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Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am currently sitting in my room in this hotel which describes itself as a quaint Historic Hotel. Well that's a real joke, as it's just a shabby, run down hotel which needs a lot of maintenance. Paint is coming off the walls everywhere. There are no tea/coffee facilities in the standard rooms which, for the price, is rediculous. You can't adjust the heat in the room. I'm currently sitting by a light which flickers non stop. The one single pillow is so thin you can't even get a decent night's sleep. The carpets throughout the hotel are worn. Its only redeeming feature is that it is close to the railway station and city centre.

This is a must stay hotel for those who wants to have easy traveling day.Situated in centre of city was the big plus point for me to stay there.breakfast was good,restaurant had grand big lights very attractive.i had a good one day stay there.overall my stay was fruitful.Only problem I had was with the room environment.I stayed in 4th floor in room 421 Checked in 2nd of Jan 2018.Room looked tidy but it was dirty at-least for me.toilet bathtub had plenty of small human hairs.Inside mini fridge there was sticky thing which got stuck to my food.Yuck.which shows housekeeping not done properly. Overall my stay was good and easy.

It is beautiful heritage structure; possibly one of the oldest hotels in Helsinki. But the bathrooms are small and water was leaking a bit from the shower into the room. Location is great for proximity to everything from the iconic train station to the central district of of Helsinki.

I took the train from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Central Station. The location of the hotel is perfect, as it's within 100m of the station, and it's easy to find. Come out of the station, look to your right, and there it is. There is a little bit of difficulty wheeling your suitcase across the station forecourt due to the crushed rock (to give you grip on the icy ground), so if you value the wheels on your suitcase, consider carrying it the short distance to where the crushed rock ends. I checked in to the hotel quite late (after midnight) but the lady who checked me in was really nice. When I mentioned that I was desperate for a coffee, she went and got me a big cup of black coffee, which I thought was a nice touch, and great customer service. It's a very old hotel, over 130 years old I believe, so has a lot of history and grandeur which goes along with a building of that age. What probably also goes along with a building of it's age is constraints on what can be done to it in terms of updating/upgrading, but this is what the hotel needs quite badly, particularly with the rooms. When getting out of the elevator and walking past other rooms to get to my own, I noticed damaged doors on some rooms. (see photo) They looked like they had been kicked in and painted over. I actually thought, "what am I walking into" !! My room itself was ok, but the smallest hotel room I have ever been in. The bed bordered on being too hard, and while I appreciate that everyone has a different level of expectation on the firmness or otherwise of a bed, the vast majority of world hotels have medium firmness beds as standard. If the hotel ever undergoes a major overhaul of it's rooms, this is one area I would suggest they look at. Similarly, the pillows. Too small and uncomfortable. Again, it's a subjective thing, but also again, there are hotel standards around the world too. Another area that needs looking at in the rooms is cupboard space for hanging clothes etc. There virtually was none ! I was travelling solo, so it didn't bother me to live out of the suitcase, (especially as I was only there 3 days) but for a couple for example, or for someone staying longer, it would have been a problem. The main issue of concern with the room was the size of the bathroom. (see photo) I'm only a little fella, but even I had to edge sideways into the bathroom, between the well oversized sink, and the toilet. In fact, cleaning up after # 2's saw me hitting my head on the sink. (funny now, but wasn't then) I can appreciate that the hotel has wanted to fully deck out the bathroom, but given the size they have to work with, I'd suggest that reducing the size of the sink would be a good start, and also consider removing the actual bath. On a future major refurb of the rooms, this is something that definitely needs to be addressed. On a more positive note, the rooms were very clean in all respects. Breakfast was a buffet affair with quite a good range of options, and the dining area itself was well laid out. For a solo traveller staying up to 3 days, the standard single room should suffice, for a solo traveller staying longer than 3 days, or for a couple, I'd suggest looking at other room types/options.

A friend recommended this hotel and I am glad he did. We just needed a convenient hotel to sleep/shower as we were outside exploring most of the time and the hotel didn't disappoint in terms of location and convenience. From the hotel, we walked everywhere and you can also take the tram/bus/train. The hotel is a bit old and dated - but it has all the basic necessities. The room and bathroom was clean and well heated. There was no kettle and tea/coffee in the room - so that's something that could be improved upon. In short, I am very happy that we chose this hotel as our base in Helsinki for 4 days.

The property is a beautiful heritage structure; possibly one of the oldest hotels in Helsinki. Conveniently located right across the road from the Central Station and all Tourist attractions. Airport is not far away—connected by metro and the taxi takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The hotel provides excellent breakfast and access to wonderful restaurants in the vicinity. Those who want to visit the city via trams/tourist busses location is convenient. The jetty from where water tours start is walking distance. Though the hotel room size is typical European but not inconvenient though.

Location is great for proximity to main railway station however we were in a room on the 4th floor overlooking a main road with tram tracks. They go until the early hours and start up again a few hours later. Minimal sleep to be had. Staff friendly but hotel is very dated and needs an overhaul.

Location is great near the main train station; not that we took the train! Comfort level is not great. Bed not very comfortable - you get half a pillow each! In addition, room service starts really early & they don’t have “do not Disturb” sign for the door. You can also hear the trams/Street noise. €20 breakfast is not worth it at all. Price is ok at €245.70 for two nights.

Good, central location but very noisy next to a railway station. We stayed here for 2 nights on the second floor facing the Main Street. From 4 am I was unable to sleep due to the constant noise of trams passing by. Rooms are small sizes with some nice details but starting to look a tad bit worn off. There are some stains on the walls and the bathroom does not feel 100% clean. Breakfast is average with limited selection but the breakfast hall looks very impressive. Overall ok hotel but way too noisy for me. I will definitely never come again as I simply could not sleep due to the constant noise.

First the good things: Staff was very friendly and helpful, room was very clean, even under the bed the floor was clean and this is important for us as we travel with a child! Unfortunately not many hotels keep that part of the room tidy! Bed was comfy and room nice. Bad: bathroom was awful, shower door wasn’t sliding properly and fell off few times, bathroom floor was not so clean, there was a lot of hair! Toilet paper....even the sandpaper is softer!!Furniture was scratched and outdated and overall maintenance very poor. I understand that this hotel is from 1894, but there haven’t been any renewal since! As a respect for customers, they should take better care of their place! 20€ breakfast??? Way too much!!!

Kaivokatu 12 Helsinki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Helsinki City Centre, Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. This 118-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Helsinki, the hotel is also a short walk from National Museum and Helsinki Cathedral.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite brasserie, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki's 118 rooms provide safes, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space. Self parking is available for EUR 36 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This boutique hotel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Club Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 653 reviews