Compared to major metropolises, the beat of Helsinki is laid-back and relaxed. Most of the city’s tourist attractions and hot spots are within walking distance from each other. While it is certainly a modern cool city, it is some of the older buildings and streets here that give Helsinki it’s edge.
With a perfect location, a safe 5-minute walk from the city centre, the Fabian is our recommended place to stay in the quirky city of Helsinki. It has all the accroutements of a top-class hotel with a very ordinary price tag. Since higher prices are found in Finland and Helsinki in general this is something to keep in mind when planning your trip.
The hotel has a laid-back yet trendy feel, from the lemon and grey hued small lobby full of design books to the corridors which resemble those of a swishy New York apartment building.
Rooms are well-sized, comfortable, high on style with clean, modern yet ultra-comfortable furnishings. Bathrooms are small havens of luxury, and while their size means you won’t be throwing a party in them, you can certainly relax under the rain-shower heads while using a gorgeous organic range of bath products.
Wi-Fi is free and the complimentary breakfast is a definite reason to linger in the morning at the Fabian. A smorgasbord buffet offers everything from fresh papaya to smoked salmon and a wide range of cheeses and meats.