The location of this hotel is perfect for the tourist visitor. On top of the railway station, in front of the bus station and right in the middle of downtown Helsinki. And no disturbing noises that you sometimes have in city centre hotels.
A small lobby area that was packed on our arrival (6 PM). With just one lady servicing both the frontdesk and the lobby bar this was a bit too much rush (for her). We did not dare to order a drink in the bar with lots of new guests arriving. This is not the way to booster the bar revenue, for sure.
Standard rooms are very clean indeed, a bit basic though and we did have larger rooms in other places. AC capacity is on the small side on warm August days. Nice beds with pillow menu to choose from.
Breakfast is very good with a nice variety of fresh breads.
Most annoying is the (free) Wifi that you need to log in every time you use it. And refresh every 24 hours with a new code. This is just very much time consuming. Also for the reception lady that is very busy anyhow.
There is a free sauna that is a bonus (for non-Nordic guests).
All in all a nice place and - if back in Helsinki - this will be our home-away-from-home, no doubt.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre Hotel Helsinki
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