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Scandic Simonkentta
Ranked #21 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Winterswijk, Nederland
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“Large hotel near the city centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed here during the week of New Year, together with friends and family.
Our room was a bit small for two and a baby, although everything was available and the bathroom was very nice.

Breakfast buffet had everything. It was very busy during the breakfast, so getting a table with 4 adults, a 7-year old and a baby was sometimes hard.

We watched the fireworks from the terrace.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I spent 4 nights in this hotel and I can say that it is an appropriate place for a business trip: firstly, it is situated in the very center of the city - 5 minutes away from the railway station, secondly, it is surrounded with small restaurants and, so is not a problem to find a place for dinner, thirdly, they serve very good breakfast and the restaurant is spacious, so there are plenty of seats and you don't have to wait at the entrance. However, the bathroom is poorly supplied, there are no tea facilities in the room and I cannot say that they are keen on cleaning, but all these small deficiencies will not spoil your stay if you are not too demanding.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I have been in Helsinki for business and this hotel is in a perfect location. From there it is really convenient to reach the station and main tram lines, so for me it was very easy to reach my working place. Other than that it is walking distance to the main touristic attractions, so every evening I could visit the city as a tourist.
I did not like so much the furniture style, that is totally different from the modern style of the lobby and the breakfast room. Altough the room was very clean and confortable.
The breakfast was rich, various and very fresh.
I would definitely go back and recommend it to other people.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

It is a nice hotel, in the heart of the city, well positioned for shopping or travel, since bus station and rail train stations are 3 minutes from there.

The breakfast was too crowded, with no tables available, so people became aggressive, pulling chairs from other tables, etc, which I found not so peasant.

The room was ok, but not the best bed and pillows, and the cleaning of the room was not as it should be.

I guess you can say it is ok for the money it costs, but I would not return there for my next trip-lucking charm and service.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel is in a good location in Helsinki. I asked for a smoking room which was located on the top floor with a pretty unispiring view. Despite being a smoker the room obviously had not been particularly well ventiliated since the previous occupant. Still, the room was clean and mine had two single beds. I prefer a double bed, but it was comfortable and gave a good nights sleep. The staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was no worse or better than any hotel of this type, the only issue being the very weak orange juice. To be honest it was obviously diluted. Overall this is a good hotel in a great city. There is a however. The bar and restaraunt are both closed on a Sunday. There are places nearby that you can eat at which is fine. In my opinion the fact a hotel of this standard that cannot cater for guests on a Sunday (including room service) is very poor. The excuse that "it isn't worth opening and this is Finland" didn't really cut it. If I didn't have to stay on a Sunday night I would consider this hotel again, but after a long day travelling guests may not want to have to go searching for somewhere to eat. Even a limited bar menu (always supposing they opened the bar) would be welcomed. The upside was that thanks to this policy i found a cracking bar that served a decent (if expensive ) steak nearby. Which is money that the hotel lost!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

I stayed here one night in May on a business trip. I joined Scandic Friends right after the hotel was booked. I phoned ahead and asked for a tea kettle in my room. Everything was provided as requested. The breakfast was excellent. As a Scandic member, I received a coupon for money off on a beverage from the mini bar or store. Great value. Room was quiet and the window could be opened. Very convenient location. Room was larger than most European hotels.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Spent the weekend based at this hotel,the location is perfect just off of the main road,within 3 minute walk of the main train station (where the airport bus terminates), 2 minute walk to the main bus station and within 10 minute walk of the harbour. The hotel is a large city centre hotel but all of the staff made me feel as if they knew me and I mattered to them. The room was a reasonable size and well furnished. The breakfast was very good with a large choice to cater for all tastes. Beware the restaurant is closed on Sunday.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#20 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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