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“Pillow problem” 3 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 #22 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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Kuopio, Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pillow problem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Terrible pillows you have, sorry! And no extra pillows in our room. I suggest you to at least get more pillows to the rooms or get better ones so that the sleep quality is better. Location was excellent and the breakfast was good. Your congress area was also okay. The service was friendly. In my opinion the best thing in your hotel was the location, but get better pillows soon, please!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is located within walking distance of the harbour, the outdoor market,esplanade and all the shops. The rooms are small, but well-appointed. Wifi is free, a great bonus. Breakfast is substantial. A few gripes: no tea-making facilities in the room, and the room service ends at 10.30pm. The hotel restaurant also closes early. Sandwiches are offered at the bar or at reception, but did not look appetizing. Hotel staff helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lakeland, Florida
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303 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night while on a tour. The rooms are clean comfortable and modern. The free wi fi is really high speed. This is one of the few hotels on this trip that has adequate lighting in the room. There is a nice desk with with double outlets and a lamp. Adequate closet space and a spacious bath with modern shower a fully closing shower door, rare in Europe, make this place a great one for travelers staying more than a couple days. Wish we could have stayed longer. Located right off the waterfront it is a short walk to most of the sights in the city. Very nice breakfast rounds out the great features of this place. Would definitely return.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

this is a perfect hotel , exelent location, and you can walk to Helsinki center, I have been visiting Helsinki during 15 years nearly every working week and tghhis is fist time I am staying at Scandic Grand Marina , not the best for me in my job but nice for any turist

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had to pay extra to get early check in but otherwise very comfortable and well located. Staff helpful. Guest laundry also useful. Rooms not overly large but well appointed. lLose to harbour area for tours and markets.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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houston, tx
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for catching a Finnair flight back to New York the next day. We thought that it would be a hostel type of hotel just for tourists to catch a flight or a cruise. We were only partially right, being there are many many rooms in the hotel, it does look like a hostel. However the design of the rooms are well done and the service was good.

1) the cleaned wooden floor instead of carpets impressed me. It gave me a sense of security that there are no bugs hiding there.

2) the bathroom is quite small, but the design is very efficient. Clean one piece porcelain sink counter with a shelf underneath to put your toiletries . The water flows from the shower n sink were strong n even. The soap n shampoo were in stationary pump bottles mount on the wall, therefore no need to fish for the tiny bottle of hotel shampoo after slipped off from the shower caddy gaps. And, also environmentally friendly. The towels were thick n white.... Placed on the electric towel rack, how luxurious !

3) this is the first hotel that I found sufficient lightings in the room. The reading lights were LED lights that would not glare into your eyes yet bright enough to read the small prints on the map.

4) despite of the large size of the hotel, the staff was friendly. I ran out of shampoo in the shower. So I got out of the shower to call housekeeping. Before I was fully dressed, the housekeeper was at the door with the new cartridge :)

5) there was fast Internet, no stingy restriction on usage like those hotels in vienna.

6) the location is convenient with the open market, the restaurants all within walking distance.

Why do I give only a four star rating ? Well, it lacked a kettle or coffee Pot in the room. As a tea lover, I have to go downstairs to fetch hot water from the bar. The bar keeper was very willing to fill my thermo for me. Also the hotel is getting a bit old. The wooden floor, though clean was scratched from heavy usage.

The breakfast variety is not really gourmet, but enough to go not hungry.

But all in all, the stay had been very enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kahului, Hawaii
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91 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Hotel is very close to the port, "flea" market and main shopping street in Helsinki, so it offers the visitor great easy access to activities, restaurants and shopping! The hotel has comfortable rooms, nice restaurant and bar area. The hotel was busy during our stay so felt the services were not up to par and it was a bit noisy. But overall, the property is nice and its location is great for a Helsinki visitor.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki SF-00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#22 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Business 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):
Nice seaside location close to Helsinki city center in an old ware house building from 1912 in Katajanokka, close to Helsinki SkyWheel. ... more   less 
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