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Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Vironniemi)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Cleanliness
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were booked in for 5 days but made it the full week as we had so many outings and activities. The hotel is well situated in Kluuvi district right next to a Metro station and close to the Esplanadi as well. Staff were helpful and efficient. Our room was comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and a good selection of food.... More

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Mark W, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It was a delight to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. At summertime the breakfast is often busiest at the last hour. But like you said, queing can be avoided by arriving a bit earlier. I hope to see you again in the near future.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great area, quite enjoyable overall. My only complaints were that it was hot (not necessarily the hotels fault since they were quick to open the windows when requested) and the breakfast was crowded and not well laid out for the flow of people. Oh, also the gym is an extra fee so if you're interested in that then... More

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Monique D, Thank you for your review of our hotel! I was happy to hear that overall your stay was enjoyable. The last few weeks have been very hot in Finland, but good to hear that opening the window helped a little. It is true, that the last hour of the breakfast is often the busiest, especially at summer... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gracious Finns....we've fallen in love with this city and stayed in this lovely hotel located in the heart of it. The staff couldn't be nicer and the rooms are clean, spacious. The beds are comfortable. We had no problem obtaining an iron to press a few things. Dinner was very nice as well. We did look across the street at... More

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Idame, Thank you for your very kind words! I welcome you back to Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki next time you visit Helsinki! Kind regards, Heidi Ruti Hotel Manager More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location: 3 min. walking to the train station and airport buses; 5-10 min. - to the sightseeing places. Staff at the reception was very hospitable and helpful. The receptionist kindly organized early breakfast for us because we had to leave before the opening hours.

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Vilte L, Thank you for reviewing our hotel! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff very helpful. I'd like to think that our staff can tell you the best kept secrets of Helsinki! We like to take good care of those who have to check out early. But early... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights, really enjoyed it. It's in a brilliant area of the city, literally two minutes walk from the national gallery, train station and cathedral. The bedrooms decorated plainly but nice, the room had a bath and free wifi. No coffee making facilities in the room.

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Andrew S, Thank you for your review, great to hear that you find our location to be excellent. All the superior rooms and suites have coffee and tea making facilities even though standard rooms don't have those. Welcome back to Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki next time you visit Helsinki! Kind regards, Heidi Ruti Hotel Manager More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just what you would expect from a well established hotel. However, we needed extra help because my wife suffered a back injury and the reception staff were extremely good at locating just what we needed. An excellent breakfast buffet and the restaurant was value for money. Very central.

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Heidi_Ruti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Jim T, Thank you for your kind review of our hotel! Friendly service is very important to us, so I was very happy to hear that our staff made your stay excellent! I hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards, Heidi Ruti Hotel Manager More

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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed one night at the hotel with two friends. We stayed in a triple room which was real spacious and comfortable for us. The room was clean, the beds comfortable and plenty of storage. It is evident that the hotel is not "brand new" but it was not run down or shabby in any way. The staff was friendly... More

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HanneleLa, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear ferdagarpur, Thank you for choosing Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki for your hotel to stay in Helsinki. I am glad to read about your opinions on our hotel and our staff. The friendliness of the staff is one of the main issues we are investing and it is delightful to hear that we have succeeded in that. I wish you... More

Fredrikstad, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall I had a pleasant stay at Sokos hotel Helsinki. I stayed for 5 nights attending a business follow up course at the Helsinki University (next door -j ust around the corner). The hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful. The breakfast was lovely with a large selection. The room I got (a single) was small and... More

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HanneleLa, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear jpjFredrikstad, Thank you very much for visiting Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki and writing your review of our hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here. Especially your comment on the helpfulness of our staff makes me very happy. I wish you most welcome to stay at our hotel – in the heart of Helsinki –... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel was clean and had good basic facilities. There are lots of Sokos hotels in the city so don't rely on taxi drivers knowing which is which. Hotel is a great location with good tram services to most parts of the city. Two attached restaurants do good food and there is lots to see nearby. Definitely recommend.

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gmng, Johtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear MartynLewis, Thank you very much for your kind review of Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki. I am so glad to read about your opinions. You are quite right that there are several Sokos Hotels in Helsinki, and that is why we recommend our guests to give the street address to taxi drivers when coming here for the first time. I... More

County Durham, UK
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289 reviews 289 reviews
152 hotel reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very well located - shops and trams on the door step, just a 5 min walk to the cathedral (worth a look) , pleasure cruise terminal and central rail station. Rooms are ok. Clean but quite bland - bed very comfortable though. Curtains are good which is useful in June when it hardly gets dark. Free and reliable wifi. Plenty... More

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gmng, Johtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, responded to this review

Dear Baxie, Thank you so much for taking your time and writing a review of Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki in Tripadvisor. I am happy to know that you have liked our hotel in the heart of Helsinki. There are several Sokos Hotels in the center of Helsinki so it is advisable to tell taxi driver the street address of the... More

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Address: Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki 4*
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Helsinki Sokos Hotel
Sokos Hotel Helsinki

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#17 Family Hotel in Helsinki #20 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki #24 Business Hotel in Helsinki
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern and cosy Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located in the heart of Helsinki, between Ateneum (the Museum of Finnish Art), and the Senate Square. The hotel is located next to the major shopping streets and it is only 300 meters from Helsinki Central Station. All the hotel rooms are designed with fresh, Scandinavian style and have hardwood floors, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a private sauna. There is a complimentary internet point with three computers in the lobby area. The hotel also houses two great restaurants: Fransmanni and Memphis. Fransmanni offers French-inspired cuisine and the hotel’s rich breakfast buffet is served there every morning. Memphis is a more upbeat restaurant with tasty burgers and cool drinks. The hotel is also a great venue for small-scale meetings, and offers two meeting rooms for a maximum of 30 persons. The sauna department is located at the top floor and can also be rented for private use. ... more   less 
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