Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki4.0 out of 5.0
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Great staff and very well kept hotel. The staff are pleasant and the food is good
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.
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.
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 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!
I had a meeting with my friends. No, our staying was good. I've never been in Radisson's hotel chain before. Iliked it.
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.
Second time I stayed there, about a year apart. Friendly and efficient reception, both time rooms were very clean. The pillows are fantastic - there was something about materials from NASA (?). Free Wi-Fi for all guests. This time I used sauna also - came at 21:00, it was clean and warm enough (not super hot). Large screen LCD panel in the room. Good selection at breakfast, included in price. Compared to couple others in HEL, this one wins
I was there to sightsee. Was within walking distance of center, railway, resturants and tourist attractions.