We spent four nights here and must give first mention to sleep quality. The bed was superbly comfortable and we felt like taking the soft pillows home with us (but we didn't). Our room (no. 538) was very clean and had a safe, bar fridge ( thankfully not filled with drinks we didn't want), an iron and ironing board, kettle, free wifi and aTV with the BBC and CNN. And the curtains were thick enough to make the room dark enough for sleeping.
The hotel is about 500m from Ruoholahti metro station (which is two stops from Central Station, a €2.50 fare) and there are supermarkets and restaurants nearby. The surrounding area is mainly office blocks, and is very quiet at night ( and in the daytime, for that matter). So there are no attractions nearby, but plenty of shops and it's just a short ( but expensive, like everything in Helsinki) ride to the city.
We paid AUD $168 for room and breakfast..
The breakfast selection was good and we had no complaints with the service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Helsinki West hotel is located in the fast growing business district of Ruoholahti, only few minutes away from the Helsinki city center and only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki Airport. Holiday Inn Helsinki West-Ruoholahti is a high-standard business and leisure hotel offering 256 well equipped rooms. All our rooms are equipped with free highspeed internet (ADSL) and WiFi access, safety deposit box, hospitality tray and ironing equipment. Our hotel offers Executive Rooms on the 9th floor with nice view over Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In Executive rooms there is a free high speed internet and WiFi and also selected items from minibar are free of charge. Restaurant Fokka, located on the ground floor, serves a wide range of Finnish and International cuisine. You can finish the evening with a glass of wine in our cozy lobby bar. 24-hour Business Centre with complimentary internet connection is available for our guest. Hotel guests can also enjoy free fitness facilities and Finnish Sauna! Holiday Inn Helsinki West-Ruoholahti hotel is only a few minutes away from the Tallin cruise ships. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Helsinki City West Hotel Helsinki
- Helsinki Holiday Inn