Helsinki is one of the best destinations in the north, the city thrives with life in the summer and warmth in the winter. You can have 24/7 day time without a single drop on night during the June, July and August and endless options of activities during the cold months of the year. Unlikely most cities in Europe, Helsinki will not stop just because there’s some ice on the road.
To fully enjoy this wonderful city, the perfect location is a must: it has to be well integrated with trams, subway and buses; but also it has to show you the history of this wonderful city.
It is not everyday that you’ll find a hotel review with the highest score, right? And you are well aware that we will only present you with an honest and legit product review and that’s why we can’t emphasize enough how amazing were our days staying at Radisson Blu Plaza.
The building and its history
The hotel is now where the old headquarters of SOK, Finland’s leading consumer cooperative. The building is so full of history that I’m missing words to describe properly to you all.
The whole hotel has references to what the building used to be – the walls, the objects on the common areas and the pictures you can find it hanging on the way to your room. The Plaza is where the Finnish design is perfectly mixed with Finnish design.
Just the walk from the main entrance to the dinning area or from the elevator to your room is a history class, basically. Wonderful, unique and unexpected.
Radisson Blu Plaza’s room choices
And speaking about Design and History, the hotel is split in 2 modes: Modern and Classic.
I spent my wonderful nights sleeping on the Design side (Modern) but the manager was kind enough to let me visit the other version and I honestly cannot choose which one is prettier.
Please, good luck choosing because I’m terrible at that. I’m glad that the decision was made for me.
Besides all the amenities of a top 5 star hotel, the Plaza offers something that can come in hand if you love to explore the destination that you’re traveling to: free bikes at your disposal.
I’m a firm believer that the best way to truly enjoy a destination is to either go by foot or by bike to the places. Subways and buses sometimes limit your view of the surroundings.
Experiences Made by You at the Plaza
One of the highlights of my stay on the Plaza was for sure their idea of bringing the concept of home to a hotel.
The Plaza has an amazing lounge open to all the business class guest + 1 person that remarkably take you to the comfort of your own living room. Chess, video games, tv, and more are at your disposal with finger food, drinks and hot beverages.
Besides that, following this great idea of individualism and “home”, they offer 3 options when it comes to breakfast of business class: at the large restaurant room, at this lounge that resembles a cool version of your living room and on your bed. I’ve tried them all and gotta say that everything was amazingly good.
Sometimes when you choose the option of having the breakfast in your room, there’s not a lot of options, right? Not at the Plaza. I receive so much food that kept me going until dinner time easily!
Radisson Blu Plaza, Overall Opinion
The Plaza is the perfect choice if you’re traveling to Helsinki to enjoy yourself. I mean it! If you can spend a bit more on accommodation, the Plaza is well recommended by us. It is, by far, the best 5 star hotel I’ve ever tried.
It is luxurious but not pretentious. You can have all the facilities but you don’t feel obliged to wear a suit and tie or high heels, you know?
Actually the whole concept that this wonderful hotel has is exactly the opposite, you will feel as comfortable on your stay there as you would feel in your own house (more than in your house, lets be honest!).
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