I originally booked in the Hilton in Helsinki which appeared on paper to have a waterside location, but ended up changing for the Crowne Plaza as this was more convenient for the location of my meeting. The hotel is conveniently located on the edge of the business and downtown area, close to the parliament and various museums, also well accessible to public transport.
The room (junior suite due to free upgrade) was a spacious and light room. It contained a double bed that was very comfortable, which is of critical importance when choosing a hotel. A flat screen television was provided for the seating area but I’m no apparent mechanism to turn it around to watch TV in bed. The bathroom was a good size but without a separate shower cubicle (shower in the bath). A kettle and selection of tea and instant coffees were available, along with a minibar and a complimentary bottle of mineral water.
The hotel was nice, but the breakfast room was overcrowded and the food not to the high quality standard that I have grown to expect from Crowne Plaza. However, on the upside there was a George Clooney Nespresso coffee machine!
- 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