22 May 2013 - 8:27 am

This boutique Hotel Fabian in Helsinki is a small, charming abode, located in the design neighborhood, a short walk away form city center, the water and loads of restaurants and shopping. The staff is super friendly, very accommodating and like the hotel itself, offer a sense of authenticity and interest. Although the rooms are small, they are designed beautifully, clean, crisp with a masculine edge. The sheet and towels are of the best quality, their motto seems to be less is more. No clutter and unnecessary objects in the rooms, it’s very utilitarian with a healthy dollop of a cozy, at home feeling. The living room, common lounge downstairs is equally as charming, chic sturdy furniture, lots of books, a coffee/liquor bar and although they do not have a restaurant, they do serve a fantastic buffet breakfast every morning, included in the price. All in all, this hotel was a great choice, again, VisitFinland.com did a great job with my accommodations and activities. The great thing about Helsinki is that you can walk and/or talk the bus, which was free with the City Key Pass they gave me. Staying at Hotel Fabian was just the icing on the cake, after an unnecessary and terrible experience at a fancy, very expensive Oslo hotel with all the “bells and whistles” it was such a breathe of fresh air to be somewhere where the focus was personal and caring with a super elegant slant.


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