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Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel

Messuaukio 1, Helsinki 00520 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 24/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#47 of 76 in Helsinki
Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Bo Abrahamsen wrote a review 14 May
Denmark268 contributions82 helpful votes
The rooms and beds are extremely comfortable. Bathrooms good and clean and pleasant. There can be a slight noise from the trams outside if you are at that side of the building and a light sleeper. Breakfast buffet absolutely fine, above average but not superb. The restaurant is terrible and overpriced with both the food and the wine dismal and with limited choice. Bar is okay for the odd beer but be prepared for waits over an hour for a simple pizza. In other words, only eat here for breakfast unless in a dire emergency but the rooms are very good.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
zktravels wrote a review Jan 2022
Poland170 contributions85 helpful votes
Thank you to the staff of Holiday Inn Helsinki Expo for a pleasant stay, if I return to Helsinki anytime soon I definitely will return :) PROS of the hotel: + close to 1. the Mall of Tripla where you can buy just about anything, from groceries to clothes, to medication and flowers, plentiful of restaurants and bars 2. a convention centre 3. a train station 4. Linnanmaki + while it depends on one's definiton of close proximity, I dare say it's not as distant from the city centre as it seems on the map, therefore you don't have to take a train. there are two main routes to the city centre - if you walk along the seaside it will only take you about 30 minutes to reach the Forum mall + clean rooms + a wide variety of TV channels + quite tasty coffee and tea + understanding staff, didn't disturb us upon our kind request + comfortable beds, i would fall asleep right away CONS: - costly breakfast. you can get the same amount of food you would actually consume at the hotel breakfast in one of the nearby supermarkets for 1/10 of the price.
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Date of stay: December 2021
1 Helpful vote
esfcandm wrote a review Aug 2021
kent52 contributions35 helpful votes
We had to check in at short notice due to a failed AirBnB. We spent 7 nights. Reasonably spacious, very clean room, good breakfast, good staff on Reception. Everything that one could want. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Riikka Riihioja, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear esfcandm, Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. I am happy to hear your stay went so well. Hopefully we will see you back in Helsinki soon! :) Best regards, Riikka Shift Manager
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thep2n wrote a review Nov 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom31 contributions48 helpful votes
Had to isolate for several days before being allowed into factory to repair our machine. Covid and lack of people had closed the restaurant but gave to say Riika Tea Jan Miko Yenni helped to make it a really enjoyable rest up. Nothing too much trouble if it didn’t break any rules. Bedroom excellent loved my shower and perfect daily cleansing. Thanks guys I’ll be back! But not before your wedding Tea....good luck !!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Response from Miko Pusztai, Owner at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Dear Thep2n, Thank you for your stay and feedback! I'm delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and that our staff was helpful during your time with us. We all hope to see you with us again! Best regards, Miko / Reception
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Mikael F wrote a review Aug 2020
Helsinki, Finland23629 contributions1729 helpful votes
I made the booking with my IHG points. The standard room was 20.000 points. As being an IHG Platinum member, we got an upgrade to an Executive room. The room size is the same but Executive rooms are located on the top 9th floor. Also, the room is better equipped. It has bathrobes, Nespresso machine, complimentary water, and chocolate. On arrival, I noticed that over half of the minibar items are missing. There were just wines and spirits left. For my IHG Platinum drink voucher, there were not many choices. The hotel bar was not open yet. Vouchers were just for the minibar. In the morning, we found out that there was only one bathrobe for two persons. Otherwise, the rooms are stylish and practical. Also, the room was clean. The breakfast was served in the bar. It had nearly the same standards as the restaurant breakfast before. The price was 15 euros per person.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Riikka Riihioja, Omistaja at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Dear Mikael F, Thank you for the review. Your stay was definitely affected by some Murphy's law. I am very sorry for all the problems you faced during your stay. Unfortunately with us the Elite vouchers are only usable for the minibar, as there is a different company running the bar and restaurant. Luckily we now have the bar open. All rooms on the 9th floor should have a bathrobe in the bathroom, and another in the closet. I am sorry this was not the case with your room and will forward your review to our housekeeping. I do hope the points you received as compensation for these problems brought you joy. See you again soon! Best regards, Riikka Shift Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hartwall Arena (0.6 km), Messukeskus (0.05 km), and Mäkelänrinne Swimming Hall (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bites Burgers Vallila, KOKORO Sushi (Vallila), and Italia Cafe' & Delicatessen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Helsinki - Expo, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.