Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki
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What a great town! Cold but friendly.
I got the trip as a birthday gift, one of the best - we got to know the town, went to a fortress island (watched there old ladies pick chives), lost a wallet and found it again, bought cool designy hats.
... wedding in progress. The weather in Stockholm was amazing, so bright and warm. Back on the ship and Lynn and Barry headed to the Vines wine bar for a glass of wine and complementary sushi while Kieran and Lucy went for an ice cream. We are all excited about visiting St Petersburg tomorrow. The clocks go forward again tonight so we won't have a late night. We need to get up at about 5 to get breakfast before we meet our group at 6.45!!! It will be a struggle to get up so ...
We wrapped up the meetings in early afternoon, just as it was getting sunny and warming up somewhat. So that was a great opportunity to take a long walk around the downtown area and get a few pictures of the city. Very nice town - but $10 for a coffee and square for a snack, and $20 for a salad for dinner (and with some browning lettuce) was a bit ...
... enough that we didn't even notice it was getting dark. Which means it was REALLY late since they have the midnight sun here as well! I've taken a few glasses of wine tonight in the hope that it can cure me of my jet lag.
Hooray for alcohol! I managed to sleep right through to 7am, which I have been desperately craving since being on this holiday. Today Heddi had planned a trip to Turku, on the west coast of Finland, which is a place ...
After the walking tour, we returned to the hotel. I spent a while typing up the previous blog and then we took a quick nap. I think it was well deserved! When we woke up, we started discussing what our plans were for dinner - our tour guide had suggested this place called Zetor (which was actually really close to our hotel) and it got decent, albeit schizophrenic, reviews on TripAdvisor. Worked for us!
And then the phone rang.
It was Lufthansa, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki
A bit over price
Don't expect a seaview from your room - unless you pay alot. The price is abit over the top (for me). The hotel is clean and tidy, nice location (hotel located at the south-west of Helsinki city, 20 mins walk to the historical area which is north-east of the city). The rooms are nicely decorated and large. Breakfast is excellent. However, my shower floods, and air-conditioning in the room does not work (so avoid staying there during summer). The hotel's restaurant does very nice steak (definitely worth a try). Will stay again.
Fantastic Hotel in a Fantastic City
I stayed here for 3 nights as part of my honeymoon and it's absolutely fantastic. The only negative point is that it's a little out of the way in the less-scenic port area, but it's still within easy walking distance of the centre and with a tram stop just outside.
The hotel is a converted cheese factory, and full of a bizarre charm that so much of Finland possesses. Our room was €105 a night and huge- almost as big as some Finnish apartments!
The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The breakfast was excellent in quality, range and quantity, although the restaurant does not meet quite the same standard. With a plethora of good quality, reasonably priced restaurants a walk or short tram trip away, that's not a big issue.
I stayed here for 1 week at the end of May 2006. I booked a few months in advance and got a great rate which was 133 Euro a night including VAT!
Comfortable Hotel with a Great Breakfast
I travel for business and found this hotel to be of great quality at a reasonable price. Within 10 minutes walk from the heart of Helsinki (or less by tram), the hotel has many features that make it stand out. Free internet connection, a large breakfast selection, clean rooms, but most of all quality service. The staff is terrific (very helpful). I would definitely stay here again.
Very good hotel
A very good hotel, within just a slight distance from the centre of Helsinki. A tram-line stops just outside the hotel. We found the hotel modern and comfortable. Food was above average, rooms had a good size and was clean. We especially liked the comfortable beds, with soft linen and a good pillow.
Friendly hotel in a great city!
This is a wonderful hotel. The staff are very friendly, the breakfast is fabulous, and the rooms are very spacious, stylish and comforatable. I have stayed in hotels of this size in other cities and found the service very impersonal, but at the Radisson Seaside the service felt very personal, more like a smaller hotel.
The location is slightly out of the centre, but for me this is a bonus as I like the quiet Ruoholahti area of Helsinki. To get into the centre you can take Tram 6 which stops right outside the hotel door. The hotel are also located right next to the harbour where the Tallink ferries depart for Tallin (there are also different ferries to Tallin from the city centre harbour).
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Helsinki!
I have stayed in so many hotels but this one was special. Our room 408 is just delightful.Its large and super modern, amazing lights,slimline couches in white..very chic!! It just has a great feel to it...very stylish.
Delightful hotel close to downtown Helsinki
Beautiful lobby and dining area with lots of light and friendly staff!
Rooms are clean and have everything you need. Sauna available with no extra cost. HUGE breakfast included! You can have a real meal between 6:30 - 10:00 am!! Close to a mall and downtown activities... also close to the Hietalahti beach. Has lots of little bars and diner places close by yet it's very quiet and peaceful overlooking the West Harbor.
You can reserve Airport Taxi (20 Euros for 2 people) which is very convenient and fast, though you can get there cheaper by walking or taking a cab to the train station and jumping to a bus 615 to the airport (about 12 Euros). I just think it's too much of a hassle! :-)
One of Helsinki's Best Values
I have stayed at this hotel three times and find it to be one of Helsinki's best values. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. They have a great restaurant on the premises. It is situated at a picturesque spot on the water (as you could guess from its name) in a quiet neighborhood. The only drawback is that it is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city center. I have been to Helsinki nine times and have yet to find a hotel of such quality at such relatively low rates.