$87 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 13, 2015 Check-out: May 14, 2015

Scandic Simonkentta

4 stars
View map of Simonkatu 9, Helsinki, 00100

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
16 reviews
Great location

Location is perfect, friendly staff, excellent breakfast. See full review

  • Aino Kissa
  • Jul 25, 2014
Great Hotel!

Friendly staff, phone charger outlet next to the bed, mall accessable via the Hotel lift. The best... See full review

  • Mike from Germany
  • Jul 3, 2013
Stay in modern style and comfort at this central Helsinki retreat

An exciting central locale combined with modern amenities, first-class dining and cool Scandinavian design make the Scandic Simonnkentta an experience in cosmopolitan comfort and style. Guests will find the Helsinki Cathedral, the Ateneum Art Museum and the Central Railway Station minutes away. Complete business facilities, a fitness center and a tantalizing lounge are among the Scandic Simonnketta hotel's many enticements. Family-friendly extras include an activity-stocked playroom for children.

Highlights
  • Vibrant location near the city's premier shopping, dining and cultural destinations
  • In-house restaurant and bar
  • Children's playroom with activities
  • Walking poles and bicycles available for rental
  • Complimentary breakfast
Rooms

The Scandic Simonkentta offers 360 charming rooms that welcome guests with soothing white tones balanced with brightly colored fabrics. All rooms feature wood flooring and furnishings, including beech-wood headboards, and fully-equipped bathrooms. Guests enjoy cable TVs with on-demand programming and free wireless Internet access.

Features

Located in the heart of Finland's vibrant capital, the Scandic Simonkentta hotel is an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Stylish, functionalist decor, the hallmarks of Scandanavian design, distinguishes the Scandic Simonkentta's interiors.

 

The hotel offers a full range of business services, including flexible meeting rooms and free wireless Internet access. Fitness buffs keep active at the hotel's complimentary fitness center and sauna. Families with small children enjoy Sigge's Playroom, packed with toys, activities and educational entertainment.

Dining

The in-house bar is an enticing spot to unwind and enjoy world-class wines, cocktails and artisanal beers.  Delicious California cuisine is on the menu at the Restaurant & Cafe Simonketta, where floor-to-ceiling windows and a casual vibe make for an ideal place to catch up with friends and family.

Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Helsinki International Airport (12.5 mi/20 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 8 flexible meeting and event rooms
  • 4,000 square feet of conference space
  • Free wireless Internet access

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Scandic Simonkentta Rooms

Standard Rooms
Bright and spacious standard room, 19-20 sqm, with wooden floors. Equipped with armchair and table. Bathroom with shower. Hair dryer, minibar, tv, safe box, iron/trousers press. Queen or twin beds. Some rooms also with sofa bed. Sleeps up to 3 persons.
Superior
Bright and spacious superior room, 20-23 sqm, with wooden floors. Equipped with 2 armchairs and table. Bathroom with shower/bathtub. Hair dryer, minibar, tv, safe box, iron/trousers press. Queen or twin beds. Some rooms with sofa bed. Sleeps 3 persons.
Superior Plus
Bright and spacious superior plus room, 25-28 sqm, with wooden floors. Equipped with 2 armchairs and table. Bathroom with shower and sauna. Hair dryer, minibar, tv, safe box, iron/trousers press. King bed. Sleeps 2 persons.
Suite
Bright and spacious suites, 45-80 sqm, with wooden floors. Equipped separate sitting area. Bathroom with shower and sauna. Hair dryer, minibar, tv, safe box, iron/trousers press. King bed. Sleeps 2-3 persons.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
General
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Exercise gym
Sauna
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Telephone
Electronic door locks
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.2 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.8 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.2 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.8 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 1 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 1 mi
  • Katajanokka: 1.1 mi
  • Kallio: 1.1 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 1.2 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.4 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2.1 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 2.4 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 2.8 mi
  • Aalto University: 4 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4.1 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 5.2 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Modern decour with wallsized windows. Scandinavian kitchen. Lunch buffet and lunch menu on weekdays, limited opening hours during summer time. Special menu and playcorner for children.
Bar
Street level lobby bar. Best assortment of Bourbon whiskies in the city and a comprehensive selection of single malt whiskies.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Scandic Simonkentta

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aino Kissa
Business
Tampere, Finland
Jul 25, 2014

Great location

Location is perfect, friendly staff, excellent breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mizzi
Business
San Francisco, CA
Sep 9, 2013

super location, great hotel

The location of this hotel could not get much better. It has a direct elevator access to the underground metro station and shopping areas, and is centrally located in downtown Helsinki. The breakfast buffet is extensive and tasty - probably the best breakfast I've had in any hotel, ever. The rooms are clean and modern and include free, fast wi-fi. This is my go-to hotel in Helsinki.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Scandic Simonkentta

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mike from Germany
Business
Germany
Jul 3, 2013

Great Hotel!

