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“Ideal Location but Hotel standard average” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Ranked #16 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ideal Location but Hotel standard average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stay in Holiday Inn Helsinki for 2 nights in late Oct 2012. The hotel location is good, you can take the Finn Air airport bus (fare at Euro 1.60 p/way) and it stop at the end of the bus terminal where the hotel is just cross opposite. There is also a railway station diagonally opposite the hotel which you can travel to any outskirt cities of Finland. Shopping centre are within walking distance from the hotel so is actually quite easy to move around. Never visit Helsinki over the weekend coz the shop closed early on Saturday and do not open on Sunday, not even the local sightseeing tour or attraction places. I happened to stay over the weekend so you can imagine that I can't do anything except shopping during the opening hour and most of the time stay in the hotel room to serve internet, fortunate that they provide free wifi in room. As we went in late Oct, the weather is cold around 5-7 degrees so the air condition in the room is off so is the air ventilation, the room is very stuffy & window sealed. Luckily they do provide us with a fan so at least we have some air to "breathe" We are glad we just stayed 2 nights and move on to Rovaniemi for our early Xmas celebration before heading to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Jojo1964_12
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Jojo1964_12,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I am pleased to know that you had a satisfactory stay at our hotel and apologize for the issues you have encountered. I appreciate feedback that we receive, whether positive and negative to ensure we provide the best level of service and facilities that we can give to our guests. Thank you again for your review and I hope to have an opportunity of welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Federal Way, Washington
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I stayed one night and found this to be a good choice for a quick visit to Helsinki. The staff was good and courteous and the location next to the train station and next to the bus was perfect because I arrived in town on the train and left by air. The room itself was nice with a comfortable bed but was just a tad worn with some stains on the bathroom sink and cabinets that could use refreshing. But the bed was excellent, the room was quiet and the location couldn't be beat so I have no complaints overall. I will certainly consider this hotel again should I return to Helsinki one day.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Solchaser
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is located right in the center of Helsinki, close to the bus station and railway station. Room was confortable, without noises. Breakfast has a good variety, even if not too much "sweet" food. Businness Center easy accesible with the room key.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Marco B
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Cologne, Germany
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83 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It was chilly in the room and that's the only problem. Breakfast is standard, sauna is warm. Location is perfect, just nearby the main railway station.
Other was expectable considering the price.
Hotel is a bit tired in general.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank IOPAH
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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband and I are frequent travelers...and we like to stay in places that are both affordable and conveniently located. The Holiday inn in Helsinki Central is such a place...we've stayed there twice..and plan to return next year as well. The facility is very nicely appointed..the rooms are comfortable...but, in our opinion, the location is its chief charm. Alighting from the bus that brings you into the city from the wonderful Helsinki Airport, one will see the hotel, only steps away! Couldn't be more convenient...as the train station is right there as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mslamin
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This hotel has a perfect and convenient location in the city center, facing the railway station & the bus station (to & from airport). My husband and I found it very easy to explore the city from the hotel, walking of course. And the hotel was very quiet though trains are just at the back of it.

Room was beautifully designed, not spacious but convenient enough. Beds and pillows were comfy.

Staff were helpful. We had smooth check in & out. And there was free wifi in the room and lobby with a 24h or 12h username and password, which we got from reception.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Battota_AA
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Mechelen, Belgium
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166 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sreinyer
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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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