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“Functional but little more” 3 of 5 stars
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Forenom Koto
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ilmailutie 9, Vantaa 01530, Finland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
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“Functional but little more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We picked Forenom Koto as we arrived late in the evening and it was comparatively one of the cheaper options close to the airport. Whilst the room was clean and had cooking facilities, the hotel cannot boast much more. Without staff, no food/drink provisions except from a vending machine, and a distinct prison feel to the place, this hotel was little more than a place to rest your head. We would probably make an effort to get into the centre of Helsinki straight away next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mirka L, Public Relations Manager at Forenom Koto, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review! As Forenom Koto is a budget apartment hotel, it differs from "normal" hotel in the amenities it provides. For example there is not traditional lobby or restaurant facilities. We do have other options in Helsinki city centre as well for your next visit.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Grazy place to be for one week in this terrible Forenom apartments! A lot of problems for the whole week. First unworkable door code, unworkable internet access, broken TV, dangerous electric tap, dirty room, dirty furniture, dirty fridge, dirty beds and linen, smoke of cigarette in a room, no cleaning and no change of linen. The hotel is much much better and also cheaper. You can eat a good breakfast at the same price in a hotel but not here. Additionally the cleaning service is sky-high rated in these very poor apartments. Never come back.

Room Tip: Only one advice: Don't choose Forenom apartments. Sorry to inform that I can't say anything...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I moved back to Finland after living abroad for some time and rented a room with a small kitchen for 3 months, first I got a wrong room and complained and was then moved to a 2-floor apartment and agreed on the phone that I would live then instead for these 3 months.

Now I have settled in and got a phone-call yesterday that I need to move out in 3 days or pay 4 times the rent agreed!!! I have never come across anything like this, but as this was agreed on the phone, there is no proof and they are not doing anything about it. NEVER EVER STAY IN A PLACE AS TERRIBLE, as they seem to be here just to rip you off using some loopholes in the law I would guess.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very cheap and really worth staying for 35 Euros a night! The Finnair Bus driver was so professional and friendly that he dropped me off outside! It looks like it is in the middle of nowhere but it serves its purpose. There are no staff and you have a pin number to enter which is sent to your phone or email account before arrival. Definatley would stay again and don't be put off by its "Student Halls of Residence" feel about it. It is nice and quiet and an extremely new building! Free Wifi, but I did not use this unfortunately.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mirka L, Public Relations Manager at Forenom Koto, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, nice to hear your stay was comfortable! The apartment hotel does differ from a hotel in the amenities it provides, but it is important to us that everything is clean, comfortable and the guests enjoy their stay. Welcome again!
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Address: Ilmailutie 9, Vantaa 01530, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Vantaa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Forenom Koto 2*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near Helsinki-Vantaa airport, this budget hostel/hotel is perfect for your short overnight layover, or for your month long project in Vantaa. The compact rooms have wall mounted TVs, tables that fold up out of the way, simple cutlery, and a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a simple wardrobe. Online check-in and keyless entry means your stay is fast, and simple. ... more   less 
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