We booked this trip as my fiancée and I had never been to a Scandinavian country and we thought Helsinki looked great.
Hotel Haven is sat right on the harbour surrounded by Michelin starred restaurants, something we were looking forward to experiencing. The front desk staff were very kind and courteous and when we arrived at our room we were amazed by the cleanliness and spaciousness. Very modern inside with a lot of homely touches.
Our tv wasn't, working properly in our room so a quick call down to reception and someone was up immediately. Bad news the tv was not going to be working that evening, so we were upgraded from a comfort room to a style room, excellent.
My only 2 gripes were breakfast in the morning, although a good selection of food and very attentive waiters/waitresses, we had to wait around on a few occasions as the restaurant was full. My other being the prices of drinks and food. We had a nightcap in the bar on our first evening, I had a single whisky and my fiancée had a black currant liquor €35!!!! We also ordered room service €70 euro for a burger and some scallops, they were very tasty but I thought that was a bit steep. Helsinki in General is a very expensive city, very over priced compared to the uk. The prices of the mini bar were extortionate too but you get that anywhere you go.
I can see why this hotel is so greatly received here on trip advisor and my 2 small gripes shouldn't take away the fact that this is an excellent establishment, well staffed, well maintained and well run.
I don't think I will travel to Helsinki again as to me I could have been in London (although London is cheaper by comparison!!) however if I did I would have no hesitation of stopping here again and I would recommend this hotel to anybody.
Oh and Summenolina only Visit in the Summer!!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Haven, Finland’s first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain, is designed to provide homely warmth, exclusive comfort and high-quality services for the discerning guest. The hotel with 77 individual and well-appointed rooms and premium restaurant and conference services is conveniently situated in the attractive setting of Helsinki’s Market Square.In the elegant yet cosy foyer, guests can relax by the fireplace and browse leisurely through the daily papers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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