Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki

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Average rate: $108 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Simonkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland

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Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki Reviews

lizzielemon lizziele…
3 reviews
Affordable business and tourist hotel with a perfect location Apr 15, 2011
This hotel is located at Kamppi Square (a central location), in other words if you were standing by your hotel room window facing the center of the city you can see virtually see and plan your journey through the city's landmark areas and tourist attractions. Everything from the parliament to the big white church. Several malls are within your view, including top bars and clubs.

The best thing in this hotel has got to be the great scandinavian breakfast buffet that is included in the hotel price. The food is organic and authentically scandinavian. It has everything for everyone. I doubt one would be able to eat much else during the day after a Scandic breakfast.

The hotel is both for business and tourist travellers, perfect for both depending on the time of the year. The hotel often has special weekend rates for as little as 69 euros. The only slight downside to this hotel would probably be the noise, it is possible to hear the traffic noise from your hotel room and there always seems to be some random construction going on somewhere near the hotel. The noise is minimal but noticeable.

The hotel has a beautiful scandinavian decor and feel, minimalist and clean. Most of the rooms in the hotel don't have things such as tea or coffee in the room or a hot water kettle for safety reasons, but it can be ordered from the reception (please don't be tempted to take it home with you :-) )

As is common with hotels in a central location apart from the prices being on the higher end, the rooms are quite squeezed and if more than two people are staying in a room it can be quite uncomfortable though it is allowed (and charged accordingly) For the business travellers, there is the option of booking a room on a higher floor with a little bit of extras like tea in the hotel rooms, separate living area and sauna in a room plus balconies with a view of the city.

It's worth noting that if you are a party crowd and decide to "trash" your room, extra money will be charged to your credit card, and drinks from the minibar not paid before checking out carry with them an extra charge as a handling fee. Wireless internet is free, as well as all the big newspapers including the financial times. Not that anyone reads the actual paper anymore :-)

It's eco friendly and pet friendly as well. The location,cleanliness & breakfast are worth checking into this hotel.
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lizzielemon says:
You're very welcome :-)
Posted on: Apr 23, 2011
Glynnes says:
Thanks for sharing your review.
Posted on: Apr 17, 2011
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bec bec
2 reviews
Good at the basics Dec 28, 2008
Scandic Simonkentta is one of a chain of Scandic hotels. It's close to all the action in Helsinki, not far from the main railway station or lots of big department stores like Sokos or Stockmanns. Staying over the Chrismtas/New Year period it's great value at only 55 euro/night which includes breakfast and free wireless, but the place lacks a bit of character and is probably best for business travellers.
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kmummery says:
Merry Christmas Bec!!!

I've always wanted to visit Helsinki... I'll just make sure that I don't arrive via boat from Stockholm!! Shame about the yucky smells.. I suppose it will just prepare you for russia though. Just kidding!!

Will be interested to hear what you think of St Petersburg. I thought it was pretty cool, but I did have a fever and was pretty ill when we visited, so could have just been delusional. Hm, no I still think it's cool place.

Enjoy your travels and keep updating your blog for me to read! What else am I supposed to do during my holidays??
Posted on: Dec 28, 2008

Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki Overview

Tourists staying in the Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki will have easy access to the Finlandia Palace, National Museum, Kasvitieellinen Park, Market square, Senate Square, and Temppeliakio Church, as all of these attractions are less than a kilometer from the property. Helsinki Vantaa Airport is approximately 12 miles from the Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki, and the train station is only 400 meters away. Guests arriving by car can make use of the hotel’s car park for a fee.

The various rooms of the Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki feature French windows that allow occupants to enjoy views of Helsinki. Rooms come with a mini-bar, complimentary wireless Internet access, private bathrooms, and cable television.

The Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki was opened in 2000. Each morning, guests can start their day off with a complimentary breakfast before heading out to explore the surrounding area. Later in the day, travelers can grab a bite to eat from the on-site restaurant or relax in the bar with a refreshing drink. Business travelers can speak with colleagues via the hotel’s complimentary wireless Internet access, and can host meetings in one of the eight naturally-lit meeting rooms.

Scandic Simonkentta Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • 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
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Shoe Shine

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