$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Scandic Grand Marina

4 stars
Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki, 00160
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Location

This hotel is very conveniently located minutes away from all the happening events in Helsinki. The... See full review

  • Chocoolate
  • May 27, 2014
Quality Hotel Close to the Action

The Scandic Grand definitely lived up to its 4-star rating, with a delicious organic breakfast and... See full review

  • Jpmjr Around the World
  • Oct 28, 2013
Scenic seafront hotel is ideal for business, family and leisure

Situated in Helsinki's historic warehouse district, the magnificent Helsinki Grand Marina Scandic offers guests a stunning harbor-front location near cultural attractions, including Market Square and the majestic Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. The on-site fitness center and sauna together with a charming bar, pub and Scandinavian restaurant ensure that guests have ample recreation and dining options.  Children's activities, complimentary wireless Internet and business facilities mean that the Grand Marina Scandic is ideal for both work and leisure.

Highlights
  • Authentic Scandinavian Restaurant, plus a bar and pub
  • Stunning harbor-front location adjacent to premier Helsinki attractions
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary, all-organic breakfast buffet
Rooms

The Helsinki Grand Marina Scandic features 462 bright, welcoming guest rooms with smart, modern Scandinavian style. Furnishings include work desks and chairs, sitting areas, stocked mini-bars and cozy bedding.  Guests can unwind with cable TVs loaded with premium channels and on-demand movies, along with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Features

Grand Marina Scandic hotel guests recharge at the on-site fitness center, and relax at the Finnish sauna.  Children of all ages will discover plenty of fun at the in-house playroom, packed with educational games and activities.

 

Additional conveniences include a multilingual, 24-hour front desk, complimentary Wi-Fi services and on-site parking (fee applies).

Dining

The Grand Marina Scandic offers several dining options, starting with a complimentary breakfast buffet.  The sleek, modern Makasiini Restaurant offers an authentic experience in Scandinavian cuisine. With its wood floors, espresso-brown armchairs and lovely outdoor terrace, the Makasiini Bar is an ideal spot to unwind with cocktails and conversation. Guests can also stop by the pub for coffees, beers and wines in a casual, nautically themed setting.

Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Helsinki Airport (13 mi/21 km)
Attractions
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Senate Square (0.5 mi/1 km)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (1 mi/2 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (1 mi/2 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (2 mi/3 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (2 mi/3 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (2.5 mi/3.5 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (3.5 mi/5.5 km)
Business
  •  Business services available on request
  • 6 flexible meeting and event rooms on-site
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Adjacent to the Marina Congress Center

Hotel Map

60.1658 24.9634
Area description
City Center

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Scandic Grand Marina Rooms

Economy
The economy rooms are between 15-17 squared meters with wooden floor. The romms are equipped with a working area, shower, hairdryer and trouser press. Single bed.
Room
The rooms are between 20-30 squared meters and wooden floor. They all have armchair and table or armchair sofa and table, hairdryer, trouser press and minibar. 2 single beds or 1 double with pullout sofabed.
Superior
The superior rooms are between 28-42 squared meters with armchair sofa and table, shower, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee facilities. 1 double bed with pullout sofabed.
Suite
The suites have a separated sleeping area or meeting room for 6 persons. They are equipped with everything you tend to need for a pleasant stay. Some suites have private sauna. 1 double bed with pullout sofabed.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Sauna
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone

Nearby points of interest

  • Katajanokka: 0.2 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.3 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.5 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.7 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.8 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.9 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 1.2 mi
  • Katajanokka: 0.2 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.3 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.5 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.7 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.8 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.9 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 1.2 mi
  • Kallio: 1.4 mi
  • Rock Church: 1.4 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 1.5 mi
  • Toolo: 1.7 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 1.7 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 1.8 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.9 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 2 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 2.1 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2.5 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 3.3 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4.2 mi
  • Aalto University: 4.9 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 6.1 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.3 mi

Dining

Makasiini Restaurant
In the Makasiini Restaurant you can enjoy an extensive menu Scandinavian Way, or seasonal food themes. Also a separate menu for children. The restaurant serves a tasty lunch on workdays and a delicious à la carte dinner every night.
Bar
Meet up with friends or business colleagues and enjoy the wide selection of drinks, sandwiches, snacks, cakes and buns in the Scandic Grand Marina hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for Scandic Grand Marina

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chocoolate
Business
SF Bay Area
May 27, 2014

Great Location

This hotel is very conveniently located minutes away from all the happening events in Helsinki. The rooms that face the water are terrific especially if you can get one with wide opening windows. It is one block away from the 4 and 4T light rail line, about two blocks from the presidential palace and the Market Square and is a good value at about $80 to $100 U.S. dollars

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the ferry to Suomenlinna because at 5 Euro it is a real bargain.

Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jpmjr Around the World
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 28, 2013

Quality Hotel Close to the Action

The Scandic Grand definitely lived up to its 4-star rating, with a delicious organic breakfast and a quality Finnish sauna creating a world class experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JBMIL
Business
Perth, Australia
Aug 14, 2013

Disappointed

Great location by the water, that is pretty much it for this 4 star hotel. Arrived to find my room has a single bed in it, ok, lets upgrade, paid and find two single beds joined together, lets upgrade again, paid more and got a double bed. As for the interior, the rooms need a proper (as opposed to a cosmetic renovation) renovation, old pretty much everything, I'm talking 1980's furniture etc. The TV was flat screen but remote did not work. No soap in the bathroom dispenser and overall a tired old room and a tired old hotel. I paid a lot of money to stay here and the end result was very disappointing.

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

Business

Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BlackFox
Saint-Petersburg
Dec 3, 2012

Great hotel in heart of Helsinki

Good hotel in Helsinki old town, big rooms, very good breakfast always included. Very good place for families with children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alpina
México
Oct 8, 2012

Good Location

I took the Viking line ferry from Stockholm and the hotel was located very close from the terminal. You can visit walking distance some of the main attractions of the city. The staff is nice and there's good food in the restaurant. Complimentary internet on the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mama Guz
Coto de caza Ca
Aug 5, 2012

Very average

About a 10 min walk into town. My biggest complaint was there wasn't any air conditioning and it made it hard to sleep. They didn't have any porters either,and we had a lot of luggage and were tired. The breakfast that was included was very good. The lobby was comfortable and attractive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MS and MS
Paris, France
Jul 20, 2012

Great place for business or leisure

The rooms are great, the breakfast buffet is complete and delicious and the hotel has lots of cool amenities like a gym and sauna.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Albat
Ross
May 20, 2012

Average hotel

Good location but not a 4 star hotel, rooms should be refreshed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MarkH
Business
Givrins, Switzerland
Mar 17, 2012

A good bet

I have been staying regularly at the Grand Marina. It is a great option for Helsinki - five minutes walk from the centre and in a quiet location. The amenities are good, and they do a great breakfast. I would recommend it as being great value for money.

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

Business

Review of Scandic Grand Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
L.S.
New York, NY, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Great value in Helsinki

First, I would definitely stay here again. It's close to the sights for a tourist, the rooms were comfy, the breakfast was good and convenient, and you get to sweat with some naked Finns for free. The price was right and I thought it was a great value. The Grand Marina is a big hotel located near the main harbor area in Helsinki. It's walkable to all the sights, but being on the periphery, it's nice and quiet. It's about a 15-20 minute pleasant walk from the main train station. There's a supermarket nearby, but not a lot of bars / restaurants in the immediate area. However, the bar / restaurant at the hotel is nice. Tram #4 stops about a block away from the hotel. It's close to the Viking, Linda Link, and Suommenlinna ferries. Despite the fact that it's pretty much in a dead-end area (on an island), there's a lot of traffic due to the ferries, but I didn't find the traffic noisy at all. Despite the proximity to the harbor, there's not much of a view from most of the hotel due to other buidlings. I was able to check in early after an overnight flight, so I was pretty delighted no matter what the hotel did after that. The room was okay (a little small), but very functional and you don't feel crowded at all. I guess the hotel is limited because it is built into an old warehouse, but in a land with plenty of space, the rooms could be bigger. It was very clean, the bed was comfy, and there was enough space for all my stuff. The hotel gets pretty busy. It seems more a business hotel than a tourist hotel. The freebie breakfast gets a little crowded at times, but the food is excellent (big spread with all the usual Scandinavia breakfast fare). There's a free sauna to complete your Finnish experience by sitting next to a bunch of naked Finns. Try it, I'm not a sauna-guy, but it was fun (my naked Finns were quite chatty and sociable despite what I read). There's also a little gym there and free bikes for use, another fun thing for this Helsinki tourist. I had only good experiences with the staff. They were very nice and helpful. Check-in and check-out was smooth. There's a little gift shop at the hotel with standard Helsinki prices. I think there's free parking at the hotel. The WiFi worked perfectly from my room. I thought it was a very good value. The price was at the lower end of Helsinki hotels (my room was about 140 usd/night), so I was pretty happy.

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