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“Great central location”

Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #391 of 1,470 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $63
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to Helsinki and we really liked the location of this hotel as it was very central to the city and good for walking as well as catching trams to see the sights. The buffet breakfast was really great and we also ate in the hotel restaurant at night because it was convenient; good range, little bit pricey especially for drinks, service very variable. Check in staff were 'brisk' and this hotel seems to attract mainly business travellers. Our standard room was pretty small and had a cracked handbasin. I would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room. But we enjoyed our stay and loved seeing the sights of Helsinki. Very conveniently located for the Kamppi and Forum shopping centres, right next door to the Chapel of Silence and a short walk from the famous Rock Church.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Convenient, Clean, good breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Convenient location with basement connection to Forum and Kampi shopping malls, and just next to train, bus and tram stations...

Excellent room with usual efficient design and function....except I would love to have in room tea/coffee with kettle which is usually not provided in European managed hotel...

Breakfast is good with hot bacons/sausages together with smoked fish, pickled fish, good selections of bread and fruits...

Restaurant provided good menu with reasonable price...

Visited January 2014
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“OK if you don't to walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Nothing special there, breakfast is typical of what you find in Helsinki hotel chains. The dinner time is fine but nothing exciting apart from the Finnish dishes(very few)I tried, I liked it. The rest of the menu is not very developed and quite pricey. The service is casual and not organized when it gets busy. Portion are big. When cold outside is fine and if you want to taste Finnish specialities go for the Finnish "tapas".

Visited January 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“On the pricey side but really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

It is quite expensive but with Scandic Friends discounts, it was okay. Really good kitchen, good wines, nice staff.

Visited July 2013
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DALLAS
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“breakfast only”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Their breakfast buffet is about as good as I have seen in Europe. And it was included in the room rate.They even will make Gluten free breads. The coffee machine even makes really good fresh coffee.

Visited September 2012
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