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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#21 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 269*
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A nice Hotel with a good bargain for two rooms. Centrally located , good breakfast a Walking distance from the shopping and culture locations in the city. The personnel in the reception were friendly and helpful.

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

Dear 286gurt, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so happy to have been able to host you! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and that you felt the hotel's location was ideal for the purpose of your visit. We do hope you will be back to Helsinki...

Kuopio, Finland
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very good location. We have stayed in this hotel many times. We were traveling with 6 kids (4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12 years old) the suite with 2 bedrooms and a living room is good for us. We stayed 6 nights.

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

Dear jarmoh250, Thank you for beeing our loyal customer and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay once again and we do hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again when you are next in Helsinki Have a wonderful summer and you're warmly welcome again to Original...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I had always wanted to stay in this hotel because of location and views. Since I don't live in Helsinki anymore, I got the opportunity to suggest this hotel to my bf. What We liked: •quality of breakfast products •children had a play room during breakfast time •view to Forum from room •room was clean and the bed was very...

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

Dear Mirja E, A big thank you for taking time to write a thorough and honest feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed so much of your stay here and, despite the imperfections, you can look back at the visit with joy! The summer time is usually very busy, which might also show as a crowded lobby and breakfast....

Embourg
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The service in the reception was really great. I was there for one night only. The rooms are clean, good size. The style of the hotel is "old" but it is voluntary and it is quite well managed. Breakfast was ok without being marvelous. It is very wall situated in the center of Helsinky, not far from the station and...

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

Dear FHoubie, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon - perhaps for a little longer visit! Best regards, Jenni Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kuopio, Finland
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very nice hotel. Clean room and best possible location! Top breakfast! Noise of the streets is not audible. One thing i would hope, could be separate beds. Now when my partner moved, i fell her movement too clearly! Markku

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

Dear markkuu2014, Thank you for your review and the compliments. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the most of your visit. We provide rooms with separate beds also. However their demand might sometimes be tougher than the rooms' with the queen bed. Perhaps next time you are also able to enjoy and relax in the twin bed room. Hopefully we...

Oulu
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The service in the reception was weary but the cleaners greeted us with delight. We accommodated in a junior suite, which opened us a very good view into the city center. Unfortunately the suite itself was not in good condition but rather it needed renovation, because of a lot of use. Breakfast can no way be expressed plentiful, rather it...

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

Dear ant2j, Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts with us - we very much value your feedback as they help us to improve our hotel and the quality of service! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the view from the room and you found the beds comfortable. Hopefully we will see you again soon and you are warmly...

Alavus, Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Quite a small And basic rooms, very good beds on room, our hope was to get a bath in room but there were no rooms available including bath. Very good location in centre of Helsinki. Good service level in restaurants and hotel info

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

Dear sami_katajamaki, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We are so glad that you found our location to be convenient. We try to fulfill our customers requests, but unfortunately it is not always possible. We hope to welcome you back again soon, where you will find urban comfort and excellent guest...

Joensuu, Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The building is cool, old and full of history, but the rooms need renovation. We stayed for two nights in a junior suite and it was not suite level accomodation. Age starts to show everywhere, sofa was ikea-level and the street noises came in way too loud although we were in 8th floor. Breakfest was dull. We will propably not...

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

Dear 146lassen, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. I'm sorry to hear that your experience in our hotel was not what you were expecting. I hope we will get a chance to welcome you back one day. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Kontiolahti
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Staff is very polite both at the reception and at the breakfast restaurant. Rooms (furniture and carpets) are quite worn out, so they need updating. Breakfast is excellent! All the shops and museums are near, so you don´t need a car during your stay.

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

Dear Jaana O, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. Happy to know that you had a good time while staying with us and that you had such a wonderful experience with our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel...

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Service was really friendly and our room had plenty of space. We enjoyed also the breakfast and kids liked the playroom in the restaurant. Special breakfast for kids should however have less sweet stuff like ice cream, cookies or pancakes - if kids see those, they will not want anything healthy. After seeing the options, we returned to "normal" breakfast...

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

Dear 354aulik, Thank you for the review. We're very happy to hear that you and your family had a good time while staying with us. We appreciate your comments about the children's breakfast and we will forward your feedback to our breakfast hosts. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! In hospitality Nina reception Original Sokos...

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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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $192 - $445 (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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