I stayed in Hotel Seurahuone for a week when having training in Helsinki. The hotel really has it's old charm... It is very well maintained and some of it's restaurants have just been renovated.
The location couldn't be more central; less than 200m to the main bus station, 50m to railway and metro station and trams and busses going right around the corner. Sokos depatment store just across the street, plenty of restaurants next door etc.
I had a single room which was quite recently renovated with good taste so it was really cosy; high ceiling, comfy bed, nice reading chair, soft lights, wide apron, flat tv, a desk etc. The room has everything you need, including an iron and an ironing board and free internet connection. The room is big enough and bed rather wide to be a single room. Bathroom is really tiny and the whole floor tends to get wet when having a shower.
Breakfast was fresh and tasty although it was the same every day. it had enough variety so that you don't need to have the same stuff every morning. Ambience is really nice in the breakfast restaurant. I didn't go to their bar or eat dinner in this one but what I understood, the place is pretty pricey.
There was one huge minus which was revealed to me when I was checking out and wanted to leave my luggage for storage for a few hours. There is only one tiny room, a wardrobe basically, for suitcases. They open the door for you in the reception and you have to put in your own stuff. No-one checks what you put in or take out so it's not safe at all (they can't even see it from the reception since it's around the corner). Since it's really small, it was full when I tried to put my large suitcase in so I had to take out some ten bags and re-organize them on the upper shelfs to squeeze in mine... Not what you expect from a relatively expensive 4-star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki is a high class, tasteful business hotel in the heart of Helsinki. Historically over 170 years old Seurahuone is one of the most traditional hotels in Finland, and can be considered even internationally a state of the art hotel.Filled with a warm atmosphere Hotelli Seurahuone is a combination of the old time sophisticated spirit as well as modern high standard service. In addition to the individually appointed rooms the feeling of quality continues in the restaurant, the bar and the banquet floor.The hotel’s 118 accommodation rooms feature individual alternatives; Standard and Club room classes as well as four different, attractively furnished Junior Suites. Rooms are equipped and decorated in a way that successfully blends current trends and history. The beautiful furniture and surfaces are combined with wellfunctioning, up-to-date services. All rooms are equipped with, among others, a kettle and ironing point, wi-fi, a flatscreen TV, and the Pillow Menu guaranteeing a good night’s sleep.The roof and the attic renovation, as well as the renovation of the courtyard façade and window switching will be carried out in the property during the dec 2013 - Dec 2014. These works are aimed to be done as customer friendly as possible, but may cause some inconvenience. ... more less
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