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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#20 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is very clean and nice hotel. Service is exellent and breakfast is fantastic! Overall very nice visit! And location is just right in the middle of the city nearby railway station! I recommend this hotel with pleasure!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The facility needs to be upgraded. The carpets are stained and old. The red chairs are very worn and dirty and need to be replaced. The bathrooms seem new and are nice. The beds/mattresses are not plush and comfortable and can be improved. The buffet breakfast is excellent, but the restaurant can use and update as well. The staff and...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect location right in the heart of Helsinki, close to all the shops and museums. Still nice and quiet. Good breakfast with a view! Always nice staff and lovely historical building with details from the 50's.

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Kaarina, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is full of old glamor. Cozy and beautiful. The service is excellent. All connections are near (200m), even at the airport. I appreciate this. The hotel has excellent restaurants. Customer needs are taken into account. I often go to Helsinki and stay here all the time if the rooms are free. Sometimes there's very good offers.

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Kotka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Better bathroom, room could be cleaner. Breakfast very good and the personel fantastic. The reception area is old but beatiful! Also the 10th floor is so nice, beautiful and the wiev fantastic. The location of the hotel is perfect! Right in the city.

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed for one night at Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki and we have to say that we were thoroughly impressed throughout our stay. It was the first time staying at a Sokos chain hotel and we have to say that it lived up to our expectations. Thank you!

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is great with excellent views from rooms and breakfast hall. Hope someday public sauna is also in 10 th floor. Now public sauna aint as good as in Hotelli Helsinki. Decor in arrival hall is awesome!

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Joensuu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Helsinki by train and spent a night at Sokos hotel Vaakuna. The location is ideal and everything worked fine at the hotel. I left my bag at the hotel and picked it up before my trip back home.

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

Dear Sampof, thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Helsinki. We are happy to hear that everything went well and that our center location suited your needs. We hope to see again soon here in Vaakuna hotel. Spring greetings, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights here after getting off the train at the central railway station. Then about a 5 minute walk to the hotel. Check-in was simple and the staff at reception pleasant. The hotel is about 20 floors in height with restaurant and bar on the lower floors. Our room was comfortable albeit basic in furnishings. The bathroom was...

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

Dear John A, We thank you for choosing us to accommodate you during your recent visit in Helsinki and also for taking the time to comment on your stay here in TripAdvisor. Nice to hear that your stay was overall successful and that you enjoyed your visit with us. Let's hope that your travels will bring you back to Helsinki...

Knutsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel opposite the central railway station and easily reached by bus or train from the airport. Comfortable, friendly staff, good room with plenty of space. Bar and restaurant within the hotel or many options nearby. Wifi free and works well. Good selection at breakfast - several lactose and gluten free options available. Would stay there again - convenient and easy...

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Dear Julian4242, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki. We are very happy to hear about your positive experience and overall successful stay with us. These kind of reviews are the best possible motivation for us to keep up the good work. I truly hope that your travels will...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $176 - $379 (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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