$90 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 24, 2015 Check-out: Jan 25, 2015

Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

3 stars
Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki, 00100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
14 reviews
superb location

Safe. Clean. Comfortable. What's else one need.... See full review

  • flying cactus
  • Jul 23, 2013
Best location

Best location in Helsinki!! Finnair bus from airport will bring you to hotel entrance. See full review

  • USAbesttravel
  • Mar 21, 2014
Heart of Helsinki charmer boasts sleek amenities, dynamic locale
Located next to the Central Railway Station, the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center provides an ideal home base for both business and leisure guests. While public transit options are abundant, the location puts sightseeing attractions, from Uspenski Cathedral, Senate Square and all major museums, within walking distance. The hotel’s sleek Scandinavian design houses modern amenities, an excellent lounge and Restaurant Verde’s delectable all-day dining. Complete business services, a sauna and mini-fitness center round out the amenities.
Highlights
  • Ultra-convenient location near train station, several major attractions
  • Stylish lobby bar and all-day restaurant
  • Sauna and mini-fitness center on-site
  • Play space in the lobby with toy cars and trains
Location
The Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre boasts among a dynamic location next to scenic Toolonlahti Bay, bustling Eliel Square and the Central Railway Station. Guests will find many city destinations within walking distance: The Ateneum Art Museum, Senate Square, the National Museum and many others are a stroll away.
Rooms
The 174 guest rooms are presented in a sleek, soothing Scandinavian style feature elegantly simple lines, wood floors and cozy, retro-modern furnishings. The large windows offer excellent views of either Toolonlahti Bay or Eliel Square. Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre guests enjoy cable/satellite TVs with on-demand movies and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply). Rooms also come with work desks, mini-bars and private bathrooms.
Features
Whether for a wholesome Scandinavian buffet breakfast, a tasty lunchtime buffet or a delectable menu of traditional Finnish cuisine in the evenings, the hotel’s Restaurant Verde hits the spot. The lobby bar is an ideal downtime destination for cocktails and conversation. The hotel has a fitness center, and a Finnish sauna for unwinding.

The Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center provides complete business services and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (Adjacent)
  • Helsinki Airport (12.9 mi/20.8 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Cathedral of Helsinki/Senate Square (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari Island (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (3.1 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • Business center with PC available (fees apply)
  • Copy, fax and print services (fees apply)

Recommendations for you

Customers who viewed Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE also booked these hotels.

Reviewer score 4.2 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.5 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.0 out of 5

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Free newspaper

Nearby points of interest

  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.2 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.7 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.2 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.7 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Kallio: 1 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 1 mi
  • Katajanokka: 1 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 1.1 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 1.2 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.3 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 2.5 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 2.7 mi
  • Aalto University: 4 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 5.2 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant Verde
Breakfast will be served daily. Lobby bar serves limited selection of drinks and a variety of sandwiches, salads, fruit and small sweet pastry from the cold vitrine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Back to menu Return to top

Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

Sort by:
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
USAbesttravel
Business
USA
Mar 21, 2014

Best location

Best location in Helsinki!! Finnair bus from airport will bring you to hotel entrance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to railway station and centre of helsinki

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brookdale Al
Business
Red Bluff
Aug 3, 2013

Location, Location, Location

We were so please about the location it was perfect for the first time visiting Helsinki. Airport bus for just over 6 euros each was less than a 1/2 block to the door. Staff was helpful suggesting stops on the bus & tram as well as possible restaurants to eat at. Tram and bus was just out the door so touring the city was a snap. Purchased a City card and got about double its value back as we hit 8 of the top 10 attractions in 2 and 1/2 days.. I researched a good location and believe I got a great location and a great value! Wife left me in charge and she was elated with the choice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you plan on seeing as much as possible and like to use the public transportation, get a City pass. You get a general tour of the city, unlimited tram/bus trips and either free or discounted fees to the major attractions. It really paid off for my wife and myself!

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
flying cactus
Business
peoria, az
Jul 23, 2013

superb location

Safe. Clean. Comfortable. What's else one need....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pair of vagabonds
Business
Maine, USA
Jul 24, 2012

Very convenient at a good price

We found the place neat and comfortable, the staff courteous and capable, and the location was perfect. We were somewhere between sightseeing and shopping mode and it was easy walking distance to the train station, waterfront market, the Sunday flea markets, and the shopping streets - the people ferries to Suomenlinna and the beautiful edifaces. Under the same conditions we would certainly make this hotel a first choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Aino for dinner, a traditional Finnish restaurant And the waterfront market for breakfast, if you like sampling fresh food and traditional dishes. The choices are excellent in July.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bigandyg
Business
huddersfield uk
Jul 5, 2012

perfect location

got unexpected upgrade to executive room which was nice. Only downside was that although there is tea and coffee facilities in room you have either to go to the bar to ask for milk (given in cardboard cup) or the supermarket across the square and put it in mini bar. The railway station and bus station is immediately outside the front door which is great for the Finnair shuttle bus - it is a very busy and at times dirty place but doesn't impinge on the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get t he Finnair shuttle bus to and from the airport - quick, regular and efficient and to the door - only 6 ish euros. They are every 15 minutes and go to both terminals but start from the main terminal that we arrived on flight from Manchester from.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hong Kong
Sep 29, 2011

Great location and staff

Stayed in executive room. Very comfortable. Staff on Reception staff lovely , very friendly and helpful. Excellent English. Room service too limited time available and restaurant expensive. Lots of cafes and good restaurants nearby. Internet free but very slow ! Sauna clean and small . No one there so good to relax . The bus and boat tours a must. Ask the staff. Hotel beside bus station ( bus to airport few steps away and cheap ) and rail station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Leonardo's restaurant and Molly Malone's Pub , just a short walk . Market Square also a nice walk . Royal cruise is good from there. Take tram 3 T in a circle, stay on and it returns as 3B .

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Olympia, Washington
Aug 10, 2011

Finnish Fun

Good location, helpful staff, good breakfast, modern rooms, but on a very hot day our room's air conditioner did not do the job, so they gave us a fan. Easy bus route to/from the airport via a Finnair shuttle for 6.3 euros. Business center with internet access.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oakland CA
Aug 10, 2010

Great stay!

Great stay- nicer building than what you would expect from a Holiday Inn- very nice architecture. Clean rooms with everything you would expect. Very good breakfast. Central location with great access to the airport. But takes off 50 meters from the front door for 5 euros.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Swimming mum
Business
Midlands, United Kingdom
Jul 21, 2010

Great central location

Hotel was in great central position, all means of transport readily available, only downside was that my reservation for a room with 2 single beds was not allocated and had to have a different room because hotel was full, but as this was an upgrade it was acceptable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Use local supermarket not far from bus station for soft drinks and snacks, far cheaper than shops near all the tourist attractions.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Holiday Inn HELSINKI CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Slovenia
May 25, 2010

Perfect place to make business in Helsin

I know this hotel before and that is why I came back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Botanic garden, old city center

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Back to menu Return to top