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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki 60100, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #32 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived to the hotel the check-in was fast and service was OK. Room was very small and crowded with a terrible bathroom: very narrow&small with terrible order - you had to move by leaning to the walls to get to the shower and toilet. Breakfast was below average in Finland and the emptying of tables was happening very... More

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

Dear Kalle L, Thank you very much for your review. I am very sorry to hear that our hotel and the equipment was not to your satisfaction. Because of the funcionalist architecture some of our rooms are little bit smaller unfortunately. I will forward the feedback about the breakfast and the slowness of the breakfast staff to our breakfast service... More

Finland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel was built for the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. It represents very well the high quality design language of famous 20th century Finnish architecture.The reception area is beautifull, rooms very convenient in classical and good quality1950's style. Breakfast room is on the 10th floor and that as well beutifully stylish with one of the best views over Helsinki. However... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review! I'm very glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and location of our 1952-built historical hotel. Welcome back to us to enjoy the great views when next travelling to Helsinki! Best regards, Hilkka Järvelä Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki More

Moscow, Russia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was my third visit to Helsinki, 2 previous visits we stayed at Sokos Vaakuna and this time, before going there, I thoroghly investigated all Helsinki hotels trying to find out whether there was better place to stay. Finally I came to conclusion this hotel served our purpose best. Since we intended to stay at Helsinki from 14 to 18... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your great review! I am very happy to hear you had a wonderful holiday here in Helsinki at our hotel. I can't but agree with you about the view, it really is breathtaking and you can see the heart of the city both from the rooms and the 10th floor restaurant and the terrace! Hope... More

Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I always stay in Vaakuna when I am in Helsinki, and I will ever do so just for the location and style. Just the food is a mess. Breakfast should be much more international hotel quality, but the restaurant at the bar floor is really not worth it. Maybe a general Helsinki problem, as good food is hard to find... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review! I'm very happy to hear that you stay with us often! I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment concerning our kitchen and I will go through your comments with our chef in order to improve our kitchen service. Have a sunny summer and I hope to see you soon again here at... More

Kotka, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The location is just perfect if you travel by train or take the airport bus from Helsinki-Vantaa and want to stay in the heart of Helsinki. Check in was not the fastest one but fast enough for me and the front desk staff was friendly. As it's said before the elevators are really small but luckily there is more than... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for Your review and Your recommendation! I'm happy You enjoyed the location & the 50's vibe of the hotel and our friendly service! I do apologise for the quality of the breakfast - I hope to see You again here, so that we can improve Your opinion. Have a nice summer and welcome back to Vaakuna!... More

Tampere, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I visited Vaakuna a while back. I had a business meeting downtown and it was convenient as I came by train and left by train and did not have to use any transportation in Helsinki. The staff were great and breakfast and room fine. I also liked the atmosphere at the hotel as it's full of history. The view from... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for friendly review! It was nice to hear that Your stay was successful and that You liked the atmosphere of our hotel. Welcome back to Vaakuna when next travelling to Helsinki! Best regards, Hilkka Järvelä Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki More

Tampere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is in great place in the heart of the city. Staff was very friendly during my visit. Bath tub was little short for long man like me. You can get a 360degree bird eye view to Helsinki from top floor. There is also a restaurant there. I did manage to get really nice pink sky/golden clouds pictures from there,... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for kind review! I'm happy to hear that Your stay was successful - hope to see You again here at Vaakuna! Best regards, Hilkka Järvelä Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki More

Tampere, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful and hotel is located in the central but that's all the good things. Rooms are awfully old and hidious. Sauna apartment was dirty, there's no gym. Breakfast was very poor and serving area was small and no enough sitting places for customers.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review! I am sorry to hear that you didn't totally enjoy your stay with us. However it was great to hear that our staff has served you well and the central location of our hotel was suitable for you. My apologies for the room having not been to your liking. We have many room... More

Seinajoki, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I dare to say that this hotel has one of the best locations in whole town. It is just ahead of railway station in the middle of the city. Also the airport bus has a stop few hundred meters from hotel´s door. Hotel is built for Helsinki Olympic games in 1952. I noticed that the staff is used to serve... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review! I totally agree, our location is excellent with beautiful views over the city centre and I'm glad you enjoyed it! All our hotel rooms are located from 6th to the 9th floor, so the view is really good from any of the floors. When next travelling to Helsinki we hope to see... More

Newcastle
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights at the beginning of a tour of Finland and Norway, following a visit to St Petersburg. The best thing about it is its position. We came in from St Petersburg by train (an excellent way to do the trip) and left by train for Rovaniemi two days later. The Sokos Vaakuna is... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review! I'm glad to hear you found our design superb and our location in the centre of Helsinki served you well! Also your comment about spotlessly clean hotel warms my heart and I will let our staff know you were happy with us. Have a nice week and welcome back to Vaakuna! Best... More

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Address: Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki 60100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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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 
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