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“Nicer than Radisson Blu Royal” 4 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Vironniemi)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nicer than Radisson Blu Royal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Located next to the park of Kaisaniemi, in a beautiful old building and other old buildings around it, the surrounding is prettier and much calmer. The hotel has some more personality, even if it is part of the international chain. We staid in a junior suite which was very nice, even if the building is not new. Again, very good bed and sleep quality as always in Radissons. Professional staff and pretty breakfast room. The breakfast buffet has good variety. You can feel a bit of luxury in a 4 star hotel and for a reasonable price. Easy to walk to many central attractions such as the art museums, churches and the harbor or to and from many restaurants and night clubs.

Room Tip: Junior suite has quite a big living room with nice couches and a separate bedroom
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi uneton!

It was nice to read your kind review, we have pushed lots of attention to service and your review shows to us that "money well spent".

On behalf of Team Plaza I wish you a great autumn,
and remember, you are always a most welcome to back in Plaza!

Hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

First location: short walk across a square in front of main train station. It is easy to walk from Finnair bus stop to the hotel in a couple of minutes. The central location is convenient - you can walk anywhere. Or catch a train to a nearby national parks.
Staff is friendly and efficient. The room was quite large and well appointed. The bed was excellent.
But my favorite thing is breakfast - everything from cereals to smoked salmon, from pastries to their traditional berry-smoothies. And any kind of coffee you want.
Wuld stay there again if travles take me to Finland.

Room Tip: We had a 5th floor room looking to the inside courtyard and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Boris_Olja,

Thank you for your marvelous review!

Our whole Team Plaza is jumping of joy, when we are reading these review's from our breakfast! And it is true fact that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Hope to see you back at Plaza in the future!

Best regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I am totally satisfied for the price I have paid for 5 nights and stylish room & plentiful breakfast I have got.
It is located just in the heart of
Helsinki Center near the train station. It was crowded in the lobby since travelers were coming and leaving, but this did not bother me at all.
However, I would not call a gym: if it included ellipse, running track and one more machine.
Also it is usual that hotels in main touristic centers don't have gyms, if they do, don't ever expect even average one. Probably since people come to walk around and not spend time inside the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear njchocolover,

First of all thank you for your kind review.

We are getting some new machines to our gym now in autumn, but it is true that as an central located hotel our gym is a bit smaller than than hotels which are located on resort areas.

Looking forward to see you back in Plaza! Have nice autumn!

Kind regards,

Heikki Päätalo
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I loved the Radisson Blu in Helsinki. Often chain hotels provide a rather forgettable experience, but not this one. The modern design and interior, cleanliness and great service staff made for a terrific stay over five nights in Helsinki. The location is just off the main plaza near the train station, but away from the noise that can come when the days are long in June. The breakfast buffet was among the best I've ever had with selections to suit nearly anyone's tastes. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Cameron N,

Greetings from Helsinki!

What I can say - a many thanks for you about your kind review!
I hope everything is fine at Toronto, we are waiting you on your next visit to Helsinki and hopefully in Plaza!

Have nice autumn - you are always a most welcome to Plaza!

With best regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations Manager
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Tucson, Arizona
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

From the outside, this hotel does not look very impressive, but inside is completely different, and you will think you are in a brand-new hotel. The location is very convenient, because it is across the plaza from the central rail station. The Finnair shuttle bus from the airport stops here, and this hotel is just on the other side of the rail station. There are many restaurants and shops located within a few blocks, including a casino across the street. The hotel itself is very new, clean, and well-maintained, and the rooms have modern amenities such as flat-screen, high-definition TV, USB charging port, etc. The hotel has a very nice restaurant, with an extensive breakfast buffet that is included in the price. But perhaps the best feature of this hotel is its outstanding staff - everyone is very friendly and eager to be helpful, We did have one issue, but the staff immediately corrected the situation and even gave us an extra discount to compensate for our inconvenience. We would highly recommend this hotel, and we would definitely stay here again if we return to Helsinki in the future.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, you should avoid rooms that faces the Aussie nightclub across the main s...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear tomtinaz,

Warm greetings from Helsinki!

On behalf of our Team Plaza I want to thank you for your kind review!
It is our passion to keep our guest's at good hands - we all love what we do!

We wish you and your family a pleasant autumn!
You are most welcome back in Plaza in the future!

Kind regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. The hotel is really central and next to the train station and tram stops if you wan to go further afield. The room was lovely - quiet with an excellent bed, well sorted media equipment including hdmi and audo jacks plus wifi included. Staff were freindly, helpful and efficient. The hotel has a (very quiet) guest sauna. Plus the breakfast is one of the best we've had at a hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Julia P,

Thank you for your lovely review!

It is always nice to read comment's like this: "Plus the breakfast is one of the best we've had at a hotel." - direct copy from your review. I have forwarded your kind feedback to our Food & Beverage Manager and he sends greetings back to you.

Did you know that there was a "friendship" game between Manchester City - Arsenal at Helsinki last Saturday? (10th of Aug)

Lot's of greeting to Manchester and looking forward to see you soon back in Plaza!

Kind regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations Manager
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Surrey, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed 3 nights for pleasure, not business. A disappointing looking building in a bland street but lots of bars / restaurants nearby. Walking distance to train and bus station and only 10-15 mins to Market sq. & Senate Sq so good location for sightseeing. Reception empty on arrival and checked in quickly and efficiently. Room OK for size and no desk not an issue as for pleasure. Bathroom on smaller side size wise, but heated flooring nice. Bath towels a bit on the small side and not that soft. Everything worked and everything was clean. No noise issues. Wifi worked well. Shower was interesting on 2 of 3 days as it changed temperature of its own accord which is always interesting. Breakfast had a really wide choice and was generally good but hot food was not that hot, a bit lukewarm. The most frustrating thing was the toaster, took forever to vaguely toast anything. A new toaster is required. Overall, a good stay, just with those few niggles described. Staff all friendly and helpful and all spoke English well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heikki P, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear chrian,

First I need to apologies that there was few issues that did not meet your needs.
I'd like to inform you that we have already started renewing our exterior, so it will look much nicer in the end of august 2013.

Nice to hear that you liked our breakfast, we will take into consideration with few things that you mentioned on your review.

Looking forward to see you soon back in Plaza!

Kind regards,

Heikki Päätalo
Guest Relations Manager
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Address: Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#2 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#3 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki 4*
Number of rooms: 302
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Helsinki; convenient to the city's business, shopping & entertainment centers; near major transportation. ... more   less 
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