Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

Address: Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 00260, Finland | 4 star hotel
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

      If modern is your wish


      Just recently opened and renovated as Crowne Plaza it's obviously still in good condition. The rooms I've been to have been quite large. Interior of the hotel is very modern, somewhat too modern for my taste.

      No free parking but a small private garage. The location is pretty good. It's not too far to take a walk down town if it's not extremely windy.

      One minus is that if it's weekday night and you want to sit over a beer, hotel's pub is closing quite early and there's not that much choices nearby.

      Excelente ubicación, personal agradable


      El Crowne Plaza está céntricamente ubicado en una magnífica zona para pasear en Helsinki. Las habitaciones son grandes y cómodas. El personal es muy solícito y agradable. Un gran desayuno buffet con una gran variedad de alimentos para satisfacer a cualquier paladar.

      Excellent location, friendly service


      The Crowne Plaza is centrally located and in an excellent walking area of Helsinki. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff is solicitous and very friendly. The breakfast buffet is large with such a large variety of foods that every taste will be satisfied.

      Simply wonderful !!!


      Everything was perfect ! The decoration in the hotel was amazing. Everything was so nicely furnished ! The rooms are really modern and comfortable (with plasma-tv-set and king size bed). There is a bath and floor-heating in the bathroom. The staff was very friendly and the lobby really attractive. If you ask to have a room on the last floors (8th or 9th), you are gonna have a wonderful view across the green parks, to the city and the cathedral ! The breakfast is very tasty, and there is a nice fireplace in the restaurant !

      This hotel gives you an amazing accomodation in Helsinki !!

      Very Good


      I stayed here for two nights in September 05 and was very impressed with the hotel. The room was comfortable and reasonably spacious although the bathroom was a strange shape with a very short bath. The free internet connection in the bedroom was excellent. Breakfast was good, although not well organised - I went to the buffet and someone sat down at my seat whilst I was away. Slightly out of the town centre, but a pleasant walk (15 minutes).

      Nice refurbished hotel


      This was formerly the Sokos Hotel Hesperia and has been refurbished over the last year. It is therefore very clean and modern with nice in-room features such as LCD screens and bath robes. also has a free DSL connection in rooms which is a big positive. (also wifi in lobby but this is paid for - but coffee and tea are free). the spa, gym and pool are also open now and very good - there is a wonderfully hot Finnish sauna and whilst the pool is chilly is is definitely refreshing after the sauna heat. I found the hotel location ideal - not too far from things but away from the bustle of the centre. It overlooks a lovely lake, Töölönlahti, which you can walk around or by en route to town centre. it is about a 10-15 min walk to the railway station, and there is a tram service right by the hotel for those who prefer this. it is a bit further from the main shopping and harbour area of the city - c 30 min walk - but again one can go by tram. The Finnair airport bus stops behind the hotel both inward and outward (technically the stop is behind the next door Scandic). there are a couple of restaurants nearby and c 100 yards behind the hotel there is a small supermarket and more cafes and restaurants. All in all, highly recommended. note that trip advisor actually has two differently named entries for this hotel.

      Excellent but quiet location, very good hotel


      Ten minute walk from the very center (six minutes from the avoidable Kiasma, Contemporary Art Gallery) a very good hotel and a good service, to be a Crowne Plaza.

      If you stay on a weekend, you can safely park the car in the crimeless streets in the nearby.

      Liked this Hotel a lot


      Spent a couple of nights here & was fortunate enough to be upgraded. My bedroom was large & comfortable, with both wireless (at a cost) and free high speed internet available. The bathroom was wonderful - spacious with a huge deep bath for relaxing in in the evening, heated floor & well lit. The Hotel itself was tastefully decorated and the restaurants provided a decent choice of evening meals and an excellent breakfast selection. The staff were both efficient & friendly. If I was there on vacation, I would have have found it a bit too far out of the main shopping/entertainment area. However, there is a taxi rank right outside the Hotel for those who don't fancy the 15 minute walk into the main thoroughfare.

      Brand new


      The rooms in this hotel are scrumptious! However, I'm not sure its finished yet, I was really disappointed to find that the promised swimming pool and health suite don't open till the summer! It is also a good 15 minute walk north of the main train station which is north of most of the shops etc! The staff were friendly and helpful and as I said already the rooms are VERY well designed.

      Good Location - Nice People


      This is a really nice, if modern hotel. The staff are very pleasant and the room rates pretty good for this part of the world.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Helsinki


      A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen on Jul 17, 2014

      4 comments, 5 photos

      ... door was closed and had a table in front of it - so all we could see was an enormous toe sticking out the bottom. First, some background to the upcoming paragraph. Many, many years ago, I visited Canberra to see a friend - James C (who is reading these blogs). James at the time lived in a suburb called Bruce, and while in Bruce I bought for Jenny a gift of a soft toy black labrador - which I aptly named Bruce. Time passed, Jenny moved here to Finland, ...

      Start of the long haul

      A travel blog entry by rell01 on Jun 19, 2014

      4 photos

      ... just sit & wait for the flight. Slight delay on the flight from Rome to Helsinki but all okay. Now sitting in Helsinki airport waiting on our next flight to Singapore. Got about a seven hour wait but it gives us a chance to catch up on all the admin & blogs. More to follow. The 8hrs seem to go quickly & we were on our ...

      Day 3 - Helsinki

      A travel blog entry by sezzawilliams on Jun 18, 2014

      46 photos

      So after a night of catching up we had a semi sleep in waking about 8. We took our time gathering our things then headed out for the day. First up, we walked to the city centre. Walking through Esplanade Park and getting coffee at the Kauppatori (Market Square). We then strolled through the Kauppatori towards the Ferris wheel. We took a 15 minute ride in the wheel which gave us a beautiful view over Helsinki. Luckily it was a beautiful morning and ...

      Evening in Catherine Palace

      A travel blog entry by kenandmaureen on May 18, 2014

      6 photos

      Where to begin!!! After a quick change we made our way back through immigration and onto the bus for the hour drive out to Catherine Palace. We passed through the outer suburbs of St Petersburg passing many high rise apartment blocks, seeing a little bare land ready for planting out for this years crops. We arrived at the palace to be greeted by a Brass Band, glass of champagne and some canapé, passing through ...


      A travel blog entry by pixiepoodle on Oct 01, 2013

      1 comment

      ... And it just so happens the cell I am in used to house a bank robber! (I'm sure they tell most people something like that, no one wants to sleep in the same room as Finland's Jack the Ripper) Downstairs where they have the restaurant they also have two original cells, a group cell with concrete floor and a segregation cell. I think I may have shocked the receptionist when I told her this wasn't my first time in a prison! But then ...