Hellsten Espoo3.0 out of 5.0
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Located in a very quiet area, nothing is around so you'll have to drive or take a taxi to go anywhere. My room was very small but it did the job for the rate I got, I was surprised to see a lot appliances in this tight space (fridge, cooker). No dining options in the hotel and nearest place to get food was a 5-10 min walk to a close by petrol station mini mart. I've seen better hotels in the area but if you are tight on budget this could be a good option.
We liked everything except for ONE NOT pleasant thing. Let's start with positive things: great location with proper parking with enough parking lots which is great. The room we had was spacious with separate bedroom and kitchen and living space. We had a quiet room overlooking backyard with trees. Decent breakfast with delicious croissants) and welcome buffet staff. The mattress was comfortable. Reception staff helpful. There is one HUGE MINUS... - DIRT. I read here reviews and people wrote about it. However, I thought it might me dusty... No, it was DIRTY. Imagine, the room never being cleaned/washed... this seems to be the explanation... The linen and towels are clean and fresh. But this is the only thing the cleaners do, I guess. Dirty walls, dirty facade of furniture, dirty inside shelves of furniture... We could not use it the way we would like to for it was squeamish... If administrators DO NOT care how BAD their cleaners work (despite so many comments of many guests, administration does not take follow-up steps), I would not recommend you spend your money there... So sad... it might have been a very great place of stay.
Everything was very clean and Nordic restrained! It is a beautiful hotel and the staff were absolute concise.Sauna on the cold nights It's great! Thank you very much for your service, your hospitality, your parking, your breakfast, your internet!
"Lived" here for approx. 2 weeks during winter, had a very nice experience. Not too far from the train station by walk (Leppavaara), you can find everything there in the shopping mall (Sello). The hotel itself is located at a very quiet area, which is so great after work. Can be found 15-25 minutes away from the airport by car/taxi (depending on the traffic) - nice when you need to travel in the evening/early in the morning. My queen sized bed was very comfy with plenty of blankets, also the heating worked well - even on the coldest days -, never felt cold at all. Bathroom was really tiny & bit worn/dirty, compared to the bedroom, however fine and did its job. Staff was really kind, helpful, you can ask for anything. I appreciated the in-house laundry room, where you can wash/iron your own clothes, also there's a sauna, but never tried. Breakfast had a wide selection of food, even hot meals, was a nice start for the day. Wifi connection worked really well - I managed to do some works from the hotel room, was fast enough. I also had a kitchenette with microwave oven/small fridge equipped in the room, was also useful during the cold days, when I didn't want to go outside. Overall I'd prefer this hotel to others, once I need to travel there again.
Very quiet hotel not far from the cities of Vantaa and Helsinki. Free parking for hotel guests. The breakfast was very tasty. At the weekend it starts from 6:30. Our room overlooked the street, that's why it was quite noisy by night. Anyway, it's been our second stay at this hotel and we are looking forward to staying here one more time.
Comfy beds, plenty of variety in breakfast (continental, English and even Finnish!!!), helpful staff in reception....but lack of cleaning in bedrooms, kitchen and toilets. Mouldy curtains in shower, smelly WC closet, lack of maintenace in rooms and hotel in general.
We were 3 of us traveling and booked individual rooms for 1 week stay. The hotel rooms are quite OK for short stay, not recommended for long stay (> 1 week) We found tiny cockroaches and ants in the room everyday Summary: 1. Good front desk - does the job quick 2. Rooms are cleaned only once a week 3. Decent Breakfast. Good variety. 4. Large or single bed (depending on room selection) 5. Worst Wi-Fi. Never connects or even if it does, ZERO speed 6. Hotel is at a 30-35 mins drive from Helsinki City Centre 7. Placed in a quiet residential area Room Amenities: 1. Microwave Oven 2. Refrigerator 3. Full Kitchen including electric gas, plates to eat, required vessels 4. TV 5. Required toiletries available in the bathroom Overall, OK!
I have stayed for a month in Hellsten and had an average experience as its amenities are not sufficient to accommodate someone for a long period. Pros: - Rather cheap - Very quiet surroundings - Close to Leppavaara train station and Sello shopping center. - Breakfast is OK, but it's a fixed menu (for a week or two is fine) Cons: - Poor WiFi, especially on peak hours - No iron and ironing table inside the room. Only one available for the WHOLE premise - No ramp at the front entrance. Makes it difficult when you carry heavy luggage - Cleaning service sometimes don't 100% of the job. Recommendation to management: Please learn from the good ones and improve yourself. For this, take a look at Celebrities Hotel in Bogota, Colombia. That's how an apart-hotel should look like.
I have stayed 3 nights in this hotel and stay was quite good. Breakfast was good and staffs were helpful. Good thing is that you will have a studio like apartment with kitchen and all other needed facilities which will be good if you want to prepare your own foods. Pros: Room with Kitchen, Helpful staffs, free breakfast buffet. Cons: Only steps available in-front of main reception which will create problem for those having prams/wheel chairs, etc.. as they have to enter hotels from backside.
The hotel was fine and for an apartment style hotel, it was ok. Room amenities weren't great other than of course a sauna in the bathroom! Curtains weren't fully black out curtains so we couldn't sleep well in the summer. Cleaning does not include dishes which we didn't know.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 213 reviews