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Helsinki. 12th to 14th.
It's not a big city but Helsinki is very pretty. The leaves are starting to change colour and all the flowers are in bloom. It seems that every market vendor is selling berries of all kinds, some I've never tasted before, and fruit of the season, like little home grown apples. Other stalls sell elk horn for all purposes …
... but it also gets you discounts all over the place and a free Panoramic Tour which is 29€ on its own!!
Day 1 was spent exploring a few museums and places of interest - the weather was foul and I decided to put off the trip to Suomenlinna (the Sea Fortress) till it had improved (see tomorrow's entry for how well that went!). Its an interesting city and I'd heartily recommend getting around on the tram, ...
... there for croissants and coffee before continuing up a treelined street of designer stores with a park running through the middle. Having convinced Sam that it was in fact a long way to walk with backpacks from the ferry terminal we hailed a cab to the hotel, much better idea, and checked into our new abode (Omenahotels.com) for the next few nights. Nice central place with ample room but instead of checking in ...
... temperatures compared to the UK) with a 'there-and-back' from the cathedral. Who knows, maybe the target will be achieved at a free ‘Parkrun’ 5k, which has now spread to other countries around the globe, including Australia and New Zealand.
Next we headed for the waterfront to look for a place for dinner. Unfortunately with our walking boots, we felt too under-dressed for the smart Finnish restaurants, so settled on a Mediterranean restaurant, aptly ...
... to newly constructed glass and metal new age buildings that would not look out of place in some sci-fi movie. The city has many new and old style sculptures and there has been a huge influence on the arts and entertainment industry that has rubbed off on the people, as everyone (when not drunk), seems to be some form of artist.
We spent two days roaming around checking out all the must sees in the city, from the new church, the Temppeliaukio Kirkko that had been carved out ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArthur Hotel Helsinki
Renovations from hell, drilling, noise, explosions and then interim lifts that hold a maximum of 4 people. Other than that, bed is comfy enough, room served its purpose. Also, perhaps the cleaning girl can come around a bit later, i.e after ive woken.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Arthur Hotel Helsinki
Buena relación calidad-precio en el Hotel Arthur de Helsinki
Nos alojamos solo una noche. Todos los hoteles conocidos estaban llenos. Este hotel ofrece una buena relación calidad-precio y la ubicación es fantástica. Habitaciones cómodas y limpias. Sin quejas.
Stayed at the hotel Arthur for two nights, and was satisfied. We had one of the newly renovated rooms, and it was spacious, well-furnished and had good beds. The bathroom was adequate - good shower. We had a quiet room facing the back-yard, and I would imagine that it is a lot more noisy if your room faces the road on the other side.
The breakfast wasn't all that good, but OK. Great coffee. We ate dinner in the restaurant one of the nights, and their slightly smoked rein-deer is absolutely worth a try! Reception staff was friendly. Good cleaning. The hotel is only a 10-minutes-walk from the city centre, so the location is great for exploring Helsinki. All in all a good central city-hotel that doesn't rip you off.
Ich warte auf wiedersehen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hotel liegt in perfekten lage,direkt in zentrum von Helsinki.Alle Geschäfte und Kaufhäuser etz. sind zu fuss erreichbar.Für Shoppingtour ideal.
Freundliche empfang,sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Personal.
Auf alle meine Fragen bekamm ich immer freundliche Antwort,u.a.
wo bestimmte Geschäfte liegen,wie die zu erreichen sind.
Frühstücks in Büfett mit grossen auswahl,reichlich und sehr gut1A
Zimmer sauber ,gut ausgestattet.
Sehr positive Erlebnis,komme gerne wieder.
Basic - that's all
The reception was small and cramped, but the breakfast was brilliant. Rooms were basic but clean and the location was quiet, but only a few mwters from the city centrum. Price was low, that's good. I'd say I've been to hotels which cost lots more, but are much worse!
Good Value at Hotel Arthur in Helsinki
Stayed just one night. All of the big name hotels were full. This hotel offers good value and the location is fantastic. Clean comfortable rooms. No complaints.
Lovely homely hotel
Lovely homely hotel. Very helpful staff. We arrived after a 14 hour plane trip from Australia to -10 degrees in the early hours of the morning and the staff were wonderful, allowing us to get into our room early also when we left they opened up the breakfast early. The staff were very helpful and the rooms comfortable, although coffee and tea facilities would have been good. We were a family of 4 and loved our stay in Finland, will be back again if possible.
Stayed in one of the "suites" or family rooms and I was absolutely horrified. The bathroom was filthy, I refused to shower in it as there were lots of dirty rings in the bathtub, the room had not been swept for ages, the windows didn't close properly, the beds were old and uncomfortable. Good points: the staff were friendly.
I would not stay here again and would urge anyone to go elsewhere. The photos I saw had nothing to do with the sight I got when I arrived. Thank goodness we were only there for one night!
Nothing to shout about here
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the hotel was quite centrally located, but otherwise it was rather bland. The decor was drab and dull, and our room had lots of stains on the walls from where mosquitos had clearly been squashed (!) - Totally disgusting. Not really much else to say, except beware of Scandanivan television ('Adult' programmes commence after about 6 pm!) and breakfast buffets - In Finland raw peas, salad, ham, cheese, pickled fish and brown rye bread are the norm for breakfast! - And at this hotel no alternative is on offer. I went to meet a friend in the bar of the much smarter Hotel Kempe, where i would definately stay next time
This is a reasonable hotel in an excellent location on a side street not too far from the station. The hotel needs a little work on it but still a good place to stay. The breakfast was very good.
Great central location
We stayed six nights in the Arthur Hotel in summer 2004. The hotel is probably quite old, but some renovations have been done. Our twin room was OK, but quite small. The good thing of this hotel is its excellent location, right in the city centre and in a quiet side street. Don't expect luxury or a special atmosphere, it is just a hotel as there are so many. But enjoy city life that is so close by.