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“Everything you need” 4 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki 00180, Finland (Formerly Radisson SAS) (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Everything you need”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed for four nights for some academic work and the hotel amenities made the work easier. The hotel also has a spa and exercise room. The breakfast buffet which was included in the price was excellent. The onsite restaurant had buffet and a la carte options, as well as a bar. The staff were very helpful. The conference rooms were spacious and well stocked.

My room was on the small-ish side but the twin bed was comfortable, and they were able to provide me with hypoallergenic linens. There is a kettle, hairdryer, and iron in the room but no mini fridge. There are English channels on the flat screen, and free wifi which was easy to access and fast. The hotel is about 20 minutes walking distance from the main railway station and shopping area, and the No. 6 tram stops out front. There is a food market steps away, as well as a few restaurants and bars.

Room Tip: My room had carpet but many have wooden floors which would have been cleaner. My room faced on to a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user TouristRose,

Thank you for your stay and your feedback.
We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
By spa I think you mean our sauna department, what is available for the hotel guests every day.
The exercise room is also available every day, early morning until late evening. Good that you have used it. We have minibar in every rooms, so you can use that for a fridge.
We hope we will see you again and next time try little bit bigger room, Superior or example Business room.
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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  • Location
    4 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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Salo, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Location wise this is ideal for my trips. 1,5 km from heart of Helsinki makes it easy to walk. Hotel is quite a standard one, little bit old and worn out in some areas / rooms.
Bed is very comfortable and buffee breakfast is great - what else you could expect from business trip ? Bar Viola has also nice atmosphere and decorations.

Room Tip: Go for rooms not facing the street
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Recepti0n, Service Manger at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user Ramperiina,

Thank you for your stay and your feedback.
We hope to see you again and just for a tip, next time try the room with sea view instead the street view. Have a nice spring!
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Nice and ambient room, good value for your money.
Hotel has a good bar and restaurant, and the city center is only 500 mts away, lots of public transport options as well in front of the hotel.
Best part is the rooms that look towards the sea, pick those when you check in :)

Room Tip: Ask for rooms that look towards the sea.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user Parvez S,

Thank you for your stay and your nice feedback.
We are glad to hear that you think our hotel is the best value for your money.
We hope it will bring you back in our hotel soon!
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Rauma, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Good location in regards to Otaniemi and Ruoholahti areas. Short taxi drive away (10 mins) from Otaniemi, Ruoholahti within walking distance. Hotel itself is clean and normal Radisson standard. Good but nothing special.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user Iiro L,

Thank you for your stay and your feedback.
Just for a tip, we have from tuesday until friday free shuttle bus from the hotel to Otaniemi-Keilaniemi-Karaportti, so next time you can also use that one to get to Otaniemi, if you like.
Welcome again!
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Harbor area is a long walk or short train ride from the center of town, but it's fun to see the ferries come in and watch all the locals dragging their 6-case limit of beer that they can get for less in Tallin than in Finland. Breakfasts here are amazing, catering to all types of international travelers. So you have American, European and Japanese style food each day. Eat well and there is no need for lunch.
Rooms are nice and clean. Staff is friendly.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user JackInBrooklyn,

Thank you for your stay and your feedback.
We hope to see you and your family again in our hotel!
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Hartford, CT
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The location of the Seaside is across from the Western Ferry Terminal and in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki. As another reviewer stated, very convenient for the ferry to Tallin; and actually only a 10 minute tram ride from the Helsinki Main Rail station aboard tram no. 6 which drops you off literally in front of the hotel. (NB- Tram 6T goes to the terminal and not in front of the Seaside)
This is a reasonably quiet area of the city, close to a number of restaurants, vintage Market Hall, canal, flea market, and the fabled "Bulevardi" which has a Parisian atmosphere.
Rooms with a view across the harbor are great- and all have a "captain's chair" as well as regular chair, desk, etc. Very quiet at night- and even more so in rooms facing the courtyard. All is spotlessly clean and functional in the best Finnish tradition. The highlight of every morning is the included breakfast. An amazing vareity is offered: scrambled and boiled eggs, sausages and bacon, cheeses, mushrooms, potatoes, porridge with maple syrup, cold fish, smoothies, juices, yoghurts, fruit dishes, cereals, many breads, coffee and teas- and even more not mentioned A breakfast here is a feast and you are good until 8PM!
Very welcoming and helpful staff at the desk, at breakfast and for room cleaning- a friendly atmosphere overall. The hotel restaurant is also quite convenient, with excellent Italian specialities. Finally, a truple Internet station in the looby enables contact with friends and family. This hotel is the perfect place to stay near, but not in the city center of Helsinki.

Room Tip: Rooms with a harbor view offer a fascinating perspective on the life of the harbor and the daily ebb...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear user Ex-Buffalonian,

Thank you very much for your pleasant feedback about your stay.
It is good to hear that you have liked our hotel and you have enjoyed your stay with us.
You told good tips about the neighborhood and about the hotel.
We hope to see you again in a future!
Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Checked in, staff helpful. Room clean and usaable but not the standard I am use to from a radisson. Reminds me of a new travelodge with slightly better decor. As I am here one night and just neet internet and bed its fine.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Recepti0n, Service Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear user Tripple_Disaster,

Thank you for your stay and your feedback.
We are so sorry to hear that our hotel didn´t fulfill your expectations.

In our hotel we have a lot of different styled rooms, maybe you can try some other room next time.

We hope to see you again!

Best Regards
Janica Stykki
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Address: Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki 00180, Finland (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#22 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki 4*
Number of rooms: 337
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