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“What a boutique hotel should be” 5 of 5 stars
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Fabian Hotel
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“What a boutique hotel should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We loved our time at the Fabian and would return to it in a heartbeat.

The lobby is a great hangout spot, with comfy couches and drinks available from the front desk. We had drinks with friends in the afternoon, enjoyed the vibe of the hotel and the people watching. The breakfast is wonderful, great coffee, fresh fruit, efficient service. You can choose to sit outside in the courtyard, inside off the lobby, our (our favourite) in the solarium with lots of light. Take a minute to look at how solidly Finns construct their windows and doors - impressive.

Service is warm and efficient, but that was true everywhere we went in Scandinavia.

The location is quiet and is a quick walk to the main square. We only took one taxi the whole time we were there -- very expensive -- and we rolled our bags to and from the train station at the beginning of our trip. (Tougher to the hotel than back as it is slightly uphill).

A well-managed, interesting property, what a boutique hotel should be!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have not much to add to other reviews. Well appointed rooms, efficient and friendly staff, excellent location, nice breakfast. I could not ask for more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Very enthusiastic by this boutique hotel. Nicely decorated. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. Quiet and large room (mine at least). Everything was wonderful, Stayed 2 nights and would go back in a heart beat !
Centrally located. 2 minutes from the main square, 5 from the train station and 5 from the marina where in Summer you have a wonderful market (artisans and excellent homemade food !!).
Value is priceless for Scandinavia (expensive area).

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Augsburg, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Reception staff is helpful; knowing answers to every question,
Rooms are cosy, spacious and convenient. Fully furnished kitchen, beautiful terrace with a great breakfast. The best part is that it is located a little bit away from city center, but only about 10 minutes, giving you room to breath and feel at peace while still being able to enjoy the city at its maximum.

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Uppsala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I stayed here on business in December 11 and it pains me that the location wasn't good for me because I really want to stay here again. I got by far the best hotel room I've ever had in Scandinavia, it was so nice, I wish my home looked like that! It was done with Finnish design from top to bottom, lovely details, fluffy bed, light and airy room and spotless. Great breakfast, very nice staff and good location on a quiet street (at least it was quiet in the middle of the week).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This hotel is about the best location you can have in Helsinki. A three block walk to the water and outdoor market. The trolley stop is the same distance. The breakfast was amazing -everything you could possibly think of and more. The staff was helpful. We had a great night's sleep which is hard to do when the sunset is 2300 and the sunrise is 4!

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Rooms: Clean, modern rooms with vey comfortable beds and pillows. We have a five month old and they supplied a crib and bedding. All set up before we arrived.

Service: Staff are extremely helpful and speak excellent English. They are well dressed and definitely deliver in the service category.

Breakfast: Was included in our room (which is generally common in Finland). Very fresh, healthy buffet style breakfast with lots of options. We stayed here to start our vacation in Finland and decided to spend our last two nights here, partly because of the excellent breakfast.

Thanks to the friendly staff who held my suit while my wife and I "back packed" through the rest of Finland and for running our baby's dirty clothes though their in-house laundry.

I would strongly recommend the Hotel Fabian during your stay in Helsinki.

Room Tip: Ire you're traveling with a baby, ask for room 408. They will probably recommend this anyways.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Fabian Hotel
Address: Fabianinkatu 7, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fabian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 58-room hotel at Fabianinkatu 7 right in the heart of the city expands the range of services available for travellers who prefer to plan their trips themselves. A special feature of the new hotel will be eight extended stay rooms for those who wish to spend a longer time in Helsinki. The architecture of the building plays a key role in the design of the interiors creating a unique identity for the hotel. ... more   less 
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