First of all: Very friendly and helpful staff! When we arrived, they told us that they could help us finding restaurants, making bookings for us etc. Definately thumbs up for the staff!
The location is very good. Walking distance from city centre, close to a.o. the Alexander Theatre and the Hietalahti Market Hall, and also very close to a kiosk (R-Kioski) and a grocery store (Alepa). It's absolutely possible to find a decent place to eat without walking far.
The hotel room (double room) had comfortable beds, an adequate bathroom, the windows could be opened (in some hotels, you have to borrow a handle from the reception for this), a TV, some storage space for clothes, a writing desk and a mini bar with room for a few extra bottles/cans. No kettle. The room was clean apart from some stains on the curtains. Our room was on the second floor, above the hotel entrance. The street and area is no doubt quiet compared to many other central streets. However, the music in the lobby bar was also directed to a couple of loudspeakers outside of the entrance, just underneath our window. This was a little annoying. Also, we heard squeaking from the entrance doors (sliding doors) pretty well in our room.
Splendid breakfast - a wide selection of good food! The coffee was the downside of the breakfast, though. The night we arrived, we also tried the hotel restaurant (Papa Albert), which was OK but nothing exceptional.
All in all an above-average hotel in a fine location and with a welcoming staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SOKOS HOTEL ALBERT is located in the hub of the cultural, commercial, historical, and in a sense even bohemian Helsinki. Within walking distance the quest will find Signature Design clothes, Finnish Design Furniture, vintage furniture- and rare-to-find vinyl record shops. SOKOS HOTEL ALBERT represents a genuinely new type of urban hotel with a mission to compose individual hotel experiences according to each guest's wishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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