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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki 60100, Finland (Vironniemi)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because I had been in the past a standard class room and everything worked ok. Another reason was the hotel's great location right in the center of Helsinki. In addition, we knew the hotel`s Loiste restaurant offers a great view over the city. We thought this time to invest a little extra for an overnight stay,... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and that our staff took good care of you. However I am truly sorry to hear about the problems in the suite - my apologies! We are keen on developing ourselves and our service so I would kindly ask you to contact me... More

Hollola, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in city center. All services and entertainment within walking distance. Front desk service is good and fast.The rooms worn out, need of an urgent overhaul. Breakfast is good, the 10-floor views are staggering. The price level of quality compared to the slightly high.

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

Dear reviewer, a warm thank you for your review. It is very nice to know that you were overall satisfied with your stay. We are aware of the need of an overhaul and are waiting for the green light to get a renovation for the hotel. Again, thank you for your review and welcome back to our hotel. Best regards,... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Vaakuna is located right in the center of Helsinki, next to the iconic railway station. Getting around from/to hotel is really easy. The rooms are nice, the personnel smiling and helpful. On the summer time the roof top bar "Loiste" (same with breakfast) gives you a perfect view over Helsinki downtown, enjoy the sparkling wine while watching the sunset.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear, that you had an overall pleasant stay. We like to wish you warmly back to our hotel in the future. Best regards, Nicolai Muhsal Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great location, right next to the central station, great for sightseeing and shopping. Lean but efficient and helpful staffs, even help me to print out boarding passes. Large room for European standard, 3 adults stayed in there comfortably. Pricing was very reasonable as I booked one month in advance. Highly recommended!

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

Dear guest, a warm thank you for your review. It is very nice to hear, that you had an overall pleasant stay in Helsinki and in our hotel. You are of course welcome back to visit us again. Have a nice summer! Best regards, Nicolai Muhsal Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki More

Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed 5 nights in late June/early July and found the hotel more than adequate. The location is absolutely first class being right by the main railway station, a metro station and busy tram stop. It is a leisurely stroll to Market Square. Reception was efficient. Rooms have sufficient space and all facilities and were clean and well maintained. The breakfasts... More

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

Dear reviewer, a warm thank you for your review. It is nice to hear that you had an overall pleasant stay in our hotel. Thank you also for the feedback about the window coverings. We will definitely take this to our consideration. Anyway, thank you again for the review and you are of course welcome back to visit us again.... More

Jyvaskyla, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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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:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
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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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