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
Great comfortable warm hotel. Friendly staff always ready to help. Comfortable beds, clean room and great breakfast. Walking distance to points of interest. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
We stayed here two nights and loved it. Perfect size room, great location to walk to everything . The breakfast had many selections and offered hot eggs and delicious cappuccinos. Marieta and Matts at the front desk were very helpful . I highly recommend this hotel
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Made a special effort for me to get some laundry done over the weekend. Small but very comfortable bar area. Fresh breakfast buffet with lots of healthy options. Even coffee cups to go!! Room was large and very well fit out and fresh. Just down the street from the main shopping area and a short walk to Market Square
A new, modern, "stripped", chic black and white boutique hotel, where everything is in good order, no wear and tear whatsoever. The service is nice, the rooms big enough and quiet. The only minor disadvantage is the very small breakfast room, and rather small menu (especially for warm dishes).
I stayed at the Hotel Fabian for a few days in late August. The location is very good - on a very quiet street a short walk to the main harbor/center of town. The room was clean and stylish; the bed was comfortable; and the blackout curtains were effective. It was also incredibly peaceful - I never heard any sounds from the street or from other rooms. What keeps this from being a 5-star hotel, however, is the lack of a full-service restaurant - I was sick my last day there, and would have loved to have been able to order a hot meal for room service at night, but that wasn't a real option. Overall, though, I'd recommend the Fabian to folks staying in town.