Helsinki again, at Hotel Fabian

October 26, 2011

Seems like I was just here…and I was…in August. Not much has changed at the Hotel Fabian since I was here last. This time I was in room 402, which was really just about the same as 407. The good news is the shower was equally fabulous.

No plastic in this shower cubicle, and a really very nice soaker shower indeed.

The classic "shower through a mirror" effect. The small bathroom is enhanced with nice mirror placement.

Sadly, the staff at the Fabian had no idea that I had stayed before. Bummer. They really should get a computer.

A very comfortable bed. Sleep deprivation helps.

Part of the lobby. Very nice sleek design with touches that make it very homey.

The courtyard gives a nice feel for what Helsinki is like. The architecture in most of the city is spartan and boxy. Even the old part of town is this way.

The best part of this trip to Helsinki from a travel perspective was an absolutely fantastic meal at the Chef and Sommelier Restaurant. This place must be only the tiniest smidgen from getting a Michelin Star. Truly memorable food and great company. Wow. Go before they get their Star and raise their prices.

We also made an after dinner trip to A21 Cocktail Lounge for some mixology. A21 remains a very nice bar to visit in Helsinki. We had a batch of Corpse Reviver #2 and then moved on to a rum lesson. They still have no Amer Picon or Torani Amer. I miss my Liberal.

All in all, the Hotel Fabian retains its four showerheads rating. I guess it is missing the personal touch. Maybe I need to show up more often?

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