The Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel is a contemporary hotel located in the Ruoholahti business district, next to the small Hietalahti marina and the West Harbor passenger terminal. The neighborhood boasts great examples of modern urban culture; design blocks, new urban architecture, business centers, various forms of culture, food and flea markets. Seaside itself is like a small piece of Helsinki; housing a local eatery-type restaurant equipped with a terrace, a cafe, an urban garden and proximity to the sea. The spacious hotel rooms in the former cheese warehouse ensure excellent Blu Dreams sleep and you will wake up refreshed. The Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel additionally offers elegant meeting and banquet rooms of various sizes and -looks. The most unique of them has a rooftop location.
I was able to get a harbor view room which was very nice. The location is about a 20 minute walk south of City Centre train & bus station and tram #6 and #9 stop close to the hotel from City Centre. The room is functional, clean and typical for Europe. The hotel is secure, requiring key card access at all time to room hallways and elevators. The breakfast was one of the better ones in my experience. A good selection of cold and hot items. It is more than the usual continental style selection. Breakfast was included in my room rate. The room is a nice size with a nice bathroom set-up.
Room looked "tired". The carpet was worn, looked dirty and was in obvious need of replacement. The desk chair was not on wheels and was hard to move into a comfortable sitting position at the desk. Some of the staff were not very congenial. They seemed ambivalent and "bothered" when I asked some basic questions.
Good ratio price-quality. Not too far from the town centre.
the breakfast area quite busy in the morning
We arrived late at night and were still made feel welcome. We even got a better room than we had booked because all standard rooms were already taken. The room was big and nicely decorated. The bathroom was really clean and well equipped with all the necessary toiletries. There was also shampoo and soap in big dispensers on the wall so you can choose the environmentally friendly way, or you can take the small bottles if you prefer. The check-in and check-out was made fast and easy.
The breakfast room was too small for the big crowd and tables were not cleaned fast enough to make room for new people. Some people did clearly not understand the concept of a buffet, but took large amounts of food with them. This was in no way mentioned to them by the staff! Outrageous! At one point there was not enough bread on the table because of this stealing!
breakfast, room, position, view on the sea, access to internet
Sometimes they didnt clean the room or they didnt clean it well...
The breakfast was very nice and the location is not far from the centre.
They should check the remote control for TV-set, Volume option was out of order:)))
breakfast room was so crowded so you couldn't sit properly