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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Ranked #21 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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“Working- holiday :)”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Stayed in hotel for 1 night at start of June. Very nice hotel in centre of Helsinki with lots of restaurants and easy walking distance to harbour and main atraction nearby. Hotel was very glam and staff friendly. Was surprised with hotel as it was a working trip and didn't expect much, however I was given an upgrade to an executive room on 9th floor with balcony over looking city, stunning sitting in balcony taking in the atmosphere.


Hotel in perfection location to explore city and it's lovely attraction.


Ate in Leonardos the Italian directly opposite train station, very nice seafood risotto and cold parsnip mash.

Would recommend this hotel for future visits.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

The great thing about this hotel is that is has a very central location. On the other hand, that often comes along with noise. That is also the case with this hotel. I wake up very early when the "street cleaning vehicles" started cleaning the streets outside. It seems that the hotel has poor sound insulation when it comes to blocking out the sounds of the city.
The rooms were big and clean.
Average breakfast.
Averall, a bit to expensive compared to other hotels nearby.

Room Tip: High up to get as far away from the streets as possible.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

The hotel is aged, with old finnish typical furniture that are giving the finnish atmosphere to your stay. Room are simple and efficient. Missing the safebox in the room, but there is iron and board. Only problem are the curtains at the windows , not wide enough to block likgt in summertime in the early morning hours. I liked staying there.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

For a partially handicapped person I was given no help with my luggage, I was watched struggle up a ramp and helped by a patron who shook his head, security and reception watched, shower did not work properly, receptionist (1) unfriendly to say the least, foyer has untidy sections and my room was a long way from the lift. I walk with a stick.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Wonderful decoration from the 50s. A change from all those bland modern hotels.
Room was clean, if a little small. Breakfast in the morning is available on the 10th floor, with a beautiful view over Helsinki and the train station. Good choice of food. If you're lucky (I was) and the sun is shining, you can have your breakfast outside on a terrace. Remember to close the curtains tightly as the morning sun in late May tends to shine very early!

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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Property: Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,244 - ₹ 21,461
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautiful functionalist Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located on the best spot in town, in the centre of everything, with all of central Helsinki within easy reach. The hotel comprises 270 rooms for non-smokers with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. From the balconies of the rooms on floor 9, you see Helsinki in all its glory. The hotel also has 6 comfortable meeting rooms. The present ambiance of the hotel, completed in 1952, is a splendid show of Finnish design traditions. The hotel is protected by the National Board of Antiquities. ... more   less 
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