What We Love
- Free perks such as daily breakfast, bicycles (on a first-come, first-served basis) and WiFi
- Near Market Square, the Esplanadi gardens and the Museum of Finnish Architecture
- Lux Rooms have kitchens and some have private courtyard entrances
What To Know
- There’s no spa, gym or restaurant; breakfast is served on the terrace and a lobby bar serves up drinks
- Pets are allowed, but fees and restrictions apply
- With only 58 rooms, the hotel is a good fit for those who want an intimate atmosphere
- Free WiFi
Designed around a leafy inner courtyard, the Hotel Fabian hotel feels like your very own luxury apartment in the Finnish capital. The 58 loft-style rooms are flooded with natural light and feature a mostly black-and-white color scheme, but retro-inspired yellow armchairs and lime-green throw pillows add occasional splashes of color. The hotel is located on a quiet street, but is near Helsinki ‘s best draws such as Esplanade Park, where you can catch folk-dancing or the Marimekko Fashion Show, and Market Square.
In the Area
Scandinavian architecture buffs should make a beeline to the nearby Museum of Finnish Architecture, which showcases exhibitions and drawings of Finland’s greatest design stars such as Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto. Snag your very own piece of Finnish design at well-curated department store Stockmann, where you can pick up anything from Georg Jensen wine decanters to kitschy-cool lobster print tablecloths. Check out the soaring lobby of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by American architect Steven Holl, then snag a table at Savoy, a classic restaurant where you can taste local specialties like crayfish and cloudberries. Chilly? Shed your inhibitions (and your clothes) in a traditional Finnish sauna, like the 1950s-era Sauna Hermanni.
How to Get There
Fabian is a personal and stylish hotel. We stayed in standard room, which was spacious enough for short visit. Beautiful decoration, cleaned well and high quality bathroom productions. The customer service at the hotel was customer oriented. We loved the breakfast and the breakfast room as well. The breakfast was not like in chain hotels – they had really made effort on the quality. There was available f. ex. stylish selection of different kind of high quality meats and cheeses. All the products were extremely fresh. The kitchen stuff was working partly among customers, they f. ex. chopped up fresh vegetables and fruits, which was nice. The atmosphere at breakfast and in entire hotel was absolutely peaceful and stylishly cozy (and no screaming kids around at all).
Lovely, cozy, home-like hotel with perfect location. Only a walking distance to culture, shopping areas and restaurants. Staff was very friendly and helpful, making my stay pleasant. I asked for a quiet room and was given a top floor studio facing to the courtyard. I heard no traffic noises (or other noise as well) and slept like a log. The room was very comfortable, not "hotel-like" but more like my own home with light colouring and comfortable furnishing. I absolutely loved it! The bathroom was also very spacious. The room was spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was nice, nothing special but the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. They only served porridge and boiled eggs as warm breakfast. Some people might mind that, I didn't since I am not a fan of bacon or sausages for breakfast. Espresso based coffee drinks could be ordered from the lobby bar.
I loved the hotel room so much and felt so much at home there that this hotel became my new favourite Place to stay while visiting Helsinki. I will be back for sure and will also recomend the hotel to my friends as well.
Staff were lovely and so helpful from booking right through to departure. Great location and room was very stylish and comfortable. It would have been good to access a bit more breakfast for our early departure than just a few croissants, but better than nothing. Thanks for a lovely stay.
A wonderful friendly hotel. We arrived very early in the morning after the long flight from Australia and were able to access a reasonably sized bathroom to freshen up and change into suitable outdoor wear then had a lovely coffee before heading out to see Helsinki. The staff took our phone number and after a short walk around we were contacted to say that our room was ready, hours before normal check-in -wonderful service!! The hotel is conveniently located, close to the old part of Helsinki with most attractions and good restaurants in easy walking distance even in the depth of winter! Breakfast area, though small, was comfortable and homey serving fresh fruit and a variety of european style breakfasts. Great staff, very comfortable rooms and fabulous location!!
Our room at this hotel was small but cozy, well appointed, well stocked, and the decor was nice. We were near the elevator (very cool elevator) but did not hear it once. The breakfast is not to be missed - what an array. The hotel is within walking distance of what i think is a downtown area, with stores, and all the christmas markets - it was walkable even in the cold. The staff was exceedingly patient with the rude man in front of us, and somebody stepped forward to help the guests waiting because of the rude man. I would stay here again, absolutely.