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“Perfekt location and good value”
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Anna Hotel
Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Anna is a small hotel with perfect location om Helsinki.
Close to shopping, restaurants,
museums and if you want to make Helsinki in some days.
Friendly personal, small rooms and excelent
value for money!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Hotel Anna is standard, basic and oldish in condition. Stayed in Superior Twin Room which is spacious other than the disappointing bathroom. Hotel is ok for occasional stays. Located in area known in Helsinki for bars, clubs, restaurants and small shops (old town). Average 3 Mbps internet that drops connection occasionally. Friendly staff and palatable diverse breakfast. 15 minute walk (1 km) to city centre. Car parking is available in back of nearby streets; note that zone 2 is free in weekends (weekdays 9-21 paid), don't park at zone 1 where you can get tickets.

Located in a normal city housing block that has been converted into a hotel. The elevator is slow as turtle, the rooms have initial damp, moist feeling especially in late spring winter time at +2 temparatures when humidity in its highest (Helsinki is near the sea). It's best to freshen the room by opening the windows for 10 minutes upon arrival.

The rooms haven't been updated for a while. Overall ok. Some paint chips cracks around doorframes etc. Bathroom's floor tiling is even and won't hurt your feet but the sink is *tiny*: you can hardly use it for teeth brushing or have both hands in in at same time (no kidding) without water splashing all over. The bathroom "table" where you can place your cups, deodorant, razor etc. is *only* 15 cm wide plastic and has stains burned into it from previous uses. It almost completely blocks the use of narrow sink underneath. Bad design choice overall that affects functionality in longer stays. All towels are changed every day even if you don't ask (by leaving them on a floor).

Bed for me was a bit too soft, but this is a matter of taste. Pillows didn't give enough firm support for my neck but in all fairness you can tuck them in all ways possible because the are volumious. Two people can't sleep together because beds are separate -- there is a huge gap between the beds; the other person falls into the "crack" when trying to be close.

The Wifi connection details are conveniently displayed at the room's table. Wifi works without much configuration: search for network id "Hotel Anna", click connect, open web page and type in password displayed in the plaque. No time limits, no asking day-by-day passwords from the front desk. The connected speed announced was 65 Mbps but speedtest.net gave speeds 3 M (up) / 1 M (down). Signal strength however was strong (3/5 bars).

Breakfast is typical scandinavian, cold ham, cheese, breakds, muesli, yoghourt, coffee (machine, not make in place), cold eggs, mini frankfurter warm snacks. You'll get by fine a day with it. Oh, one of the wings is located directly above local church, so expect to hear occasional piano christian music in weekends (not really that disturbing). Otherwise quite place, no nearby traffic to lost sleep.

Room Tip: If you want space, select Superior room.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

The staff deserves special recognition, going out of their way to arrange us a late check-out. Our other extra requests were likewise promptly met. Also, heated toilet floor (I know it sounds minute, but try it when it's -15C outside). Realistically you don't expect miracles checking into a 3*, but it's always nice not being disappointed. We got a nice room at a good price (94E, booked the day before), breakfast included, with a good view. Good location, and a decent breakfast. I know this is not relevant for most, but it felt nice meeting compatriots working there.
Nothing negative really comes to mind. A bit out of the way (5~10 min walk to the very center), but that's as much good as it is bad.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

I was here for one night. The location is outstanding in the Middle of everything in Helsinki city center. I got a deal, otherwise it doesn't worth it because the room where I stayed was super extra tiny, like in Hong Kong or Singapore!! So if you don't mind to be in a tiny room just go! Clean and safe ok

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank dave19764
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

In the center of Helsinki, only a 10 min walk of Esplanadi. It is a good place to stay! The rooms are small but very clean. Good breakfast! The staff are kindly. It has good wifi. Basic but cosy hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Lenia_Costa
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I went to Helsinki on business, stayed over at the Anna Hotel for a few days to see the city. The price and location were great. It's a short walk to all the interesting points and shopping and close to the business centers too. Helsinki is a much more lively place than many realize, even in November. The hotel is in the design center area and close to all the restaurants and clubs. I would recommend this hotel to any business traveler, seeking a few extra days in this marvelous city without blowing your expense account budget.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 5th floor, that's where the sauna is.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We booked I think the cheapest hotel in the center of Helsinki and were amazed with how pleasant our stay was. We arrivedd very early (8 am) and they have as a free early check-in without any problems. The room was very cosy and tidy. The breakfast was great! And the location is amazing!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Anna Hotel

Address: Annankatu 1, Helsinki 00120, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range: £74 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anna Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located cozy hotel on walking distance from major Department Stores. Situated in an area of Design Boutiques, Art Galleries and trendy Pubs and nice restaurants. Free WiFi or hotel guests. Hotel has a breakfast room, small sauna and meeting room for 12 persons. ... more   less 
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