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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Formerly Radisson SAS) (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
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“I didn't want to leave but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Arrived to the hotel early, as my flight landed early. After 13 hours of traveling and getting lost in Kamppi trying to avoid the ice with 2 suitcases (Everyone said take the finnair bus - DON'T! pay the 35 eu for a cab!!!) getting to the actual entrance was confusing (go through the archway/City Gym entrance, be careful of both the iced path in winter and the door to the gym opening) immediately warm once inside. smelled beautiful, the staff, didn't have my room ready, and I was offered an upgrade (already had business class room) to a different B.C room that was ready. unbeknownst to me, it was a suite. walked into my Suite (because it may as well have been an apartment) and nearly passed out. 8th floor across from royal suite, and opened the curtains and The View. The Size, everything.... a bit overwhelming.
Bed, HUGE and comfy, downfall, although beautiful, the purple lighting around the bed. I called it "sex lighting" because, it was.
The bathroom, is massive, but the drain next to the toilet made it smell like someone left a present somewhere, the entire time (even after being cleaned).
The Staff, I can't say enough about how amazing they all were. The Breakfast in the morning is unreal, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!
I didn't want to leave.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jukka V, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your gorgeous feedback.
I really welcome you back on your next
Helsinki trip

Have a nice winter

Jukka Väntsi
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just back from Finland. Radisson Blu Royal is Ideally located with Metro
Trams and buses right on the door step.
We had a little trouble with our room but were quickly and efficiently sorted out. Breakfast was a bit manic but all provided for.The reception staff were very attentive and after leaving a carrier bag on the tram with a new scarf in ,contacted lost property where it had been handed in and we were able to retrieve it . Thanks Radisson Blu.Royal.
Last year we stayed in Berlin Blu and although not quite the same standard will definately stay in Rasisson again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jukka V, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your feedback
I am glad to to hear that you have nice stay
with us, and what especially warms my heart
is your comments about our staff
Thank you and welcome back

Have a great year 2013

Jukka Väntsi

Front Office Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Typical Radisson, great location. Breakfast was a bit too busy but that could be understood since the hotel was fully booked.

Loved the sauna after rainy day in Helsinki!

If you are coming from Kamppi terminal, you only need to go out to cross Runeberginkatu!

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Jukka V, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind feedback
I hope you choose us again as your Helsinki residence on your
next trip to the capital city of Finland

Have a great year 2013

Jukka Väntsi

Front Office Manager


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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

It has everything a modern hotel must have nowdays. It's positioned in a very great position, in the new quarter of Kappi, near the main shopping and public transportation areas. It offers a huge and high quality continental breakfast. It is furnished with quite big rooms provided with LCD TV with pay per view and internet access (even if wifi is free, the code is provided by the reception), minibar, boiler and free several kind of tea and nescafé, queen size beds, big bathroom with towels, shampoo, body lotion and phone. It is clean, and personnel is kind and qualified. Sauna access is included in the price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I'm in favor of Radisson hotels, however this one was not one of the best. The hotel and rooms need a make over. Today it has this eighties look and feel. Rooms are clean and OK, but the feel is.... I was also surprissed to see you can fit a sink, bath with shower and toilet at 3 square meters!!! So guess what happens after having a shower....... yes, all wet.......

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Location couldn't be any better, in the center of everything! Stayed here one night in business class room, nothing special but clean and the bed was heavenly good. Breakfast was good, although really busy on late Sunday morning. Nothing to complain, maybe the furniture in the room a bit outdated. The best thing about this hotel is it's location, very close to everything.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jukka V, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for you nice feedback. It is nice to hear, that you
have slept well in our heavenly confotartable magic dream bed.
We are proud of our Blu Dreams sleeping consept, which
guarantee nice sleeping experience for all our guests.
Welcome again

Best regards
Jukka Väntsi
Front Office Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights here and pleased with everything. Rooms are good size, clean with extremely comfy beds! Although rooms need some renovation, furniture is outdated. Breakfast was great with wide choice, just on Sunday a queue was really long, but they opened Grill restaurant so it was easy to find a seat. Wifi is free and fast! For sure I'd recommend this Radisson, great location in front of Kamppi Shopping Center, 20m from metro and 5-7 min walk from Central Station.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jukka V, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for you feedback
I am glad to see that you have enjoy your stay in our large room and
slept well in out "confy" magic dream bed. And I forward your greetings
about cleanliness to housekeepers, who are doing excelent work every day.
Thank you and welcome back on your next Helsinki visit

Best Regards
Jukka Väntsi
Front Office Manager
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Also Known As:
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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki Hotel Helsinki
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Helsinki Radisson
Address: Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleek Business-oriented Hotel with striking glass facade & atrium. ... more   less 
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