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“Central location...” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Simonkatu 9, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 62 Hotels in Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Central location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very modern hotel inside and out, very Finnish. Nearby, central train station, museums and Esplanaden shopping district. Our spacious room offered a wonderful view of the city, also a comfortable bed, a wardrobe,
writing desk and soft chairs. A/C was surely needed in July and very comforting. Nice bathroom with all amenities. Buffet breakfast was very good with many choices. Friendly and helpful staff.
Overall, a good choice.

Room Tip: Higher floors offer good views of the city.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Maybe it's just a British thing, but I do like having a kettle in my hotel room so I can have a coffee whilst getting ready, but there wasn't one. Apart from that the hotel was clean and tidy and very warming to guests. The bar and mini bar was fine, as was the morning breakfast.

Location wise, it's right in the middle of Helsinki, however on a very steep hill (not great for wheelchairs). The rooms are spacious, and the bathroom is really well designed.

Would I come back? Yes, as it's a nice clean hotel with friendly staff.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hämeenlinna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The hotel is normal, maybe average. The weather was very warm, so the room was hot in the night. The room were we stayed is opposite the entrance of the hotel, second floor but quiet. The staff was polite and friendly excluding the staff in the restaurant during dining. Maybe they were too busy.

Room Tip: The rooms on the south and west are quiter (?)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dragoer, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the place to be if you want to experience Helsinki, location is perhaps the best you can get, the hotel is good, friendly staff, good atmosphere, price ratio is book at a saturday and in good time, so you get the best price, you are close to publlic transportation which is really good to use going around the city (trams), I can highly recommend this.

Room Tip: Get on the 4th floor and up
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed here for a recent wedding - when we arrived (12:30am) we were told that they only had smoking rooms left - we protested that as an asthma sufferer this wasnt going to be a good nights sleep - the staff placed us in a triple bed room - which really should have been the first option as no one was coming after us to check in at 12:30am. My brother however wasnt as lucky and he and his partner had to be moved to a sister hotel.

Room wise - if your room faces towards the Kampii Centre be sure to avail of the black out blinds as there is one "time square - esque" tv screen that flashes all night long. If your room is on the front of hotel - the Vatican night club will keep up awake until 4am.

Location wise - hotel is in the centre of helsinki, 5 minute walk from the port and the Esplande. Breakfast in the morning is all you can eat.

Room Tip: Room wise - if your room faces towards the Kampii Centre be sure to avail of the black out blinds as...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The rooms are the size of clown cars. The bathroom and floors were NEVER cleaned during our 7 day stay. The hotel refused to turn on the air conditioning when the temperature outside was 87 degrees F with humidity. Therefore, we had to keep the windows open all night to the city sounds. People parties outside all night long. Buses, trains etc....got very little sleep. Breakfast was ok but I saw many people use their hand to pick out bread, cheese, and pastries so I didn't eat breakfast. Staff tried to be helpful but there were not enough fans for all the rooms. I don't usually stay at hotels like this but we were with a hockey team. My suggestions, TURN ON THE AIR-CONDITIONING! And clean the floors......

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just a short walk and you are in the shopping district of Helsinki. We think there are some good restaurants close by but as it was Mid Summer holiday, and a Sunday, nothing much was open in the evening. The room was quite small but sufficient and clean. I found the staff at the front desk to be helpful but my travelling companions don't agree as the staff didn't seem to be concerned about helping them to find a place to eat dinner. Even the restaurant in the hotel was closed. It was suggested to them to take a snack from what was on sale in the lobby snack stand - potato chips for dinner. Luckily the buffet breakfast was very good with lots of choice in abundance.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki

Address: Simonkatu 9, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#15 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#15 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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