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
Strongly recommend Hotel Haven. Service, staff rooms are all excellent.The location is perfect with everything being walking distance.
Check out the market hall on the water behind the hotel, it has everything. Try the Chicken Noodle Soup at the stall at the other end from the liquor store.
Why didn't we go to Haven before? It will certainly be our choice for the next Helsinki trip, too. Beautiful interiors, good service, convenient location. The bathroom was equipped with everything I needed. And the breakfast <3 !
I absolutely love this type of hotel. It’s boutique, very central and yet quiet. Our room was in the old section and it was solid and so quiet. The breakfast was in another connected building on the harbour front that is 200 years old - full of atmosphere and old world class. The food at breakfast was great quality. Service was excellent. The bar near reception is very well decorated and a great place to relax.
We have stayed in Haven several times. It is situated in the middle of Helsinki with almost everything close to walk. Cosy boutique hotel. Reception with warm welcome, rooms spacious enough, clean in almost everywhere. Great view to the sea (if you book room with the sea-view), friendly staff. And beds...they are just gorgeous!
But if you stay in 5 stars hotel then you expect perfection in everything. So it was surprising to see in the bathroom sink that there was missing flap. So basically if you drop an earring there it is gone. Also some parts for moving the curtains which have come off were just laying next to window. I know, small things but like I said, it doesn’t fit to 5 star hotel standards.
Otherwise we strongly recommend this hotel for weekend getaway.
We have stayed at Hotel Haven several times - I would say it is our family's favourite hotel in Helsinki. For a special treat, we booked the Town Square suite and the adjoining room for our latest visit and we were not disappointed. The suite was a great size with really nice views over the market square and was just as luxurious as we were expecting. Our only complaint was that we only booked it for one night, not two! Highly recommended!