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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
  • 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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Oulu, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay in Vaakuna. The service was friendly, location perfect, room big and clean + furnished with VERY comfortable bed. Also the breakfast was good, there was some problems with the coffee machine however. Not very personal hotel, but good value for money over all!

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

Dear guest, Thank you for selecting Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki and thank you for your nice review! It is a pleasure to hear about you enjoying our service, location in the heart of Helsinki and brekfast on the 10th floor. Hopefully you had time to enjoy the view too! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More

San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Sokos Vaakuna for 2 weeks, and I have absolutely no complaint: the rooms are meticulously cleaned every day, quiet and comfortable, breakfast is plentiful, the staff is the BEST I've seen, absolutely efficient and friendly and helpful! ***** 5 stars for the staff at Sokos Vaakuna ***** The location is smack-dab in the city center. Personally I... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your kind review! We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a pleasure to inform our staff about your 5 star staff rating! Our staff at reception will gladly give you a wake-up call in the morning, so please... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is best without a doubt for us as we had met with family and friends just next door area. Our short weekend stay was fine, room not as new as thought but overall good choice. Taxi stand and all transportation means are close.

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

Dear guests, Thank you for selecting Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki and for your kind review! I'm happy to hear that you valued our location in the city centre. Hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Hilkka Järvelä Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hotel, excellent situation right in the center. Taxi stand across from the hotel, walking distance to major shopping streets and restaurants. Decent rooms. Big difference between suites and standard rooms. Good breakfast with great view, but always overcrowded. Miss a plug and bed stand by the beds.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for selecting Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki and thank you for your nice review! I am glad you found our situation in the heart of Helsinki excellent. I'm sorry to hear that you felt breakfast was overcrowded but I am glad you enjoyed the view of city centre of Helsinki. When the weather is nice and... More

Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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 August 5, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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

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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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