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“Great Hotel..central 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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“Great Hotel..central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

One of the most centrally located hotels in Helsinki. Hotel is located on the main railway station and next to the central bus stop where you can take the shuttle to the airport. Walking distance from most of the attractions and night spots. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Buffet breakfast is also good with a wide variety, but is repeated everyday. Notwithstanding, there are many eating joints around the hotel and as such food is not a problem. Staff are helpful. I was in a corner room on the 7th floor and it had reasonable good view of downtown. Most of the big department stores are less than 500 mts walk from the hotel. Highly recommended for stay in Helsinki,

Room Tip: Take the corner rooms, which are bigger and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Position was great because we came by train and had to hurry to theatre! Taxis at the frontdoor was nice, and busstation also! Luggageroom served us well too! Breakfast was good and there certainly was something to everyone!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Holiday Inn Hotels always provide great services at reasonable prices. Whenever I travel- whether is for pleasure or work related, I always stay at Holiday Inn.

The location is very convenient, closer to several dining places in downtown Helsinki, and walking distance to train/bus terminals.

The staff is very helpful and welcoming, the room was well kept, furnished and clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kouvola, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This hotel is situated on a side street in the city centre of Helsinki, next to the railway station, the bus station and the Music Hall (Musiikkitalo). Airport buses to Helsinki Airport (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) leave next to this hotel. They operate about every every 20 minutes (from an early morning to a late night) and the travel time is about 35 minutes. So this is a good place to stay overnight when you are coming from or going to Helsinki Airport. It takes only 5-10 minutes to walk to the biggest department stores (200 meters to Sokos, 600 meters to Stockmann) and museums.

I had a corner room on the 2nd floor. Also the main restaurant (e.g. breakfast) and saunas (separate saunas for men and women both in the evening and in the morning) are situated on this floor. The room was nicely decorated. Both air conditioning and heating could be adjusted manually. There was also a separate fan. I also enjoyed an electric kettle in the room. Most rooms have only a shower but there was a bathtub in my room.

There are also a gym, an indoor playground and a business corner with three computers in the hotel. There are nice places to walk next to Toolonlahti (Töölönlahti) Bay near the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Imatra, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Holiday Inn brand - well, you know how it is, you are guaranteed a nice stay with nothing to tell home. The location is very comfortable if you have business "down town" or if travelling by train. Rooms ok, wifi working, basic breakfast - was not included in the rate. The shower floods the whole bathroom floor. Expensive minibar items.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The location is really convinient since you are only a couple of steps away from the railway station and buses to the airport. To the bus station it takes perhaps 10 minutes from the hotel and the distance is short enough for those who want to walk. The rooms are basic stuff, quiet though, so sleeping was fine. Breakfast was also ok, but the restaurant rather pricey. Since there are a lot of restaurants nearby that's no proble. Guess I'll be staying there again.

Room Tip: Perhaps not facing the bus stops
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Kahtryn,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about our convenient location. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge their pleasant stay.

I have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality and services we offer for to our guests.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
Case Manager
IHGCare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Location to all forms of transport and the town is unbelievable good and is the point most often praised. We found however that the service was the highlight. They accommodated our needs at short notice, filling in when our other hotel booking fell through and extending our stay at short notice. Front desk staff were great.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

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:
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Romantic 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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