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“Great location, great rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yrjonkatu 26, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Jyväskylä
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“Great location, great rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I stayed in the Torni for 3 nights in the Summer of 2010 with my boyfriend. We had a double en-suite room in the third or fourth floor. The room was really nice and clean, bed was really comfy etc. It is probably the best hotel in Helsinki, as far as I'm concerned.

The location is great, just in the middle of central Helsinki.

The breakfast is average, being a bit industrial as many of the hotel breakfasts in Finland. However, you have a lot to choose from!

The bar/café on the roof is something to see - the prices are really expensive but the view is great. It is a really nice place to visit when travelling in Helsinki.

The only warning I need to give are the toilets. Torni has a unique style of having the toilets and the shower box made from glass (or something through which you can see). For couples/good friends it is not a problem, but if you are planning on taking a twin room for example with someone you don't know that well, bare in mind that the other one can see you taking a shower/going to the toilet. It's actually a fun detail!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This was my first stay at the hotel although I had visited the top floor bar before (highly recommended). It was fully booked and I arrived rather late, so I was given a room at first floor. The style was nice, combining traditions and today. However, the furniture was already a bit run-down.

My room was facing backyard, so there was no noise from outside. However, the walls or ceilings in an old building are not verygood at insulationg noise. All through the night I heard slamming doors or heavy steps.

This hotel has long corridors with steps and heavy doors, so it might not be the best choice if you are disabled or travel with children.

The breakfast was normal, Finnish hotel breakfast with all the basic stuff and some extras.

Location is good, central but not facing any main street.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Torni is a nice and stylish hotel in the center of Helsinki (near Kamppi bus station).
The room was small, but clean and all the facilities were available. The staff was helpful.
During the weekend the breakfast room was a bit too overcrowded. Otherwise, the food was great and selection rather good.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I enjoyed my two-night stay at this hotel a lot. I had a nice and quiet room on the 5th floor. The only think about this hotel that struck me as a bit funny is the elevator. There's only one tiny one that goes all through the building + one that went to the 5th floor.
So if you're travelling with children in prams this might not be your hotel as the tiny elevator was full most of the time?
excellent breakfast and I managed to get myself a table by the window both mornings :)!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Torni is a quaint hotel in the center of Helsinki yet just a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center. This is probably my 5th time staying at this hotel. It is historical and has old world charm. Everything is within walking distance from great shopping to nightlife to bus, rail and cruise ships. The staff is very courteous and helpful.

My favorites are Ateljee Bar Terrace on top of the building and O'Malley's at street level. I just wish that O'Malley's or the American Bar would be open on Sunday's.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed in the Torni for 3 nights in September 2011. My overall impressions are quite positive and I would return here again without hesitation. As usual - The Good, The OK, and The Ugly

The Good
1. Location. In the heart of the city.
2. Clean. The room including the bathroom, sheets, towels, etc. were nice and clean. Well done.
3. Room. The room (#218) was on the smaller side had a double bed, working desk and small lounge chair. There was a safe in the room and an open closet with 8 or so hangers. Overall worked well for me, but may be a tad on the tight side for two depending upon how much luggage.
4. Breakfast. Quite a variety with breads, fruit, cereal, some warm food, cheeses, etc. Should have a bit of something for most.
5. Irish pub inside the hotel. Dropped in one evening when there was live traditional Irish music. It was excellent and added to the nice environment.
6. Lounge/bar on top of hotel. This offering was fantastic in terms of views all across the city. Really nice for sure. Not a huge space, but worth the adventure up the stairs to check it out.

The OK
1. My TV did not work. At all. Would not turn on. Not a major deal and actually didn't realize until 3rd night. Called front desk and they sent over housekeeping that failed to get it working. The helpful attendant said she would have engineering look the next day.
2. Continuing about the TV, when I informed the front desk upon checkout the clerk did not say anything in terms of "sorry" or "apologies" in any sense. Her response was "really?" She did note down the room number, and while I was not looking for a long apology - I did expect a bit more...

The Ugly.
Nothing

Again - solid place with clean small rooms (or at least mine). With breakfast and location the rate was right and I would look into staying here the next time I return.

Enjoy Helsinki.

Jeremy

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Sokos hotel was in a great location in the heart of Helsinki. The rooms was very nice and very clean.
Our room was Art Deco style decorated in a very clever way.The breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of foods ,juice and coffees.
The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yrjonkatu 26, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokos Hotel Torni is one of the most important landmarks in Helsinki, a classic with staying power in the heart of the city. Quiet location in Helsinki Design District, right next to the shopping and the entertainment area of Helsinki. We welcome you to experience the unique Torni spirit. ... more   less 
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