I booked a single room but was very lucky to be allocated a twin room (it's still small but fine for one person - I guess the single room might be even tinier so I'm really grateful for the upgrade). It's not the nicest (and therefore not the most expensive) room in the hotel but it's still acceptable to me as some of the furnishings appear to have been recently replaced.
I had a room window facing the interior/back of other buildings so there’s no view to speak of but it gives me peace and quiet throughout my stay (which is what I asked for). Bedsheets and towels are clean and of rather good quality. Shower-room was not renovated so it looks rather oldish but it’s clean. Reception area looks really old fashioned and not appealing upon first sight. Some staff are nicer than others so it depends on your luck.
Buffet breakfast in the restaurant is plentiful and rather good and the dining area is large, cheerful looking and comfortable.
I didn't watch any programmes on TV and it seems like the channels are chargeable. Accommodation in Helsinki is expensive so I’m happy to find a promotional price for this hotel at one of the booking webistes. The price, central location and acceptable comfort level is attractive enough to make me return to this hotel.
Lastly, I noticed that the comments left by the hotel's Sales Director in TA seems truthful and sincere to me because he/she does acknowledge that not all the rooms in the hotel are perfect or incrediby nice and there is a reason for having to bear with some imperfections given that the not-so-great rooms are not yet renovated and priced much lower and you're staying in a private ensuite at a very convenient spot. If I expect a top quality room, I won't be surprised if the room price for such a standard would be equally high. So I appreciate the fact that other than the more expensive room category, Arthur also offers some basic private rooms at an affordable price for people who need somewhere nice and friendly enough, clean, safe and central to stay at.
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