Basic and Friendly Comfort
Posted Jul 11, 2016
The hotel is quite basic and a bit dated, but it's very clean and the staff makes a great effort to be friendly and accommodating. I had planned to drop off my bags early but was able to check in hours before the check-in time. Breakfast buffet was satisfying and filling, including warm Karelian pastries with egg butter, a Finnish delicacy. One of the nights, there was some friendly noise from a nearby park, but once I closed the window, the sound was nearly completely muffled. The court yard in the back is a great place to enjoy a cool beverage in the sun with hotel guests and locals. The hotel has great access to public transportation (tram, several busses, and a local train line), and it took us only about 15 minutes on a Sunday afternoon to reach the airport. My room was not very large, but large enough, and the bathroom had heated tile floors. Everything was functional, just not fancy. Basically, my stay was comfortable.