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“Good location good service.” 4 of 5 stars
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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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18 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good location good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This hotel is handy to the metro station,which is one stop from the main Helsinki rail terminal - useful for getting to other parts of Finland. Rooms are okay - not topt of the Radisson standard , but well appointed, of a good size, and function.

The breakfast buffet was fine, but make sure you eat before 9am as the last hour of breakfast is devoted to tidying everything away and not serving coffee nor attending to customers.

At other times of the day, the only hotel restaurant is based on barbecue - so if tat is not to your taste, you are vegetarian, or seeking options for children, internal dining and room service will not suit. There are plenty of other places to eat nearby, so you won't go hungry.

I had to chase Club Carlson points for this hotel stay as they did not accrue automatically, so watch your online statements carefully.

Room Tip: There are two halves of the hotel divided by the entranceway. I suspect the rooms in the east side...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear adl73x,
We just want to say thank you: for having been our guest in Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki and taking the time to write about your experience.

We will discuss with the breakfast staff and with our Restaurant Manager regarding the service at the breakfast.

In our Restaurant Grill it! we have a great new menu, and we have not forgotten children or vegetarians . We have an option for everyone. We have kid´s own special menu, options for the steak lover, and also menu for vegetarians.
Just remember, Everything taste better grilled!

When ever you are coming back to Helsinki, we are more than happy to accommodate you again.
Have great summer time!

Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I spent one night here on a business trip.

I found this hotel to be quite nice, especially considering the prices on hotels in Helsinki. It's a few blocks from the train station and walking distance from most places in Helsinki. My room was a decent size, as was the bathroom. Bed was confortable. The internet was free, but of medium-to-slow speed. The included breakfast was quite complete, with many choices, including a few that should appeal to Asian customers. The bar is a bit basic, but OK. You can get access to the fitness club under the entranceway for €5 (free with the better rooms). The fitness club is very extensive, with as many types of machines crammed in to the space as it can hold. The machines are more basic designs, and getting old, but are well maintained. Note that since this is a club, there are a lot of pumped-up regular clients there also.

Some negatives:
Drinks at the bar were very expensive and very small portions.
The hallways could use a cleaning.
The reception can get crowded at times.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Eric T,
Thank you for your review.
It was our pleasure to be our host here in Helsinki.
Today we are updating our WiFi-connections, so on your next visit it will be better.
Thank you again for the time spent to share your experience with other Trip Advisor users.

Have a nice summer!

With regards
Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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Tauranga New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The title is because I have never seen such a small bathroom in a hotel. It was almost at the reversing in stage. However many things going for this hotel. Friendly staff, great restaurant (the Grillit) free wifi, very central and the rooms are very clean. Large bed and very comfortable.
I had a very good meal in the restaurant and an excellent breakfast. I would stay again as the location is very good.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear McLeodnz,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Have a great summer!
With kind regards
Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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Brussels
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Good hotel although rooms would deserve some refresh. It is well located in the city centre at walking distance from key tourisitic and business places. Extremely friendly and effective staff. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear LaureAndCo

Thank you for your kind remarks.

Here at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel we are very proud of our service and our staff. Everything what we do, we do it with Yes I Can-attitude.

We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Have a great summer!

With best regards
Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

the hotel is perfect for relaxing because the rooms are very confortable, large and clean; the position is very near to the main square of the city center. Is really nice hotel even if prices of the room and of the resturant are quite more expensive than the hotel and the restaurant deserve indeed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Antwerp, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed for 1 night in a standard room as part of a road trip trough 11 European countries with stays in 9 different Radisson Blu Hotels in 9 European capitals.

Parking under the hotel for 31 EUR/day. Good breakfast - according to invoice: "Breakfast is included in the room rate, the value is 5,00 EUR/person". Really good value!

Quiet room, slept very well and recovered fully from the night on the ferry between Stockholm and Turku.

Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Peter D,

It was a pleasure to be your host in Helsinki on your road trip.

We want to offer breakfast that nourishes both body and mind. A complimentary Super Breakfast® is a rich and varied buffet breakfast, famous for its fresh ingredients and local flavours as well as hotel’s own specialities.

We are looking very much forward to welcoming you again when travel brings you back to our beautiful city!

Have a great summer!
Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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Kolkata, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My trip to Helsinki in June-end 2014 was almost not going to happen (!) - because I could not get a single available room in any proper hotel in the city. Supposedly this is the peak season in Helsinki and they have a kind of festival going that blocked out all rooms everywhere!

I suddenly landed up a booking (by chance) with the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Must be not up to the mark, I thought - otherwise why on earth should rooms be available out here?

I admit, I started with a skeptical note.

I was in for a very pleasant note as the hotel turned out to be one that came with a spacious lawn and of course, spacious rooms. The room I got was a "basic" room by their definition, but it turned out to be quite spacious - much spacious that the Hiltons/Swissotels/Scandics I have stayed recently.

Surprisingly, I was upgraded to a 'busines class' category after 2 nights. I won't say the buisness class rooms are a class apart, but it can be safely said that they were a slight notch better. Room size seemed almost same as the other one - but the business class ones are at the top floor. They also come with free 'paid' channels and movie channels.

The hotel serves free breakfast which can be said quite 'above average'. To do better, they can consider altering the menu - I got the exact same menu for all the 4 nights I stayed.

The hotel is located centrally in the Kampii Centre region of Helsinki. Taxis are usually available at the door step of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joni V, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Sanjay_GT,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience.

Our rooms are spacious and in Business Class Rooms include room service breakfast upon request or the Super Breakfast Buffet, Free TV entertainment package, Nespresso® gourmet coffee machine and electric kettle, Quality magazine, Free high-speed, wireless Internet and also Business Room guests can access the City Gym free of charge.

Thanks again for your feedback. Have a great summer!
Joni Väisänen
Service Manager
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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
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Romantic 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):
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