Friendly staff, phone charger outlet next to the bed, mall accessable via the Hotel lift. The best breakfast buffet that I have ever seen! (Loads of fresh fruit!)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Scandic Simonkentta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nedster
Business
Queensbury, NY
Jan 4, 2013

elegant hotel, just a little rough around the edges

It was a beautiful evening at the hotel with a balcony view just outside our bedroom. The tile in the bathroom was somewhat worn, dirty grout, thus "rough around the edges". The breakfast was outstanding, best I have ever had

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Change money on the way to the railroad station by stopping at Nordea Bank. Courteous service, and much better rates than at le bureau de change at the airports.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Spectacular Sam
Business
New York
Jan 3, 2013

Fabulous Hotel

This hotel was fantastic. The staff is very helpful in giving directions to other places around town. The view from the balcony to the center square is breathtaking at night and its location is close to shopping centers and the metro so you can always find something to do. For future endeavors to Helsinki, I know Scandic Simonkentta will be the place I will always call my temporary home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Scandic Simonkentta

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Music Educator Guy
Business
New York City
Sep 3, 2012

Like Home Away from Home

Overall, this is about the most perfect hotel experience I've ever had. The hotel is well-located in downtown Helsinki - Close to train, subway, and busses. The room design was amazingly efficient, yet very comfortable. Just as close to "home" as could be. The morning breakfast was especially welcome. They feature a fantastic variety of buffet breakfast items. I was attending an academic conference that sometimes kept going until quite late. There was always food available in the lobby that I could purchase and bring up to my room. Staff members were always friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to book my next stay at this hotel on future trips to Helsinki.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're in the mood for a quick, healthy meal - - - but don't want to do a restaurant alone, there's a supermarket "hidden" in the nearby Kamppi building. You can stock up on healthy fruit and such. I have allergies to certain processed foods, so it was good to be able to have Fage Greek Yogurt and trustworthy items available. Less costly than paying at convenience stores.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big Billy
Business
North Wales, PA
Aug 21, 2012

Good location, ok staff

Good but nothing special. The staff seemed overwhelmed at times and not too friendly. Breakfast was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Kampi mall next door to hotel

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Filomena
Business
Aruba, West Indies
Oct 28, 2011

Relaxing vacation

I was very impressed with the hotel. Our request for a queensize bed could not be honoured but they did accomodate us the first night in a suite at no extra cost. The following day we moved into a room with a double bed. Thee suite was lovely but right across from the hotel was a disco and having arrived after midnight and a long flight it was a little noisy but it was ok. The staff was very accomodating. Would recommend the Simonkentta to anyone. Centrally located and with the weather in Finland the convience of being able to go shopping without really going outside is a plus. Rooms were very clean and modernly decorated. It even has a small refrigerator .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amusement Park Fan
Business
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Oct 4, 2011

Good Central Location

The hotel is just two blocks from the Central Railroad Station and the Metro Station is just across the back courtyard. The front desk staff was very helpful. I asked them several questions about transportation and they gave me timetables, maps and good information. The breakfast was great. Lots of typical European choices. The room was spacious and very clean. The traffic noise was pretty loud with the window open, but closed it was very quiet in the room. Helsinki is a very walkable city and everything we wanted to see was within a 20 minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the ferry in Market Square to Suommelina Island. It is only 4euro per person and the island is so beautiful.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JakeW
Business
Columbus, GA, USA
Aug 23, 2011

Great Location

The location was perfect for us. Close to shopping and within walking distance to the market by the docks. Very good restaurants nearby. Since we were taking a bus to our next destation the hotel was perfect because it is located above the main long distant bus depot. There is also a shopping mall below the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: In Hotel

Shopping Mall below hotel.

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