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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Pieksamaki, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel chosen because of it's excellent location nearby train station. Unfortunately we missed hotel's marketing argument of big windows to city.Our room better without windows. Next time choose another hotel.

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet, clean and excellent location. What more you need? Facilities could use a facelift, but overall appearance is ok. If you are not looking for luxyry I can recommend Vaakuna. Breakfast was wonderful!

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Helsinki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vaakuna is not really a 4 star hotel, but rather 3. Excellent location, very kind personnel. However, both rooms and decor are not updated to 2017. Bed was not very comfortable. Breakfast ok, nice variety and fresh, but nothing special.

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Finland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times in the past and been pleased with our experience. This was no exception. Friendly polite multi-lingual reception staff. A good sized well equipped room. You can basically walk everywhere downtown.

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

Dear Michael B, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. It is always such a pleasure hearing such positive reviews. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Kasandra Koskinen Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Good, decent, comfortable hotel with clean hotel rooms, nice bathroom. No wow effect, but if you are looking for a normal hotel close to public transportation, this hotel is a perfect match. Proximity of public transportation though also brings along a bit of noise which was waking me up early in the morning.

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

Dear YvesVTY, Thank you for your review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. On your next visit I recommend you to try our inner yard rooms. You will get a good night sleep and no traffic noises. Hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Kasandra Koskinen Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Jersey CI
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was the last stop in what had been a fantastic holiday. Helsinki is a lovely city and i had been here before many years ago. The Sokos hotel is right in the city centre and very convenient. Checking in is an absolute nightmare as it is so small and cramped. I seemed to be falling over or trying to...

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

Dear RogerJerseyCI, Thank you for your visit and your stay with us here in Vaakuna, Helsinki. Sorry to hear you didin't find our hotel comfortable enough for your needs. We do have a lot of groups staying with us, so sorry that it was at the same time you had a check-in. Also breakfast if normally crowded during the last...

Kajaani
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I were really disappointed...Because we have been in Helsinki several and several times, but never before booked this great hotel! No we know where we stay next time. The room was really awesome and comfortable. Actually the whole hotel was comfortable. Great views from the 10th floor and great breakfast.

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

Dear Jouko, we are so happy to hear you liked our hotel and your stay with us. And how do they say, better later than never..? Now you know how to find us, so in the future you can always stay with us. See you soon again! Best regards, Petra Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Copenhagen
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is just an ordinary, mainstream hotel like you'll find in every capital in the world. Not really bad, not really good - just a plain hotel in a good, central location. Small, ordinary hotel rooms with a fine, but not fantastic, view of the city. The rates are pretty high and it should be possible to find better alternatives...

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

Dear morregard, Thank you for the review in TripAdvisor. Thank you for staying with us in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki. Nice that you enjoyed the location of the hotel. We warmly welcome you back to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki. Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The room was great, as expected. The service given from the reception was very good as well. The breakfast was good. BUT we dined at Loiste on Saturday evening at 17:00, and we were "neglected" by the staff. We had made reservations for the table of four early ahead, and were - sort of - shown to the table, too....

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

Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are so sorry about what happened in our restaurant. We do apologize all trouble you had. Although your family name is rare, it was such a coincidence there was a reservation on the same time with a same name. That is why our head waiter mixed up...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The hotel is situated in city center beside the railway station. We had a room in 9th floor with a big terrace and great wiews. There is couple of restaurants in the building and also a department store called Sokos.

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

Dear raijah2017, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay here at Vaakuna hotel. Our rooms on the 9th floor are very popular and no wonder. The views really are quite something, especially in the summertime! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $192 - $405 (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
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#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
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