Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nigel66 Perfect experience
I have been staying at the Holiday West Ruoholahti on a weekly basis for the past 2 months.
I have found the staff to be very professional, pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. Every week I get a great experience staying there and frankly would not stay anywhere else in Helsinki.
For the front desk and catering team - a huge thank you for making my experience of working away from home feel close to being at home.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buniconk Good points value = 15K per night
Helsinki is a super expensive city, so this was an excellent price using points. It's not the city center exactly, but walkable (long walk). We went to the wrong hotel from the airport -- best to book the Airport Taxi in advance (29,5 Euros for 2 persons - can do online) - pickup & delivery service is great. Staff were more than accommodating - hotel is nice and fresh - feels well cared for. Our 9th floor room was SUPER QUIET -- had we not seen other people in the lobby we would have thought we were totally alone in the hotel!
Bar is super spendy too = draft beer (16 oz) was 7 Euros = $10. We were served 1 small dish of free peanuts, however . . .
Sauna is their claim to fame - it's nice if you like that sort of thing. The people here seemed to enjoy it!
Overall - I'd stay here again. There's a small mall across the boulevard - food everywhere is spendy. Bus line & metro is very close - easy walk. Be prepared to do a lot of walking!
The hotel room was the only thing reasonably priced in Helsinki . . . $9 for simple McDonalds salad with a little chicken on top.... $3 for the dollar-menu hamburger, etc.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buildertraveler Traveler
I was Your quest again in 19. - 21.9. I cant ask more for hotel. And The Staff. What can i say about The Staff? The arriving in the frott desk was like visiting a friend. The hospitality , smiling faces and helpfulness. All this small detales make me came to this hotel many times.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FinRA Friendly service and nice and clean hotel
Perfect hotel for short stay. Breakfast price is horrendous. With two adults and two kids, 4 x 18€ is bit too much. Now we knew this before hand so no surprise there. Comfy beds and power showers!
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pinto1968 inadeguate dinner delay
On Monday 26,
I waited 2 hours for a steak!
I can not accept!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Olivier88 Fantastic stay at Holiday Inn Helsinki Ruohalahti !
I really enjoyed my stay at Holiday Inn Helsinki West Ruohalahti. The room was comfortable and the view on the sea was relaxing. I appreciated the high quality of the service provided by the staff members. I was happy and at the same time surprised to see on the wall of my room a pattern of the "Campell's Soup Cans". This is Andy Warhol's famous synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two canvases. This reminded me of the wonderful time that I had three months ago in New York City. I visited there the MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art). This paint is part of the museum's collections. Thank you Holiday Inn !
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joyced9001 Ahh...
Best night's sleep in weeks. After mostly disappointing stays in Moscow and St. Petersburg, this stay on the edge of Helsinki was a welcome treat. Really nice room -- extremely quiet.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mezzavilla78 great hotel
Dear staff. I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel.
- Location good, (although a little decentralized) near the terminal where the ferries arrive and depart for Estonia and Sweden or for a boat excursion.
- Staff very friendly, helpful and efficient (too bad you do not speak Italian ...)
- Clean, quiet and well furnished;
- Functional bathroom;
- Comfortable bed;
- Safety deposit box for valuables.
- Buffet, good, varied and plentiful.
…certainly three days just to visit this beautiful city, but if I go back to Helsinki I would come again in this hotel.
some useful info:
-Taxi (private) Vantaa airport to the hotel around € 48 (depending on traffic ...)
-if you travel with public transport (very punctual) you can buy a ticket from (2.50 € / tram; € 2.80 / bus) or you can buy a day ticket (€ 6) to validate, for contact, on using the machines and is valid on all public transport including ferry service to Suomenlinna.
- Metro, bus and tram stops are located about 100-200 meters from the hotel (3-4 minute walk).
-the center, if desired, can be easily reached on foot in about 20 minutes.
Hotel fully lived up to my expectations ... what else?
July 10, 2013