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
- Handicap Accessible
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
The rooms were spacious and the en-suite well appointed. Love the decor. The beds and linen were really comfortable - quality night's sleep. The breakfast was pretty good too.
Was great value for it's City Centre location - would definitely go back.
Good location, approx 20 mins walk from railway station and main shopping areas.
Near the waterfront.
Staff friendly and very attentive without been overpowering
Rooms very clean and well presented
The only downside is the bar, which is really just an add on to the reception area and has limited drinks on offer
Hotel Fabian is a solid 4 star. Room was great. Location is excellent. Breakfast was fresh yet without a la carte options. The free bicycles were an absolute must which made our experience richer and more fun.
We arrived just after 12.30am on the 30th June and were given a warm welcome at reception. Our leaving date was very early on 4th July....alarm call was at 4.30am as requested and reception dealt with the taxi booking to the airport + bill settlement very efficiently.
So why choose this hotel...
(a) Great location....5 minutes walk to the boat trips
(b) Very modern and clean rooms
(c) Excellent choice at breakfast....oatmeal and cereals, wide selection of meats/ cheeses/ breads....several fruit juices and great coffee
(d) Their own beer...worth a try !!
The above can be let down if the staff aren't helpful....no worries at the Fabian, as every interaction with a member of staff was pleasant and you felt valued.
To be balanced, there was one slight negative...we prefer to have tea or coffee making facilities in the room, especially with having the early start. Only a minor inconveniece, but it we still had a near perfect experience
From outside it’s little difficult to notice but the location is great for the tourists. Very helpful staff, good breakfast, room size okay for the price. Five minutes walk from the city center and transportations. Highly recommend this hotel.