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Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Kokkola
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Position was great because we came by train and had to hurry to theatre! Taxis at the frontdoor was nice, and busstation also! Luggageroom served us well too! Breakfast was good and there certainly was something to everyone!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Holiday Inn Hotels always provide great services at reasonable prices. Whenever I travel- whether is for pleasure or work related, I always stay at Holiday Inn.

The location is very convenient, closer to several dining places in downtown Helsinki, and walking distance to train/bus terminals.

The staff is very helpful and welcoming, the room was well kept, furnished and clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Kouvola, Finland
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This hotel is situated on a side street in the city centre of Helsinki, next to the railway station, the bus station and the Music Hall (Musiikkitalo). Airport buses to Helsinki Airport (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) leave next to this hotel. They operate about every every 20 minutes (from an early morning to a late night) and the travel time is about 35 minutes. So this is a good place to stay overnight when you are coming from or going to Helsinki Airport. It takes only 5-10 minutes to walk to the biggest department stores (200 meters to Sokos, 600 meters to Stockmann) and museums.

I had a corner room on the 2nd floor. Also the main restaurant (e.g. breakfast) and saunas (separate saunas for men and women both in the evening and in the morning) are situated on this floor. The room was nicely decorated. Both air conditioning and heating could be adjusted manually. There was also a separate fan. I also enjoyed an electric kettle in the room. Most rooms have only a shower but there was a bathtub in my room.

There are also a gym, an indoor playground and a business corner with three computers in the hotel. There are nice places to walk next to Toolonlahti (Töölönlahti) Bay near the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Imatra, Finland
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Holiday Inn brand - well, you know how it is, you are guaranteed a nice stay with nothing to tell home. The location is very comfortable if you have business "down town" or if travelling by train. Rooms ok, wifi working, basic breakfast - was not included in the rate. The shower floods the whole bathroom floor. Expensive minibar items.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Finland
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

The location is really convinient since you are only a couple of steps away from the railway station and buses to the airport. To the bus station it takes perhaps 10 minutes from the hotel and the distance is short enough for those who want to walk. The rooms are basic stuff, quiet though, so sleeping was fine. Breakfast was also ok, but the restaurant rather pricey. Since there are a lot of restaurants nearby that's no proble. Guess I'll be staying there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Kahtryn,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about our convenient location. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge their pleasant stay.

I have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality and services we offer for to our guests.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Location to all forms of transport and the town is unbelievable good and is the point most often praised. We found however that the service was the highlight. They accommodated our needs at short notice, filling in when our other hotel booking fell through and extending our stay at short notice. Front desk staff were great.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

The place smells old hotel. The location is convenient, right next door to central railway station, but the downtown is small and there are many hotels within walking distance. The room felt not updated and not clean. I spotted previous guest's hair at some places and snot at the bathroom. Even found 5 EUR bill under the bed. My guess it was a tip. I took it and didn't left any tip from myself. I guess cleaners just don't deserve it if they are so lazy to look under bed! The breakfast was quite good. It was not included in my rate (guess my travel agent failure) so I paid extra, however noone bothered to check :)
Overall: ok hotel for ovrnight on businesstrip but dont't stay there for leasure

Room Tip: Hard to recommend, some rooms face the street with the bus station in front of the hotel, other room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Dear iamandrei,

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased to note that you liked the quality of food at breakfast. We work diligently to ensure our facilities and services are superior and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. I am sorry to hear that there were certain aspects of your visit that did not meet your expectations in particular the room cleanliness and guests services. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused you. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

We value you as our guest and hope you will continue to choose IHG for your future travel needs.

Sincerely,

Lera P
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Property: Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Address: Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#18 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of Helsinki at the refurbished Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel. Enjoy excellent location & transport links at the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel. Check in to your refreshed, Scandinavian-style guest room, overlooking Finlandia Hall or bustling Eliel Square. Our stylish & comfortable open lobby invites you to linger - a completely new area where you can relax & really make yourself at home during your stay with us. Connect your laptop to free Wi-Fi or use our E-Bar & catch up with your friends or meet your colleagues at the lounge. Eating, drinking, socialising - there are so many ways you can use the space day & night. Convenient Finnair shuttle service runs to & from Helsinki Airport next to the Central Railway Station. The Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre is just five minutes away by train & the new Helsinki Music Centre and a verdant Töölönlahti Bay is just a short walk from the hotel. The shops, stores - including the iconic Stockmann and sights of Helsinki are also within strolling distance. Start your day with our fantastic breakfast buffet with a range of delicious options. The all-day dining menu packed with much-loved favorites, you can enjoy anywhere & anytime. Our To Go Café serves Segafredo coffee plus snacks 24-hours seven days a week. And of course in this family-friendly Helsinki hotel, kids eat free. ... more   less 
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