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.
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April 14, 2013
Dear Anne H,
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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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