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Hotel Rivoli Jardin
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki SF-00130, Finland   |  
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Ranked #11 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“elegant hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A very good choice in Helsinki, hotel is close to shopping centers, restaurants and tram stations. Rooms are quite attractive, nice Scandinavian design and very comfortable. Hotel is close to Esplanadi Park.
Being on a business trip, one evening we arrived very late from work and even though the restaurant was closed the staff was very nice to offer us something to eat and a glass of wine.

Rivoli Jardin is definitely a relaxing and pleasant experience if you travel in Helsinki.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lahti
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Location: excellent. The building where the hotel is, breathes history and tradition. Everything else is very average. All nice, but minor things bothering: shower door not closing, finding the lighting not so easy, etc. Minor things matters, eventually. Breakfast, nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne,Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and while the room was a bit dated it was comfortable and convenient.
The location was great about 10 mins walk from the bus and train stations and close to all the sights.
The manager was very helpful, we arrived at 10am in the morning and she went out of the way to make sure our room was ready straight away.
Breakfast was good, one of the only issues was you had to pay for the wifi in the standard rooms - I think it might of been free in the superior rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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97 hotel reviews
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The hotel is situated a short walk from the esplanade and the markets/wharf. Restaurants are close - ranging from McDonalds to up-market eateries. The hotel is set back from the road and is therefore very quiet - even though there is a nightclub nearby. The staff and management are very helpful. (I had left my jacket in the taxi that we had caught from the airport and the manager eventually tracked it down and had it returned, which was excellent as I did not know the cab number or even the company).
Breakfast is very good without going overboard with a huge number of choices. The room that we had was on the small side and the lighting was a little dim. There is free Wifi in the room which was OK. There was no safe, but reception had a safe deposit if required. Coffee was available all day as was fresh fruit. (The chocolates on the reception desk were excellent).
Nothing was too much trouble and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel two nights last week. The location is great, the room was comfortable, bath nice when compared with other hotels in Finland (included small size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, sewing kit, etc.). Breakfast was good and free coffee / tea available in the lobby was a nice touch. This is a smaller property with friendly service. I did not have any problems connecting to the WiFi in my room. Will definitely stay at this location again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a cozy hotel of moderate size very close to the center of the city but sitting in a receded entrance from the street. Therefore it is quiet. It is understated in its elegance. Attention is excellent. The rooms are of moderate size. A double-bed room had enough space for a sitting sofa and a desk in addition to the TV console and space for baggage. Fruit was welcoming the traveler--a nice note. The bathroom was of a good size and well appointed--with slippers for the tired feet!. Breakfast is served downstairs in two spaces adjoining each other: one is in dark decor and the other is cheerful white and green. The menu was varied and satisfying.
I stronlgy reccommend this hotel. It is centrally located, comfortable and well appointed. If you are seeking for a moderately-priced and central place with class--this should be your choice.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Rivoli Jardin

Address: Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki SF-00130, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rivoli Jardin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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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