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Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

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Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

I am visiting Helsinki for a day on my onward journey to Tallin. Would like to stay in the downtown area close to shopping areas, pubs & restaurants. Have shortlisted 2 Hotels: Glo and Radisson Plaza.

Which one do you recommend? Any suggestions apart from the above two Hotels would be very much useful.

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1. Re: Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

GLO is situated some hundred meters closer to the harbour, but both are very central. Have you read the TA reviews on the hotels?

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2. Re: Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

For a bit more traditionally Finnish I'd suggest Hotel Torni and their Jugend style rooms.

Scandic Hotel Marski and Hotel Haven are also good options and very central.

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3. Re: Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

We stayed in the Sokos Torni, 26 Yrjonkatu, in July which provided us with great service in dealing with some onward travel issues for a trip to St Petersburg. We trundled our bags up the hill from the square in front of the railway station - we wanted to be handy enough to the station to get the train next morning. The trade off between price and convenience worked for us.

The night we stayed there - late arrival - we were assigned what appeared to be a ground floor room but it turned out the room looked out over the next street lower down the hill. The room was comfortable, with the usual bathroom style of a walk in shower. No in room tea/coffee making facilities but a great smorgasbord breakfast.

We learned that there is more to good hotel accommodation than just the room or the price - dealing with management who empathasize with the travellers circumstances is every bit as important. If we get back to Helsinki - this is the place we will be staying.

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4. Re: Hotel in central downtown - RADISSON or GLO

We have stayed at Hotel GLO twice and it was superb. Location is very good, breakfast wonderful, service excellent, rooms comfortable. Even better is the fabulous Fazer chocolate shop right across the road!

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