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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Vaakuna has an interesting lobby, straight from the 50s I guess. The hotel is centrally located just across from the Helsinki main railway station. Rooms are located in upper floors. Interior is really boring, topped with an old, dirty wall to wall carpet. Otherwise rooms are clean with basic amenities. However the room size is very compact.. Breakfast is served...

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

Dear mikaramram, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay here in Vaakuna. I'm sorry to hear that our hotel didn't meet your expectations. We wish you a very sunny and warm summer! Best regards, Best regards, Jatta Bergström Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Granger, Indiana
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I stayed here for about a week on a work trip in June. The location couldn't be beat as it was right in the center of the city, near the train/bus stations, a close walk to bars/shopping, and was itself attached to a market and department store. The breakfast spread was fantastic and the views from the bar on the...

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

Dear Andrea, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a comment! We are very happy to hear that everything went so well during your visit in Helsinki. These positive reviews and feedback are always welcome and we really appreciate your kind words. You are of course more than welcome to visit us again! Maybe for...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Everything went just fine. Only minor minus during the whole stay was that because of the bookings, late checkout on sunday was not possible. But that's not something the hotel could have done better, it happens.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Maccc1976, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. You are warmly welcome back to stay with us, we hope that we see you soon! Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kuopio
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The situation is superb nearby the main railway station and also the very center of Helsinki. Luckily i could reserve a room from the upper floors and at least there it was quiet at night, f.eg. noise from traffic didn´t disturb. This time my visit was a kind of hasty, I didn't eat or visit the hotel's restaurant so I...

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear esa977, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. We're excited to welcome you back to Vaakuna. Kind regards, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We used this hotel for a short holiday trip to Helsinki and were quite happy with this centrally located hotel. The room was nice, the staff helpful and the beds were good. We can really recommend this hotel.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Jan H, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our hotel. I am happy to hear you found our staff helpful. We look forward to having you again soon. Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I've stayed at Vaakuna several times before so I knew what I was getting. Service with a smile, a quiet room and a comfortable bed. Location is perfect. Right next to the bus, train and metro stations.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear sholva, Thank you for the compliments. We're glad to know that you had a good time with us and enjoyed your stay. Hoping to see you again next time you're in the city. Best wishes, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kaarina, Finland
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The room were nice and clean. We had own balcony at 9th floor with nice view. Staff were kind and helpfull... I would recommeded this hotel to any one that travels to Helsinki on vacation or business.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 909teemup, Thank you for the great review! We're very happy to hear that you had a good time while staying with us. Hope seeing you again in our hotel! Best regards, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Mikkeli
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Service was great and so were the rooms and breakfast! We were traveling with wheelchair so the lifts were quite small for us but bed with sides were handy! Also the main entrance had quite deep slide...

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

Dear minnil2016, thank you for choosing Vaakuna hotel for your visit in Helsinki. We are always happy to receive such positive comments of our customer service. Next time you visit us, you can use the staff elevators that are more spacious and convenient to use. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jatta Bergström Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel...

Mantsala, Finland
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Fine hotel, marvellous old design, next to the railway station at city centre, good service and excellent views! Elevators were little tiny, but anyway a very good hotel to stay. Visited with to teenage kids and were satisfied.

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

Dear Sari P, thank you for this kind and positive feedback about your stay in our hotel. I hope you'll get a chance to visit us soon again! Best regards, Jatta Bergström Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great location, very friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast. Clean room with comfortable beds (even the extra bed was large enough for a grown-up). And best of all, the price was very reasonable even though it was a high season.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear AKO-85, Thank you for sharing your visit to our hotel! It is always special to hear such wonderful words about our guests stays. We look forward meeting you in the near future. Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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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