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“Next to the congress centre, but noisy at street side” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #16 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Mechelen, Belgium
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155 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Next to the congress centre, but noisy at street side”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a typical Holiday Inn, friendly staff, and a standard restaurant. The rooms are hot and dry and if you open the windows (only a little is possible) there's a lot of noice if your room has a street view. So always ask for an inside view, not a street room. prices are OK, taxis plenty in front. Nothing fancy, but it is OK.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sreinyer
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Good location for the airport bus as it drops off straight in front of hotel. Room was clean if not a little bit dated. Lots of construction going on around the hotel at the time. Quite expensive for what you get, but this is Helsinki!

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank mattyg31
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Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This Holiday Inn was very comfortable and extremely well located. It is next door to the railway station and the airport bus is only a few metres from the front door. The main bus station is only a few blocks away..Finland is great for modern design so it was also great that a wonderful museum of modern art was only a short walk. I found the staff very helpful and had one pleasant meal in the restaurant. I did not have breakfast in the hotel but walked around the neighbourhood and enjoyed finding interesting Finnish treats to eat for breakfast. I was there at the end of May and it was fun seeing the locals all enjoying sitting in outdoor cafes near the hotel in the late evening sun. I loved Helsinki and if I go back I will stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank weaver555
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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We only stayed one night, as we were travelling home via Helsinki from our enjoyable stay in Tallinn. The hotel is very centrally located near the Railway Station. It was ideally placed for us as the connection to both the Tallinn Ferry (tram 9) and the airport (Finnair shuttle bus) was so facile and efficient.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank John Q
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Oslo, Norway
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you arrive by air, the bus from the airport will drop you off just outside the entrance of this hotel. It is also right next to the main railway station. The breakfast is ok, but nothing to write home about. The hotel can accomodate several hundred guests, but the breakfast room/restaurant only have 100 seats. Of course, at breakfast time, this means that there are only room for 60-70 people, since Nordic hotel guests hate to eat breakfast sitting next to strangers.

There is WIFI with variable quality. They (not the hotel itself, but rather the net provider) try to charge you for using it, but if you ask in the reception, they will give you access for free. If even the receptionist asks you to pay for the access, sign up for the holiday inn priority program (it takes you 40 seconds to fill out the form) and get complimentary WIFI.

Late checkout until 13:00 if you ask for it. Until 14:00 if you are member of their priority program .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kjetil A
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Krakow, Poland
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125 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great location for all travellers, very central and next to the main train station. The house is modern and nice designed; their service is very good. The staff at the front desk were very firnsly and always smiling. Our room was spacious, modern and with free Internet acces. The bathroom was very nice too. generally it's a very nice property however a little bit expensive as many things in Finnland.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KubaTraveller
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Derby, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located, next to the train station and the point from which a number of city buses leave. Bed quality was excellent and much appreciated, since I had been traveling for more than 24 hours. The business office houses two computers whose use is free to hotel clients. The hotel restaurant offers several Finnish delicacies like reindeer steak and dessert with cloudberries. We put together our own inexpensive lunches from the delicatessen at a nearby department store.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mary C
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Property: Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Address: Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#18 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of Helsinki at the refurbished Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel. Enjoy excellent location & transport links at the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel. Check in to your refreshed, Scandinavian-style guest room, overlooking Finlandia Hall or bustling Eliel Square. Our stylish & comfortable open lobby invites you to linger - a completely new area where you can relax & really make yourself at home during your stay with us. Connect your laptop to free Wi-Fi or use our E-Bar & catch up with your friends or meet your colleagues at the lounge. Eating, drinking, socialising - there are so many ways you can use the space day & night. Convenient Finnair shuttle service runs to & from Helsinki Airport next to the Central Railway Station. The Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre is just five minutes away by train & the new Helsinki Music Centre and a verdant Töölönlahti Bay is just a short walk from the hotel. The shops, stores - including the iconic Stockmann and sights of Helsinki are also within strolling distance. Start your day with our fantastic breakfast buffet with a range of delicious options. The all-day dining menu packed with much-loved favorites, you can enjoy anywhere & anytime. Our To Go Café serves Segafredo coffee plus snacks 24-hours seven days a week. And of course in this family-friendly Helsinki hotel, kids eat free. ... more   less 
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