This is an old building, and it is not attempting to be more or seem "better" than it is, which we liked. Its not flashy or fancy, and it's clean and friendly.
It's in the middle of everything and you can get around quite easily to both harbour and city centre by foot. We suffered a little from the warm summer, and it's a shame that the only a tiny window can open. There is a dog-yard close by, and we had to deal with barking dogs whenever dog owners (with no respect for what time of day it was) wanted to make their dogs center of the universe.
The breakfast was fine and sufficient, and the staff really kept filling up and make it work. I NEVER once ran out of coffee 😊.
Other hotels need to look at "ANNA". It's cheap and you've got all you need.
That is how you make hotels attractive and useful. No.. There was no view over water or city lights, but there were people in a warm and very tiny reception, making an effort to make our stay possible without ruining us. We respect that!
The rooms have no air conditioning, so in the summer that was a problem for me
Old style hotel ”
End of street from tramway, a bit of a tough walk with wheelie suitcase in icy frozen winter. Good quality and special breakfast made by hotel staff.
Clean Hotel, nice room”
Hotel clean, near Hotel got many choices of restaurant, pizza adian food and others. To train station about 13 minutes walk. Not so near to train station and market or white cathedral, but if near that place, hotel like this facilities will more expensive. Staffs is good and friendly. Breakfast Good, got ham, egg, cheese, variety bread, cereal, cornflakes and others. Room fell hot when no wind, in room got fan dan not enough cool. Outside weather is 20 but the cool cannot come inside room, maybe in Helsinki is cool when winter.. so they design the room for not many ventilation, so cool wind cannot get in room.
Basic cozy clean room”
Good breakfast, friendly service staff.
Room was old, basic but clean. WiFi was slow on 6th floor. Free drinking water.
Helsinki Tour ”
Nice hotel but need to book a room away from the street because of noise all night.
My primary criteria for rating a hotel is cleanliness. The rooms and the hotel are very clean. The location is very good. Within walking distance of most everything. Transportation to and from airport easy because of location. Breakfast was good. Wifi is good. The rooms are small, even based on European Standards. The rooms have room safes. The shower was good.
clean room & kindness”
Nice place & good breakfast
When we arrived, there were bugs on pillow and floor. Fortunately, they apparently were NOT bed bugs. Staff was not sympathetic, however, and tried to hide evidence, like the pillow I brought down to show them. As a seasoned traveler, I am especially concerned about bed bugs.Later it was "what pillow?" No apology, or offer of any adjustment whatsoever. Just excuses, and trying to blame me or the screened windows. They declined my invitation to thoroughly review my luggage.
Cosy, quiet place”
All good except for public transport.( probably it’s the issue of Helsinki public transportation)
Lift 's old and no auto open .If u want to ride life in or out you must push lift window. Amazing!!”
They did not give me a room for my two night stay ,,, instead give me a bed on the floor in another”
Please refund me
The breakfast was very good.
Room telephone... But I like this hotel !”
I know there are less request for room telephone, But I needed to conntact to airline company.
The telephoe was out of order. I asked to the reception, then they tried to open the line, But no help.
He suggested another way, but no help. So we applied 2 point for facility.
But, Breakfast was very good. Staff were very kindly. I like this hotel!
Pros: Good location, good wifi, decent amount of channels on tv
Cons: Old building, old decor, tiny rooms, tiny bed, dark and gloomy, made you check in and out your keys whenever you left, and they charge you for anything additional (sauna use, coffee machine).
Overall, I was very disappointed with the quality of the hotel for the price. I have no idea why this place has received high ratings. For a small amount more, you can stay at much better hotels in the city.