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“Update and Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandic Lahti

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Scandic Lahti
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lahti
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Helsinki, Finland
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184 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Update and Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

From first appearances I was a bit concerned and I did not have any high expectations for the room. That being said, I was most pleasantly surprised by the room, very clean and modern, and functional in the Nordic style. My wife an I were on a business trip so this proved to be just what we needed.The lobby is small and the rugs in hallways are a bit dated, but this hotel does get heavy use being conveniently across from the railway station. For North Americans visitors weather you ask for 2 single beds of a double you will get 2 single beds that you can push together (or are pushed together upon your arrival) - this is typical for Scandinavian hotels of this vintage - otherwise the beds are very comfortable. If you are taking the train there is a bit of a walk over to the hotel from the station and there is a underpass walkway to get to the hotel - not sure when there is a lot of snow how this would be, but the taxi should get you there for a few euros. If you are driving there is parking to the back and underneath the hotel - there is an automate for the parking ticket up by the lobby entrance. You will need to slide a credit card through the machine (this may take a couple tries) then will be issued a ticket to put on the dashboard of the car, when you leave after checkout you will slide your credit card again and it will charge you at that time - I think it is 4 euros for the night. There is a restaurant on the second floor, we only had breakfast (which is included with the room) and was a very good one - nothing fancy but everything for the typical northern European breakfast, including items to please both the British and North American appetites - they had a nice selection of breads - everything was fresh and plentiful (also note that the time we stayed there it was fully booked so the breakfast was well managed, very clean, with excellent service to keep the tables cleaned, as well as, the staff was most accommodating.
In general the staff was most accommodating, providing information on the city and calling taxis for us as needed. Thus, overall we were very pleased with the hotel, staff, services, and location and would recommend it, especially for business and one or two night stays.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pori, Finland
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145 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

In my room windows were in bad condition. My window was actually open : When I told about this in reception I was first given window key and asked to close it ! ok : I hardly succeeded to close the window but It was still partly open because frame was so twisted. Finaly I got new room but the window frame was almost in same condition but at least closed.Hotel should change the windows because of wind and noise coming from busy highway.

Room was clean and decent. bed was good. Breakfast was decent.
There seems to be free gym, sauna and even swimming pool.
Despite of old windows I would choose this hotel again : it is basic and little bit worned but room and breakfast are actually quite decent.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Imatra, Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

First, I got a room that was not cleaned at all. The staff apologized. I just got a new room.
I am somewhat allergic to dust. Because my eyes and my throat was reacted in some way during my stay, In the morning I checked the bathroom air exchange valve, it had accumulated dust on the surface as well as the channel. When they have been cleaned?

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

This ceramic tile box contains smallish flavorless rooms with non opening windows and a tasteless restaurant. Everything is as average as possible,
Basically there is nothing wrong nor badly, but the spirit is missing.
Personnel is helpful and most friendly, though we didn't find us as Scandic members. Where do you need a profile if it is not followed.
Breakfast is well served and fresh.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

The hotel restaurant was actually a positive surprise. Eventhough the service was a bit slow, the taste and quality of the food was good. Service was also friendly. TV picture quality in the room was actually very good compared to normal hotel room TVs which tend to be utter garbage. You could also fit a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge.

The overall look and feel in the hotel is wornout and oldfashioned. Furniture and carpets are quite hideous and rooms are relatively plain. Our room was also quite cold despite turning up the heater to maximum level. Beds & pillows were uncomfortable and there was a lot of noise early in the Saturday morning from the road next to the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

I stayed in the hotel with my wife in a junior suite (with a sauna). A junior suite is essentially two normal rooms combined, still having two bathrooms and two outside doors. The room was clean and quiet, but had overall very cold and odd feeling to it. Furniture was simplistic and didn’t seem to fit the room too well, minibar had very little options. Walls had old close-up photographs of people doing winter sports. Building itself has some kind of a soviet times feeling to it.

Restaurants opening times are bad, but luckily city center is close enough and there are plenty of good food options there. Lobby bar is less of a bar or a lobby, more of a reception with on-the-side sales counter. Breakfast was average, service was good overall.

The room wasn’t expensive, so I’d guess the hotel and the room matched or were only little below the expectation. But if you are looking for a nice hotel experience or to stay on the prime spot on the city, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Anaheim, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I stayed in Scandic Lahti last winter and I have to say I was disappointed with it. Price was kind of high and quality wasn't that high even though breakfast was excellent and suite had a nice sauna. Pool area was ok but pool could have been a bit bigger in my opinion. And the water was pretty cold.

So, the hotel itself was ok but the customer service was something I was really disappointed with. There was this one receptionist who was very rude to me and other customers. There were some nice people working in the hotel but this one really made me feel bad. I also sent an e-mail to the hotel but I had to wait for the answer for over a month. That sucks!! The other major bummer was the "bar". Actually there was no such a thing. "The bar" consisted of two small tables and maybe ten bottles. It was located in the hall next to the reception and I didn't feel very comfortable drinking there.

I recommend this hotel to you who don't care about good and friendly service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Scandic Lahti
Address: Vesijaervenkatu 1, Lahti 15100, Finland
Location: Finland > Tavastia Proper > Lahti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lahti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Lahti 3.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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