Our opinion… A modern hotel with an intriguing history! The building originally served as a county prison and pre-trial detention centre which closed in 2002.
Location… The hotel is surrounded by the Linnanpuisto Park. Downtown Helsinki is 10 minutes away by tram or about 15 minutes on foot.
Accommodation… During prison time the house had 164 cells. The charming, personal quarters have been constructed by using 2 or 3 cells for each comfortable hotel room. While the thick brick walls ensure a sound sleep, the first-class conveniences are available to meet even the most demanding requirements. All rooms have first-class amenities: room-specific cooling system, two complimentary Internet connections, 32 '' flat-screen TV, safe-deposit box, mini-bar, electric kettle (coffee/tea), iron and ironing board and hair dryer.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. The hotel also has 3 bikes available to hire
Our opinion… The Arthur offers comfortable accommodation, a cosy atmosphere and a fantastic location.
Location… The hotel is located close to the railway station in the very heart of Helsinki. The main sights, biggest department stores and theatres are just walking distance away.
Accommodation… The rooms are attractively decorated with simple modern furniture. Bathrooms are with shower only. All rooms come with connection for laptop, in-house movie, satellite television, mini bar & hairdryer.
Facilities… There is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner and a hotel bar. The hotel also has two saunas for hotel guests.
Transport… Close to the station and a one minute walk to the nearest bus stop.