We stayed in this hotel for two nights and found it to be good, basic accommodation. The hotel is based about a 5 minute walk from the bus station (so handy from the airport) and is central with most sights within walking distance.
Our room was a little tired and could have done with less furniture in it but nevertheless was clean, a good size and had everything you needed (minus a kettle as these are only in their suprior rooms but not an issue, see below).
The breakfast was good with delicious fresh bread, and a selection of hot and cold food. Throughout the day there is complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes avaliable on the ground floor with nice seating areas. You can also purchase alcoholic drinks which are a lot cheaper than those in other bars and cafes around the city.
There is a small gym, a sauna and a business centre (which is free to use - useful for checking in online and printing boarding passes) the downside is that you have to pay for the wifi (although many locations around the city offer free wifi).
The staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent English.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stylish Hotel Rivoli Jardin offers rooms and apartments next to the Esplanadi shopping streets, about 10 minutes walk from Helsinki Central Station. The individually designed guest rooms at the HOTEL Rivoli Jardin have air conditioning, minibars, work desks and a wide selection of TV channels (for example: CNN, BBC World, TVE, RAI Uno, TV5Monde, TV1RusEurope). The Rivoli APARTMENTS have a TV, a DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee maker and free Internet. The central location offers easy access to culture (Design District), shopping and entertainment. There are plenty of bars and restaurants (Michelin Star) within walking distance. The helpful staff can provide tourist information and other services. The following Rivoli owned restaurants are within 15 minutes walk of Hotel & Apartments Rivoli Jardin. The Rivoli Restaurant offers French influenced Finnish cuisine, and a variety of Italian dishes can be sampled at the Trattoria Rivoletto, both located at Albertinkatu 38. Guests can also try the Russian menu at Restaurant Bellevue at Rahapajankatu 3, near the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rivoli Jardin Helsinki