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Scandic Grand Marina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki SF-00160, Finland (Vironniemi)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Halton Hills, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very clean hotel with friendly employees. Hotel was situated in a great location, this hotel also had great food. The gift shop within the hotel was also a nice bonus. The rooms were very clean and I had a good sleep every night of the trip. I felt very safe in this hotel which is always a good feeling when you're travelling.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed at the Grand Marina 3 nights for business. I usually come to Helsinki twice a year and stayed at different hotels before, never at this one. It is located close to the harbour, about 15 min walk to the shopping area. After checking reviews on tripadvisor I expected something different. We got a pretty good rate but for this I got a very basic room, pretty old, not clean, ongoing noise from ventilation and only very few TV channels which were English or German. The bed though was very comfortable. Breakfast was horrible, never saw such food served in a hotel of that category. Made me feel like back in school. I skipped it after the first day and just took a few croissants. If I have a chance to choose the hotel I will go for a different one next time I come back....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a citytrip and stayed one night in this hotel. Staff was very friendly and the room was spacious and clean, we had a Nice view to the haven were we could see our cruiseship. Breakfast buffet was good, lots of choice. Short walk to the city centre.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Good scandic design. Hotel situated near Viking line doc in quiet and beautiful seaside part of town.
There is all as you need in the rooms.
One thing that was no good for me is a two beds with two blankets and thin pillows

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Marina for 7 nights and all in all found in to be excellent. Our arrival didn't get off to the best start and we had to wait about twenty minutes in a queue to get checked in, but I never saw such a queue again so I think we may have arrived at a popular time. We were checked into an upper room which had a porthole window with excellent views, rooms were clean and well presented.
The Hotel is ideally situated for visiting Helsinki being as it is overlooking the Harbour, the main town centre is less than five minutes walk away and there is a tram stop towards the rear entrance of the hotel. The trams are an excellent way to get around Helsinki, we bought our week ticket from an automated machine At the railway station, but you can buy off the driver and at many other outlets. Just hop on the tram no need to show your ticket, we never got asked for our ticket the entire length of our stay.
This would now be my first choice of hotel in Helsinki based on value and location

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed here for a conference. The hotel is well appointed and the rooms are fresh and clean. There were a number of touring parties staying and so breakfast was hectic. There were plenty of seats however. I didn't use the restaurant for dinner but the city centre is a short walk away and there are restaurants there. The hotel bar did seem to close quite early on Sunday night. Overall a pleasant experience!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This slightly quirky ex-warehouse on the docks is fun! Close to the centre, it offered good rooms (we asked for a harbour view and got it. Breakfast was good and at the end of a bus tour of 15 days we enjoyed a well-presented dinner.

The reception staff were the best we encountered in nine countries of our trip, even if Finland lost their world ice-hockey game to the US.

Happy to return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#20 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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