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“Corporate hotel but excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
perth
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6 hotel reviews
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“Corporate hotel but excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Right next to the train station and tram stops, so very convenient. But soulless and no character. Great for business trips and families perhaps. Wireless is not free, but sign up for the rewards program and it is - even then, the reception is not that good; I had to go out into the corridor to get a signal.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear travelsquirrel9,

Thank you for leaving a comprehensive review, highlighting not only the bad but also the good points of your stay. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed our location. Let me take this opportunity to apologize for the challenges you encountered with the internet service. We are working hard to improve our product and would love for you to give us an opportunity to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Connie D
Case Manager
IHGCare
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This Hotel is literally just above the Metro station and Train Station.. So incase if you want to move here and there then this is the best hotel. But its little expensive , like may be they charge you for more on the location.. I stayed in this hotel for 2 times, and the view of both the side is same. Its like on one side its Metro station all you can see is Metros and other side city centre and you can see people running to catch the trains.. There are good eating options available near by like MCD , Subway, Some indian, Chinese also...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear tuxman_blr,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online. It is nice to know that the service provided was at par with standards. I am sorry however that you found the rates we offered to be a bit steep. We take all feedback negative or positive very seriously and your comments will help us improve for our next guest or your next visit.

I hope the next time you are in the area you give our hotel another try.

Regards,

Pam G
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Eilat, Israel
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Been there on February 2013, the Finair bus stop 30 meters from the hotel whuich is quite important during the freezing winter time. The recepction staff were very polite & helpful, by joining me to the rewards program they provided me free WIFI which was really top important on a business trip. Rooms are nice & modern as well very clean... The room rate looks a little expensive but in general it is a great hotel to stay at

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Location for this property is sound, but unfortunately that is about it.

The Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre is old and depressing. It is in desperate need of a refurbishment. This is one of those hotels where you try to avoid going back to your room. The walls are paper thin, the carpet is bare, and both the rooms and public areas are tired, dated and require a major upgrade.

Sometimes an old, tired hotel can get away with it a little more as the service makes up for it. Unfortunately not here. The service here from the reception team bordered on rudeness. No smiles, no welcome, and no care factor shown at all.

This was a most dissapointing stay and a property I will certainly be avoiding on my future travels.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vehmas, Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear AussieinCHC
Thank you for leaving a review of your visit at the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre. I am deeply sorry you found our hotel less than satisfactory.

Our goal is to ensure that all our clients leave satisfied and we try our best to fulfill all our guest requests. We apologize for any inconvenience the interior of your guest room and the service have caused. We constantly strive to provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests, therefore, we are sincerely concerned when we fall short of your expectations. We have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests. In order to target better the improvements, we have also send you a personal message to gain more information of your stay.

While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance in the future to make your stay as best as it can be.

With best regards
Timo Vehmas, Brand Manager
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Florence, Italy
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Holiday inn standard quality. I appreciated the most it's closeness to the train station.
Nothing amazing, but also, nothing bad with it. I liked the sauna very much.
I reccomend it mostly for short stays or business.
The breakfast is tasty and the rooms are standard.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

An excellent central hotel with easy access to the trains, buses and shopping centre. Airport buses either Finnair or 615 stop just outside. Very well designed spacious rooms with all modern facilities that are extremely comfortable. Far better than the usual Holiday Inn rooms. Free WiFi codes daily from reception if you ask. Lounge areas all very comfortable but bar prices excessive compared to those nearby. Breakfast was also good but plenty of nearby cheaper options available. Staff really helpful but reception frequently had only one person on and so getting advice was sometimes difficult. Suitable for business or tourism stays and one I will return to.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Savonlinna, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Hotel is about 1 minute walk away form central railway station , so location is very good. Clean and comfortable rooms. From hotel's bar you can observe bypassing people, if your credit card is in good condition :) Small bottled beer 7,30€...

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre Hotel Helsinki
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre Hotel
Holiday Inn Helsinki
Helsinki Holiday Inn
Address: Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#25 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel and you will find yourself in the middle of all the business, excitement and entertainment of Helsinki City. This modern hotel lies in the heart of Helsinki next to the main Railway Station joining modern and historical architecture together conveniently. Holiday Inn offers perfect facilities for business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers comfortable rooms. Staying with us you will be able to enjoy the good quality and core services of Holiday Inn. The hotel contains state-of-the-art rooms including comfortable amenities, high-speed internet access, Business Center and WIFI wireless internet hot-spot. For relaxing there is a Finnish Sauna and Minigym. For wining and dining you can choose Restaurant Verde. Stepping outside of the hotel, there is a large selection of sights, shops, restaurants, museums and places of interest just in the neighbourhood. Stockmann department store, Market Square, Helsinki Music Centre, Finlandia Hall, Kiasma and Ateneum Art Museum just to name a few. If you are planning to visit other cities and regions nearby, you will find public transportation, local buses, trains and even metro in the immediate neighbourhood of the hotel. Or perhaps you would choose the tram to take you on a short sightseeing tour.Whether travelling on business or leisure, welcome to enjoy the Finnish hospitality at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre. ... more   less 
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