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Scandic Paasi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paasivuorenkatu 5 B, Helsinki 00530, Finland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Hadera, Israel
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“Unique hotel, most pleasant stay ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed two months ago for the first time. We found an excellent atmosphere, excellent and very friendly stuff. The Hotel is located at the center of the city, room was big, clean and efficient. Enyjoyed every minute during my stay.Very reasonable price! Highly recommended!!

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  • Stayed February 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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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear livnaty, our best regards to you to Israel. We also enjoyed every minute of your stay. Hope to see you soon again. And thank you for sharing your pictures from our Scandic Paasi. All the best to you and take care!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed with my wife at Scandic Paasi first time last weekend. We heard before that this quite new (opened autumn 2012) hotel is very good, but it was even better than we expected. We had a superior room with stylish interior design and a bathroom with the tub and a "rain shower". The staff was very friendly and helpful. A strong recommendation from us.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Saaristolainen, how delighted to hear that Scandic Paasi exceeded your expectations. We aim to be a caring hotel, where coubles like you and your wife could forget their everyday routines and responsibilities for a while, and just relax and enjoy each others company in a casual athmosphere. We hope to see you two many times as our guest at Scandic Paasi. Thank you so much for your strong recommendation.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the hotel Scandic Paasi. The hotel is very well situated, nearby public transport, shops and restaurants, not far from the center of Helsinki. Very friendly staff, good breakfast.
We had a Comfort-room: quiet sleep, good bed, excellent shower in the bathroom and a separate toilet.
The general lightning was rather weak despite of the numerous spots, the room was darkish because of the choice of colour on the sealing (dark brown) and the walls (brown / dark red). Maybe this could be a plus-point during the summer when the nights are bright in Finland?
According to the hotel information all the rooms are not the same; they have different themes on the decoration. For our next visit we would prefer a less dark room.
We were missing a wardrobe with shelves. The room has a balcony but no ashtray. The hotel is a non smoking hotel but smokers have tendency to smoke on the balcony. We noticed that the roof in front of our balcony was full of cigarette stubs. Now there was snow to cover them but what happens when there is no snow? It could be easier if not necessary to put an ashtray on the balcony.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear Anne H,
We appriciate a lot you taking the time to share your experience. You are right, we have rooms with different interior design and lightning. For your next visit we warmly recommend you to experience for example room with "spectacular style" in 1920's part. Thank you so much for telling smoking details. We have balconys equipped for smokers on the sixth floor (highest floor at the hotel), and realized with your help that we need to reconsider this area. Thank you. We hope to have you as our guest soon again!
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When you often stay at hotels, it is hard to get surprised, but hotel Scandic Paasi did just that by its interesting interior design and modern features. Hotel is located centrally but in a very quit place. One of the best features was the connection to a very popular excellent restaurant with truly great food. Breakfast offers a good variety. Got impressed by the juice and water tap which you control by tapping on an iPad. Nice place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear kbelska,
Able to be positive surprise for experienced traveller, is one of the best feedbacks we could wish for. Thank you! We are glad to hear that you liked connection to Juttutupa restaurant. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki, dating back to 1884. It has operated in it's current location since 1908 in a warm and relaxed way. Through Juttutupa you are also able to visit other restaurant called Graniittilinna. It was launched in 2004 and is passionate about traditional, high-quality food and service. We hope your positively surprised feeling would bring you several times in the future to Scandic Paasi. Warmly welcome!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We booked a superior room as a treat. In addition to the room being bigger all films were included and you get a 5 euro voucher to buy something from their little shop. The hotel is decorated in a quirky design. Our room was very nice, clean and the beds was really comfortable. The staff are very friendly, which makes you feel like you can approach them if something was wrong. We did have problems the first night due to a faulty air conditioning making a racket. The next day we were given a new room with a bath, which was better than the room we had with a shower. Helsinki is still quite cold, so being able to soak in a hot bath is lovely. Breakfast was really good with organic porridge, fresh fruit, natural yogurt, bread, jams, warm boiled eggs and all the cooked stuff if that is your thing. They also had a variety of foods that were low lactose and gluten free. What was really nice was when the breakfast server went round the room letting people know that they were going to clear everything away and made sure that we all had what we wanted. The reception is a nice area to have a nightcap and there are three iPads to surf on, but only one seemed to be working. Of course there was free wifi too. The hotel is two stops on the metro from Central station and due to its location opposite a park it is very quiet. I have no hesitations in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: If you are offered a room with a shower or bath I would recommend one with a bath. It has a shower t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Yorkie1977,
Thank you so much for your recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Scandic's superior extra room with it's supplementary benefits. We agree, bath in a room during this time of the year in Helsinki is just lovely. We are happy to offer bathtubs as a treat in 54 rooms in six different room categories. Your nice description of Paasi's breakfast motivated our breakfast team even more. Thank you. We believe that breakfast has great impact on the good start of a new day and therefore we cherish it's details every morning. Hope to see you as our guest soon again!
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed here just for 1 night in a room with balcony and sauna. The hotel is located on quiet square not so far from Central Railroad station (and airport bus stop). Good choice of beer in the lobby bar - but it takes some time for us to find entrance to the restaurant. Breakfast was, as always, excellent (yes, another iPad to choose juice). And only one problem - speed bag is going out of the platform just after two kicks - but I have my pocket screwdriver to fix it on my own :) so far, one of two of my preferred hotels in Helsinki.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Stanislav M,
To be one of your preferred hotels in Helsinki - thank you, that sentence means so much to us.
We will have a serious talk with our speed ball in a room, it should not act like that :). We are so sorry about it. And for your next visit we have add more signages to make finding entrance and getting around to two restaurants more easy for you. That is our development area at the moment. Thank you for your nice review. We are looking forward to be able to welcome you soon again to Scandic Paasi!
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed at the Scandic Paasi for 4 nights at the end of March and had a great time.

