I was looking for a quality property nearby the train station that could cater for me and my elderly mother. Holiday Inn was suggested to us by a Professor of Tourism, after we scouted several
properties in the area. Despite the late booking, price was average for properties of the same type.
Once at the Hotel, it was clear we were being treated in a professional yet warm way. The room was very nice and we were provided with complimentary services whose provision is not obvious in other Finnish hotels (e.g. free tea, etc.). This said, the room was spacious and well lighted, although I felt the wiring of the switches was a bit too sketchy (some switches would act like a main for some reason). The room was indeed very clean and had comfy beds, although their height and size was unusual for me (they were very "gummy" -- is this the American style?).
At night, I found the lounge a good place to stay and noticed that it was frequented by several people who were not necessarily Hotel guests but elected the Holiday Inn as a meeting place for an aperitivo or a quick dinner.
The waiting staff was exceptionally nice and the check out was in my language, which surprised me indeed.
The only two minor drawbacks of my experience were some noisy guests (but rooms are soundproof, so once they left the corridor, it was over) and a minor issue with the shower. I believe it was fixed but I got no notification of that.
Finally, let me express my gratitude to the hotel staff for their professionalism and kindness. I found my experience at Holiday Inn relaxing and all but "generic": that is, you could tell the property had its specific personality and was coming from a long tradition in the hospitality industry. [Less]