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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice Hotel in very good location right next to central railway station with fast connection to HEL airport. Excellent breakfast. Quiet and quite nice rooms. A lot of fine restaurants, bars and other services very near.

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Jyväskylä
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nothing much to add to the markings. Maybe the quality of the room did not match the price. The meals too expensive in comparison to money paid for them. Good wines and very good service at the bar. Less good at the reception: the person could not help with the map of Helsinki.

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Pori, Finland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location couln´t be better! I booked a twin room just for myself because it is spacious. The rooms are old-fashioned but still up to date and clean. I slept well; no noices from the street or from the corridor. The breakfast is good. Most of the staff is friendly. I always check this hotel first when I need a...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone who had to spend a full week in a hotel room, the room could use some improvements in terms of a better closet for clothes, better mattresses and even a carpet in the middle of the room. As I mentioned, the breakfast was great, the quality of the food in the restaurant as well, and the staff friendly.

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

Dear 319ruin, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. I am so happy that you enjoyed our breakfast and friendly staff. I will...

Kaarina, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good one night stand with your hotel, but I must say that we would have loved to be able to have coffee in our own room. No matter what the time is. Othervise I have no complaints. I am aure I will come back again.

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

Dear ainor818, Thank you for your visit to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. We have coffee making facilities in our Superior-class rooms and Suites. It is also possible to have these facilities delivered...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very nice, room was dirty. After extra cleaning there was dirty towel behind the bed from previous customer. There was lots of dust under beds. Under heating radiator was dust and garbage ie old papers, pens, bread and even very old apple. Location is very good.

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

Dear 826susannas, thank you for your stay and your time to write this review. We are happy to hear you have liked our staff and our hotel. I am sorry to hear that cleanliness of the room has not been too good. Next time, let us know and we will make your stay perfect! Hope to see soon again as...

Jyvaskyla, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nice and peaceful, with excellent location in the centre of Helsinki. The atmosphere and milieu is old-fashioned, and the view from most of the rooms and breakfast restaurant is fabulous.

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

Dear 926p_ivik, thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review your experience in TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that our center location was convenient for you for your chance to enjoy our unique atmosphere and amazing views! You are warmly welcomed back again soon! Winter greetings, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was as good as usually, but the decor in the room has been changed in recent years, there use to be a dining table with 4 chairs, we really liked and need that usually and also a very roomy cornersofa, now there is only a small sofa and two armchairs and the room looks empty, please reconsider the...

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

Dear 328p_ivip, thank you for choosing us to accommodate you and your family once again. We appreciate you taking the time to leave valuable feedback to us about your recent experience. I'm sorry to hear that you found the new decor to be a step for the worse. We are more than happy to hear our guests opinions on these...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. Breakfast was good and there was large variety of food. Location is also good, near railway station and local busses. Service was ok but do really hope that you will smile more often.

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

Dear 540riikkak, thank you for your recent visit in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to comment on your stay. I'm very disappointed to hear that our service was not up to your standards. Hopefully this doesn't stop you from choosing our hotel in the future. I truly hope that next time we'll get a chance...

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just Excellent room. I got superior room although ordered with official prise. Good sauna and very good breakfast with central location. This is my favourite hotell in Helsinki and can well recommend this for others.

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

Dear 3tero, thank you for your recent visit at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for reviewing your stay in TripAdvisor. We are exited to be named your favorite hotel in Helsinki! I hope that in the future we can keep up the good work and work hard to be even better! You are warmly welcome back again for another...

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $164 - $294 (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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