Not usually one to stay in chain hotels, I was a bit reluctant when I left the booking of the hotel to my friend who came back to me with a Crowne Plaza. However, I was fairly pleasantly surprised. Having done some research myself, I was unable to find any hotels (let alone my preference of boutique-style hotels) anywhere near the same price range and it's difficult to understand why it is relatively so cheap. Admittedly it's not right in the city centre however it's literally a 5 minute tram journey (or 20 min walk) into town (the trams are very frequent too - there are three different trams and the longest we waited was for 5 minutes and that was on a Sunday). The hotel itself is fairly standard with all of the usual things you'd expect in a Crowne Plaza - gym, sauna, pool, room service, etc etc. However I must say that the one stand out was the exceptionally comfortable beds - don't think I've ever slept in a hotel bed as comfortable. Hotel staff were a little clueless on dinner options although when we decided upon somewhere they were very happy to book for us over the phone. So all in all I would recommend as a good option for staying in Helsinki - good location, comfortable bed and good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Helsinki - a premium business hotel in the centre of Helsinki - offers luxury service and comfort. Situated opposite the Finnish National Opera, close to the Finlandia Hall, Olympic Stadium and the Helsinki Fair Centre the Crowne Plaza Helsinki is one of the finest hotels in Helsinki.The hotel has 349 stylishly decorated modern rooms. In addition to the standard rooms, the hotel offers Crowne Plaza Club Rooms and Suites on the top floor, overlooking Helsinki city. There are also spacious and comfortable Junior Suites available. All rooms come with great beds, free high-speed broadband (ADSL), WiFi wireless internet access, a hospitality tray, ironing equipment and other comfortable amenities one expects to find in an upscale hotel. There is an extensive restaurant selection in the hotel: Mediterranean style a la carte Restaurant Macu, gastro-pub Fidel, Bar Code in the lobby and a banquet restaurant in conjunction with the Royal conference floor, featuring flexible conference facilities. The Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel also offers a well-equipped Business Centre, stunning Forever Gym & Day Spa with Finnish Sauna, swimming pool and various Spa treatments. For guests coming by car we provide a garage with car wash service. Crowne Plaza Helsinki is a winner of the World Travel Awards, Finland’s Leading Hotel 2011, for the fourth consecutive year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Helsinki
- Helsinki Crowne Plaza