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“Good business hotel”
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Scandic Marski
Ranked #31 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good business hotel”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

I come to Helsinki twice a year on business and have always stayed at this hotel.

It is conveniently located, the rooms/rates are reasonable and there are good facilities.

The food is of a good stardard although the restaurant does not offer an extensive menu.

There is a large taxi rank outside the front door which means that transportation is usually quick and easy.

It is opposite Finland's premier department store (Stockmanns) which is worth a look and approximately 10 mins walk from the harbour and about 5 mins walks from some good bards and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Booked the hotel based on fairly affordable price and good location. The hotel location is very central in the middle of downtown Helsinki with a short walking distance to main shopping areas and sights. Check-in was smooth and the hotel has a nice bar & restaurant area on the street level. The signs for finding the right room were a bit confusing with arrows pointing this way and that. The room itself was clean with basic decor and comfortable bed. When arriving to the hotel at night time you had to buzz yourself in and the receptionist asked rather pointed questions on who I was and seemed to question me having a room in the hotel. Breakfast was fine with a good sortiment of food and drinks. Service was also cheerful and attentive. All in all a nice basic hotel with a very good location.

Room Tip: Choose rooms on upper floors and not towards the busy Mannerheimintie street.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Helsinkiglobus
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Arrived at the hotel after travelling all day, the reception staff were professional, and was allocated our room within several minutes. The reception staff were excellent in recommending places to go and visit and Finnish restaurants to go and try.

The room was very spacious, and well maintained, and the mini bar was reasonably priced. We had a room with 2 single beds and a pull out sofa bed. The beds were very comfortable, and had no complaints about them. The shower was what I would consider to be a wet room, but was easy to figure out. The heating was excellent, maybe a bit too hot. The television had ample channels in English and other languages. My only complaint about the room was the window; we had an internal room, so we had an internal view across to other rooms and nothing else sadly.

The hotel bar was excellent, and we were given a complimentary voucher for a glass of champagne when we checked into the hotel – so it was a lovely added bonus from the hotel.
I didn’t try the hotel restaurant dinner service, but the breakfast service had an excellent spread of breakfast to suit many tastes, the continental and the cooked breakfast was excellent, but it can get busy (found this to be the case on a Sunday, but managed to find a table).
The hotel Wi-Fi was surprisingly good, and was free, which is excellent.

Overall – excellent room, excellent breakfast, excellent bar. Would I stay here again: 100% YES.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

There are several Scandic hotels in Helsinki and the Marski is well located for the city centre - opposite the Stockmann Department Store. Despite being a 4 star hotel there are no porters so if, like me, you arrive with a lot of luggage, you will have to manage the trolleys yourself. There is no tea/coffee making in the room which is something I really miss. The breakfast was very good and the reception staff were pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Pordenone, Italy
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Tomorrow I am going to check out after a four-night stay at Scandic Marski hotel. My husband and I were in Helsinki to attend a conference at Arcada University and the Marski was the conference main hotel, so we booked here for the rate of 121 euro, breakfast and internet included.
At first, I was little disappointed by the room we were given (n. 320 on the 3rd floor), because it was an accesible room with a very. very poor bathroom. The furniture then showed its age pretty much and was not of the same level of similar 4-star international hotels we have been around the world - as I said, the bathroom was really disappointed, the shower had no window but just curtains!
But, staying at Marski, I changed my mind a little bit and now I am convinced that it deserves a "Very Good" review.
First, as other travellers said, the location is unbeatable. Arriving by Finnair bus at the train station, we did not need to catch any other bus or tram or metro to discover Helsinki's sights.
Everything is just walking distance.
Then, I started to see also the positive sides of our room: a nice view, a very good size, powerful internet signal (which is important to us), and of the hotel, like the excellent breakfast buffet, the little grocery shop within the reception, the nice bar where we spent some quality time with our colleagues.
So, despite not being the very best hotel in our travel records, I would surely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Finland
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

If you want to stay in the very Central of Helsinki Marski is a good option. Rooms are OK , breakfast has lots of choices and OK quality. Typical Scandic Hotel level all and all.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Naperville, IL
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed three nights for business. The hotel is located very centrally and for this reason I stayed there even though meetings were in Espoo. Room was large and clean. Breakfast was typical. Did not have any custom eggs/omelets but otherwise selection was good. I had one dinner and it was excellent. I was suprised by the quality and good service.

Value was good given the location to eating and sights. It is right across from the large Stockman's Dept. store. Taxi are expensive so if on holiday it will save money staying in this area.

There was some convention/tourist traffice that caused the hotel to be busy two days. They handled it well and I actually liked the active feeling.

Room Tip: I have heard room sizes are different. Room 427 was very large with two full sized and one roll awa...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Scandic Marski
Address: Mannerheimintie 10, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#21 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#23 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#26 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Marski 4*
Number of rooms: 289
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern Helsinki hotel with nice atmosphere and great location on Helsinki's Mannerheimintie, with the shopping streets, top boutiques, main sights and businesses just a stone's throw away. ... more   less 
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