Scandic Grand Marina

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Average rate: $93 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki, Finland

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Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki Reviews

vances vances
568 reviews
Sleeping on the Dock of the Bay Jun 19, 2016
Sole motivation for selecting this hotel was its nearness to the Viking Cruise terminal, an easy five minute walk away. Convenient if you will be taking to the seas, it is not too far from most sights in Helsinki. I make this claim as someone who prefers to get about on foot, but if you are not comfortable walking fifteen minutes it is easy to grab a tram. Even though it lies only about eight or nine blocks from Market Square and the Esplanade, neighborhoods on the way were barren of restaurants or anything interesting to look at.

The hotel is an enormous former warehouse and features a ton of rooms. Our room was typical European (i.e., a little small for us Americans), but elegantly decorated with a functional bathroom. Adequate amenities were provided, including a dispenser for soap and shampoo which struck me as more practical than the teensy bars of soap shampoo bottles usually offered.

A pleasant lobby is presented, featuring a small self-serve snack shop and adjacent bar. Beyond the bar is an expansive restaurant (Makasiini) where we endured a subpar dinner the first night. The complimentary breakfast buffet served in the same space was much better. A very nice selection to choose from (I am probably prejudiced by being able to grab unlimited salmon!); this was well above average experience.

While we did not require much interaction with service staff, everyone was polite and spoke English. Unlike many other places, where staff seems to go out of their way to understand how they might enhance your visit, Scandic Grand Marina was passive. Cannot really complain, but the concierge desk was perpetually uninhabited and nobody made an effort to extend service or even ask whether we needed anything. Normally I would not gripe, but for the price point I confess there was an unfulfilled expectation.
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Cramped pair of twin beds
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8 / 8 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
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ilserita ilserita
37 reviews
Scandic Grand Marina Oct 05, 2013
Grand Marina is located just 200 meters from the Katajanokka harbor, so if you arrive with one of the ships the Grand Marina Hotel is an excellent choice.

Grand Marina is not only near the harbor, it's also within walking distance from the Market Square and the City Center. If you don't feel for walking you can take the tram that is just around the corner, only 200 meters away or one of the taxis that are always waiting right outside the hotel.

The staff is very friendly and helpful.

There is a safe in the room.

The breakfast is served in their restaurant and among other dishes you'll get traditional Finnish breakfast.
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2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
sarahsan says:
I did too Tania! DidnĀ“t know it was Scandic now!
Posted on: Oct 06, 2013
sweettangerine says:
I stayed at this hotel many years again when it was a Radisson.
Posted on: Oct 05, 2013
pretty_girl pretty_g…
196 reviews
My favorite hotel in Helsinki Aug 12, 2011
The hotel is situated close to the Viking Line terminal and walking distance to the city centre. I like in this hotel everything. Clean spacious rooms with comfortable beds equiped with everything you need. Breakfast is amazing, bar too. 3 computers with fast Internet and printers in a lobby. Also you can find different books and magazines in lobby. Shop with different stuff what you maybe forgot at home. Saunas and gym in the basement. Highly recommend Scandic Grand Marina hotel for holidays, business trips, whatever.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
tirsomaldonado tirsomal…
322 reviews
Best location good value Aug 29, 2009
Good value for the money! It is very well located, right next to Kauppatori, the busiest market in Helsinki! and 5 minutes away from the Sanate Square. It is a quite large hotel, so expect to find many people going up and down! :)

The room was very comfortable and was equiped with everything you need. The bathroom was ok too. In the basement they have sauna and a gym, but we didnt have time to try anything.
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
chrisw081 chrisw081
1 reviews
Good value hotel Nov 21, 2008
A very nice hotel for what you pay for. Location is just a bit away from the main centre but right next to the marina (hence the name). Just remember to use your door card in the lifts. I remember the lost looks of the people in there trying to work out how to get them to work.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy

Scandic Grand Marina Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Nightclubs
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Solarium
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Family Room
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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