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Fabian Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fabianinkatu 7, Helsinki 00130, Finland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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“Awesome Bed, Breaky and Shower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Other than attractions, The Fabian was probably one of the top highlights of our European Honeymoon. Just an amazingly casual, modern and relaxing place to lay your head. We found Helsinki to be a little boring, and were thankful that we had booked such a nice accommodation to enjoy our days. The breakfast was fantastic and the value was tremendous. Wouldn't even consider going anywhere else should we ever return. Close enough to walk everywhere.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Everything which has to be said about this hotel has already been said.

Great location. Beautiful, newly decorated rooms. Great amenities and fittings in the rooms (heated floor in the bathroom!). Warm, friendly and welcoming staff. Free wi-fi with excellent signal and speed. Great breakfast. Not sure what more you can ask for ...

A couple of things to note though -- as a small boutique hotel, it has no sauna or gym. But you have access to a gym in Hotel Fabian's sister hotel (Hotel Haven - itself a Small Luxury Hotel) which is about 100 metres down the road.

Room Tip: I had a Style+ room. The best Style+ room I think is on either the 4th floor or the 5th floor (depen...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

I've stayed at Fabian twice and both visits have been very nice. Everything about this hotel - friendly staff, central location, large and stylish rooms - just works!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kaiserstuhl, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Fabian is related to the great hotel Haven due to location, style and owners. It however offers better price/performance ratio and is very convenient small design hotel located at walking distance to the Espalanade.

It does not have a restaurant but there are plenty of them near by. Breakfast is modern and very good usually included in the price.

I will return there next time I am up there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We only stayed 1 night at Hotel Fabian and we wish we had longer. The reception was very nice and the staff were very helpful and charming. We paid extra for a larger room on the th floor, but it was the biggest room I've ever stayed in! we had a massive hallway and an area with sofa, coffee table and armchairs, as well as a large separate closet. The bathroom was quite small but decorated nicely and luxurious with underfloor heating, and facecloths/toiletries. The bed was very comfy and the room had full aircon, lots of adjustable lights and overall was very comfortable and felt luxurious. there was a large flatscreen TV and a decent selection of channels. The breakfast room was very nice with a decent spread of the the usual cheeses, breads, fruit, yoghurt, juice etc. and the witty table mats with Finnish translations for 'do you have Elk?' etc. were a nice touch! Its about 20 minutes to walk to the main station and only 10 minutes or so from the old market square. Everything in Helsinki is very close by and this is an ideal spot for exploring this exciting city. If we go to Helsinki again I would choose this hotel first.

Room Tip: we chose the slightly higher price comfort room which was very good value for Helsinki
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in Helsinki and booked this hotel a couple of months in advance asking for a room with a nice view. Our room was on the top floor, looking into a courtyard, so not panoramic but I appreciated the top floor. It was small, with very nice, modern decor and everything we could need. It had a small balcony with 2 chairs and solid curtains which were appreciated since there is very little darkness in Helsinki in July. Comfortable, modern shower. Very comfortable bed and desk. Perfectly clean. The buffet breakfast that was included in the price of the room exceeded our expectations. It was well laid out, with great variety of breads, pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, salmon, boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, hot oatmeal... so continental in the best sense of the word. Great coffee, and superb, very attentive staff that constantly tidied up and added to the trays. There is a very cosy dining room and a little solarium beside it, plus a courtyard. Well done. You could easily pay EUR30 per couple for this somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We spent about a week in Helsinki meeting relatives. One of them had found this hotel for us and it was absolutely perfect. It is a newly converted apartment building, built around a central courtyard and about 5 stories. Everything is essentially brand new. Our room was on the 5th floor overlooking the courtyard and quiet as a tomb. The beds were wonderful and we actually had a mini suite with a micro wave etc. The hotel has a great location for a tourist, about four blocks from the ferry terminal for trips to St. Petersburg or Estonia and from the wonderful indoor and outdoor markets. Breakfast was included and wonderful. It included all kinds of cold cuts, fish, cheese, yogurt, fruit, hot and cold cereals, tomatoes and cucumbers, wonderfuls breads and strong coffee with hot milk. The internet worked very well. The staff made us feel at home.

Room Tip: rooms on the courtyard are quiet
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fabianinkatu 7, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fabian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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