This is a unique hotel which has merged the old prison features with modern amenities very well. It feels like an interesting place to be compared to a generic modern hotel. Our room was large, which was a pleasant surprise (right beside the lift; maybe 2 or 3 cells knocked into one?). The thick prison walls meant it was very quiet, so along with a comfortable bed this made for very sound sleep every night. Staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful. Breakfast was good, with a selection of hot and cold options and a selection of fresh bread. A couple of minor changes would have made the morning experience even better, e.g. there was only one two-slice toaster, which was quite slow (so not ideal at busy times) and the coffee machine was somewhat temperamental. The hotel is conveniently situated on tram line 4, with a stop right outside so you can access the rest of the city easily. Alternatively, a walk to the market place at moderate pace took about 15 minutes. Overall, a unique stay in a great location and pretty good value for money.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Helsinki
- Helsinki Best Western