Hotels in City Centre South – There are quite a number of budget hotels in Helsinki's City Centre South and less luxury hotels. This may be due to the busy liners and freight ships crossing to get to East and Pikku Musta Harbours. The sound of cruise ship's docking siren can be heard a mile away, thus staying near the dock is not exactly soothing but if you're planning to have a day trip then this Helsinki hotels would be best choice. Although most of the hotels in Helsinki centre rooms are made sound proof but expect certain amount of noise to leak in unless you opted for more expensive luxury hotels. Most budget Helsinki center hotels offer decent rooms with basic amenities and toiletries while some has restaurants that open late at night. If you're planning to go for a island hopping trip, make sure to book a taxi back to your hotel as most taxis don't operate after midnight.
City Centre South – Helsinki City Centre South is the southern part of the downtown area covering districts like Kaartin-Kaupunki, Kamppi, Punavuori, Ullanlinna and Kaivopuisto. One of the main attractions here is Helsinki Cathedral, an Evangelical Lutheran church in Helsinki. Built in 1852, the cathedral attracts more than 350,000 visitors annually from around the world. Another popular site is the Kaivopuisto Park, a popular relaxation and leisure place for locals and tourists alike.
Mannerheim Museum is another notable attraction site, originally the house of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, an important figure in Finnish history. Only a few part of the house was converted as musem while other parts still remain the original condition of the house, displaying Calr's collection. Should you need an urgent visit to the embassy, this is the place to come. There are many embassies mostly located in elegant villas scattered around but close to each other. With availability of multiple public transportation access to this area, City Centre South remains the best location as contact hub.