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“A good old hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki

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Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki
Ranked #31 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 reviews
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“A good old hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A nice hotel just across the street from the central railway/bus station. Maybe It lacks some gloss, but has its own old face and feel, and rooms are fully equipped with everything you may need. Breakfast menu was really good and diverse.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

For this prize never again! Breakfast unacceptable, some rooms too warm and loud from a/c of the building next door ( e.g. on the very right side). We could change to 2nd floor, that was ok. I would recommand to take another hotel, Seurahuone is not worth the prize!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Wusi
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Örebro
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215 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a good example of Finnish Jugend. This hotel was Helsinkis "Societes hotel" in the early 1900th. The restaurant is very beautiful and also the Bar Socis. A lot of jugend elements everywhere. Vey tasty breakfast in the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Kokkaria
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Rome
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42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This little bit old-fashioned hotel is situated in the perfect city center, near the railway station and close to main shopping centers. We stayed here just for one night and did not have problems of any kind. The service was very good, all the personnel was very competent and helpful. Our room was spacious, clean with big LCD television, the bed was comfortable and also the bathroom, although bit small, was clean. The breakfast was also very good. I would recommend it certainly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Fadinard
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Turku, Finland
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132 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was my first stay in this hotel and I was looking forward to it. The location is very central. Service was very friendly. The lobby is small and dark and the reception desk is also small. Bar was closed - an interesting decision in the middle of the busiest tourist season! Our group had four rooms so I was able to peek into different rooms. It appears that the (standard) rooms (and their bathrooms) are all different in size and shape. The room I stayed in was small and the bathroom (with bathtub) was very small. Bed was comfortable, but it was slightly too small for two people, as was the sheet. There was only pillow per person in the room. If you need extra pillows you have to get them from the reception - not something you wish to do when you are all ready to go to bed. There is no A/C so you have to open the windows to cool down the room. There is no minibar in the room so you better BYO. The sound insulation in the rooms is poor - you can easily hear noise from neighboring rooms. There is a nightclub next door, which is open to 4 a.m. In the rooms on that side of the building you can hear the disco bump through the night. TV has a good selection of channels - except CNN, which is listed but does not show. Breakfast buffet was ok, but the selection of hot foods was limited. As there is a wide selection of hotels in the same price category with better rooms and services in the center city of Helsinki I will not return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ve8
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We spent our a couple of days at the Seurahuone celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. The junior suite facing the railway station was fabulous - well-appointed decor, beautiful bathroom (including a jacuzzi), and space relax in. The staff was very attentive and professional. The breakfast was sumptuous. In addition, the location was as central as it gets in Helsinki. Everything was within a walking distance. We had a fantastic experience and can recommend the Seurahuone without hesitation! We'll be staying at the hotel in the future as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lexington_Family
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Imatra, Finland
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202 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I knew that this hotel very nice and rankink even better that regular ranking of this hotel.Nice old faschion rooms and athmosphere ,beautifull dining room with nice decorations everywhere like in old fashion casttle.Breakfast also good and staff nice and polity too.
Good food and good service in restaurant with reasonable price...if takink in to the consideration
local center prices.Ounly bad thing like usual or me ...no parking places.

Room Tip: Upper floors and not traffic sie.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mattisaki
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Additional Information about Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki

Property: Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki
Address: Kaivokatu 12, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki is a high class, tasteful business hotel in the heart of Helsinki. Historically over 170 years old Seurahuone is one of the most traditional hotels in Finland, and can be considered even internationally a state of the art hotel.Filled with a warm atmosphere Hotelli Seurahuone is a combination of the old time sophisticated spirit as well as modern high standard service. In addition to the individually appointed rooms the feeling of quality continues in the restaurant, the bar and the banquet floor.The hotel’s 118 accommodation rooms feature individual alternatives; Standard and Club room classes as well as four different, attractively furnished Junior Suites. Rooms are equipped and decorated in a way that successfully blends current trends and history. The beautiful furniture and surfaces are combined with wellfunctioning, up-to-date services. All rooms are equipped with, among others, a kettle and ironing point, wi-fi, a flatscreen TV, and the Pillow Menu guaranteeing a good night’s sleep.The roof and the attic renovation, as well as the renovation of the courtyard façade and window switching will be carried out in the property during the dec 2013 - Dec 2014. These works are aimed to be done as customer friendly as possible, but may cause some inconvenience. ... more   less 
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