In spite of what someone wrote, this is nowhere near downtown Helsinki, there's the HI city centre for downtown.
This is the best located PriorityClub hotel you are visiting anywhere to the west of Helsinki... (Espoo) in this case Aalto uni in Otaniemi.
This is the 3rd (or 4th?!) time I've stayed here. I booked a single room & was put on the top / Executive floor (due to PC/IC platinum ambassador).
Parked in the underground car-park (to the right of reception). Check in was very easy, friendly receptionist, free WiFi codes given with door card. Was offered a free drink voucher for the bar (didn't use) & was told that chocolate bar & water in the fridge were complimentary for this room. Plenty of copies of the FT available in foyer.
Room overlooked the Ruoholahti shopping center. 20 minutes after arrival there was a knock at the door, staff member came in with a bowl of fruit & chocolates courtesy of the management... nice!
Makes me wonder if they keep tabs on these reviews?!
Bed was comfy, pillows a bit too thick, duvet a bit light. Shower was good - no bath but that's no problem for me, toiletries good. WiFi was fine, but the TV was a small oldish flatscreen. With the price of TVs so low you'd think they'd upgrade their best rooms.
Still haven't tried their breakfast, usually there is something to eat at the meetings I've been attending. Maybe next time?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Helsinki West hotel is located in the fast growing business district of Ruoholahti, only few minutes away from the Helsinki city center and only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki Airport. Holiday Inn Helsinki West-Ruoholahti is a high-standard business and leisure hotel offering 256 well equipped rooms. All our rooms are equipped with free highspeed internet (ADSL) and WiFi access, safety deposit box, hospitality tray and ironing equipment. Our hotel offers Executive Rooms on the 9th floor with nice view over Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In Executive rooms there is a free high speed internet and WiFi and also selected items from minibar are free of charge. Restaurant Fokka, located on the ground floor, serves a wide range of Finnish and International cuisine. You can finish the evening with a glass of wine in our cozy lobby bar. 24-hour Business Centre with complimentary internet connection is available for our guest. Hotel guests can also enjoy free fitness facilities and Finnish Sauna! Holiday Inn Helsinki West-Ruoholahti hotel is only a few minutes away from the Tallin cruise ships. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City West Hotel Helsinki
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