The 4* Scandic Grand Marina enjoys a perfect location right in the heart of Helsinki overlooking its bustling harbour. Helsinki`s vibrant sea-front market is a short walk away, as are central Helsinki`s varied range of shops and boutiques. Guests can reach the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral in a few minutes. Housed in a former factory the hotel was renovated in 2006 and now offers 482 rooms (388 of which are non-smoking) in a contemporary design. The rooms offer everything that one would expect from this innovative hotel chain - a calming décor, featuring traditional wooden flooring, wireless internet and flat-screen tv, and are the perfect place to unwind. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel sauna and fitness centre. The Makasiini restaurant offers Finnish and European classics in a stylish setting, while Key West is an intimate bar with harbour views. Children can let off steam in the children`s play area. For guests arriving by car the hotel offers extensive car-parking facilities - with 150 spaces outside and 40 in an underground garage. Offering a combination of central location and high quality accommodation the Scandic Grand Marina is an excellent choice for a visit to Helsinki.