Great hotel in the city centre, one of the tallest buildings in Helsinki and well worth paying a bit more for a room on a higher floor. The rooms are minimalist but very clean and modern. The rooftop bar is a must in the evenings, great 360° views of the city. Stayed a few times and is always my first choice when in the city. It's expensive but in line & not excessive for the area.
Was there only one night while visiting my family in Finland, so I didn't saw the whole hotel. But the room(solo Queen) was spacious. Bathroom was quite small, but everything was well located, so it didn't feel like a small one. But there can't be 2 persons brushing teeth together. Bed was extreamly comfortable. But minibar didn't have any soft drinks, so I had to go down to reception to get something to drink. Breakfast was very tasty, but I would have loved it more if there would have some salted raw salmon. There was cooked one. Very good location with close by transportation.
I will preface this review by saying that this Hotel was booked for me through my company because of its proximity to our office in Helsinki and, no doubt, due in part to favourable rates. My first impressions are not great. I’m told the room is a superior room. I’ve not seen the standard room so I’ve no way to gauge their rankings but there’s nothing that feels superior here. The view looks out slightly above the rooftops of adjacent buildings. I’d call it a decent view, no way superior. Helsinki is in a time zone two hours ahead of my own but stepping in to this room I feel like I’ve travelled five decades in to the past. There’s a 1960’s bedsit vibe. The type of place that your uncle, whose marriage has dissolved and has found himself starting over, would find himself in. As a child visiting this uncle and seeing a toilet 10 metres from your bed which in turn is only 10 metres from your kitchen seemed like the coolest thing ever but even to my nescient, childish mind there was a sense of a backwards step, a falling down, a snake and not a ladder. The shower is located inside the door, partitioned off from the toilet by a wall of glass that looks straight out into the centre of the room. There is no frosting on the glass. Looking in from outside I suddenly feel like I’m here to interrogate a highly intelligent but extremely dangerous serial killer. The showering experience is adequate. Doesn’t heat up beyond lukewarm. Maybe that’s a thing in Finland. The blinds offer little resistance to the morning sun and for a city that has up to 18 hours of sunlight during summer months this could be a problem. No complaints about the cleanliness of the room. I stayed three nights in total and on my last morning as I showered inside the glass cell, I caught sight of my perfectly round bottom in the huge wall mirror across the room. This in turn conjures up memories of watching some vintage 70’s adult movies wangled from dads secret stash (obviously not that secret since I got my sweaty teenage hands on it!) and it hits me. I’ve stayed in luxury and know what it’s like to sink into a warm Turkish bath or draw the blinds and turn on the room lights with the simple touch of a button but this hotel is different. There’s a nostalgic charm about this place. Quirky, odd, a little out of step or out of time; much like Helsinki. It’s got all the mod cons but hasn’t disowned it’s past. It makes for an enjoyable stay, one that ended too soon.…
Great hotel in middle of everything. The staff was very friendly and they took care of me so well. The restaurant had very good food with the special dishes for S-card owners. I really recommend this hotel!
I feel like I am staying with family members, I travel to Helsinki around 7-8 times a year each time for 1 to 2 weeks, and I always book Torni. I can count on the staff to provide the best services a hotel can provide. Front door and breakfast services are especially friendly and welcoming. The only drawback is that the hotel needs renovation.