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Scandic Grand Marina
Ranked #19 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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“Good position but only average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Busy hotel OK for business visit and nice location near waterfront. Clean but quite basic. Lacks the touches that the price demands. Sauna and gym OK but gym lacks good aircon and no treadmill and sauna lacks fresh drinking water and relaxation area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

we read here some complaints about having no bath. It is true, but it is also a much better solution for the ageing people like us. You don't need to "climb" to have a shower. As its rates always include free internet and free breakfast the price may seem high. They have an option for pre-payment that can offer up to 25% discount

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Meerut, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were on conducted tour of Scandinavia in June 2013, our experience was good , Location - Excellent, Reception - Robotic expressionless, favoring white race guests first than Asians and others, Rooms were spacious, bathrooms only showers cubicles with liquid soaps, good continental breakfast, slow checkout, overall experience was just OK, there is some problem in their room key coding system , I have to visit thrice to the reception and waited again and again in Q to get key code corrected before check in .

Room Tip: Prefer rooms with marina view , which is on the front side of hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

A central location. Good public areas, but dark corridors and tiny rooms. No tea or coffee making facilities and small bathrooms with shower only. For the price this hotel doesn't meet the grade. Breakfasts however are great

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This hotel is very drab and uninspiring. No pictures or decorations anywhere to be seen. Our room was small and without tea/coffee making facilities. En suite barely adequate with shower but no bath. Few products provided and threadbare towels. The breakfast is ok and the location is good. Service is pretty indifferent with a lot of waiting to check in.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I stay here a lot with work- it's perfectly ok but can get very busy in the summer months when the cruise ships are visiting .
Gym and saunas are good and the restaurant is reasonably quick with a good menu.
Breakfasts can get very busy when the hotel is full and sometimes need to share a table.
Prices can get expensive in the summer .

  • Stayed June 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

The hotel is very conveniently located walking distance to Helsinki centre. It is clean and perfect for a one-night stay. We paid 132 Euros for a family room, we stayed with 2 adults, 2 children and it was spacious.
It is walking distance to Tallin ferry, Viking and Silja Line. If you arrive at Vantaa airport, take the Helsinki shuttle (around 6 Euros, children go free?) to the central station and it is a short walk to the hotel.
Breakfast was a bit hectic, as there were a lot of people; but staff did their best to refill the buffet.
We had an problem with the guests in our neighbouring room; they made a lot of noise, door banging, running up and down the corridor etc. I spoke to the front desk and she politely and swiftly dealt with the situation and we had a perfect night sleep.
Tips: Go to breakfast around 8.30, before the hordes are coming:)
If there is anything you do not agree with, let them know. They were very helpful and happy I told them.
There is a large locker room to leave your luggage before/after check-out.
Make sure to book early, they have great discounts.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Scandic Grand Marina

Property: Scandic Grand Marina
Address: Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#22 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Grand Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 470
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in a beautiful warehouse building from the early 1900s, and features plus-sized rooms and modern meeting facilities. The large arched windows and high ceilings create a spacious and bright atmosphere in the restaurant and bar. During the summertime, guests can also enjoy our large terrace. In addition to the hotel's own meeting facilities, the adjacent Marina Congress Center offers settings for events and functions of up to 2,500 people. There is plenty of parking space just outside the hotel and in the garage. The hotel offers WiFi, a gym, a sauna, and a 24-hour shop. You can borrow a bicycle or sticks for Nordic walking from the reception. Close to the Helsinki city centre, the hotel is located by the sea in idyllic Kajanokka next to the Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and the Helsinki SkyWheel. The hotel offers an excellent starting point to see the sights, spend some time shopping or enjoy the restaurants and nightlife of the city. ... more   less 
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