I had one night stop over in Helsinki and because of ridiculous prices in other IHG hotels in city I chose Hesperia. The location is not optimal but nothing to worry about, five minutes walking to
Hotel has it history and somehow one can feel it even full renovations and modernization have been made.
Check-in was smooth and had a nice chat with staff. They updated me what they have been done since my past stay 25 years ago.
As Spire member I was upgraded to Junior Suite which I appreciate.
Club lounge is somewhat basic, but there are enough snacks and drinks for everyone. Breakfast was limited but excellent option for main restaurant which has 100 people waiting before doors opened.
Sauna, swimming and fitness facilities are superb. Maybe the best in Finland.
Restaurants are good quality. I am heavy carnivore but still can recommend their salads. All so fresh. However, as a tip of a day, behind a corner there is Chinese restaurant which is worth to visit. [Less]