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“Visit to Raddison Blu Helenski” 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 #24 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Visit to Raddison Blu Helenski”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at the Radisson Blu Seaside in Helsinki and found the Hotel comfortable. Breakfast was more than adequate. Staff does serve the patrons and they were so friendly and helpful. Sauna was a nice experience. Location is good with regard to restaurants, flea market, and the port facility. You can take tram 9 which is just down the street to the shopping district. Staff at Hotel was professional and friendly. Use of bikes for three hours with rail trail across the street made exploring the city helpful. Tram 6 runs in front of the Hotel to Central Station where you can catch any bus or train to airport. Very reasonable. Rooms were not large but about the right size. They did not provide washcloths, but the other linens were adequate. Slippers were provided. Internet was slow but worked fine.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Its located a little outside of the Helsinki City center, but it takes just a short 10 to 15 minute walk to get to the city center. Another option is to take tram number 6. Arriving at the airport a comfortable and cheap way to travel to this hotel is to take the Finnair City Bus at the airport for about 6 euro a person. It brings you to the Helsinki Central Train station in about 30 minutes. Right in front of the train station you can hop on tram number 6. Just stay in it till its last stop (costs about 3 euro a person I believe) and you're right in front of this hotel. As a comparison: a taxi ride from the airport to this hotel costs about 43 euro.

The hotel itself is nothing special. The rooms are a bit awkward. Lots of concrete and a basic sober decoration. The toilet smelled a little bit and together with the shower it was a bit "old fashioned". The shower still had a hot and cold lever so the situation back from the old days where the water would suddenly go up or down in temperature while standing under it applies here. Pity.

The room was spacy though and had a nice desk and coffee/tea maker in it. Also available was a full sized ironing board and iron. The bed was comfortable. A really negative point to this room was that there was no air conditioning. There was only a real small part of the window that could be opened to let a slight breeze come into the room. I can imagine that when its warmer outside, this will not be sufficient anymore.

The room also had an insane lot of light switches. No idea which one was for which light, it didn't really make sense. They're also not all switchable from the bed, so it took for a short walk around the room to figure out which buttons all to push to switch the lights off.

The room was mostly clean (except for the funny smell in the toilet). Some stains on the couch and when carefully looking some small pieces of garbage in the corners of the room which were already there when I arrived and were still there when I left. Nothing really big though.

Internet access in the room was decent and pretty stable, even at nights.

The breakfast is included for all guests. This results in a huge crowded loud breakfast area. Breakfast was of decent quality though.

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Taxis are available right out in front of the hotel without having to call one first.

All in all quite okay, but for the same money I've seen better hotels. For example the Radisson Blu located right in the city center of Helsinki. That one is favorable over this one I would say.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stay one night and was completed satisfy.
Upon my arrive the crew was very polite, helpful and give me detailed instruction. The room was small with 2 big beds, very clean, nice bathroom with all the relative facilities. I wake up late for breakfast but they give me individual service and everything was fresh and test full. The Hotel offer high speed internet with out charge.
I will visit again.
Thank you for your nice staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I would like to make a complaint about my stay in your hotel- Radisson Blue in Helsinki on 7 June.
I was strongly disappointed with the service.
I have always considered Radisson hotels of high quality ( I have been to many of them all over the world). To my disappointment this one did not meet my expectations
As you know the first impression is important- here I noticed dirty and stinky carpet in the corridor on my floor. It made me feel uncomfortable.
we took junior suite with sauna, souded good.
Than, in the room the safe did not work. The maintenance staff was not able to repair it. I would say, they did not try.
What is more, there was no power in two sockets.
But what made my stay in your hotel unpleasant was housemaid service.
The room was not cleaned just as it should be expected from a Radisson hotel network. The bed was made but carefully. The towels were changed but the maid forgot about the small ones.
A dirty cup was left on a bedside table and the magazines were lying on the floor.
Also the sauna was not checked as the towels were where we left them.
We were running out of toilet paper and it was not noticed as well.

It was my wife and mine 10 wedding anniversary and I feel strongly disappointed . I chose that hotel to celebrate but the stay here left a feeling of distaste. I will think twice before choosing Radisson once again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AndreasLindqvist, Manager at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear user maciej k

Thank you for your valuable feedback and for your stay with us at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel. I regret to hear about all the things that went wrong during your stay on your 10th wedding anniversary. We have discussed with the people involved and dealt with the issues to ensure that our service standard is always up to the level it should be. All our carpets in the hotel have also been cleaned during the last two weeks of June. I hope that you can accept my sincerest apologies for all the inconveniences you encountered. I have also sent you a separate email which a hope you will find the time to respond to.

Kind regards,

Andreas Lindqvist
Hotel Manager
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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was maybe 3rd or 4th time here. Good hotel, nice lobby and friendly front desk. Little outside of city centre, but near harbour(going to Estonia for example). Good breakfast too, but
only bad thing was actually really bad thing. It was really warm day and there wasn't air conditioning in the room and because one wall was all window, room was HOT.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heidelberg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

As a rule, I stay at hotels starting from a 4-star rating. Radisson Blu Season is definitely not worth 4 stars and, if my submit, a blemish to the Radisson Bu brand. It does not compare to Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki. I have never had such a crampped room and a cramped bathroom before. The noise at the breakfast room was cafeteria-like, although the atmosphere was a bit better than cafeteria like.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights at Radisson Blue Seaside Helsinki. While not exactly sea side - this is facing the harbour and you get views of some of the cargo ships that are docked in - the experience was quite nice. We were a family of 4 with two boys and got a family suite that was sufficient for our needs. The hotel has one Italian restaurrant (pricey) and a decent breakfast buffet. The greatest advantage was to have the tram stop for # 6 across the street, which made commute to the City centre very easy. The other atttraction, often underpayed, is the proximity to the Hietallati flea market. This is a must visit 250 m walk from the hotel and we had great fun running through the bric a bracs searching for some good value Finnish ceramics and other objects of curiousity. Must also mention that the staff were very friendly all through.

There are some decent eateries in close proximity too. The only challenge was to find a McDonald's or a good take away centre, but we could manage with K Market. I would not hesitate to stay back here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#15 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#21 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#21 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#23 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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