Holiday Inn Helsinki - Exhib & Conv Ctr
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A mere 4km from the City Centre, the Holiday Inn Helsinki Hotel beside the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre is a good choice when staying in the city. Major sporting events and live concerts at both nearby Hartwall Arena and the Finnair Stadium are a must. Handily located, the Holiday Inn Helsinki is just 20 minutes by tram or train from Helsinki’s centre and a 20 minute drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport too.
The four star hotel, with its distinctive marble lobby and elegant atrium, offers a comfortable retreat after a long day of sightseeing. Accommodation at the hotel, designed for both your comfort and convenience, is fitted with Wireless Internet access throughout.
Be certain to unwind in the hotel’s Finnish sauna after a long day. The Holiday Inn Helsinki is also home to the intimate Terra Nova Brasserie; serving up seasonally-inspired cuisine for both lunch and dinner, it’s a must visit. Meet friends for a nightcap afterwards in the hotel’s trendy Lobby bar to properly toast your short break in Helsinki.
- Internet Access
- Mini bar
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Trouser Press
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
Bar and Restaurant
- Restaurant in hotel
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 235 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
OK, but not recommended if you need a cool room in summer
Stay Date: 08/2017, Peter D wrote this review.
Spent 4 nights here for a convention in August 2017. An acceptable facility with a clean, bright room, but some serious issues would prevent me from ever staying here again. First off, there were no drawers in our room. fine for an overnight or two, … See more
Spent 4 nights here for a convention in August 2017. An acceptable facility with a clean, bright room, but some serious issues would prevent me from ever staying here again. First off, there were no drawers in our room. fine for an overnight or two, I guess, but not for a week-long stay for two people during a convention. There was a long table under a TV set that could have (and should have) been replaced by a set of drawers. Even worse, and contrary to what some claim, there is *no* air conditioning. Just central air circulation (and heat for the long winters). In the summer, especially on the top floor where we stayed, the room is stifling hot at night. If you need a cool room to sleep then you're out of luck here. What's worse, the bathroom floor is heated and that can't be switched off, making the room even hotter. Again, a feature in the winter, but a bug in the humid summer months. There's a small side window that requires a staff member to unlock, and that helped a bit, but not a substitute for real A/C that both chills the air and removes humidity. I'd be fine with this arrangement for 75€ a night, or in cooler months, but not in August, and not for a premium-class of room. We were in an Executive room and paid an extra price for it and I'm sorry we did. This is not worth the 202€ per night we were charged. If you're coming in the warm weather months I'd suggest staying elsewhere and taking the train to the convention center until they fix these issues. Amenities prices were higher than most hotels I've stayed at, but given it's connected to the convention center, I guess that's to be expected. Trams 9, 7A and 7B come right to the door; the Pasilla railway station is a 5 minute walk away, and it's a short ride from there to downtown leaving every couple of minutes. The breakfast buffet was a high point, and as an American traveler who enjoys my morning bacon and eggs, I was glad I could get both (just ask the person at reception for fried eggs and they'll help you out). Is it a bad facility? No; but not worth the inflated convention price. Convenience is nice, but sleeping comfortably is more important. Collapse
Really convenient to the convention center, needs refresh
Stay Date: 08/2017, octal wrote this review.
This is an incredibly convenient hotel if you're attending or presenting at something at the convention center -- directly connected, and a lot of the meeting rooms are shared. Staff at front desk (as well as cleaning staff) are friendly and helpful… See more
This is an incredibly convenient hotel if you're attending or presenting at something at the convention center -- directly connected, and a lot of the meeting rooms are shared. Staff at front desk (as well as cleaning staff) are friendly and helpful, and everything was clean. They also do a good job of taking care of IHG elite guests. Wifi is fast and free (the free wifi is actually better than the "elite" wifi). I was here for Worldcon 75 for 5 days (on points) and loved it. However, this property is also pretty old -- definitely needs a refurbishment. I got upgraded to the exec floor and one of the nicer rooms, but it was still obviously old (although well maintained) -- particularly lacking in HVAC. Apparently this is planned to happen soon, so the property will be closed until 2019. I'd still stay before the refurbishment due to the convenience, but once it's refurbished, it'd probably be a 5/5. Collapse
Practical hotel, but not really high quality
Stay Date: 08/2017, Flameeyes wrote this review.
