Perfect hotel for a short stay. Close to everything, great personell. Excellent for people who go to concerts in the nearby park and close to railway station. Good and modern bathrooms! I will easily book it again. More
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Perfect hotel for a short stay. Close to everything, great personell. Excellent for people who go to concerts in the nearby park and close to railway station. Good and modern bathrooms! I will easily book it again. MoreShow less
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I stayed here for 5 nights for a visit to Helsinki that included sightseeing and meeting up with local friends. I was looking for an affordable hotel and this one includes a full range of styles and prices of rooms. I chose a single room with its own toilet and shower but there were also rooms without a shower available, for those on an even tighter budget, and shower rooms on the corridors.
The room was simply furnished with no imaginative touches but it had everything I needed: a comfortable bed, plenty of shelves and wardrobe space, a desk and chair, armchair and TV. Be aware that shower gel/shampoo is provided but not soap, so it's worth bringing soap of your own if you like to use it. Enough towels were provided. The room was cleaned and tidied in my absence every day except Sunday - perhaps it would have been done that day too if I had put my sign out, but I had temporarily mislaid it! The only downside of the room was that it could get quite hot, but it was possible to leave the window open on a latch - my window faced inwards onto a courtyard so it felt fairly secure. Although I have only rated it a 3 for sleep quality this had more to do with the "midnight sun" and my own tendency to wake up a lot in the night than any problem with the bed.
Breakfast was included in the price and was probably my favourite thing about the hotel. There was a huge variety of food to choose from the buffet, including local specialities such as Karelian pies. I don't think I had exactly the same combination twice in the 5 days. I didn't try dinner at the hotel but the menu looked interesting and not especially expensive. However snacks from the foyer out of hours seemed slightly expensive for what they were (4 Euros for a filled roll, 2 Euros for a cup of tea you make yourself) so it is probably better to buy your snacks out and about.
The hotel is perfectly positioned for sightseeing, as it's only about 200 metres from the nearest tram stop, not much further to the railway station (where a lot of different tram lines converge) and less than 1km from almost all of the major sights. Closest of all is the botanical garden at Kaisaniemi, almost directly opposite the hotel, which is well worth a stroll around - entrance to the outdoor parts of the garden is free. There are maps and leaflets about lots of different attractions available in the hotel foyer for anyone who hasn't already done their research.
The reception staff were always friendly and helpful, and all of them spoke excellent English. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted to stay in the centre of Helsinki.
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Arthur hotel is small and homey. the rooms are simple and very clean. Many Board games in 'living room' or lobby. Bar is front desk. Must try Finnish Sauna. It's free and lovely and private. Old style elevators where you have to open the door manually when you get to the floor you want.
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Good location, clean room, close to the metro and supermarkets, short walk to Senate Square and the waterfront. We had a warm room with no air conditioning (a little too warm for a summer night) and no refrigerator. The bathroom did not have a fixed shower screen resulting water traversing half of the bathroom. Room in need of minor repair to the walls and floor and the internet was a little slow at times. The staff were very friendly and helpful, very good breakfast. Have stayed a better hotels in Helsinki but at a higher price.
Stayed in superior room on the 5 the floor . Modern , spacious & clean bed, excellent. Good bathroom . Standard breakfast & wifi .
The best part is the location , everything in the city is almost equidistant & the city centre is just s few minutes walk , a very good location indeed . Staff are generally helpful , overall an excellent abode to be back again, cheers
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The hotel is located very close to the station and the old town. The room is clean although in-room facility is limited. The front desk staff are very friendly. The breakfast selection is big and good, definitely recommended ...
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