The location of this hotel is perfect for the tourist visitor. On top of the railway station, in front of the bus station and right in the middle of downtown Helsinki. And no disturbing noises that you sometimes have in city centre hotels.
A small lobby area that was packed on our arrival (6 PM). With just one lady servicing both the frontdesk and the lobby bar this was a bit too much rush (for her). We did not dare to order a drink in the bar with lots of new guests arriving. This is not the way to booster the bar revenue, for sure.
Standard rooms are very clean indeed, a bit basic though and we did have larger rooms in other places. AC capacity is on the small side on warm August days. Nice beds with pillow menu to choose from.
Breakfast is very good with a nice variety of fresh breads.
Most annoying is the (free) Wifi that you need to log in every time you use it. And refresh every 24 hours with a new code. This is just very much time consuming. Also for the reception lady that is very busy anyhow.
There is a free sauna that is a bonus (for non-Nordic guests).
All in all a nice place and - if back in Helsinki - this will be our home-away-from-home, no doubt.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre Hotel Helsinki
- Helsinki Holiday Inn