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“Nice and friendly hotel with some flaws”
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Hotelli Emilia
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Haemeenlinna
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our "superior" room was really tiny, compared to the last superior class room in Riga which was at least twice as big. But the room was clean and tidy, so the size didn't bother us too much.

We had asked for a quiet room, so the room 501 was in the top floor and didn't face the street. So no street noise or any noise from the night club downstairs, but since the room was next to the elevator there were often people chatting and making noise right outside our door.

I don't know what was the case with plumbing, but there was a huge clank noise every time someone turned water on. And when we took showers next morning there were lots of air in the pipes so the sounds were bit annoying.

Here's some pro's and cons listed;

Hotel:
+ Not a chain hotel
+ Location right in the center of town
+ Friendly staff
+ Nicely served breakfast buffet
- Breakfast served in the club, which is really dark

Superior room 501:
+ Clean
+ Comfortable beds
- Tiny room & bathroom
- When you come in the room there's no table or desk where to drop your keys etc
- Noise from the pipes & people waiting for elevator

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

The hotel choice in Hameenlinna is not huge. I have stayed in a few in town and find the Emilia to be the best choice. It is very clean, nice bar and morning breakfast! The Emilia has a central location, everything is in walking distance!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I've been in this hotel time to time about 10 times during years.
Price-quality is good. No luxury but a well functioning city hotel,
Bar in downstairs is nice and You can get something small to eat.
For bigger meals You can go out and walk a minute.

Breakfast is OK.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank JukkisV
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Little hotel in the absolute centre of the city. Walking distance to Bus-station, Market Place, Castle. A bit worn in interior, bathroom very little. Breakfeast room a bit too dark; breakfeast ok.

Not for vacation or romance, but You`ll sleep good enough!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Patricia077
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

We booked this Hotel based on the Trip Advisor reviews and the good location. I booked us a Superior room by email and received a confirmation almost immediately. We arrived at the Hameenlinna train station quite late and learned that the Hotel was not close to the train station as mentioned in other reviews. It is instead quite a walk if you consider that you have to walk 20 minutes lugging your suitcases in a snowstorm! Anyway, we got to the Hotel which is located in a very central pedestrian street just off the main market square. We checked in and rode the elevator to the 5th floor and opened the door to our room. Although okay, this was by no means a superior room but a standard double room. Dissapointed with this, I dialled the reception to enquire if there had been some mistake. The receptionist said that this was indeed a superior room and then said "what do you need?". Now I have been in many 4 or 5 star hotels around the world, and work in one as well. The bathroom was tiny with a mini-shower, the bedroom was too small to be anything superior.. To be fair, the room was very clean, there were bathrobes and slippers, a fruit basket and the staff was friendly, all nice touches, and the Breakfast was fantastic! But to call that a superior room and charge extra money for it. If this had been a normal double room then I would have given a higher vote definetly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Emilia from October 15 to October 23, 2011, and we would certainly stay there again. The total cost was about 880 euros.

The location is fantastic and an excellent "homebase" from which to explore Finland. It is a short walk from the hotel to either the bus station or train station, and you are right in the heart of the shopping district as the hotel is located on a pedestrian area shopping and restaurant "arcade".

Hotel Emilia is associated with the two best restaurants in town, the awesome value for your euro, Tawastia Bank, and the elegant and charming Pipparkakku Talo or "Gingerbread House".

The rooms are very clean and are decorated, as is the hotel, in Marimekko fabrics.

A fun feature is what my husband and I called the hotel's "Disco Breakfast". This should catch on as all the rage in Hame! Breakfast, included in your room fee, is held each morning in the Emilia Club in the Hotel basement. It is very nice, but for some reason the Club's disco ball is continuously turning throughout breakfast. The breakfast buffet is good, fresh, very Finnish with salted salmon and cucumbers, wheat porridge with berries and, the best of all, Karjalan Pirakka.

The desk staff speak good English and are very helpful.

I highly recommend Hotel Emilia.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

I have been generally really disappointed with hotels in Finland, but I found this room to be the cleanest and freshest I have stayed in outside of Helsinki. The floors were clean, the sheets were starched, and the decor was cute.
The downside was that the rooms were SO tiny, and there were some sketchy men hanging around. They seemed almost to be longterm guests?

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Thank bonbon30
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Additional Information about Hotelli Emilia

Address: Raatihuoneenkatu 23, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
Location: Finland > Tavastia Proper > Haemeenlinna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Haemeenlinna
Price Range: $83 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotelli Emilia 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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