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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#21 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room with superb view and very quiet for city center. Breakfasts excellent and great to be able to eat breakfast on the verandah. Staff very helpful and friendly. Please consider providing a non-slip mat in the bath, under the shower.

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Vaakuna, Service manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Hello A4853UKjeffreys, I very much enjoyed reading your comments about your stay, what a pleasure to hear you had such a good time with us. Thank you especially for your comments regarding our staff, it is very motivating for them to read. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will be back soon! Best regards, Jari-Pekka Järvinen...

Kokkola, Finland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights in May, rooms are bit old but spacious and clean. Had a room with open LARGE balcony facing south which was great. Breakfast is served 10th floor where from you have graet wiew ower city. Breakfast selection is huge.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nearfly perfect. I will go back due to awesome staff, which made me to extend the stay. Location is best possible. Only thing that needs to be changed is the in-house coffee supplier, which has never been goodwith dark roasted coffee - so even if they offer you dark roasted coffee separately, it is far from that, and the americano...

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear vesam704, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. It is always special to hear such wonderful words about our staff! We appreciate you sharing your honest feedback about our coffee as it helps us to improve our breakfast. We look forward to your next visit!...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This "classic" hotel is situated in the heart of Helsinki just next to the railway station. Hotel rooms are outdated and the whole hotel looks a bit run down. Breakfast is typical S-group breakfast, just like is was in the 90's. If you prefer location but don't care much more you can choose this hotel. Otherwise look somewhere else.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was big and ok with basic funtions and services available. Big fridge was plus as you could put your own big bottles of coke standing. Breakfest was below average. Nothing to complain, nothing to suprise you. Why are the televisions always so s**t in these hotels?

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 623rainee, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate you sharing your honest feedback as it helps us to improve our areas of opportunity. We're hoping you will consider to stay with us again in the near future. Best regards, Nina Original Sokos Hotel...

Seinajoki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to come and spend time in Helsinki. Excellent beds and breakfast. Because of the closeness to railway station it was really easy to come this hotel and to go of to the venue. Also shops and everything was just short walk away.

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear johannak211, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. We're excited to welcome you back to Vaakuna soon. Best regards, Nina Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kuopio, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best hotel in Helsinki. Location is naturally important but the major factor is friendly and skilled staff in the reception. I also like hotel`s atmosphere. And you can sleep well and eat your breakfast looking over Helsinki.

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 26marjah, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate your compliments about our staff and atmosphere. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the city center and very close to nice restaurants and nice things to do in Helsinki.God standard and a little atmosphere of the 1950's in a good sense. Nice rooms and a ok restaurant. A quiet place. Recommended.

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Anders C, Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, we really appreciate it. I am so happy to hear that you had a great time with us, and were satisfied with the standards, service and location as well. I hope you had a lovely time in Finland, and hope we will have an opportunity...

Mikkeli, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was really good and the staff were very friendly and helpfull. We liked very much of the breakfast, it was very good and easy to go with two little childrens. Our kids enjoyed their staying there very much.

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Vaakuna, receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear sabineg40, Thank you for your lovely review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and breakfast buffet. I hope your entire trip to Helsinki was a wonderful experience, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Vaakuna since I had some business meetings in the area. The hotel is just across the street from the train station and is close to several tram and metro stops making travel very easy. It is also centrally located to several shopping areas and plenty of restaurants. They offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a...

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Vaakuna, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Hello awfountain3, I like to warmly thank you for your review. I am very glad that you had an overall good experience in our Hotel. Location is indeed key and with everything so near, it's hard to beat! I agree with you, that the hotel rooms need an update. This is also acknowledged in the management and we are actually...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $195 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
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