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Scandic Grand Marina
Ranked #20 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Walking distance to main attractions & restaurants. Place felt like a motel. First the key to our room didn't work, once it did found the room was not made. Had to go back down and get another room. Room is on the small side. Very basic bathroom. Breakfast just ok.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This property is near the esplanade & harbor as well as some of the ferries to & from other countries. Be sure the ferry you are taking arrives at/departs from the main harbor. The restaurant was very good for dinner, but not open for lunch on Sunday! The hours for breakfast varied from 7 AM M-F, to 7:30 on Sat. & 8 AM on Sunday, which seemed late to me. Breakfast is fine although they could provide more fruit as well as tea pots for tea. The rooms are adequate & the bathroom is on the small side (definitely a 1 person space), but there is a good amount of light. Service @ Reception varies; we changed money one Sunday, but were told two weeks later, on a Saturday, it wasn't possible to do so. Huh?

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors facing the harbor would have a good view. Rooms facing the harbor also are sp...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Terrible pillows you have, sorry! And no extra pillows in our room. I suggest you to at least get more pillows to the rooms or get better ones so that the sleep quality is better. Location was excellent and the breakfast was good. Your congress area was also okay. The service was friendly. In my opinion the best thing in your hotel was the location, but get better pillows soon, please!

Room Tip: Take your own pillows with you!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank ukm71
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This hotel is located within walking distance of the harbour, the outdoor market,esplanade and all the shops. The rooms are small, but well-appointed. Wifi is free, a great bonus. Breakfast is substantial. A few gripes: no tea-making facilities in the room, and the room service ends at 10.30pm. The hotel restaurant also closes early. Sandwiches are offered at the bar or at reception, but did not look appetizing. Hotel staff helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Stayed one night while on a tour. The rooms are clean comfortable and modern. The free wi fi is really high speed. This is one of the few hotels on this trip that has adequate lighting in the room. There is a nice desk with with double outlets and a lamp. Adequate closet space and a spacious bath with modern shower a fully closing shower door, rare in Europe, make this place a great one for travelers staying more than a couple days. Wish we could have stayed longer. Located right off the waterfront it is a short walk to most of the sights in the city. Very nice breakfast rounds out the great features of this place. Would definitely return.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

this is a perfect hotel , exelent location, and you can walk to Helsinki center, I have been visiting Helsinki during 15 years nearly every working week and tghhis is fist time I am staying at Scandic Grand Marina , not the best for me in my job but nice for any turist

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Had to pay extra to get early check in but otherwise very comfortable and well located. Staff helpful. Guest laundry also useful. Rooms not overly large but well appointed. lLose to harbour area for tours and markets.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#22 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: £89 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Grand Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 470
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in a beautiful warehouse building from the early 1900s, and features plus-sized rooms and modern meeting facilities. The large arched windows and high ceilings create a spacious and bright atmosphere in the restaurant and bar. During the summertime, guests can also enjoy our large terrace. In addition to the hotel's own meeting facilities, the adjacent Marina Congress Center offers settings for events and functions of up to 2,500 people. There is plenty of parking space just outside the hotel and in the garage. The hotel offers WiFi, a gym, a sauna, and a 24-hour shop. You can borrow a bicycle or sticks for Nordic walking from the reception. Close to the Helsinki city centre, the hotel is located by the sea in idyllic Kajanokka next to the Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and the Helsinki SkyWheel. The hotel offers an excellent starting point to see the sights, spend some time shopping or enjoy the restaurants and nightlife of the city. ... more   less 
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