We just came back from our 2 day stay here. We originally booked a double guest Plus room - it was very nice and fairly large, but switched to a smaller room, but with a balcony. Much smaller, but boy, the balcony made a difference. Fresh air, drinks on the balcony at night with a great view, coffee in the morning, The rooms had minibar, but very expensive ( 6 euro for 500ml water bottle, 9 Euro for liquor). The hotel is in a very nice area, surrounded by sea water, but also a lake and park - excellent for leisure walks and biking - just from the hotel front door. Walking distance to the main Senate Square, fish market, ferry terminals. We walked with our backpack from the Ferry terminal in about 15 minutes, but would not be easy with wheel luggage - rough cobble streets and sidewalks everywhere.The hotel has very nice swimming pool and wonderful saunas. 1 sauna for ladies, 1 for gentlemen, but you can also book one of 2 private saunas. Everything very clean and plenty of clean towels. Swimming pool has access to open veranda with beautiful sea view, so do the saunas, I enjoyed that a lot, after sauna sitting to cool off on the veranda. We had breakfast each morning. Breakfast could be improved, I can not say the cook is good at all, eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes and beans were the choices and nothing tasted good. But abundance of fruit, fresh vegetables, juices and smoked salmon made up for it. When back in Helsinki, we would definitely stay here again - mainly for the hotel quality and spa area. Front desk service excellent and helpful. The only thing - the carpets in the rooms could be maintained better and should have free in room wifi ( costs 10 Euro/day).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Helsinki Strand,a comfortable downtown hotel,is located by the sea, within walking distance of the city centre and the historic sights of Helsinki. The location is ideal for both business and holiday travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel Helsinki
- Helsinki Hilton