Runar rules at Hotel F6! Well, sort of.

Hello Hotel F6! Our home when in Helsinki.So where’s , the dog in residence?He was a little shy and didn’t want to come from under the table. But there was a statue of him 🙂 It is also here we met Myrsky!
From the Reception, there’s a lovely courtyardWhere you can sit and have drinks and conversations with friends.There are murals everywhere.Mummy loving the colour scheme of our bedroom – I had to try the bed!But they made sure I had my own bed too – and bowls for food and water.I don’t usually like hotel dog beds but this one I took to.

And look we had a door notice for anyone entering our room.Not that I was ever left – as we’re allowed in the breakfast room And the bar which is named after Runar.We had a lovely stay.  The hotel is also close to the main park of Helsinki so it was really lovely to be able to run around after a day of travelling or walking around.  And there were even squirrels!The same specie – they run faster than me!!!!

May’s comment: We have so enjoyed staying at Hotel F6 – F is for the street they’re on – Fabian and 6 is the number of the building.

I had googled luxury dog friendly boutique hotel Helsinki – and found Hotel F6.  There’s a picture of Runar their dog on the four to their website. That was encouraging. It’s a boutique hotel owned by a family and all the staff feels like they are a part of the family. Very personable and very helpful.We needed a vet and they recommended one close to the hotel – a 15 minute walk.Now this is a first! To be greeted at Reception by a Rhodesian Ridgeback!The usual – deworming pill in order to get back into the UK. And microchip checked. She’s not good with swallowing pills – and they showed me a technique.I asked for restaurant recommendations. The brief – good food, nice ambient and dog-friendly – oh, and within walking distance. Tall order for a city that is not exceptionally dog aware but they came back with these.

The first night we ate at Kämp brasserie located on the Esplanad. Look! they had the same idea about dog dining on the front of their menu.  Could have been me and Darcy!  They had the best salmon soup!!!Been having salmon almost every meal.

Second night, we tried something traditionally Finnish and went to Nokka. We were only allowed to sit in the front area.But the food was excellent. Pike Perch for a change!On our last night, we went to TOCA, and Italian-Finnish fusion restaurant where they have set menus of 3 courses or 5 courses.They welcomed us and showed us to our table towards the back of the small restaurant so we can be out of the way.  They brought water for Darcy immediately and we soon started chatting with the owner, Elina who told us her dog was downstairs.  She showed us a photo of Leevi – “The Chihuahua.”We didn’t get to meet Leevi but we saw her little statuette!  And we even got to write on they wall – thanking them for having us.  The meal was again excellent!All excellent choices of restaurants.

They even helped me book our ferry to Tallinn on short notice. Couldn’t say more about Hotel F6. The staff was brilliant and I loved their design sensitivity. And of course how they welcome dogs!


  1. Kathy

    I love this May!

  2. Sandy

    Absolutely fabulous.

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