I've stayed at the Holiday Inn Helsinki, Exhibition & Convention Center in August 2017 for WorldCon 75, Tuesday to (early) Monday. Booked on rewards nights, as the hotel was otherwise already booked by the convention. Connection from the airport is … See more
I've stayed at the Holiday Inn Helsinki, Exhibition & Convention Center in August 2017 for WorldCon 75, Tuesday to (early) Monday. Booked on rewards nights, as the hotel was otherwise already booked by the convention. Connection from the airport is pretty good, as the station of Pasula is less than a kilometre away. If you have a very early morning flight (particularly when leaving), it may be necessary to call a taxi though (around €45, card accepted), which the hotel reception can arrange for you. If you want to go to the city centre, there are two trams (7B and 9) that stop literally in front of the hotel door, even though Google Maps will not be very helpful about it. I was upgraded to an Executive Room upon arrival, which might just mean the room comes with free water and chocolate in the minibar. The room was cozy but not particularly cramped. The outward-opening door for both the room itself was a bit surprising, and the only bedside power socket was hidden in-between the bed and the wall, rather than on the side with the sofa, as would be more comfortable to have for a phone charger. All the sockets were European-style Schuko sockets, and both the power sockets and the lights were connected to the card holder next to the door, which requires you to use an alternate card to keep your devices charging when you're out of the room. The bathroom included the usual Holiday Inn amenities set (soap, bath gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion), plus a bathrobe (and a second one in the closet). In addition to the amenities, soap, bath gel and shampoo dispensers were provided on the walls. The floor was heated, which felt really nice, but the provided hairdrier was significantly less useful to dry hair than the wind outside. The amenities in the set were *not* replenished during my stay. Instead after finishing the provided shampoo and bath gel bottles I was left with the sole dispensers, which appeared to contain the same lower-quality hair and body shower gel. Similarly, the toilet paper roll was not replaced once close to finishing. Instead I had to take one of the replacement rolls from beneath the sink, which was barely possible for me while sitting on said toilet. The replacement rolls were indeed restocked the next day. On the third day of my stay, I got no restocking of either water or chocolate in the minibar. At the fourth day, noticing a repeat of this trend, I informed reception before dinner, and they arranged to restock both with a few extra bottles and chocolate bars. The fifth day, I went to my room in the afternoon, and found it half-serviced. The bed linen was clearly replaced (and the minibar restocked), but the pillows were moved onto the sofa, with no pillowcovers. I notified reception, and they fixed it before dinner. It's useful to note that there wasn't the otherwise usual card to leave on the bed to request a new set of linens. On the positive side, the room was clean and clear and the noise level fairly low (only the last night I could hear the baby screaming next door). Reception handled the problems that cropped up speedily and with no complaints, and even checked ID when I forgot the key in my room, before giving me a duplicate (this is not as much of a given as one might expect). Collapse
Perfect place to stay in Helsinki.
Stay Date: 05/2017, Gintcho K wrote this review.
Perfect place. There is no lobby bar, you must order the beverages in the restaurant. That is why I give 4 stars. Polite persons at the reception. Calm environment, good transport connections. Fast Internet, excellent food.
Perfect place. There is no lobby bar, you must order the beverages in the restaurant. That is why I give 4 stars. Polite persons at the reception. Calm environment, good transport connections. Fast Internet, excellent food. Collapse
3 1/2 to 4 Stars
Stay Date: 05/2017, Squidhead wrote this review.
I recently spent a week at this hotel for a conference. I have to compliment the staff on their courtesy and helpfulness. I have read several reviews which mention that the hotel will be renovated and reopen next year. This is definitely due, the roo… See more
I recently spent a week at this hotel for a conference. I have to compliment the staff on their courtesy and helpfulness. I have read several reviews which mention that the hotel will be renovated and reopen next year. This is definitely due, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, but tired and lacking "modern" touches like multiple outlets, USB, etc. My room was "executive" and since I had not seen a standard room, do not know what was different except that I was supposed to get a complimentary chocolate bar and better toiletries. (This happened about half of the time, which does not really matter). What is most important to me, personally, in a hotel room is QUIET and fast, reliable wifi. This hotel delivered on both. I was on the top floor and looked out over the convention center, not a road. The room was exceptionally quiet and I was very pleased. The wifi was fine as well. Just for people's information, the rooms have minibars, which you can use for a fridge if you don't want any of the goodies inside. I had written the hotel the week before with a list of questions and got a very speedy response in perfect English, which was very helpful. I did not eat breakfast or any meals at the hotel, except the delicious lunches and snacks on conference days, and so cannot comment. The main disappointment for me was the lack of shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. True, central Helsinki was only a five (really!) minute train ride to the central station, with trains leaving constantly. There are signs at the nearby train station (Pasila/Bole) which point to the convention center, making your first trip there easy. From the airport you can take any of several lettered trains going southerly and the stop for the hotel is the next-to-last stop before the main train station. I wish I had known that before I travelled so that's why I am sharing this information. Also there are tram stops right in front (tram 9 and 7A and 7B if I remember correctly) of the hotel which will also take you to town. However, in my opinion, a hotel without interesting/useful surroundings should cost less than a hotel in the city center and this hotel does not. Collapse
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