Several blocks of rooms have been pre-booked for the event. These rooms are held until the 25th of August, 2008 after which rooms will be released. Please find hotel descriptions and rates attached.


The rates apply to reservations made through the Helsinki Expert Hotel Booking Reservations Online:





Booking code  "GTFU08"

Read more about terms and conditions below.



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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka
Vyökatu 1


Historical Katajanokka prison is reborn as a luxury hotel for business and leisure travelers. Hotel Katajanokka is architecturally unique and surrounded by a beautiful park. It has 106 rooms as well as restaurant services, conference facilities, and an idyllic summer terrace. Distance to Wanha Satama 200 m.


Room rates:
Single room 162,00 eur/ Double room 204,00 eur
Room rate includes buffet breakfast.
Note that the deadline for reservations in this hotel is 30 June!




Scandic Grand Marina Hotel
Katajanokanlaituri 7


Hotel was originally a harbour warehouse, is conveniently located nearby the market square and the southern harbour of Helsinki. The hotel’s seven meeting rooms, complemented with 11 more in Marina Congress Center across the street, provide a perfect setting for meetings, congresses, exhibitions and banquets up to 2500 people. Distance to Wanha Satama: 100 m.


Room rates:
Single room 141,00 eur/ Double room 176,00 eur
Room rate includes buffet breakfast.


>> See a detailed list of first class hotels.







Hotel Cumulus Kaisaniemi
Kaisaniemenkatu 7


Hotel Cumulus Kaisaniemi is a modern and cosy hotel in downtown Helsinki. The hotel’s central location near the main railway station and across the street from a metro station makes it easy to reach the Cumulus Kaisaniemi.


Room rates:
Single room 145,00 eur / Double room 165,00 eur (Mon-Thu)
Single room 89,00 eur / Double room 117,00 eur (Fri-Sun)
Room rate includes buffet breakfast.




Hotel Helka
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 2


Hotel Helka is located in the heart of Helsinki, the Helka Hotel is conveniently close to the main railway station the airport bus terminal and the long distance coach terminal, but equally important it is very near the shopping district and other attractions for the visitor!


Room rates:
Double room for single or double use 141,00 eur
Room rate includes buffet breakfast.


>> See a detailed list of tourist class hotels.







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Hotel booking


Helsinki Expert, Hotel Booking is merely a booking agent. The contractual relation is between the client and the hotel. A hotel booking becomes valid on receipt of confirmation from the booking system. After receiving confirmation of a booking, the client can change or cancel bookings under the conditions stated in the booking system and the confirmation. Should the client fail to receive confirmation, or should there be any omissions or errors in the confirmation, the client must inform Helsinki Expert.




All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card (card number, date of expiry, name of cardholder, type of card and verification code). Payment at the hotel in cash or with a credit card.


Check-in / Check-out


The check-in time without liability varies from one hotel to another and is stated on booking and in the confirmation. It is either between 2 pm and 4 pm or 2 pm and 6 pm. Check-out time by 12 (noon) on the day of departure.


Arrival at the hotel after 4 pm / 6 pm


A client intending to arrive to the hotel after 4 pm/ 6 pm need to inform this once making the reservation in order to keep the hotel informed.




Should a client fail to arrive to the hotel or cancel the booking after hotel’s given cancellation date (also notified on reservation confirmations from Helsinki Expert Hotel Booking), the full room rate will be charged.


Cancellation and changes


Each hotel has individual terms of cancellation. These conditions are stated in the booking system and in the confirmation. In general cancellations without charges are accepted by 25th of August, 2008. Exceptions: Best Western Premier Katajanokka 30.6.2008 and Hotel Helka 21.7.2008. The client is liable for all room, no-show and cancellation charges. The rates and conditions are subject to alterations for reasons beyond our control or due to force majeure.