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Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki 00100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #24 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Finland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great stuff, everything works, small room. Breakfast good! Nice place to stay in Helsinki. Value for money (80euro/night)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Our first introduction to the Sokos hotels was great. This one that we stayed in, in Helsinki had the nicest receptionist who was also our information point about everything and when we went back the second time, another lovely receptionist, gave us a lovely room on the top floor. The breakfast here was wonderfull. The Hotel was very central and spick and span.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Close to the shopping area, to public transport (although it can be said about many hotels at centre), friendly stuff at reception, not bad wi-fi! and excellent breakfast! Very good breakfast indeed! Coffee, all sorts of tea, breads; several choices of cheese and ham, hot chocolate, some fruits, hot dishes, vegetarian option, porridge. Good and tasty food. Room is spacious enough and warm.
but next to hotel are situated night club, karaoke and bar, so for light sleepers sleep can be an issue here. Unfortunately our room was also next to ice making machine, during one night there were several drunk finnish parties who were really exciting at throwing ice at each other, banging at doors and making all possible noises in their condition. Not pleasant experience at all. And that kind of things are not expected at hotel like this. One more minus: the breakfast is served in very small place, surely for that kind amount of rooms, two small halls are not enough. You have to wait and find place to eat, which is hard, because breakfast is very good. About room: no tea making facilities.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very comfortable rooms, fantastic breakfast (until 11am!!) and friendly check-in staff. The hotel is located very close to everything in helsinki, and is directly opposite a large mall with a superdry store and decent bar called belge. Great stay, well priced and three happy campers

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bad Honnef, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This hotel is the second oldest still operating hotel in Helsinki, having been around for almost 100 years. The hotel is in the very center of city so it's perfect for business and pleasure. The hotel in it self is nothing very special. Newly refurbished rooms with typical Scandinavian simplicity and cleanness. The breakfast is an average warm breakfast, with all the normal stuff. For business there are quite a few company HQ's walking distance. For leisure all the top bars and nightclubs are close by. The hotel has a nightclub, but it's not that great (used to be popular 10-15 year ago).
Across the street from the hotel there's a shopping complex. In the basement of the comp+lex there's a place called Eat&Joy where you can find all kinds of ecological products. They have also some seating if you want to have lunch or coffee. Highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I was looking for a hotel placed in the city centre for me and my family (two teenage boys) to stay for three nights.
The hotel was booked several months in advance with the request of adjacent rooms.
We arrived early and were able to deposit our baggage until the room was ready just after lunch.
We got the requested adjacent rooms which even had interconnecting doors, couldn't have asked for more.
The rooms were clean and in good condition, nothing flash but considering the price ok.
We stayed Friday to Monday and even the hotel was quite busy it wasn't a noisy place.
The buffet breakfast was exellent, particularly Saterday and Sunday with a great joyce.
The staff was very helpfull with sightseeing and travel tips.
Rooms were made late in the afternoon and this was sometimes inconvinient when we had a rest after a busy day of sightseeing. One day the room wasn't made at all which didn't bother my two boys too much.
All in all we found it a great hotel to stay in to explore the beautyfull City of Helsinki and I would certainly recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I arrived after 15 hours of traveling to be told that they didn't have a room available for me even though one had been booked months in advance. Had to wait or quite a while until one was available. When one was available it was one of the smallest rooms I've ever stayed in. It was cold as well even with the heating apparently cranked up. I couldn't open the curtains because there was a building directly outside with numerous people being able to look right in. As far as I could see there was no room service. I think it was about E160 a night, not sure if that is considered cheap but I would definitely not stay here again, would rather pay more and stay in a real hotel. I suppose the location is pretty good, that is one positive thing.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Address: Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern and cosy Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located in the heart of Helsinki, between Ateneum (the Museum of Finnish Art), and the Senate Square. The hotel is located next to the major shopping streets and it is only 300 meters from Helsinki Central Station. All the hotel rooms are designed with fresh, Scandinavian style and have hardwood floors, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a private sauna. There is a complimentary internet point with three computers in the lobby area. The hotel also houses two great restaurants: Fransmanni and Memphis. Fransmanni offers French-inspired cuisine and the hotel’s rich breakfast buffet is served there every morning. Memphis is a more upbeat restaurant with tasty burgers and cool drinks. The hotel is also a great venue for small-scale meetings, and offers two meeting rooms for a maximum of 30 persons. The sauna department is located at the top floor and can also be rented for private use. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Helsinki Sokos Hotel
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