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Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibit & Convention Center

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is directly connected to the convention centre and only about 5 minutes walk from Pasila train station. Tram stop is just in front of the hotel and it can take you to the city centre in about 15-20 minutes. The room is quite dated but heard that it'll be renovated soon. Breakfast was ok but it starts at 7.30am on weekends, which is a bit late for early goers.

There are 4 Holiday Inn in Helsinki. This hotel location is convenient to transit between Airport and the cruise port. I have arrived really late. Front Desk Lady really helpful to help me the open the window in room. Really appreciate her service. (I’m sorry I forgot her name) Room are okay. A bit old ( Good to know the hotel will be close on coming February to do a renovation for a year) Room size are okay simmer then other hotels in Europe area. A bit disappointed the gym is not open 24hrs.

Conveniently located hotel particularly for exhibition center and Hartwall Arena however in desperate need for refurbishment. Taps are leaking, beds have seen their best days and decor is tired in general. Breakfast is good as is location, now we just wait for the hotel to be updated.

A standard Holiday Inn, on a fair location ( pun intended) at Helsinki Congress Center. It's kind of " seen one, seen them all" experience. Not bad, you know what you get . Even the architecture is very much alike all round the globe. Why here? Reasonably priced when there are no fairs. Small children eat free in the restaurant. Good connections to center with local trains and tram. Airport connection with trains.

If you are looking for a hotel near the Helsinki Messukeskus for an exhibit or confrence style event then look no further as this hotel has the ideal location, with proximity unbeatable. The rooms are well appointed, the food is great and the staff are excellent. Worry free with a view to enjoying your conference or exhibit!

Services; at front desk was pleasant and same standard as usual at Holiday Inn and had short queue at our morning arrival time. No issues that we noted at front desk service. Room; was what we expected, bed for two could move to be separate ones. Our room was at 4th floor window was facing towards street. In bathroom there is a bath tub - shower. Cleaning is done ok. Sound isolation is good; no noise was heard from surrounding rooms, corridor and outside. Feeling is that rooms would need some refreshing update; personally I would say that Scandinavian brightness would do good as style wise. Breakfast was again best at this hotel; there were free tables available when we arrived. Breakfast is buffet style; there is lots of choices available (cold cuts, warm choices, bred etc.). Breakfast is excellent in this hotel! Travelled with my wife, our room was for two persons.

The hotel is perfectly situated in a walking distance from Hartwall Arena. The room was spacious enough although a bit outdated. The bathroom desperately needs updating. The room was quiet (on 8th floor), the bed was comfy. Breakfast was ok, there’s plenty to choose from. Parking underground was expensive, 26e per night. For the next concert at Hartwall Arena I will definitely choose this hotel, for other reasons I’d probably choose some other hotel in Helsinki city centre.

We were there for a big convention, so staying at the convention centre hotel made a lot of sense. The room was excellent, clean, pleasant, and the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in. (And I'm very fussy about beds.) This was soft and springy, but supportive. The breakfasts were delightful. I expected continental breakfasts, but there was all that and more. Smoked salmon, cheeses, fruit, continental meats and all the usual cereals, yoghurts etc, plus hot breakfast which included American bacon, continental sausages, scrambled eggs or boiled eggs (4 minutes or seven minutes). They would do fried eggs to order. Juices, teas, coffees. The dining room was big enough to accommodate convention-goers all truning up at the same time.

I have only stayed there for one night during an event in the nearby convention center, but I loved every minute of it. The room was spacious and clean, it had everything I needed and more. They even suggested to provide the essential toiletries free of charge had I forgotten to bring some. There's also a kettle and some complimentary coffee and tea in the room. The views may not be that great, but that is what you expect in the part of the city it is located in. But it has great communication, as there are tram and train stations nearby that can basically take you anywhere. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was great. Would definitely recommend, especially if you are coming to the convention center, which is basically a few meters away from the hotel.

Was what I was told by the pleasant young trainee at reception after a sleepless night in a freezing cold Executive room on the 9th floor. Apparently only the bathroom floors are heated, so if I want a reasonable nights sleep I should wrap up in my fluffy bathrobe and sleep in there?? This is frankly shocking in an otherwise perfectly serviceable hotel. If the management wants me to stay another night or perhaps even return one day, some dramatic improvements will be necessary.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Pasila, Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibit & Convention Center is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Finlandia Hall and National Museum. This 244-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and a conference center. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Ateneum Art Museum are also near this Helsinki hotel.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All of Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibit & Convention Center's 244 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibit & Convention Center enjoy a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 26 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 42 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 269 reviews