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“Bit outdated but under renovation” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Scandic Park Helsinki
Ranked #25 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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Siikajoki, Finland
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129 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Bit outdated but under renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hotel is now under renovation so hopefully after few months they have nice new rooms. Old rooms were not in best shape. They also have sauna and swimming pool. Restaurant downstairs is good but bit high prices. Breakfast is exactly the same as all other Scandic hotels. Good enough but nothing fancy in Finnish standards. There is nice park opposite of hotel. Easy to wald downtown (10 .. 15min) or you can use tram/bus.

Room Tip: Do not take room facing Mannerheimintie.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Kotka, Finland
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88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I think I've heard this hotel is one of the biggest in Scandinavia. And it has served us for four decades now. I hope some bigger renovation is about to begin soon!

Our superior room had lot of space, it had nice decoration and it was clean. Some kind of international style with it's marble bathroom etc.

But common areas, room corridors, toilets etc. are in poor condition and in great need of renovation.

Brekfast is crowded and the restaurant is not very clean or welcoming when I felt like there's too many waiters missing.

Personnel at the front desk weren't very friendly either.

But the location of this hotel is great and price among the other hotels in Helsinki is quite reasonable so I will come again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Oulu, Finland
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68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Scandic Continental was once the best hotel in Finland when it was operating under the name Hotel Inter-Continental Helsinki. Hotel was originally opened in 1972, and the exterior sport the typical concrete slab style of those days. I believe the interior has been updated a couple of times, but it is already a bit worn on the edges. Also the lobby and other premises (ballrooms etc.) on the ground floor seem too big for their present-day use.
The rooms are very 80's style, so they could be refurbished - at least the wall-to-wall carpets should be get rid of in the rooms and and general areas. I've stayed in this hotel a number of times and have had many different types of rooms. This time I had an economy single room, which was smaller than other rooms I've had, but perfectly enough for a single room. It seems that only the Club Ambassador rooms have new flat TVs while others have old CRT TV sets.
Hotel is located a few tram stops (lines 4, 7 and 10) or a 10-15 minute walk from the main shopping areas.
Breakfast is as good as in any other Scandic Hotel, a filling buffet with everything you could imagine from cold to hot foods, veggies, fruits, cereals, yoghurt etc.
This is an OK place, but the newer Scandics are, in my opinion, better (although they have slightly smaller rooms), but would not hesitate to stay here again when I have business in the tjat area of central Helsinki or the price is better than in other hotels (as it was this time around!).

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Mannerheimintie street and Töölönlahti bay have excellent views, especially from th...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tartu, Estonia
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33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Room was clean and comfortable. Hotel offered complimentary internet. I liked the sauna in the hotel which had nice views to the city. I would recommend to join Scandic frequent quest programme to get more benefits in the hotel. I got complimentary voucher for food and drinks.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

This hotel is very eco-friendly, and it's part of the Scandic group's ideology to make all the efforts to limit the environmental impact of their businesses (you can learn all about their program after loggin in their complementary wireless network). The hotel was well located near the main station, and it's connected to the station and the central area of Helsinki by a tram line right in front of the hotel. The buffet breakfast was very good and plentiful. Downsides: the hotel is old, and you can see that in the fixtures and the furniture. The room was quite small given the price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have stayed several times at the Scandic Hotel Continental and I have not been disappointed!
Great Location, clean comfortable rooms, professional attentive staff and a great restaurant.. What more can you ask for?? I have recommended this hotel to friends and I will come back!

Room Tip: Go for the Superior rooms, great room for the price!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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HELSINKI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Good hotel and high quality service by Galahotels. The hotel is clean, professional stuff, dinner at the conference was just escellent, the same with food in coffe brakes. I recommend to use Scandik Hotel Continental and Galahotels.com as well. Thank You!


  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Scandic Park Helsinki

Property: Scandic Park Helsinki
Address: Mannerheimintie 46, Helsinki 00260, Finland (Formerly Scandic Hotel Continental Helsinki)
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Park Helsinki 4*
Number of rooms: 523
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is situated only a short walk from Helsinki city center and popular sights. Facilities include lobby area and hotel rooms, a restaurant, gym, sauna, indoor pool and excellent conference facilities. ... more   less 
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