What We Love
- Breakfast, bicycles and WiFi are included in the rate
- A results-driven spa offers everything from pampering facials to full medi-spa services
- Three restaurants whip up innovative Finnish cuisine such as salmon wallenberg with green peas, cauliflower and nut butter
What To Know
- The hotel is located on Market Square, so be prepared to be in the heart of the action
- Onsite parking is expensive
- The restaurants are adjacent to the hotel, not on-property
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Small luxuries are the name of the game at the 77-room Hotel Haven, from the cozy fireplace in the lobby to the king beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, bathroom TVs and Elemis amenities. But don’t expect high style – the prevailing theme is plush comfort, especially in the lobby, with its chintzy chairs, paneled walls and herringbone parquetry. The adjoining Siluetti Spa offers anti-aging treatments such as body scrubs and Botox. And for foodies, there are three Scandinavian restaurants to choose from: the seafood-driven Havis, and Finnish dining temples Sundmans Krog and G.W. Sundmans.
In the Area
Always wanted to watch an Elvis impersonator swivel his hips in a Finnish casino? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to the popular dinner show in the Fennia Salon at Casino Helsinki, located near the hotel. If more highbrow entertainment is on your agenda, head to the impressive Uspenski Cathedral, whose 13 golden onion-shaped domes are hard to miss from the waterfront, then check out the Alvar Aalto-designed Finlandia Hall, completed in 1975. Cap the day off at the hotel with cocktails and a backgammon challenge in the Haven Bar.
How to Get There
Nice hotel, very centrally located. Close to shopping, sightseeing and eating. Big rooms, stylish decors, cosy bar. The (200 years old?) breakfast room is something else. Breakfast fresh and delicious.
Location is great and hotel is clean. But...
Windows are very thin. You hear everything on the street. It was very noisy.
Breakfast is extremely poor for 5* hotel, rather suitable for 3*. You can buy better (or at least fancier) stuff separately.
Going to breakfast means leaving indoors. Yes, for a short period, but in November's weather it can be quite uncomfortable. Specially in indoors slippers.
There were lot small things in a hotel what brought down the general impression. I would recommend this hotel to my friends, but not for 5 star experience. And definetly not for that price.
Bar Haven can be considered the only 5* matter in the hotel, they make reallly good cocktails.
We stopped over in Helsinki and stayed for a night at the Hotel Haven. This was our first visit to the hotel. It is well located near the city centre and the rooms were very comfortable. The breakfasts were good and the staff helpful.