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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Kaarina, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 More 

Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week 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... More 

Tampere, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week 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... More 

Jyväskylä
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with my collegue in Original Sokos hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki and our stay there was excellent. Location is so good, train station is very near and good connections to other public transportations too. Guest sauna was awesome place to relax after long day in businessmeeting. And we had room with cityview and balcony! It was sooo great! Only... More 

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

Dear 815p_ivie, thank you for choosing our hotel to accommodate you during your recent visit in Helsinki and for taking the time to review it to TripAdvisor. It seems that you had an overall positive experience while staying with us. This makes us extremely happy! And I couldn't agree more that our location is the best in Helsinki. In the... More 

Boston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night whilst on business in Finland. Booked this hotel as it's very convenient for the train station which has a great link to the airport. Very nice hotel but a bit over priced in my opinion.

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

Dear Dadzpants, thank you for choosing us to accommodate you during your recent visit in Finland and for taking the time to review this stay. Hopefully we'll get a chance to welcome you back again soon in the near future! Best regards, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki More 

Espoo, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location in city center and good if you need just a place to have a good sleep. The hotel is quite old and traditional but ok. The services are quite basic considering any longer stay but provided well what I needed now.

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

Dear 915ej, thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. I'm happy to hear that you had a good night sleep while staying with us. Next time if you are staying for longer period of time please do not hesitate to ask if there is something that you need that is not provided... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • 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 )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $165 - $301 (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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