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“Good place to stay a night or two” 3 of 5 stars
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Cumulus Kallio Helsinki
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Laentinen Brahenkatu 2, Helsinki 00510, Finland (Formerly Cumulus Olympia)   |  
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Ranked #47 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Joensuu, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good place to stay a night or two”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Single room had all what I needed: decent bed, toilet, shower and Internet connection. Room was quite small but I don't understand why people need extra space. I needed room for sleeping and spending some time in the evening and for that it was just fine. Walls are quite small and I could easily hear the TV from the next room. So you better hope you won't get noisy neighbors. I didn't hear any sound from the street.

Breakfast was okay. I've seen better but you can easily eat your hunger away. Breakfast room was quite small and I can imagine it can get full if the hotel has many quests. But when I stayed there, there was always tables available.

Staff at the reception could be happier. On the other hand staff at the restaurant was happy and helpful.

Location is close to Linnanmäki and there are bus stops next to the hotel. When I went to the airport I had to make a little walk but it wasn't too much with a backpack. The downside with the location is drunken people and drug addicts which seem to wander close to hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Juha K, Manager at Cumulus Kallio Helsinki, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
Dear Mika,
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. We hope to see you again in Cumulus Olympia.
Best Regards,
J. Kettunen
Hotel Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dragoer, Denmark
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I can not recomment this hotel. The lifts are dangerous. I stay on the 6. floor and during the night there was so much noise comming from out side and from other guest. The breakfast was so awfull and the breakfast restaurant was so stuffy.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Byron Bay, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This hotel's saving grace is its proximity to multiple tram lines, necessary if you want to go downtown or anywhere else. Reception staff are helpful but reserved, breakfast is seriously dull and the rooms tiny (I stayed in a single, which had an additional bed on the wall above my bed - felt like I was in a train compartment). The worst aspect is the paper-thin walls. Unless you want to be woken by every footstep, slamming doors and the sound of urinating neighbours, consider staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Cumulus Olympia is a 10 min tram trip from the city. There are three trams the pass in front of the hotel which is very convenient and there is an R kiosk on the hotel corner where you can buy a tram ticket. I bought a 6 day card which costs less than four separate day cards. The card works on all public transport including the ferry, well worth it unless you intend to buy a Helsinki card.
I was a little shocked at the size of the room when i got to the hotel. I am not sure if it is the smallest room I have ever stayed in but it must be close to in it. The reception staff were polite but not effusive.
After working out how I was going to fit my luggage and myself into the room I realised that it was fairly basic. Not bar fridge or tea/coffee making was disappointing but considering the room rate i guess not surprising. On the other hand the TV was a modern flat screen, the bed very comfortable and the furnishings quite modern. The room was immaculately clean and in good condition. The bathroom (also small) was very clean and modern.
Breakfast was fairly standard but well done with a good range of options. After a few days i was quite used to the room and was quite happy with it. After all you only spend the evenings inn the room so I guess it didn't need to be spacious. The free WiFi also worked well.
Considering that the get is 30-50 Euro cheaper than a lot of other hotels it was very good value for money. If on a budget then this is a good option.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It's hard for me to get excited about this hotel, but at the same time I can't really say anything negative about it either. In a pinch or if you got a deal (I didn't think the value for money was great), this hotel would be fine.
The lobby is quite small, and everything about the hotel is plain. Having said that, the room itself was quite big with a seating area as well as a desk, and it was clean as well.
The hotel staff was not especially helpful with my tourist related questions, though certainly not rude either.
The location is quite far from the centre - definitely too far to walk.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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181 reviews 181 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I spent here 3 nights for business reasons; check in and check out were both fast. My room, a single room, was small but clean and with all the necessary furnitures.
Wifi did work well, bathroom quite small but shower much bigger then many other hotels I have been to.
I could print my boarding card flight from the computer in the hall; parking was not difficult to find on the streets close to the hotel but from 9 to 21 it is necessary to pay,
Breakfast was a nice surprise, a lot of choices and everything was good. The bar is OK for a beer or a coffee if you do not want to go out. Hotel is 5 minutes by car from the city centre.
From outside it does not look nice at all.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
actual location on Tripadvisor map is uncorrect; hoetl is way north from indicated.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Juha K, Manager at Cumulus Kallio Helsinki, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Michelle B,
Thank you for taking time to review our property. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. so we are very happy to note that you were satisfied to stay with us.
Best Regards,
Juha K
Hotel Manager
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The staff were friendly enough at this hotel, The room and on-suite was nothing special but they did the job.
The hotel is a good 20-25 minuet was from the city center but you can find some very pleasant walking routes into the city center.
The breakfast had some traditional Finish items and was nice. The hotel was decent value for what it is, also considering that it is Northern Europe were prices are a little higher

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cumulus Kallio Helsinki

Address: Laentinen Brahenkatu 2, Helsinki 00510, Finland (Formerly Cumulus Olympia)
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumulus Kallio Helsinki 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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