$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 6, 2014 Check-out: Dec 7, 2014

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

4 stars
Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki, 00100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
13 reviews
Good place to stay

Great staff and very well kept hotel. The staff are pleasant and the food is good See full review

  • Abcd122348383
  • Nov 23, 2014
Business

Excellent value, helpful staff and a comfortable room. Had a great steak in the dinning room,... See full review

  • Joe and linda
  • Nov 15, 2014
Enjoy 4-star elegance, delights in Helsinki’s historic heart
Situated in the heart of Helsinki, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki presents Scandinavian design at its finest. The central location means that premier city destinations are all within easy reach, from Toolonlahti Bay to the north to Suomenlinna Fortress to the south and all the vibrant cultural attractions in between. The Radisson Blu Royal offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complete business and hospitality services, the Michelin-rated Restaurant Grill It! and a co-operated fitness center nearby, ensuring delightful stays for both business and leisure guests.
Highlights
  • Michelin-rated Grill It! restaurant serves celebrated steaks and seafood
  • Excellent central location puts Helsinki destinations within easy reach
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Ultra-comfy rooms include Magic Dreams Beds and Yrjo Kukkapuro-designed rocking chairs
  • Complimentary Super Breakfast Buffet
Rooms
The Radisson Blu Royal presents 262 chic, superbly comfortable guest rooms furnished with plush Magic Dream Beds, designed to conform to each individual’s body, and modern Yrjo Kukkapuro-designed rocking chairs. Rooms also come with work desks, mini-bars, large windows, and fully equipped, marbled bathrooms. Guests enjoy cable TVs with premium channels and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Suites are available.
Features
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki offers a dynamic location and a first-class package of amenities to cater to business and leisure guests alike. The hotel’s sleek design houses Grill It! Restaurant and an elegant lobby bar. Guests enjoy a complimentary Super Breakfast Buffet each morning. A self-serve Coffee Bar by Coffee House serves beverages and sandwiches 24/7. Fitness buffs can take advantage of the state-of-the-art hotel co-owned fitness center nearby.

The Radisson Blu Royal also offers a 24-hour, multi-lingual front desk and on-site parking (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Nearby Metro Station (1 block)
  • Central Railway Station (0.7 mi/1 km)
  • Helsinki Airport (13.5 mi/21.7 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Cathedral of Helsinki/Senate Square (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 13 flexible, fully equipped meeting and event rooms
  • Ballroom for up to 400 guests
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Audiovisual equipment available

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Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Express checkout
Security
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Copy service
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Sibelius Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.4 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.5 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.6 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 0.7 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 1 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.4 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.5 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.6 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 0.7 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 1 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 1 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 1.1 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Kallio: 1.3 mi
  • Katajanokka: 1.3 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.6 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.9 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2.2 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 2.5 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 2.9 mi
  • Aalto University: 3.8 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4.3 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 5.1 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.5 mi

Dining

Grill It!
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Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Abcd122348383
Business
Fremont, ca
Nov 23, 2014

Good place to stay

Great staff and very well kept hotel. The staff are pleasant and the food is good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe and linda
Business
Alberta, Canada
Nov 15, 2014

Business

Excellent value, helpful staff and a comfortable room. Had a great steak in the dinning room, although perhaps a bit pricey

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Jolly Roger
Business
NYC
Sep 17, 2014

Good hotel especially for a bosiness trips

Good location in the center of Helsinki, close to the subway, bus, also railway stations. The room is not very large, but it is common for a European standards. Breakfast buffet is very nice as usual in all Radisson Blue chain in Finland.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rob in Boston
Business
Boston, mA
Aug 5, 2014

Decent hotel, AC was lackluster

All-in-all the hotel was decent and in an OK location. The main issues were that the room's AC was lackluster and on hot summer nights it got a little sticky in the room. Seemed that at some times the air was reversing itself - pulling out of the room and it got a little weird breathing stale air. The chairs were dirty and looked like they had spills and more on them - yuk. The bed was fine and otherwise the room was clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Mapping out the standard sites, well it can be confusing in Helsinki so do that ahead of time. If you stay at the Radison Blu Royal one of the sites that is hard to find, The Church of the Rock, is literally up the street so go see that first and get it out of the way so you do not get lost trying to find it from other parts of the city.

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marshie
Business
Dublin
Apr 9, 2013

Well located oasis of comfort

The room was perfect for someone with a disability and was centrally located in a pedestrian friendly city. Service and helpfulness room and breakfast were top rate. It was really appreciated that the lifts were so near the room and so imaginatively designed. We were in easy wheelchair pushing reach of all the major sights. One minor thought which only occurred to me after return was that the 24hr self service coffee bar could have offered a wider range of sandwiches and the vegetarian menu could have had two options instead of one. These are very minor quibbles. This is an excellent hotel that is extremely well designed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cheap lunches are available all day in the 'Picnic' cafe and around-light lunches and coffee around €8.

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ALaura
Business
New York, NY
Jun 18, 2012

Would recommend with caveats

The hotel was totally booked so we couldn't get the room type we requested (queen size with twin bed). Instead we got a king-size bed one night and two twin beds the next night. The women at the desk were not particularly knowledgeable about the hotel's neighborhood and were useless at getting us a taxi for the airport. Be prepared to find your own dining around the hotel and call your own cab for the airport!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twinstars
Business
Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 30, 2011

Wonderful Hotel

Hotel was clean and hotel style was very chic! Hotel staff was very friendly, helpful, and informative. Thumbs up on the location. The hotel restaurant "Grill It" had great food, but the food took a long time with almost an hour wait after we ordered. Breakfast was just as good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

When inquiring about the boat trip to Tallinn, Estonia (2 hour boat ride), ensure you ask the hotel rep for assistance in translating the Vikingline website. For some reason the English site was charging significantly more than the Finnish site. We ended up only paying 39 euros for 3 adults from the Finnish site while the English site charged 200 euros. We were very thankful for the hotel rep for pointing that out.

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Dec 8, 2010

Good hotel, location, staff.

I had a meeting with my friends. No, our staying was good. I've never been in Radisson's hotel chain before. Iliked it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Uncle Albert
Business
The Rose of the Shires
Aug 16, 2010

Perfectly adequate for city break

Hotel is a bit out of the 'centre'of Helsinki, but a 20 minute stroll sees you at the heart of things. Room was very clean, if slightly on the small side. Bathroom was also very clean, with all the expected bits and pieces (hair-dryer, shower gel/shampoo etc.) Breakfast (included) was more then adequate and of a reasonably good standard. The meal we ate at the 'Grill It!' restauarant was excellent. On the down-side, the complimentary coffee/ tea , sweetners and creamer were NOT replaced on a daily basis. Additionally, the beds were NOT made properly eac morning, with the duvet just being pulled over the rumpled bottom sheet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

To reach the better shops will take 20 -25 minutes leisurely walk

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Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 14, 2010

3.5 stars

City is small, so location was not bad, although the area is quite commercial. Buffet breakfast was fairly good, despite bad coffee. Room was tiny. Excellent blackout curtains for those 20-hr sunny days in summer. Helsinki is a costly city; this hotel was a decent value in relative terms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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