Scandic Paasi

Paasivuorenkatu 5 B | Helsinki 00530  [SEE MAP]Helsinki  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Budget Helsinki Hotel

Mar 27th, 2020

This was my second visit to Helsinki however this second one was just a transit halt. I landed on the cruise line from Tallinn, Estonia and my flight to Mumbai, India was next day after a gap of 24 hours. This property was close to the harbor and hence I chose this one. Please note that this is not a luxury hotel and hence comes with a fair share of drawbacks. The rooms were tiny compared to Hilton Helsinki Strand where I stayed for the first time. I do not recall dining here but I am sure they had some option. There are plenty of fast food joints nearby though. Otherwise you can easily hop on to a tram / bus and reach the downtown in like just 7-8 mins where you will be spoilt for choice. At the hotel I had no issues in check-in and check-out. It went smooth. The property is located in a secluded corner hence you might face a little difficulty in finding it – I sure had my share of issues. But that’s all the drawback. The sleep was comfortable which is what I needed before catching the flight next morning. Good thing the bus to the airport halts right opposite to the property hence no fear of dragging your luggage far. If you are looking for budget accommodation, this place will suit your pocket. It’s neat and tidy and checks all the boxes for a budget traveler. All the luxury patrons there’s a Hilton Hotel right opposite the road. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 1

NOT a 4 STARS!!

Mar 5th, 2020

I have been here for a week. The hotel is definitely not a 4 stars, but more a low-medium 3 stars hotel. Our room was always dirty and shower was not working. I had breakfast and a dinner at the restaurant. Both were of very low level (dinner was expensive also for Helsinki's tandards). People at the reception were EXTREMELY unpolite TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 1

Silver Fish in the Room

Feb 13th, 2020

My first room had a LOT of silver fish running around the floor - however I was moved to another part of the hotel (the old one) and that room was ok. Personel was kind and helpful. Nice breakfast and excellent location. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

A little disappointing, but otherwise fine

Feb 9th, 2020

Situated about 35 mins from Helsinki airport, the hotel is easily accessible via bus and taxi, with prices from €6 single by bus, (No. 615), to between €30-36 per taxi. The location is within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes, with Helsinki Cathedral and the historic port being about a 15-20 minutes walk. Overall we found it to be a good base for everything. Aesthetically, the outside of the building looks quite utilitarian, with a rather discreet entrance. It wasn’t instantly obvious to us where to enter, plus the variety of names and street addresses which a google search shows for it didn’t help, but the taxi driver eventually found it. The reception and entrance was quite underwhelming but functional, with a seating area and rather funky lounge to the left, (see pics). The check in was relatively straight forward and quick, and we were on our way to the room in about 10 mins. We were on the 6th floor, facing onto the back, which was just a view of roofs and enclosed buildings. The room itself was quite basic but functional, 2 single beds pushed together with basic thin mattresses. Décor was ok, with a small table and 2 chairs. The usual facilities were included, namely tv, direct dial phone, pay bar/fridge, small under tv shelf, bedside tables, air con, hairdryer, iron. Surprisingly, no free tea/coffee or water was provided. The wardrobes were contemporary and small, being directly parallel to the wall rather than at 90 degrees (see pics). If you were staying for a while and had many clothes this room isn’t for you. The bathroom was quite well appointed with attractive tiling and sink. The walk in shower was spacious with an opaque enclosed screen and door, but no bath. The underfloor heating was a nice touch, but the toilet was a little too close to the wall for those of a more significant size. Towels and toiletries were of good quality and size. You could also drink the tap water. Noise wise, the adjacent room doors make a lot of noise when closed and the doors themselves let a lot of light and noise in. Weirdly, there is a bright light directly inside the door that doesn’t have a switch to turn off, so the only way to do so is to unplug the key card from the door power socket. Housekeeping was a little odd too. On our first morning the maid simply walked in whilst we were in bed without even knocking or checking if anyone was in. When she did eventually come back after we left she hoovered, but didn’t fully make the beds, empty the bins or take dirty glasses and paper from the tables.. Facility wise, the hotel has a small gym but no pool or sauna, (a bit disappointing for Finland), although we were advised that some rooms do have them. A bar and small snack area is available, as are luggage storage areas, business facilities and relaxation areas. Breakfast was on floor ‘zero’ below reception and was cavernous. It could easily hold 200 guests. The selection was typical of most mainland Europe hotels, with a selection of hit and cold dishes such as cold meats, cheese, scrambled eggs, beans, bacon, sausages etc, with a reasonable selection for vegetarians. Coffee and juices were via an automated vending machine, with a good selection of cereals , yoghurts, bread and fruits. Staff replenished things quickly, so we never experienced any shortages. Overall the hotel was relatively good value for money as part of package, but not sure if it would be worth the advertised daily rate from €160 per night. Little things like free tea/coffee making facilities or even a bottle of water for international travellers just off a long flight would go a long way, as would proper housekeeping. Tips Try and get a room facing the front if possible. Feel free to drink the tap water rather than pay €5.50 for a small bottle in the fridge Get the 615 bus from the airport – direct to ‘Kauppahalli Saluhall’ – which is a large indoor market just opposite/behind the hotel. It’s only €6 single and only took 10 mins more than the taxi Cons Quite noisy rooms Hit and miss housekeeping No free tea/coffee/water in rooms Limited wardrobe space in some rooms Otherwise, it’s in a relatively convenient location and if you can get it for a good rate then it does the job. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Great hotel and location, poor breakfast

Feb 3rd, 2020

All hot items for breakfast were stone cold which isn’t great at all... It sorts of kills the overall experience. For the rest, the hotel, staff, location and cleanliness were top notch and for Helsinki it’s priced properly... TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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