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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Etelainen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Suez, Egypt
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7 hotel reviews
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“short Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

the Stuff was good ,the rooms was clean ,SPA was very comfortable , the location was perfect near by railway ,and also beside Kampi and Forum mall ,free Wifi in your room with a high speed
it is a perfect place for business Trip

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I've visited this hotel quite often on my business trips. The location is good and so is the breakfast. Staff is nice. But I can't give much compliments about the rooms: There's permanet brown marks on the white toilet seats, holes in bed covers, the bathrooms were shining about 10 years ago, the pillows are bumpy etc. All these I've forgiven during all of my trips because these haven't really bothered me that much. Until my latest trip when I needed to borrow a charger for my iPhone 5 which they didn't have. If a hotel with the word 'presidentti' in its name doesn't have a charger for the leading phone in the market, there's a problem.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Haleok,
Thank you for bringing this feedback to my attention.
Unfortunately our front desk is not able to borrow mobile phone chargers into the guest rooms.
However, we do have a mobile phone charging station at the main lobby which you are able to use for iPhone and all the other brands.
I hope that this negative experience will not affect to your confidence against Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti and we will have you as our guest in a future again.
Sincerely,
Juha Sundqvist
Hotel Manager
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Huittinen, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Location of this hotel is really good, short walk to the railway- or busstation.
Staff was really kind and helpful. I had made booking via some booking system, first they couldn't find it, but it wasn't problem and I got the room. I asked later and they have found my reservation. But that's ok, the lady in reseption was really friendly! And corridor is big and cosy, lift was quick, everything seems very clean.
Room was basic and clean, peaceful also. Bed was good, and also pillow (I have often problems with pillows and my neck)!
Tasty breakfast, many different foods...
Conferenceroom is also basic, good.

I would stay again in this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Very Basic cuty hotel these days, maybe it was even more origina yeara ago. Rooms ok, long corridors. Sauna department in the ground floor very basic. Location is very good, restaurants and services all around. All hotels were crowded, and the check-in procedure was very quick, thanks for that. Good for business and maybe shopping if you plan just to sleep there. Very good breakfast, Original Sokos style.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the inner yard are very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Harri H,
Thank you for this rewiev and choosing Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti when visiting in Helsinki.
I was happy to read that our facilities and services overall met your expectations. Your tip regarding room location is most likely appreciated by our other guests.
Welcome to our hotel again when returning to Helsinki.
Kind regards,
Juha Sundqvist
Hotel Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My visit here was just a short night. Due to overbooking, I was given a lower lovel room than what I had reserved and paid, but this was later compensated for, so no hard feelings. The location of the hotel is really central: about 5 minutes walk from the railway station and right next to the main bus station and metro. This also means that the neighborhood is busy also late in the night. Despite of this, the room was really silent: no traffic noise, no scremas from outside, nothing. At least the basic level rooms are, well, basic. Still, they function well with ony maybe the air conditioning being a downside (slight noise, draft, dry air). The breakfast buffet was ok and fulfilled the need. As a small hint, be there early enough especially in the weekends, it's getting quite crowded near the closing time. There would have been a possibility for a morning sauna, but sadly I didn't have time for that.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Average rooms with mildly modernized furniture. Modest but clean. Rather thin walls. You can hear if phone rings in next room. Also some music sounded through in the evening (not during night). WiFi was very hard to use - had to try username/password several times. Got it working when changed browser from Chrome to Safari.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Within walking distance of harbor market and downtown attractions and shopping. Buffet breakfast was vast and varied, appealing to all tastes. Service was prompt. Lobby coffee was expensive, but free internet and printing was available. Moderate price, nothing outstanding, but rooms were clean and adequate. Desk staff was helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear pamandDRJ,

Thank you for staying with us in Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti and this encouraging review.
It was nice to read that our service met your expectations, and our staff managed to carry out that kind of successful service that we have aimed.
I welcome you again as our guest when next time returning to Helsinki.
Kind regards,
Juha Sundqvist
Hotel manager
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Address: Etelainen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
Number of rooms: 494
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