I stayed one night in this hotel (AUG06). I really liked the athmosphere what the building has. The staff was friendly, the room was clean (as they normally are in Finland. No exception.)
For the breakfast I had the best Cappucino ever! Apart from the different selection of coffee there were rolls, ham, cheese, cerials, yoghurt, porrige, juice... Quite OK breakfast.
The room was quiet, as the whole hotel.
Unique Quality: Mostly I loved the fact that this hotel is located a walking distance from the city center. Hietalahti flea market is located at the next block: at the west end of Bulevardi. The near by streets has plenty of small shops and boutiques for clothes, shoes, furnitures etc.
There is a groceries at the street corner of this hotel: Alepa. Also a sandwich shop is located next to the hotel (how do I always spot where to get some food??).
Plus was a free internet in the business lounge. No pre-reservations needed, it was possible to surf as long as the next customer came.
The only minus was that the tram does not go outside the hotel.
This hotel used to be the "Lord Hotel" but now it is renamed Hotel Linna. Why? I guess it has new owners.
Directions: 10-15mins walk from city center
Valtioneuvoston linna, Helsinki FI 2000
Hello, I would appreciate your advice on good venues for wedding receptions in Helsinki. I'm getting married early September 2007 at the Tuomiokirkko and would like to have the reception close by. We're inviting over a hundred guests from abroad and I really need help in finding a nice place with good food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Thanks a lot!
If it can be something else than restaurant, here are some places where You can organize the reception:
I have been to a wedding in Rakesali, more information: http://www.klauskhotel.com/sali.php?l=en
In Tulli- ja Pakkahuone, I enjoyed nice birthdayparty. I do not now if they have information in English. Here is a link to Finnis page:
Further away is very nice place Merimelojien maja just next to the sea:
http://merimelojat.sporttisaitti.com/tarjontaa_muille/majan_vuokraus/ You can ask more information during Mondays and Wendsdays 16:00-17:30, phone number +358-9-491821
Hi guys, thanks for your tips. I've been in contact with Kappeli, unfortunately it's too small. Hotel Linna is very nice and I've received an offer from them. One thing Hotel Linna lacks is the possibility to go outside for a bit of fresh air, and I'm starting to think that maybe one of the island restaurants is the right place to be? I'll check out the Merimelojien now. - BTW John: your ex-father-in-law is probably glad now that he didn't waste more money on your wedding, donn't you think ;-)
Hotel linna group of companies also has an island restaurant, an old fort well fitted out. Särkänlinna I believe. The same person who made you the offer for hotel linna can make you an offer for there.
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Address: Lonnrotinkatu 29, (formerly Palace Linna Hotel), Helsinki 00180, Finland