Finland’s capital city is a bucket list item that deserves to be fulfilled. So, what better way to help with this than to stay at a top Helsinki hotel?
In this review of Hotel F6, I will look at all of the different aspects of the hotel including various pros and cons.
Hotel F6 Location
Hotel F6 is located in the heart of Helsinki, making it an ideal spot for tourists to base themselves from. It is situated on a quiet side street just a few blocks away from the city’s main attractions, which I will detail in the next section.
The location is absolutely ideal for those who want to explore the city on foot, as it’s within walking distance of many popular tourist destinations. Not only that, but the hotel is also pretty close to the Helsinki public transportation, making it easy to access more far-flung parts of the city.
Need some tips on what you can do and see really close to the hotel? Here are my top 12 list of things to see and do within a short distance of Hotel F6:
- Helsinki Cathedral – This iconic cathedral is located in Senate Square and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. It was completed in 1852 and is an excellent example of neoclassical architecture.
- Market Square – Located in the heart of Helsinki’s harbor, this lively market is the perfect place to shop for local goods, including fresh seafood, produce, and handmade crafts.
- Suomenlinna Fortress – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit attraction in Helsinki. The fortress was built in the 18th century to protect the city and is now a popular tourist destination with museums, restaurants, and beautiful views.
- Helsinki Design District – This neighborhood is home to many of Helsinki’s most creative shops, galleries, and studios. Visitors can find unique clothing, jewelry, furniture, and more.
- Helsinki Art Museum – This museum features a wide range of contemporary and modern art by Finnish and international artists. Admission is free, and the museum is located in the city center.
- Uspenski Cathedral – This Russian Orthodox cathedral is located on a hill overlooking the city and is one of the largest Orthodox churches in Western Europe. It was completed in 1868 and is known for its colorful onion domes.
- National Museum of Finland – This museum showcases the history of Finland, from prehistoric times to the present day. Visitors can learn about the country’s culture, politics, and people through interactive exhibits and displays.
- Temppeliaukio Church – This unique church was built directly into solid rock and has a distinctive copper dome. It is a popular tourist attraction and a popular venue for concerts and events.
- Esplanade Park – This park is located in the heart of Helsinki and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It features beautiful landscaping, fountains, and sculptures and is surrounded by shops and restaurants.
- Sibelius Monument – This striking monument is dedicated to the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It consists of more than 600 steel pipes and is located in Sibelius Park.
- The Senate Square – The Senate Square is the oldest part of central Helsinki, built in the mid-19th century. The square is surrounded by many buildings, such as the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the University of Helsinki and the National Library.
- Kiasma – Kiasma is the Museum of Contemporary Art located in central Helsinki. It showcases a variety of contemporary art, and is especially well-known for its exhibitions of modern art from Finland and other Nordic countries.
This list is by no means exhaustive, either. These are just a few of the many attractions and things to do in the center of Helsinki.
There seems to be something for everyone in this vibrant and exciting city, whether you’re interested in history, art, food, shopping, or just taking in the sights.
It’s often said that it’s next to Godliness, so a clean hotel is absolutely imperative to a good experience at any hotel.
I personally found the cleanliness standards of Hotel F6 to be nothing short of exceptional. The rooms were genuinely spotless.
From what we experienced, the housekeeping staff does an excellent job of maintaining cleanliness throughout the premises. That includes all of the public areas, such as the lobby and dining area. All was very clean and well-maintained.
Service at F6
The service at Hotel F6 is top-notch. The reception staff are friendly and welcoming, and they go out of their way to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We often called on them for assistance and were never let down.
The front desk staff is particularly helpful, providing recommendations for things to do and see in the city, as well as assisting with transportation arrangements. The restaurant staff is also excellent, providing attentive and friendly service throughout the meals we enjoyed there.
Value: Is It Good?
While Hotel F6 is not the most budget-friendly option in Helsinki, I believe that it provides excellent value for the price. The hotel’s location, cleanliness, and service all contribute to a very pleasant stay.
Additionally, the hotel offers several amenities that make it a great value, including complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness centre. Does anyone ever use those?
So, taking everything into account, I would say that the price is justified for the quality of the hotel.
The rooms at Hotel F6 are spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable. The beds are comfortable, and the linens are high-quality, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
The rooms also feature modern ubiquitous amenities, such as flat-screen televisions, mini-refrigerators, and coffee makers. Additionally, the bathrooms are clean and spacious, with high-quality toiletries provided.
It’s safe to say that I was very impressed with our room at Hotel F6.
Food & Drink at F6
The food at Hotel F6 is exceptional. The complimentary breakfast buffet offers a wide variety of options, including eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, pastries, and more. The restaurant also serves delicious meals throughout the day, with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Additionally, the bar (which felt nice and cosy without being small) offers a great selection of drinks, including local beers and wines. Overall, I highly recommend trying the food at Hotel F6.
I found the vibe at Hotel F6 to be personable and welcoming. The lobby is stylishly decorated, with comfortable seating areas and a fireplace. It felt a bit like a home away from home.
Hotel F6’s design is modern and sleek, with a focus on Scandinavian minimalism. All of this makes you feel relaxed and peaceful, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the city.
Hotel F6 is accessible to people with disabilities. The hotel offers accessible rooms and bathrooms, as well as lifts/elevators to all floors.
Additionally, the staff advised me that they are trained to assist guests with disabilities. I’ll take their word for it as I can’t personally speak from experience.
Hotel F6: Worth it or Not?
Overall, I highly recommend Hotel F6 for anyone visiting Helsinki. The hotel’s location, cleanliness, service, value, rooms, food, atmosphere, and accessibility are all right up there with the best I’ve visited around the world.
It’s worth mentioning the staff again. They really are genuinely friendly and welcoming, making our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it could have possibly been.
Hotel F6 is a highly recommended place to stay from what I experienced there.