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Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Albertinkatu 34, Helsinki 00180, Finland (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Basic Sokos hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Been here a few times and are quite satisfied with the hotel. Rooms are normal Finnish hotel rooms. Nothing fancy. Service has been ok and the breakfast normal. If you want something special then this hotel is not for you.

Best part of this hotel is the location. It's just 0,5 km to the city center.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Easy to access. Located very close to city center (5min walk). Rooms are spotless and quite big and quiet. Guaranteed good night sleep in silence!
Public areas etc also clean and look fresh.
Breakfast is good!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I only stayed in the hotel for one night, but I was impressed by the casual, down-to-earth friendliness of the staff. Hotel is fairly new, so rooms and public areas are nice and clean. They have some interesting special rooms as well (for example, a room designed by a legendary Finnish rock star Remu). Location is not at the heart of things, but it's only 10-minute walk to center of Helsinki.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

To be honset I was not that keen on this hotel
Reception looks dated and had a kiddies corner.........
What is that all about??? Don't like that at all. It's a hotel not a crèche.

My room was clean but not very big. The furniture reminded me of ikea. Cheap and cheerful......
The bed was very comfy......
Bathroom was spotless but very plain....... Towels were not good quality.
Felt like there was something missing......

I had wooden floor in my room. Nice touch but very noisy.
Especially above me I heard the person or cleaners walking around. Very annoying.....

The gym was smallest one I have ever seen. Put me off having a workout.

If you like ikea furniture you would probably like this hotel.......

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

3 night visit, for business. Hotel was in a great location...could walk to restaurants, stores, etc. Staff were fantastic...very polite, well informed. The room was clean. I really appreciate their approach to making things environmentally sounds (e.g. lights are motion activated). The restaurant in the hotel was very good: good prices, excellent food. The hotel sauna was fairly good: nice change room and showers, and the sauna itself was pleasant and clean. The hotel gym could use a treadmill (they only have stationary bikes and weights). I would choose this hotel again, for business or family.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bran, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very clean rooms, good breakfast served in a stylish breakfast room, free sauna. Very friendly staff, ready to help you even at midnight! The hotel is placed in a good area, 10 min walk to the central station, 15 min walk to the main shopping street-Aleksanterikatu, 5 min walk to the pedestrian street full of restaurants, fast-food&bars. Because of the good location we didn't spent money for taxi. Taxis are very expensive, especially in night time
If you want to go in bars/clubs is better to go on fridays and saturdays. During the week&sundays you will not find too many people...Also is not easy to find a real finnish restaurant because finnish likes italian food, chinese, mexican...A fashionable restaurant is ''Manala''.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our staff appreciates your kind words.

We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future.

Best regards,

Martin Andergard
General Manager
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Vienna, Austria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

- handicapped room is spacious, in fact double the size of conventional rooms and nicely furnished with vintage scandinavian style.
- room facing the back court yard, which is of limited visual appeal, but quieter, i guess.
- rooms are very clean.
- bathroom is large enough and useable for a paraplegic, tetraplegics may have problems using the shower seat with no armrests. toilet has no soft seat cushion, so bring your own.
- excellent breakfast, but need to get over some stairs to reach the area. staff brought a mobile ramp, that serves the purpose well.
- very helpful and nice staff
- situated a bit remote to city center, so get used to taxis, which are always very helpful and courteous.
- helsinki is a challenge to wheelchair users, due to old pavements and hilly city layout.

overall a pleasant hotel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback regarding the Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future.

Best regards,

Martin Andergard
General Manager
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Additional Information about Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri

Address: Albertinkatu 34, Helsinki 00180, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Sokos Hotel Helsinki

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