Yet another successful trip to Helsinki and a very pleasant stay with one of the best hotel groups in Scandinavia. I have been a frequent guest member with Scandic since 2010 and it is one of the best decisions I have made. I'm sure their many other members feel the same.
Scandic Simonkentta as rightly said by many other travelers in their reviews is a very centrally located hotel with easy access to the central station, trams and bus stops. It is surronded by various restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. The hotel restaurant also has some tasty treats to offer.
The hotel has a huge breakfast spread which is included in the price no matter which room you book and yes at times it is a little busy but I guess that only shows how popular the hotel is.
Normally I book a room facing the Kamppi square as it becomes a little dull for me on the other side but I guess if you looking for some quiet time then that would be your choice. The rooms one can say are not huge but big enough. Some have a couch, some with bath tub and some even with steam sauna's. The rooms are very clean and you can opt to have the room cleaned everyday of your stay. The room amenities include a big screen TV, mini bar, safe, ironing board etc. The hotel also offers free wi-fi.
I travel to Helsinki frequently for business and have used Scandic Simonkentta many times now. It is like a second home to me. The staff is very welcoming and friendly and try to make your stay very comfortable. Vera and Marjo at the front desk are very helpful. Special mention for Julia and Jyri for taking care of the smallest needs. I thank you all for taking such good care. I'm sure Scandic credits its staff for its success.
Keep up the good work.