Prior to my arrival I had an issue with payment for the reservation of my room and this was dealt with extremely quickly and professionally by staff at the hotel and within scandic. I also emailed a couple of times with a few questions regarding transportation to and from the airport and was again was given very friendly and helpful responses immediately by staff at reception so this was another plus!

I took the basic room which is a bit small but perfectly adequate if you are only staying a few nights. The safe was large enough to fit a netbook (always a bonus!) and there was ample cupboard space. I quite liked the fact the bathroom/shower and toilet were separate, although I think the shower area could do with an additional light as the light in the main bathroom area doesn't reach! The views from the hotel window were nice (we were on the 6th floor) and it is very quiet. You are right in the middle of town but just far away from the main roads so that there is no noise - the walls also seemed to be pretty thick. We did not hear any of our neighbours etc, as you often do!

The design of the rooms and hotel as a whole is really good and the hotel seems immaculately kept. The maid service seemed good, no problems there and staff at reception were always very polite and helpful.

The breakfast was fantastic and the best I have had for a long time travelling abroad: brilliant selection of both hot and cold - loved the ipad for selecting juices and the decor/design there is great.I didn't buy any drinks from the bar but the lobby area looked nice.

We did eat in the hotel restaurant one night - it was good food, large portions - nothing amazing but considerably cheaper than some of the other restaurants around this part of Helsinki - especially if you are just wanting international food. I would recommend kolme kruunua as a cheap Finnish alternative: very good food and reasonably priced. Its about 10 mins walk from the hotel.

The price of the Scandic Paasi is extremely competitive compared to many other hotels in Helsinki and for the service and quality you get, I think its a real bargain. I would definitely stay here again if in Helsinki, although I would probably upgrade to the larger room (25 euros more a night or thereabouts) as I think the standard size rooms are a little cramped.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the larger rooms if you'd like a bit more space!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Krista S, General Manager at Scandic Paasi, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Chris H,
Thank you so much for your story, how happy we are to hear that you had a great time. You emphasized so kindly areas we cherish; personal service, breakfast with large selection and Paasi's silence location. Also your room tip for our guests is so important, thank you. We have total of six different room categories to offer and for your next visit we would like to present superior extra or superior plus for you. We would be delighted to have you as our guest soon again. Welcome!
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Address: Paasivuorenkatu 5 B, Helsinki 00530, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Paasi 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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