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Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #24 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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“Convenience and good location”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Scandic is a good brand. Hotel Simonkenttä is one of the good hotels in city centre.

When I arrived tired in the evening the lobby was restless with loud music and people going around. The room, however, was large enough with nice design and art. As a minus, cleaning was not very well done since there was hair on the bathroom floor.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The hotel is centrally located; 5 minutes’ walk from the central train and bus station. You can take the Finnair airport bus for 5 Euro to the central bus station. We didn’t want to pull our luggage from the central station to the hotel so we took the taxi from the airport to the hotel for 29 Euro with Airport Taxi service. Airport Taxi has a booth inside the terminal, near the Tourist Information. They offer shared taxi for 29 Euro for 2 people. Regular taxi is 35 Euro.

The hotel is typical scandi set up, small room with Ikea style furnishing. It’s simple but it has sufficient shelf space for storage. It’s a typical size European hotel room. The beds are comfortable. The bathroom is relatively big for the size of the room and the shower door can be closed tighter when not in used to make the bathroom bigger.

Included breakfast was great with plenty of cold cuts, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and fruits in additions to the usual affair of eggs, bacon, cereal, bread, milk, juice, tea, coffee. Same restaurant that serves breakfast also open for lunch and dinner. We had dinner there one night. Tried the special reindeer steak and it was good. Price is high but the dinner was tasty.

The hotel is connected to the Kampi shopping center. The Kampi shopping center has restaurants, a supermarket, a metro station, and a long distant bus station. There is a bus and tram stop in front of the hotel. We took the tram 3B/3T to most of the tourist sites. We also took the tram 9 to the end to the West Terminal for the Tallink cruise ferry to Tallinn, Estonia. Very convenient. You can buy the ticket from the bus driver. A single ticket is valid for 2 hours. Within 30 minutes of walking from the hotel, you’ll find most of the tourist sites, such as the Rock Church, National Museum, waterfront, Senate square, design museum, modern art museum, Stockman store, many shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I spent one night in simonkenttä for business. Hotel is OK, nothing is missing and I have no true reasons to complain. Location is the thing when staying here. Everything in the city is close. Keep in mind before booking: There are many other nice hotels in the area, so compare and let the best deal win.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed in the hotel for a day on the way to Stockholm.
We liked the hotel.
Large, modern hotel in the city center. Near a large shopping center and bus station. The railway station in 10 minutes. Central Avenue right next to the hotel. There are many shops and cafes.
The hotel room was small. Two beds side by side. TV, minibar, telephone, safe. In the bath shower, a hairdryer and a shower gel.
Breakfast in the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant is large, but there are a lot of people at the breakfast and it is very hard to find free table. Very nice fireplace in the center of the restaurant. Next to the restaurant there is a children's room. In the lobby there are game consoles.
The breakfast is very varied and tasty, with organic food. We liked the Finnish cakes with rice.
We had dinner at the hotel. Dinner too much. There is a children's menu at reasonable prices.
Kettle in the room was not. But on the reception we were kind enough to take boiling water from the machine next to the reception.
Overall a very nice hotel with reasonable prise.
The only drawback - the small size of our room ..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Raasepori, Finland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Not what I expected, when you think that the hotel is pretty new there was some things in the room that was broken. For example the handle in the bathtub was loose, and the thing you closed the curtains with was broken, the electrical socket was loos and the bricks in the bathroom was loose. I'm feeling I little bit disappointed....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gjovik, Norway
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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Situated close by the central station and city centr, this hotel is very nice for a short stay. Kind of impersonal, but not more than expected. Very good for business travel. Clean room, above average.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The hotel itself is a quality hotel located in very centrum of Helsinki. The only problem I had, was the music noise coming from the restaurant below my room. I could not get sleep without ear plugs. I was too tired to pack my things and starting to complaint. Considering the price of the room this was not acceptable. My room was #217 so do not at reserve the same room if you want to get some sleep.

Regards Juha from Finland.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Scandic Simonkentta
Address: Simonkatu 9, 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#21 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Simonkentta 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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