This hotel is located about 4km outside Helsinki city centre, but easily accessed by tram (7A/B outside the door) or train (Pasila/Bole about 500m). It was perfect for us as we were mainly visiting around the Kapyla area.
Reception staff were very good and always helpful with an excellent command of English as you would expect. Despite being there for a week we had to, on at least 3 occassions, recharge our room cards as they had failed to work (they also operate the lift.)
The thing that let the whole place down is the general room housekeeping. We had left the sign for the room to be cleaned when we were out but was not done for 2 days and for a further day when we mentioned it to reception. Hence that tea/coffee was not replaced either!!
The breakfast buffet was good and should appeal to all tastes. Free wi-fi on the first 2 floors needs to be extended to all rooms. You can use your lap tops in the rooms but not your mobile phone!!
Overall, a good hotel, just could do a little better. This hotel was booked for us by the company we were assisting during our visit. I like some others here, would prefer to stay in the City Centre given the option and travel from there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the business district of Pasila in Helsinki and interconnected to the Helsinki Fair and Conference Center, the Holiday Inn Helsinki hotel is very popular with business and conference travelers as well as leisure travelers. With focus on flawless service, attention to detail, and impressive food and beverage offerings, the hotel s guests will leave with warm memories.The Holiday Inn Helsinki hotel is located just a few minutes from the Helsinki city centre and the beautiful architecture of Helsinki. Many sports and event arenas, such as Hartwall Arena, the Swimming Arena and Finnair Stadium are all close by the Holiday Inn Helsinki. Helsinki city centre: a few minutes by taxi, tram or bus. Helsinki Airport: 20 minutes by taxi.With this perfect location for business and leisure travel, this high-standard hotel offers 244 spacious rooms with complimentary internet connection. The hotel offers free access to Minigym and Finnish sauna. The Holiday Inn Helsinki has an entire floor with special attention and care taken for people with allergies. Recently renovated Restaurant & Brasserie Terra Nova serves a wide range of Finnish and International cuisine. The lively bar at the Terra Nova welcomes you for a cocktail or a glass of wine before dinner.The friendly and helpful staff looks forward to welcome you to the Holiday Inn Helsinki! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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