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Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #25 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Yet another successful trip to Helsinki and a very pleasant stay with one of the best hotel groups in Scandinavia. I have been a frequent guest member with Scandic since 2010 and it is one of the best decisions I have made. I'm sure their many other members feel the same.

Scandic Simonkentta as rightly said by many other travelers in their reviews is a very centrally located hotel with easy access to the central station, trams and bus stops. It is surronded by various restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. The hotel restaurant also has some tasty treats to offer.

The hotel has a huge breakfast spread which is included in the price no matter which room you book and yes at times it is a little busy but I guess that only shows how popular the hotel is.

Normally I book a room facing the Kamppi square as it becomes a little dull for me on the other side but I guess if you looking for some quiet time then that would be your choice. The rooms one can say are not huge but big enough. Some have a couch, some with bath tub and some even with steam sauna's. The rooms are very clean and you can opt to have the room cleaned everyday of your stay. The room amenities include a big screen TV, mini bar, safe, ironing board etc. The hotel also offers free wi-fi.

I travel to Helsinki frequently for business and have used Scandic Simonkentta many times now. It is like a second home to me. The staff is very welcoming and friendly and try to make your stay very comfortable. Vera and Marjo at the front desk are very helpful. Special mention for Julia and Jyri for taking care of the smallest needs. I thank you all for taking such good care. I'm sure Scandic credits its staff for its success.

Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: If you are looking for some quiet time then opt for the rooms facing the hotel entrance, others who...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I visited second time after poor first impression. This second one was no better. Staff is hospital and fast and location is great - that's a bonus. But...room was really cold. Increasing room temperature did not help (it was broke though?). Soap was end in shower and products in minibar were outdated.

Room cost because on Shush 2013 a lot! 240€ / night and it was sure not worth of a dime!
Beer in a restaurant 8€ is a robbery, even in Finland.

I write a reclamation that was answered in over 2 weeks. They offered a reduced price (aprx 20%) if I come back. I have to really consider a second time if I do.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for the second time. After the first visit I avoided this hotel because of the poor customer service we received. We decided to give this hotel a second chance, but I was disappointed again. On the first visit I tought that the rooms were nice and tidy tough a bit small. This time our room was dusty and there was candy on the floor. Also the towels had stains on them. The breakfast is a zoo. There were dishes on all the tables. The breakfast staff didn't take any contact with the guests to help them find free tables and they didn't clear the table even when asked to. We won't be coming back to this hotel any time soon.

Room Tip: Rooms that are facing the road are noisy. The noise of the trams and people coming from the restaura...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Elina1221
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

.. you can find Scandic Hotel Simonkenttä. It's near of railway station. Bus terminal is next to it. Also the big shopping centres like Forum and Kamppi. If you like to go out dinner, coffee or cultural happenings it's near to everything. For example Tennispalatsi (cinema) you can almost see from the window.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Close enough to everything a tourist needs. Our room faces the Kamppi square and a good view of the Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Rather small room. The smallest shower space ever met in hotels. Breakfast is great in variety and quality. The luggage storage service is probably below standard. They told you to put your luggage into a room the receptionists control but seems to me that they will open the door to any one who ask. You do not have a tag to claim the bags. Just ask and they will open the door of the luggage room.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank ytfu
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Visited Helsinki November 8. to 11. and stay at Scandic Simonkentta for the second time. From the airport with Finnair Bus to railway station and less than 5 minutes walk you are at the hotel. The bus is 30 minutes and leaves from stand 10 will cost you about 6-7 EUROs. This is about 1/5 of a taxi and takes almost the same time.
The hotel has very nice rooms, fine bar and restaurant. Breakfast is excellent and you can sit with a nice view to the big place beside the hotel. Service is very good.
Big shopping centers as neighbors and many restaurants around. Everything is very close.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view to the big place.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were at the Marski 6 years ago in Helsinki and this time the Simonkentta had the better pay in advance deal. Super close to the train station and a million other things in the center of town including that nice outdoor market with all sorts of food. Good breakfast if a bit of a zoo. Decent lounge, pleasant check in, clean rooms, decent TV (if a bit weird to figure out the channels), happy with this choice.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Joanie881
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Additional Information about 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
#23 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $132 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Simonkentta 4*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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