Monday, March 14, 2016

Helsinki - 2 nights stay in Omena Hotel Helsinki Lonnrotinkatu

Duration of stay: 19th till 21st October 2015

I present you the rating and the overview of Omena Hotel Helsinki, Lonnrotinkatu. Take note that this is one of the branch that they own in this part of city. The one that we chose to stay is most suitable for tourist as it is located within Helsinki's famous attractions as well as conveniences public transport and amenities.

Omena Hotel Helsinki, Lonnrotinkatu is situated in Lonnrotinkatu 13, 00120 Helsinki Suomi. The hotel, located in the centre of Helsinki on Lonnrotinkatu, only a short walk away from caf├ęs, restaurants and shops. The famous Stockmann department store as well as the Kamppi and Forum shopping centres are located only few blocks away. Looking at the map, you may spotted the street called Pohjoisesplanade that connect to Esplanade Square leading to where the famous shopping area are located.

No matter what reasons that brings you to Helsinki, either business or pleasure, you can enjoy the hotel’s amazing location that is in the heart of the city. It is easy to get to the city’s most important sights from the hotel, like the Esplanade, the Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral and many more. There are also conveniently located parking spaces and transit. Take note that Esplanadi is an esplanade consisting of the Esplanadinpuisto Park and the parallel one-way streets on its sides named Pohjoisesplanadi and Etelaesplanadi. Rest assured that no one will get lost when staying in the nearby street.

The room rates comes with a free WIFI, a hairdryer, Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Tea and coffee and a large flat-screen TV. We did enjoy a refreshing night sleep in the hotel top quality bed where all rooms are fitted with five star double beds custom made for Omena Hotels, two bedside chairs and a bathroom with a shower and full amenities. The guests are expected to spend a pleasant and safe night with them. Rest from a shopping spree or relax after a joyful family day out, these are the place where you may take a deep breath and gather energy for another hectic day. Hotel Omena provides you with a comfortable room with quality amenities to cater your every need.

Breakfast is served Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 10.30am, Saturday from 8.30am to 10.30am and Sunday starting a little bit late, at 9.00am till 10.30am at the restaurant Kiila at Kalevankatu 1, 00100 Helsinki which you have to pay additionally at Euro8.50, including VAT. The breakfast includes a breakfast roll, porridge, cereal/muesli, yoghurt, egg, hot and cold drinks. Guests may reserve their breakfast along with the booked room, to be confirmed at the cafeteria. As for the 2 of us, we simply make use of all the facilities that were provided, by preparing our own meal.

In Omena Hotels all the best aspects of quality hotel accommodation come together. I must say, staying here is value for money as you may see from the shared photo that we had a good rest in an excellent room in the heart of the city. The basic idea behind Omena Hotels is that guests are only pay for what they need. The hotel is being operated in a cost-effective way and as a result, are able to provide guests with quality accommodation for a good price. Take note that you cannot expect too cheap hotel rates being in Scandinavian cities, where the city is among the most expensive place to visit. But rest assured, this hotel compliment you what "value for money" are. The rates that we paid for 1 room, 2 nights was Euro151.80.

From the hotel website, there are information about the founder of the Omena Hotels and Kotipizza chains Rabbe Gronblom who has been familiar with hotel and restaurant business from an early age. He wanted to change hotel business by developing a completely new hotel concept, where customers won't end up paying for pompous facades, lobbies and other excesses. Being a commercial advisor, relying on simple innovations, took serious note on advices given by his university professor back in the days when he was still a student: ”whatever you do, keep it simple”. That advice has been ardently followed from the days when the first Omena Hotel opened its doors in Tampere way back in 2003 and it has been their business mantra since than.

Last but not least, I wish to share 2 photos above to show you where is the groceries store and the restaurant that welcome you stay for as long as you like, seated on the ground floor. They offered a free WIFI for their customer too. The place is indeed very cosy. We had a pleasant 3 days 2 night stay in this hotel and the city.

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