A Home Away from Home: Aallonkoti in Helsinki, Finland

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If you would recall, I was invited months ago to stay in Helsinki – Finland for a week as part of a tourism campaign called: #HelsinkiSecret, and now, as I write this post… words cannot simply begin to describe how AMAZING that trip was! The activities, the cityscape, the culture, the food, the nature, and the people among so many others had shaped my time there in such perfect harmony, that I hope you guys were there with me to experience it all. (Aallonkoti)

Although, if I were to think of a so-called “icing to the cake” of my overall Helsinki journey… it would have to be my sponsored 1-week long accommodation in Aallonkoti Apartment Hotels [website].

Why so? Well as a traveler, I believe that you would agree how a hotel stay can help ‘make’ or ‘break’ your vacation and without a doubt, my first time in Helsinki was amplified to blissful proportions because of Aallonkoti.

Here’s why.


Apartment Hotel

Centrally Located. Smacked right in the center of Helsinki, Aallonkoti is just a 5-minute walk away from the city’s main railway station. With that in mind, every guest can swiftly come to the hotel from the airport in just about 30 minutes — plus, one can reach the main attractions and landmarks in no time at all! Personally, I had no problems getting from one place to another all throughout my stay so it was always a no-hassle commute every day.

A Homelike Experience. The hotel was built with an aim of providing a staycation experience that is not only cozy and practical but also memorable. Sure enough, with their apartments, I easily felt like I fit right into the scene of Helsinki as I lived like a local in style.

First-Class Everything. Right from the service up to the paraphernalia in each of the apartments, Aallonkoti put great attention to each and every detail of their establishment. In fact, their furniture comes from leading Finnish designers thereby giving me a taste of a typical Scandinavian abode.

The Apartments

Aallonkoti offers uniquely furnished apartments that have just about everything that you and I will ever need from a “home away from home”! The basic features are namely:

  • A well-equipped kitchen
  • Terrace overlooking the city
  • Flat-screen TV
  • WiFi
  • Quality Household Appliances
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Laundry machine
  • Ironing board and iron

As for the types of rooms, they vary from studios, to 2-bedroom penthouses:

Aallonkoti Studio Apartment

Studio – 35 m2 + terrace

Aallonkoti 1 Bedroom Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment – 50 m2 + terrace

2 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment – 77 m2 + terrace


Sibelius – 77 m2 + terrace

Hymn Penthouse

Hymn Penthouse – 93 m2 + terrace with private sauna, 2 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces

Finland Penthouse

Finland Penthouse – 110 m2 + terrace, private sauna, 2 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces


Restaurant Basti’s. Located at the ground floor, this charming place provides food, catering services, and music nights for hotel guests and city folks alike. We dined here once and we loved the ambiance of the place (plus, their stake was divine)!

Finnish sauna. A trip to Helsinki is not complete without experiencing their saunas! Aallonkoti has a public sauna for its guests and in order to use it, you just simply have to place a schedule with the reception. This is surely a must-do!

Car rental. If in case you want to explore the city and its neighboring areas by yourself, the hotel can assist you in acquiring a proper car rental.

Basic Info of Aallonkoti

  • Booking: See the best deals and prices at Booking.com
  • Address: Alvar Aallonkatu 3B, Helsinki
  • Hotel Classification: 4-Star
  • Check-In: 4PM / Check-Out: 11AM
  • Disclaimer: This was a sponsored trip that was made possible by Visit Helsinki and Aallonkoti. But as always, all thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own. We would like to give our special thanks to Elizabeth and the rest of the team for arranging our stay, and our thanks to the hotel too (as a whole) for hosting us!

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I absolutely felt right at home when I was welcomed and settled in to a cozy apartment in Aallonkoti. Truth be told, when it was time for me to board my flight back home, I felt as if I was leaving a “home base”.

That being said, I can assure you that you would fall in love with this place — just as much as I have!

NOTE: Images are from Aallonkoti’s Media Bank, aside of course from my photo pictured in one of their apartments.

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  1. Tanj from A Travelogue

    Very nice apartment hotel. Would definitely consider to stay at this hotel.

    • Aileen

      I bet you that you’ll have a great time as we have, Tanj! :D

  2. Emma Spellman

    What a beautiful place. I love the cozy homey feel of it all and the fact that it came with a vacumn is awesome. We recently went on vacation and my toddlers got crumbs all over the room and in wanted to vacumn, but couldn’t.

    • Aileen

      It’s totally your home away from home — that’s for sure! It’s also very perfect for families :D

  3. Kristy

    I’ve always thought that Finland would be an amazing place to experience. We don’t travel a whole lot, but you are right – a hotel can make or break your getaway. The Aallonkoti Apartment Hotels look so homey and spacious!

    • Aileen

      I’ve had so many past experiences wherein a hotel gave me a crummy time all throughout the trip so I don’t want to make that same mistake again ;) Aallonkoti is surely one of those hotels that will give you a great time! No hassle :D

  4. Tammilee Tips

    I love the idea of an apartment when we travel. It is so nice to have everything right there and a place to make food as well! This looks like a great place to stay when traveling to Finland

    • Aileen

      True! It helps you save up on costs as well. :D For sure, you won’t regret staying here should you ever be in Helsinki.

  5. Jessyca

    It looks so beautiful there! It’s great that they want to provide more of an experience than just a crummy place to lay your head while you’re there. You don’t normally see such detail to making you feel at home when you’re away from home.

    • Aileen

      You took the words right out of my mouth Jessyca! This is why I LOVED Aallonkoti :D


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