I've stayed twice in Scandic Simonkentta while in the city of Helsinki for short business trips and would definitely stay there again.
I had to work for several hours in my room and I especially enjoyed its cosiness. The room was nicely arranged, the bed was comfortable, the lighting was well-thought and the desk spacious for those who need it. The bathroom is my only complaint, as apparently you don't get a bathtub if you book a standard room. Instead, you have to settle for a shower that will basically flood the bathroom's floor, so things can get a bit messy.
The breakfast buffet is very generous and I could have literally spent hours just sipping coffee while enjoying the Kampii square view from my table.
The hotel restaurant is fairly priced and serves both simple and more imaginative dishes (tip: try the grilled chicken!). I would highly recommend at least one visit while you're in the city, even if you don't stay in this hotel.
- Excellent location right in the center of the city. Just a five minute walk from the central station where the airport bus drops you off.
- Cosy rooms, with plenty of desk space to work if you have to.
- Professional staff, helpful and speedy service.
- Excellent and fairly priced hotel restaurant.
- A complete breakfast buffet.
- Free WiFi
- 24 hour shop for coffee, snacks, drinks in case you get any late night munchies
- The bathroom could be better
- No mini bar (at least not in my case), no tea/coffee facilities in the room.
- Anti-theft cloth hangers! Are they serious? What's next? Kensignton locks on towels?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This central Helsinki hotel has a fantastic location only a short walk from popular Helsinki attractions, great shopping and fabulous restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki Hotel Helsinki
- Scandic Simonkentta Hotel Helsinki
- Helsinki Scandic Simonkentta Hotel