Location is quite good, many attractions, shops and restaurants are well within walking distance. It seems, however, a little bit far away from public transport when you are arriving the bus terminal with luggage.
Staff were good and speak English very well, no problems.
Room: My room was probably for the disabled (judging from the bathroom). The room looked like an apartment more than hotel. It was spacious with a couch, decoration looks basic (nothing like those photos on their website) but it was clean, with working wifi and everything I need.
The hotel is not directly adjacent to driving roads so it's very quiet, I could sleep very well.
Bathroom wasn't very good looking but it's basically clean. One strange thing is that the bath was drilled with many holes so it's strictly for shower only but why don't they simply remove it?
Breakfast was good with lots of choices, but the place is small can get very crowded.
Overall it's a good choice for those who just need a basic hotel service. Good value for money (things in Finland are not cheap) in good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stylish Hotel Rivoli Jardin offers rooms and apartments next to the Esplanadi shopping streets, about 10 minutes walk from Helsinki Central Station. The individually designed guest rooms at the HOTEL Rivoli Jardin have air conditioning, minibars, work desks and a wide selection of TV channels (for example: CNN, BBC World, TVE, RAI Uno, TV5Monde, TV1RusEurope). The Rivoli APARTMENTS have a TV, a DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee maker and free Internet. The central location offers easy access to culture (Design District), shopping and entertainment. There are plenty of bars and restaurants (Michelin Star) within walking distance. The helpful staff can provide tourist information and other services. The following Rivoli owned restaurants are within 15 minutes walk of Hotel & Apartments Rivoli Jardin. The Rivoli Restaurant offers French influenced Finnish cuisine, and a variety of Italian dishes can be sampled at the Trattoria Rivoletto, both located at Albertinkatu 38. Guests can also try the Russian menu at Restaurant Bellevue at Rahapajankatu 3, near the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rivoli Jardin Helsinki