"The Finnish capital is one of the most romantic cities in Europe", says the London Evening Standard, and it doesn't get much more romantic than the 5-star Hotel Haven. The décor oozes elegance, with an abundance of white and cream tones, and there's an open fireplace in the lobby and bar, and harbour views from many windows. Little wonder that Travel + Leisure calls it "a gem".
It's the closest hotel to Market Square and only a 5-minute walk from the harbour, where the boat leaves for Suomenlinna (a historic fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It's also a short stroll to Esplanadi Park, where there are open-air concerts in the summer, the hop-on, hop-off bus stop and Helsinki City Museum. Market Square itself has a vibrant food market (closed in the winter) and there are a number of restaurants in the area. The impressive Uspenski Cathedral is a 12-minute walk away.
The boutique hotel has 77 rooms and an intimate air. Buffet breakfast is included in the nightly price and is served overlooking the water, in an elegant dining room.
There are two restaurants opening in early 2016: Bystro, serving Russian cuisine and a wide selection of vodka, and a new Finnish restaurant, plus 24-hour room service is available. Bar Haven is popular with locals and guests alike, but closes early at 11:30pm. There is an impressive range of whisky and rum on offer.
The elegant bedrooms feature Scandinavian furniture and swathes of fabric framing the windows. Some overlook the harbour, others have views of the cathedral or city. An upgrade to the Lux Sea View room is recommended. All rooms have king-size or twin beds, dressing gowns and slippers, free Wi-Fi and bottled water at turndown. Upgraded rooms also have a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a gym for all guests to use.
From the press:
"This 77-room gem overlooking the harbour lives up to its name" -- Travel + Leisure
"The closest hotel to the kauppatori is elegant, welcoming and scores high on all levels" -- Lonely Planet
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard checkout time: 12pm
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Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Self parking fee: EUR 39 per night
Pet fee: EUR 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum EUR 50 per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Getting there: Take the train from the airport to the central train station and walk 10 minutes to the hotel. The journey will take 40 minutes and cost around 15€. Alternatively, a taxi will take 20 minutes and cost 45€. Parking is available on site for 39€ per 24 hours.
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