Hilton Helsinki Strand

John Stenbergin Ranta 4, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 00530, Finland | 5 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2012

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9323 kilometres later, and chunder on the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... for lunch, but lunch was included in first class so we didn't go hungry. As we neared the border Finnish immigration officials came through and stamped us out of the EU, and then on the other side of the border Russian immigration officials came through the train checked our Russian visa, and stamped us into Russia. We put Hotel Vesta in St Petersburg on the immigration card as our first port o'call. There is an abruptness to Russian officialdom that ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located in the Keskinen area of Helsinki, is near Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), Submarine Vesikko (Sukellusvene Vesikko), Military Museum of Finland, and Kaisaniemen Puisto.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Helsinki Strand

    Good location, dated rooms

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    Room: 732, April 2007

    The other Helsinki Hilton

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    My favorite hotel in Helsinki is the other Hilton, the Kalastajatorppa, but I thought I give you a review of the Strand as well and compare the two.

    OK, not great.

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    Pros:

    Location is great, staff in general very helpful, room was a little larger than most hotels in Northern Europe

    Cons:

    Bed was awful, room looked like it was designed in mid 80's, breakfast was just ok, internet "paper card" system pretty antiquated considering this is Finland of all places!

    Overall, Neither happy nor displeased. Might try one of the Radisson's next time just to see the difference. After a remodeling, I am sure the place will be fine - update the amenities like internet access, TV, furniture, etc.

    Very Good Service!

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    We stayed two nights at the Hilton Strand. The room was quite spacious and clean. We stayed on the executive floor which has also access to the club room .The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. The hotel is in a good location, quite close to downtown and siteseeing loactions, with easy access to the metro and tram stops.

    Overall a very good hotel in spite of the 80's feel in relation to the general architecture of the hotel.

    Still a comfortable, clean hotel.

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    As another reviews says, this hotel was 'the' place to stay a few years back. It's lost some of its shine since becoming a Hilton however its still a very comfortable and clean place to stay. It's also in a nice quite location about 10 minutes walk from the city center.

    Not what it used to be, but still nice

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    When this was still an Intercontinental, it was a fabulous place. It was a ***** hotel, the best in Finland, a real feat of modern Finnish design, and the getaway for diplomats and other expats from Russia and the Baltics who wanted to escape to the West for an expensive yet well-pampered weekend.

    Good, not great

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    Amazingly well located hotel overlooking the harbour. So picturesque in winter surrounded by a bay of white snow.

    Pros:

    Location

    Staff - very welcoming and helpful

    Room size - good size

    Restaurant - nice look and feel

    Cons:

    Rooms - very dated, need an upgrade to compete with similar hotels

    Overall, a good hotel which I would recommend, but not the best I've stayed at in Europe.

    A Hilton, what else do I have to say?

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    This is an excellent hotel which offers great deals during the winter months. I spent four nights there in early January and, apart from the rainy weather, it was a great stay. The city has marvellous museums and galleries which organise exceptional exhibitions - something I did not expect from Helsinki. Finland is probably still one of the least known countries in Europe. As a Hilton Gold VIP member, my room was ugraded and breakfast included. My room had a sea view and the bathroom was equipped with wonderful wellness products. Just right when coming home after long sightseeing tours in a wet January. The personnel at reception reads your lips and helps whenever possible. The buffet breakfast is great and you should try fish, though unusual for breakfast in central Europe. The only thing I did not like was the butter mountain into which everybody stuck his knife; small packed portions would look more appealing. There is a small sauna and tiny swimming pool on the top floor the use of which is complementary. A great experience, and I will definitely go to this hotel again when in Helsinki. Postscriptum: I filled in a questionnaire and received a friendly letter from the manager a few weeks ago. Obviously, customer service is written boldly at the Hilton Strand.

    Heaven on earth I have found you here

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    First of all, let me say that I found my love for luxury hotels after staying here. Since then I have stayed at the Amstel Inter-Conti in Amersterdam, the Widder in Zurich, the Haasler in Rome, so I can truly tell you that this recommendation for the Hilton Strand (it used to be Inter-Continental) is well-founded. Oh, the Strand! The rooms are spacious, the windows keep out any noise, the beds are heavenly, the Lapin Kulta always tasty. But that is just the beginning...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Helsinki Strand

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent