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Scandic Paasi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Centrally located in the Hakanieme district, it was a delightful place to stay, and easy to get around. Hotel staff were cheerful and helpful; breakfast was phenomenal; room was cozy, clean, and quiet. What more could you ask! I travel the world and this was my first time in Finland. I would definitely stay here again. If you visit Helsinki, I highly recommend that you walk around the central district (White Church), go see the Church in the Rock, and definitely take the ferry across the Gulf of Finland to the midieval town of Tallinn in Estonia.

This is an exemplary mid-level hotel. It's not luxury, but everything, more or less, that a mid-range or better hotel should be. It has a decent restaurant and bar available, the place is kept clean, the staff is very helpful, the lobby is great for business discussions, it has an excellent location, and so on. I chanced upon this hotel and now will use it automatically for my visits to Finland.

The hotel is easy to get to from the airport. Just take the 615 bus for 5 1/2 euro. It takes you a minute to walk from the bus stop to the hotel. I also recommend stopping by the tourist information center on the 1st floor at the airport to get maps and information. As for the hotel itself, the staff was very friendly and the hotel is very quiet at night. You wouldn't even know anyone else was staying there except for the crowd at breakfast. (Don't worry! There is plenty of seating.) The breakfast is plentiful! It includes: coffee, tea, juices, cereal, yogurt, eggs, smoked salmon, herring, breads, crackers, pancakes, sausage, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, etc. If on your last day at the hotel you are leaving before breakfast time, let reception know, and food will be set up for you. Also, there is a market a minute from the hotel, so if you want to save money on snacks, beer, etc., it is very convenient. I also recommend buying a few bags of candies called "Marianne" that they sell there. It is a candy made in Finland that is mint on the outside and chocolate on the inside. Everyone back home loved them. If you are interested in thrift stores, there are some right near the hotel called "Uff" and "Fida". The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the main tourist area.

We stayed in two different Scandic Hotels and throughly enjoyed the experience. Extraordinary breakfast buffet, beautifully designed rooms, all our needs were met. We borrowed the hotel's bicycles in Helsinki, which made for a great way to see some of the city.

Nice hotel. Good location. Near cathedral. Metro is close by.

Hotel has a very fun & quirky look in both the lobby and rooms. There was a punching bag mounted next to the TV in the room for instance. Breakfast bar was really nice with lots of options. Room rates very reasonable but then again I think I was off-season.

It was a very comfortable hotel at a central location (only 5-minute walk to the airport bus stop). Wonderful food market nearby. Friendly staff. The only negative thing I can say is about their not having a public sauna. Very disappointing for a Finnish hotel! Good breakfast with broad selection, including freshly baked rolls and bread.

We stayed one night at the Scandic Paasi and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the room was beautiful! Breakfast was tasty and there was so much variety. The only thing we didn't like as much was the location, the hotel was a bit far from the Esplanadi area.

As long as you don't mind walking a bit, this hotel is a good 10 to 15 minute walk from the center. My husband and I spent two nights here and had a great stay: Good breakfast buffet (including salmon, yummy), comfy beds, very friendly staff, nice ambiance and quiet location. Good and easy internet access as well. Definitely good value for money compared to the more expensive hotels in the center. *On Sunday evening when the cafe shops are all closed, the receptionist made us a fabulous hot cup of cocoa which we drank in the decorated cowboy/western themed room next to the lobby.

Overall, this is a great hotel to stay at in Helsinki. It's on the bus route from the airport, and both the metro line and part of the tram system are very close. It's also in walking distance to central Helsinki (if you don't mind walking about 4-5 blocks). The hotel is new, the rooms are well decorated and aren't too small, and at least some rooms even have a balcony (if not a great view). The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only significant issue is that I was on the 6th floor, and the 7th floor isn't part of the hotel (as far as I could tell). But there is no soundproofing or anything between the 6th and 7th floors and the amount of noise coming from above (doors closing would shake the floor, footsteps echoed in my room, etc) was pretty significant. It was loud enough to wake me up every night I stayed there when people would stumble in at 2am or later. The other minor quibble is that there is no refrigerator in the room. So I would say avoid the 6th floor rooms and hope that the floors lower down have better soundproofing. Overall, it's a very nice hotel.

I,do recommend this hotel . but in the summer may face some hard time because the certain will not cover the light.

Paasivuorenkatu 5 B Helsinki

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Kallio, Scandic Paasi is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square. This 4-star hotel has 170 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 4 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center. It's in central Helsinki and also close to Ateneum Art Museum and Presidential Palace.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Relish the seafood at Meripaviljonki, one of 4 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 170 air-conditioned rooms feature safes, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Guests of Scandic Paasi enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Plus)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room (Extra)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Scandic Paasi

Everyone (3) Couples (4) Business (1) Family (1) Other (2)
5

friendly staff and wonderful breakfast

Everyone

Centrally located in the Hakanieme district, it was a delightful place to stay, and easy to get around. Hotel staff were cheerful and helpful; breakfast was phenomenal; room was cozy, clean, and quiet. What more could you ask! I travel the world and this was my first time in Finland. I would definitely stay here again. If you visit Helsinki, I highly recommend that you walk around the central district (White Church), go see the Church in the Rock, and definitely take the ferry across the Gulf of Finland to the midieval town of Tallinn in Estonia.

By , from Notre Dame, USA on Mar 14, 2017

5

good find.

Everyone

This is an exemplary mid-level hotel. It's not luxury, but everything, more or less, that a mid-range or better hotel should be. It has a decent restaurant and bar available, the place is kept clean, the staff is very helpful, the lobby is great for business discussions, it has an excellent location, and so on. I chanced upon this hotel and now will use it automatically for my visits to Finland.

By on Dec 13, 2016

4

quiet hotel, friendly staff

Everyone

The hotel is easy to get to from the airport. Just take the 615 bus for 5 1/2 euro. It takes you a minute to walk from the bus stop to the hotel. I also recommend stopping by the tourist information center on the 1st floor at the airport to get maps and information. As for the hotel itself, the staff was very friendly and the hotel is very quiet at night. You wouldn't even know anyone else was staying there except for the crowd at breakfast. (Don't worry! There is plenty of seating.) The breakfast is plentiful! It includes: coffee, tea, juices, cereal, yogurt, eggs, smoked salmon, herring, breads, crackers, pancakes, sausage, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, etc. If on your last day at the hotel you are leaving before breakfast time, let reception know, and food will be set up for you. Also, there is a market a minute from the hotel, so if you want to save money on snacks, beer, etc., it is very convenient. I also recommend buying a few bags of candies called "Marianne" that they sell there. It is a candy made in Finland that is mint on the outside and chocolate on the inside. Everyone back home loved them. If you are interested in thrift stores, there are some right near the hotel called "Uff" and "Fida". The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the main tourist area.

By , from Los Angeles on Jun 3, 2016

5

scandic hotels helped make finland trip extra special

Couples

We stayed in two different Scandic Hotels and throughly enjoyed the experience. Extraordinary breakfast buffet, beautifully designed rooms, all our needs were met. We borrowed the hotel's bicycles in Helsinki, which made for a great way to see some of the city.

By on Jan 5, 2016

5

great value

Families

Nice hotel. Good location. Near cathedral. Metro is close by.

By on Sep 8, 2015

5

comfy hotel with funky design

Singles

Hotel has a very fun & quirky look in both the lobby and rooms. There was a punching bag mounted next to the TV in the room for instance. Breakfast bar was really nice with lots of options. Room rates very reasonable but then again I think I was off-season.

By on Nov 7, 2014

4

highly recommended!

Couples

It was a very comfortable hotel at a central location (only 5-minute walk to the airport bus stop). Wonderful food market nearby. Friendly staff. The only negative thing I can say is about their not having a public sauna. Very disappointing for a Finnish hotel! Good breakfast with broad selection, including freshly baked rolls and bread.

By on Jun 13, 2014

4

beautiful hotel!

Couples

We stayed one night at the Scandic Paasi and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the room was beautiful! Breakfast was tasty and there was so much variety. The only thing we didn't like as much was the location, the hotel was a bit far from the Esplanadi area.

By on Jan 6, 2014

5

weekend getaway

Couples

As long as you don't mind walking a bit, this hotel is a good 10 to 15 minute walk from the center. My husband and I spent two nights here and had a great stay: Good breakfast buffet (including salmon, yummy), comfy beds, very friendly staff, nice ambiance and quiet location. Good and easy internet access as well. Definitely good value for money compared to the more expensive hotels in the center. *On Sunday evening when the cafe shops are all closed, the receptionist made us a fabulous hot cup of cocoa which we drank in the decorated cowboy/western themed room next to the lobby.

By on Oct 2, 2013

4

good hotel for the most part, 1 issue though

Singles

Overall, this is a great hotel to stay at in Helsinki. It's on the bus route from the airport, and both the metro line and part of the tram system are very close. It's also in walking distance to central Helsinki (if you don't mind walking about 4-5 blocks). The hotel is new, the rooms are well decorated and aren't too small, and at least some rooms even have a balcony (if not a great view). The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only significant issue is that I was on the 6th floor, and the 7th floor isn't part of the hotel (as far as I could tell). But there is no soundproofing or anything between the 6th and 7th floors and the amount of noise coming from above (doors closing would shake the floor, footsteps echoed in my room, etc) was pretty significant. It was loud enough to wake me up every night I stayed there when people would stumble in at 2am or later. The other minor quibble is that there is no refrigerator in the room. So I would say avoid the 6th floor rooms and hope that the floors lower down have better soundproofing. Overall, it's a very nice hotel.

By on May 25, 2013