A mere 270 meters from the hotel.
  • Helsinki Bus Terminal: Approximately 1 km away.
  • Vantaa Airport: Nearest airport, located 22 km from the property.

Whether you’re a design enthusiast, a traveller seeking comfort, or someone who appreciates history, Hotel Lilla Roberts promises an unforgettable stay in Helsinki.