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Scandic Grand Central Helsinki

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Stockmann

9.2/10 Superb

303 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is P7,996
Price available on 12/06/2022
Vilhonkatu 13, Helsinki, 100
Main amenities
  • 491 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Helsinki City Centre
  • Stockmann - 6 min walk
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art - 7 min walk
  • Helsinki Cathedral - 12 min walk
  • Finlandia Hall - 13 min walk
  • Olympic Stadium - 26 min walk
  • Helsinki Ice Hall - 35 min walk
  • Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre - 44 min walk
  • Grand Casino Helsinki - 1 min drive
  • Kamppi Chapel - 2 min drive
  • Parliament Building - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) - 36 min drive
  • Helsinki Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station - 22 min walk
  • Rautatientori Station - 4 min walk
  • Mikonkatu Station - 5 min walk
  • Kaisaniemi Station - 5 min walk

About this property

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki

When you stay at Scandic Grand Central Helsinki, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Helsinki Cathedral and Finlandia Hall. The coffee shop/cafe is perfect for a bite to eat, and you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the sauna for a relaxing end to the day. A fitness center and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like comfy beds and rainfall showerheads. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Rautatientori Station is 4 minutes and Mikonkatu Station is 5 minutes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 491 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Offsite parking within 328 ft (EUR 36 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1909
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Portable shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Roll-in shower
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 20 per pet, per night


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 36 per day (328 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki Hotel
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki Helsinki
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki Hotel Helsinki

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

A few gripes but a great location trumps them
The hotel is the converted former headquarters of the Finnish national railway, and has been developed in a style which is modern but sympathetic to the early 20th century origins of the building - and you really can't get a better location if you're coming in to the city by train as we did (fantastic clean, efficient and cheap train service from the airport) If our experience is anything to go by, I'd recommend checking in online if you can. It took us longer to check in than it had to get through passport control at Helsinki airport. We had a room in a new wing of the hotel, overlooking the tracks of the central station, and there was extensive construction work going on directly below us. However, the sound-proofing is very impressive and you literally couldn't hear a thing. The room itself was stylish, but had a few annoying features. There is very limited storage space, no hooks to hang a coat, no shelf to put your own toiletries in the shower cubicle, wall-lights that I kept banging my head on, no functioning temperature controls (the room was very warm). i.e. The kind of things that betray the fact that the designer has never actually spent a night in one of their rooms. Worst of all (for a British person anyway) there are no in-room tea/coffee making facilities! Breakfast is very good, but something of a free-for-all. Don’t expect anyone to guide you to a table, or tell you how things work.
Iain, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dion, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice stay but few major drawbacks
Superb location adjacent to the central railway station. Really nice restoration of the classic building. There is everything you need at the doorstep of the hotel. We stayed in Classic plus king room which was roomy and had a view to the central square. Breakfast was busy but the food was pretty tasty. Friendly service overall in the hotel. Only two major drawbacks for our stay. Extremely slow check-in and check out with +10 people in line. This is a serious issue and management has to come up with something. Second thing was the stairs in front of the main entrance. With heavy bags it's very cumbersome to get in and out of the property. I understand the building is protected but again management needs to solve this problem better than the current situation.
Niko, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Mikael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
The Hotel was amazing the service was great, the only comments I have is about the breakfast, thry have a short time for the breakfast during the weekday, they end breakfast at 0930, normally I would expect the breakfast to last till 1030.
Amjad, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable hotel in a great location
We found this hotel to be comfortable and in a great location. Our room was spacious and we liked the design and colour scheme. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. Staff were helpful and friendly. We ate at the restaurant and throughly enjoyed our meals. Breakfast was a bit chaotic and at the busy points it felt like an obstacle course to reach the buffet and find a table.
Rachel, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

To be recommended
Great location, right beside train station, friendly staff, great decor, yummy breakfast, loved it 😍
Christina, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place
Amazing location / staff / decoration / rooms comfort ….
Pauline, 3-night trip
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