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Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #24 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This modern hotel is located above the Kampi metro and bus station, and only a couple of minutes walk from the train station and its' adjacent bus terminal, making it a perfect central location for visiting Helsinki whether by foot or public transportation.
Check-in and check-out at front desk were efficient enough, and staff made sure I got the room type I requested. Room was clean and decently sized (as per European standards), with all needed amenities, including free WIFI throughout the hotel. Curtains however are not totally blind, which makes it difficult to sleep if you are sensitive to light.
Food at restaurant was excellent, both at breakfast and dinner.
The only reason why I am not rating this hotel as "Excellent" is because of the outrageous 15 euro charge for room service!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This hotel location is great to do business, sightseeing and shopping in Helsinki.

Breakfast is ok, nothing fancy but you can find something to your desire either from the cold or hot choices.

Be aware of the parking schedule, it may be tricky on weekends if you need your car before 7:00 AM

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Roberto G
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spend two night when visiting Don Carlos at Helsinki Opera House. As usually great service, cleaning very good, quiet and very central. Recommended. We also appreciate the big variety in the breakfast and the front desk effectivness

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

A modern, tidy, quiet, no-nonsense hotel right in the heart of Helsinki. Regular rooms somewhat on the small side, with no coffee-making apparatus. Breakfast OK but it seems they can't cook bacon right for some reason. Otherwise no complaints. If you want to have a good night's sleep and wake up with downtown Helsinki at your doorstep, this is the place.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki hotel in Helsinki is a great hotel with fantastic amenities such as a restaurant, room service, fitness and business center and a bar/lounge. The hotel offers both rooms and suites. The rooms feature wooden floors and satellite TV. Free high speed Internet access is another feature. Similarly, there is free access to the gym and sauna. The hotel allows pets. The location is perfect with Esplanaden shopping area close by as is the Helsinki Central Station. The view from the bar, terrace and lobby restaurant especially of the palace is superb. The free breakfast is unique as the items are made from organic ingredients. For weight watchers, gluten-free and lactose-free options are made available. The hotel is an environment friendly hotel and guests would do well to use the free bicycle facility or the walking pole on rental.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank ShahidCastro
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located near kamppi. It is clean and functional and overall I had a good sleep during my three night stay. My only problems with the hotel are the following:

- the check-in desk is permanently crowded. Always expect long waits if checking in and out. The hotel should get more staff at peak times or introduce self service check in.
- if counting on the taxi rank outside, expect long waits. Better to book cabs at least an hour in advance.
- most or the towels in my room were taken away during my stay and not replaced, so that on the last day I was left with a small wet towel.
- room service is an extortionate EUR15 extra. You read right, 15 euros to have a meal in your room. Madness.

Other than that, it's an ok hotel. I slept well and ate fairly well.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Hotel is very much a business hotel, usefully sited downtown. Room was very minimal, and a bit tired, but sleep quality was acceptable. Relatively good soundproofing. Breakfast is buffet, good selection of hot and cold items, breads, pastries, fruit, hot oatmeal etc. Pretty busy though, looked like peak time is about 7.30am.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Dave N
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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
#22 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $104 - $316 (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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