If you want a central city centre hotel in Helsinki that is near the main railway station, which has a good restaurant for both breakfast and an evening meal, that has good food and local beer, the hotel is clean, the rooms are nice, the staff very polite and helpful and is not too expensive (for a Nordic capital city) then the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre is ideal.
Although I was travelling solo, on this occasion, I can also say it would appeal to my wife, and be perfectly suitable for business or leisure.
I chose it because I had a number of early starts and late finishes, travelling around Finland by train. So I wanted a hotel, near the station, so as to avoid a bus / tram or lengthy walk at unsociable hours. This hotel is next door to the main railway station, next to the suburban platforms (Platform 19, on the western side of the station). As the airport bus, Bus 615, sets down / picks up on the eastern side of the main railway station in Helsinki, it is also very handy for a tired traveller towing a suitcase after a long flight.
I used the evening restaurant on a couple of nights, and I can recommend the roast reindeer and local beer.
The room (# 614 on the 6th floor) was clean and comfortable with a large double bed, and good bathroom with a shower.
There was not much traffic noise despite its central location.
The staff were welcoming, polite and very helpful.
The hotel is fairly inexpensive compared to similar central hotels in this capital city.
- 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