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Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #23 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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Seinajoki, Finland
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“Not worth of money”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I visited second time after poor first impression. This second one was no better. Staff is hospital and fast and location is great - that's a bonus. But...room was really cold. Increasing room temperature did not help (it was broke though?). Soap was end in shower and products in minibar were outdated.

Room cost because on Shush 2013 a lot! 240€ / night and it was sure not worth of a dime!
Beer in a restaurant 8€ is a robbery, even in Finland.

I write a reclamation that was answered in over 2 weeks. They offered a reduced price (aprx 20%) if I come back. I have to really consider a second time if I do.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Joensuu, Finland
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed in this hotel for the second time. After the first visit I avoided this hotel because of the poor customer service we received. We decided to give this hotel a second chance, but I was disappointed again. On the first visit I tought that the rooms were nice and tidy tough a bit small. This time our room was dusty and there was candy on the floor. Also the towels had stains on them. The breakfast is a zoo. There were dishes on all the tables. The breakfast staff didn't take any contact with the guests to help them find free tables and they didn't clear the table even when asked to. We won't be coming back to this hotel any time soon.

Room Tip: Rooms that are facing the road are noisy. The noise of the trams and people coming from the restaura...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Kuopio, Finland
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

.. you can find Scandic Hotel Simonkenttä. It's near of railway station. Bus terminal is next to it. Also the big shopping centres like Forum and Kamppi. If you like to go out dinner, coffee or cultural happenings it's near to everything. For example Tennispalatsi (cinema) you can almost see from the window.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Close enough to everything a tourist needs. Our room faces the Kamppi square and a good view of the Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Rather small room. The smallest shower space ever met in hotels. Breakfast is great in variety and quality. The luggage storage service is probably below standard. They told you to put your luggage into a room the receptionists control but seems to me that they will open the door to any one who ask. You do not have a tag to claim the bags. Just ask and they will open the door of the luggage room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Herning, Denmark
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Visited Helsinki November 8. to 11. and stay at Scandic Simonkentta for the second time. From the airport with Finnair Bus to railway station and less than 5 minutes walk you are at the hotel. The bus is 30 minutes and leaves from stand 10 will cost you about 6-7 EUROs. This is about 1/5 of a taxi and takes almost the same time.
The hotel has very nice rooms, fine bar and restaurant. Breakfast is excellent and you can sit with a nice view to the big place beside the hotel. Service is very good.
Big shopping centers as neighbors and many restaurants around. Everything is very close.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view to the big place.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Boston
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We were at the Marski 6 years ago in Helsinki and this time the Simonkentta had the better pay in advance deal. Super close to the train station and a million other things in the center of town including that nice outdoor market with all sorts of food. Good breakfast if a bit of a zoo. Decent lounge, pleasant check in, clean rooms, decent TV (if a bit weird to figure out the channels), happy with this choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Mentone, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I stayed in this hotel for two nights in Oct 2013.
Excellent location for visiting the city, just at a walking distance from the main touristic points. There is a street market in the plaza just behind the hotel, with artisan foods from many different countries. A variety of stores and restaurants in the vicinity.
Quiet room, well equipped with lots of power outlets, an iron machine with board (very rare in European hotels), nice bathroom. Internet worked well.
Excellent breakfast buffet. Excellent taxi service, that you can arrange the night before your departure.
Courteous and well trained front desk clerks.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Scandic Simonkentta

Property: Scandic Simonkentta
Address: Simonkatu 9, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#21 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Simonkentta 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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