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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki
Ranked #10 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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New Westminster, Canada
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“Unique Rooms and Amazing Breakfasts!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is a great hotel. It is centrally located, has fluffy duvets, a TV in the washroom and an amazing breakfast buffet. The buffet has everything from brie, to karelian pasties to eggs to bacon and a juice machine run by an ipad! If you are looking for a quiet hotel that looks after their guests, look no further. It is only a 10 minute walk to Stockmann!

Room Tip: I would go for the executive suite. It has a comfy couch and a king sized bed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Petri_Uronen, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear LizzieBarr,

Thank you kindly for your review and your stay here at Plaza.

Í´m pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here with us. Thanks for your tip, our executive suite is very, very comfortable. Worth trying...

Hope you have a great summer at Canada!

Until the next time.

Warm Regards,
Petri Uronen
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was beautiful and clean and the service was very good. Breakfast buffet was incredible. Lots of fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, fish, pancakes and more. I couldn't believe that such a nice buffet came with the price of the room.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Petri_Uronen, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Karen,

Thank you for your kind review.

It´s nice to hear you liked your stay here at Plaza, expecially our Super Breakfast. I´ll pass on your regards to our Executive Chef.

Sunny regards from Finland. Se you soon here at Plaza again.

Warm Regards,
Petri Uronen
Hotel Manager
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was our second stay here and had a great night again!
Check in was smooth and easy but not very friendly, very much like the check out also. Reception was pretty busy during our check in/out though.
As CC Gold I was upgraded to business room on top floor (no view though), room has suberb, firm king bed, 46 inch (?) 3D tv with 3d glasses, tv in bathroom, nespresso maker.. As we had baby with us, I had requested a baby bed beforehand which was promply arranged. I had also requested an early check in ja asked also for a late check out, both were provided!
We sipped some coffee in nicely furbished Plaza Lounge, breakfast we had downstairs with "other people" :)
Breakfast is absolutetly fantastic!! Made to order eggs and omeletts etc..
The breakfast is my second favorite thing here after the bathroom tv!
Only downer with the property is the poor parking, hotels garage was full so we had to take our car pretty far away, which is always nogood with the baby..

Room Tip: Business room with bathroom tv!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Petri_Uronen, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Pajis544,

Thank you so much for your very nice review.

It´s so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Plaza. Thanks a lot for your nice comments of our newly renovated room and facilities and of course for Plaza Lounge.

So we´ll see you on your third visit then.

Kind Regards,
Petri Uronen
Hotel Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

A TA friend suggested last year that I join the Radisson’s Club Carlson and I can’t thank her enough for the tip. Applying the reward points from our stay at another Radisson property, we were able to reduce the hotel rate at the Radisson Blu Plaza. There are other useful benefits too, like an automatic room upgrade for 20 €.

We took the Finn Air airport shuttle bus to the bus terminal next to the Central Railway Station and walked a few minutes across the plaza to our hotel. Although we arrived before 3 pm, we were able to check in immediately and begin our sightseeing day in Helsinki.

The hotel is a pleasant walk to the Esplanade and the ferry boat piers. It’s also easy to take the metro or trams to the Hakaniemi Market Hall. For dinner, we walked a few minutes to the main street near the bus terminal and hopped on a tram to Ravintola Kuu. During White Nights, going for a walk after dinner feels like taking an afternoon stroll!

Our room was a superior one on a higher floor. Spacious, with a sofa and writing table. Quiet and well-soundproofed, we slept like hibernating bears.

Breakfast at the hotel is a cornucopia of delights. Served buffet style in the main restaurant, there is something for everyone, ranging from made-to-order omelettes to Karelian pastries. There’s even a special non-buffet breakfast at 5-7 am, for people with early departures.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Gigis_mum
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Petri_Uronen, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review.

As you mentioned Club Carlson reward program is a great and easy way to earn points and free nights. Thank you for beeing such a loyal customer to us.

Hope you´ll have time to see us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Petri Uronen
Hotel Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The hotel i located in the centre of Helsinki just across the street from the railway station. Public transportation to the airport can be found on both sides of the railway station.

The hotel has all the facilities you need, but it is quite expensive. I was there on a business trip. Else I would probably tried to look for a cheaper hotel.

The fitness room was quite small and not very well equipped. The brakfast was great.

There are several options for shopping, eating and nightlife in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Petri_Uronen, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time taken for writing us such a nice review.

Just to let you know for your coming visits, please make reservation at www.radissonblu.com
We have a Best Rate Guarantee when booking through our website.

So see you soon here at Plaza again.

Kind Regards,

Petri Uronen
Front Office Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Average hotel. Very friendly helpful staff, but the restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday and they turn the air conditioning off at night so you are sweating in the morning. Located next to train station and close to market square and shopping.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank LizannC
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Petri_Uronen, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear LizannC,

Thank you for your stay and for your feedback.

I´m truly sorry to hear that there has been some misunderstanding. We do serve food and beverages 24/7 every day of the year. Our lobby bar HUB serves food right after breakfast until late midnight.

Thank for your nice feedback of our staff. It´s always wonderful to hear.

Truly hope to see you here again!

Kind Regards,
Petri Uronen
Front Office Manager
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Juan-les-Pins, France
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

If location matters this hotel is then a rather no-brain choice. It's a few steps away from the main train station, in the very center of Helsinki, and from there you can easily walk to everywhere in downtown. No shortage of restaurant and bars around it - the contrary, actually.

Rooms are very nicely decorated, the colour scheme and look is nice and modern.

Internet was a bit ... sluggish. In my room the signal was not too strong, and it was rather slow. My colleague could not get connected from his room. So, that was a bit unfortunate.

Another small downside, as already noted, there can be long queues at check in, and as there is no concierge, if you need them to suggest a restaurant, or book anything for you, it can get a bit uncomfortable.

Overall, though, I would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank krotas
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Petri_Uronen, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear krotas,

Thank you so much for your constructive feedback.

I´m so sorry to hear you faces some problems during your stay. I´ll personally take care of those right away.

Hope you´ll have a change to come to visit us soon again.
Have a great rest of the summer!

Kind Regards,
Mr. Petri Uronen
Hotel Manager
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Property: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki
Address: Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#3 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#3 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki 4.5*
Number of rooms: 302
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