Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Helsinki City Centre
This hotel was very easy to get to from the airport by taking the Finn air bus. The hotel was very central and within walking distance to the vast majority of sights to see. It was clean and very quiet particularly appreciated as the bus transfer station is right out front and the train station out the back. Didn't hear a thing. Loved the breakfast in the train station next door which was much more reasonable than the hotels in cost.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Fantastisches Holiday Inn
Dieses war kein "typisches Holiday Inn". Die Einrichtung war skandinavisch gehalten, inklusive des Parkettbodens, der Stühle und der Wandschränke. Das Zimmer war geräumig, sauber und mit einer Kaffeemaschine ausgestattet (siehe andere Kritik). Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Mein Freund und ich waren 5 Tage dort und wollten nur eine schöne Zeit verbringen! Wenn Sie dort frühstücken, dann können Sie getrost aufs Mittagessen verzichten. Tolles Essen mit einer großen Auswahl und es war auch besonders schön, im Freien frühstücken zu können! Würde definitiv wieder in dieses Hotel gehen!
Modern and central
I stayed there 2 nights for a weekend in August 2006.
The location is excellent, you can easy walk around the city.
Both bus stops from/to the airport (Finnair and 615) are near the hotel. The rooms are modern with huge windows.
The service at the reception was very good and nice. The breakfast was good, but the service a litte bit uncoordinated and they are closing on time.
The sauna is for max. 3 people but modern and nice.
Fantastic Holiday Inn
This was not the "typical Holiday Inn." The furnishings all reflected the Scandavian environment including the hardwood floors, the chairs, the built in cabinets. The room was spacious, clean, and did have a coffeemaker. (See previous review) Staff was among the friendliest and most helpful for my friend and me who were there for 5 nights with the sole purpose of having fun!
No need for lunch if you eat breakfast. Great food with all too many choices and sitting outside on the patio is a treat!
Would definitely stay there again.!
Great location and service
I stayed here Oct/8 and Oct/14 with the strong recommendation from my colleague.
As I heard,the location was excellent easy to move around city,Breakfast and service were great and room was very clean.
Only comment for this hotel, I would say to prepare appropriate adapter for foreign guest who need 110V to 220 V adapter. It was the first hotel where couldn't help me to use my computer because of this issue.When she mentioned that she needs to get a approval from manager to buy it, I asked even "please buy one for me, I'll pay it then" since I did not know where to buy and where should go as a first visitor in Helsinki.
Great staff and service!!
I stayed at this hotel from April 2005 'til August 2005 mainly Monday to Friday. I was in Helsinki on business. I stay in lots of hotels in lots of places. This hotel tops them all in terms of helpful and pleasant staff.
The rooms are very comfortable and quiet.
The hotel is centrally situated. You can get a Finnair bus outside the hotel to the airport. You can get a train round the corner to Lapland or St Petersburg.
You can get a boat 15 minutes walk away to Tallinn(Estonia) or Stockholm.
If you want to use a car, the hotel sits over an underground car park.
The hotel has a small gym and a sauna, but the best way to get exercise is to get out and walk. In Helsinki, you are never far from the sea and there are lots of lovely parks.
Just ask the staff, they are all very helpful.
Good new hotel
Stylish modern hotel right next the the railway station. The rooms were large for the price we paid and had an excellent bathroom (although no bath).
The rooms were well decorated, bright and airy with huge windows facing out onto the square.
The service was friendly but a little patchy (this may have been due to the fact we stayed during the Midsummer festival - when all the shops and restaurants shut for 2.5 days). We never received our morning newspaper and they didn't seem to have any duvets big enough to cover a king size bed.
Helsinki is a small city so it is difficult to find a hotel in a bad location, but this hotel was very convenient and within 10 minutes walk of all the major sites.
Would recommend it.
Great hotel, convenient location
I spent 5 nights there in Oct. 2004. Arriving by train, it was literally on top on railway station, less than 50 ft. walk. Great central location to explore city on foot. I was warned by a resident that the train station attracts some derelicts in the evenings, but did not observe that at all.
Although close to buses, taxis, trains, etc. My room was quiet (I did have the 7th floor). The breakfast buffet was well prepared and they would do special orders, i.e. omlettes or fried eggs.
Only complaint, no coffee in the room.
We stayed one night at the Holiday Inn in Helsinki. The hotel is convenient via the Finnair bus which drops off right across the street. The hotel was clean and modern and after our stay we wished it had been for mor than one night. This was our second visit to Helsinki but first in this hotel and not the last if we return. Worth evey penny.
Would stay it again!
My hubby and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in early July 2004.
We got to Helsinki by silja line from Stockholm and it took 10 Euro to travel from the terminal to the hotel by taxi (for we have two large suitcases and two handluggages). The hotel is just in front of the Finnair airport bus terminal, it is thus very easy and convenient to get to the Airport.
The hotel is very new and modern, just like the kind of Westin Hotels of Starwood group. The standard room is spacious but the window cannot be open (for this is different from normal European hotels).
It took you to walk 5 mins to Stockmann and 15 mins to the market square.
Anyway, we would stay in this hotel if we were to go to Helsinki next time. Remeber to reserve one day to get to Tallin of Estonia, a very lovely Baltic sea city which is just 90 mins by boat from Helsinki.
Convenient & New
Helsinki hotels are mostly either new and pristine or old and nasty. This Holiday Inn is nice and new, plus it has the unbeatable location of being next to the train station, which is perfect for those early morning trains to Tampere or elsewhere, plus is close to all of the shopping and restaurants in downtown Helskini.
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