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“Good location, comfortable rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Grand Marina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki SF-00160, Finland (Vironniemi)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Good location, comfortable rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel is located within easy walking distance to market place and the port, handy for visiting it and the islands nearby. My rooms was pleasant and comfortable, and breakfast was very good. Hotel staff was pleasant and helpful. I was part of a tour group, and everyone seemed pleased with the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vero Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great location for access to harbor activities and ferries plus reasonable walk to promenade, cathedrals, old tourist sights. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet offers wide selection. Rooms are clean and efficient - what you want and expect. Only wish more restaurants in immediate area but many just a few blocks away at promenade. I would especially recommend this hotel if you plan to take a ferry to other locations in Scandinavia.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Lafayette, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Traveled to Helsinki with a group tour and stayed here. Nice hotel, excellent breakfast, but not in center of city. Location is near the port, near the ferry to Stockholm. But I would have preferred to be closer to the pedestrian area of Helsinki, a 10 to 15 minute walk away. It was warm when we went to dinner so the walk was pleasant, but would have been nicer to be closer to the activity and near the train station. Or by the market in the harbour, a 8 to 10 minute walk. The main Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals were also within 10 minutes of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great hotel, the rooms are big and clean and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast was incredible! There were so many choices and the ingredients were so fresh, I loved it! The location by the sea near all major tourist attractions is also really convenient. But what really makes this hotel stand out is the service; I had to get an early morning flight and needed help with my luggage so I called the reception. Immediately a member of the staff came with a trolley and helped me carry all my luggage and even waited to make sure that I got to a taxi with all the stuff. Big thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Normal, Illinois
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398 reviews 398 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 137 cities Reviews in 137 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

An old warehouse converted into a very nice big and now busy hotel with lots of guests. Caters also to multiple tour groups and as such quite busy all the time. Located at south harbor of the city and about 30 minutes drive from the airport.

Courteous and helpful service with a smile.

Rooms are clean and functional. Breakfast buffet with plenty of food and varieties to choose from. Ice machine at each floor.

Free internet has some issues.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Wales, Florida
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59 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

By frequent traveller standards, this hotel has a great atmosphere in the front desk area. It is rustic and one can almost see the Vikings lurking in the corner. But the rooms!! Are they ever sparse, small and minimally appointed. But, this is Scandanavia and Scandanavians are known for their frugality and minimalist nature. Nothing over the top--only what is necessary will do. And, it this is for you--then this is the place for you. Please do not misunderstand. The hotel was clean as a spanked baby's but, the sheets were so crisp I really thought they might be starched, and the bathroom would pass any GI Inspection by the toughest Army Master Sergeant. But, don't go there if you expect fluff. Oh, the open air market has some terrific sandwiches down by the dock as well as custom-made jewelry. Really nice!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Rooms are spacious and confortable. Great location by the harbour. Unfortunately the staff at the reception (but also at the bar, I had to interrupt two bartender chatting to get a drink) is quite rude and short and gave us a very negative first, second, and last impression. On the other hand,at breakfast in a dramatically messy and crowded restaurant, staff was helpful and kind.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki SF-00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#21 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Grand Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 462
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imposing Brick-faced Hotel housed in restored 6-story warehouse dating from 1912. ... more   less 
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