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Scandic Grand Marina
Ranked #19 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Great beds, Very Nice view from 7.th floor towards harbour.
Breakfast was ok, has everything You need but nothing extraordinary.
Nice that You can rent bike for free in reception. Staff is friendly and communicate very well in english. I will return to this hotel next time.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just off the market center near to the Viking line ferry terminal, this hotel is well worth a stay. Converted from a port side warehouse, it is an interesting building and a very nicely styled hotel. The rooms are very high standard, clean and the beds are some of the best I have slept in. The restaurant and bar are well serviced and the menu is excellent. Breakfast is superb but typical Scandinavian style. I think it may have something to do with the Finnish character, but the staff although efficient and friendly, are not warm. You feel a reserved welcome and you get the sense they are all working that little bit too hard to be affable. Great stay and we will return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The hotel is well located if you are taking a Viking line ferry. The hotel itself is big - a converted warehouse - and can be very busy. Staff are helpful, breakfast is nice - all in all a good hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Plusses: I loved the e-checkout where you were able to checkout over mobile device and just drop the key at the reception.

Breakfast was good.

Location is great near the Esplanaadi.

Minuses: First time I have seen a room minibar that was locked, so to have a drink you had to go to the reception to pick up a key.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The hotel is very close to the Viking Line terminal, so it's convenient for cruise and ferry passengers. You can store your luggage in the luggage room before check-in and after check-out. Good breakfast buffet (very crowded at peak times). On the harbor, close to the tourist market, Uspensky cathedral and other landmarks.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were on a tour, and unfortunately, only stayed here one night.
Very good location - we were less than 10 minutes to Kauppatori Market Square, which was one block away from Senate Square. Uspensky Church was on the way to Market.
Showers were easy to step into, with complete glass doors (so you don't drip water all over the floor!), and knobs easy to 'figure out' quickly and use when hands are slippery, unlike many other hotels in Europe. (Never can understand the half-glass doors in showers, hard to step up, no bathmats, knobs hard to turn with soapy hands, not to mention you need to read 'instructions' on how to use the knobs!!!)
Bedrooms were roomy.

On the negative side: No water heater, so we could enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our room without having to go downstairs and ... pay 1.50 Euros for hot water!!!! Unbelievable!!!!!

It was good that they had two PCs for guests to use, as well as a shared printer. On the negative side, no chairs, so had to stand up to use them. Also, people at the service/reception area, though friendly and trying to be helpful, had NO idea of how to get English using Hotmail! Nothing seemed to work. You couldn't just set the computer to English language, which should be an option, and have the PC stay in English! I was fortunate in that I could use Gmail, rather than have to depend on Hotmail alone. Unfortunately, next day, the same situation and the same people at service desk still didn't know how. You'd think that this is part of a job. I know if I didn't know, I would make an effort to learn, so next time a guest asks, I would be able to help - but that's just me.

Breakfast was very good, lots of selections, and they were nice enough to open up the dining area a bit earlier since we were leaving early in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

In town for six nights a part of a group. Rooms are typical Scandinavian hotel, but maybe a bit small. Wireless good. Close enough to walk to many attractions. Good breakfast buffet. Small bar area in lobby that serves food, which is helpful as the restaurant wasn't always open when you needed a bite and it's a couple of blocks to someplace else to get food. It was chosen for us by the organizers of the hockey tournament we were in town for; I'd look for something smaller and more quaint if in town again, but this isn't a bad choice.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Scandic Grand Marina
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
#19 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#22 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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