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“Comfortable hotel in central Helsinki” 4 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 #10 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
Ahaus, Germany
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel in central Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The hotel is a 12 story building that was used by the Russian government before. It has now been renovated, but the interior still fits the historical façade. My room was spacious with a high ceiling, but modern equipment. Bathroom including subfloor heating and glass shower. Staff was very friendly and speaks English very well. The breakfast was served in the restaurant on the ground floor and the selection was huge.
The hotel is right in the city center and many bars and restaurants are in walking distance, as well as some of the sightseeing spots and the harbor.
Do not miss out on a cocktail at the bar on the top floor! Stunning view and great drinks!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Torni-Management, Front Office Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear VaLiGer,

Thank you for your visit to Solo Sokos Hotel Torni and your nice review about our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Jugend style room with a high ceiling. Wonderful to hear your comments about our staff and the Solo breakfast.

We all hope to see you back at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni and our famous Atelje Bar at the top in future, too.

Best regards,
Markus Siitonen
Hotel manager
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Rating summary
  • 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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Groton, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel is an old building that's been renovated. The hallways wander around a lot. But the rooms are nice and there's a lot of ambience. The location is great, downtown, lots of restaurants, and very close to the harbor. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The only drawback is that the locals spend a lot of time in the area bars, so the evenings tend to be very noisy, especially weekends. We know this because it was very warm when we were there and we had to leave our windows open all night. But we would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the back side of the hotel...it's quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Located in the heart of Helsinki this hotel has lovely well appointed rooms and makes for a perfect platform to explore this city. I upgraded to the suite and this gave me some well needed elbow room. The staff are super friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Restaurants are very good and be sure to go to the American Cocktail bar and roof top bars are an absolute must.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torni-Management, Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your review and your nice feedback regarding you stay with us. I am happy that you pointed out our great location in the heart of the city and I am also very pleased for your comment about our friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for visiting our nice bars as well.

We all wish you a great Autumn and hope to see you back at Torni in future, too.

Best regards,
Markus Siitonen
Hotel Manager
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Oslo
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This is not a houel review of the Torni, only a strong recommendation of the roof top bar. There are outdoor terraces on both sides of the bar, offering a splendid view of the city and the sea.

Highly recommendable.

Stayed September 2013
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Tallinn
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hotel is very well located just in the city center. The hotel personel is very friendly. The breaksfast was SUPER. The rooms are nice, you can choose Jugend or Art Deco style. Parking place is very close and its easy to park there.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Take notice of the bad reviews of this hotel. They must have confused this hotel with another (or work for the competition!). We have stayed here many times and have never had a bad room. Some of the rooms are small but this is due to the nature of the building which tapers towards the top. If you want a view you will have to settle for a smaller room. If you want a large room there are many of these on the lower floors. On our last visit we had room 323 and it was large and well appointed. We have never stayed anywhere with such a large choice of breakfast items and all of very good quality and available in any quantity you like. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The bar at the top of the tower is wonderful, but the drink prices there are exhorbitant - our only criticicism!

Room Tip: If you want a view you will have to settle for a smaller room. If you want a large room there are m...
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is still the number one in Helsinki hotels when it comes to character. Great "old" (early 20th century) building, the first "skyscraper" style house (14 floors I think) in this city. Great history within, good present and future as well. Great bars all three of them, decent hot buffet breakfast, sizeable double rooms, good bathrooms except for the water flooding from the shower to the main bathroom floor even at the most minimal dribble of water power and frequency. That bit needs sorting, always been the same issue here (please!).
For Helsinki prices, this is average and for the characterful different experience, and it is different compared to the bigger corporates in central Helsinki, it's worth the money.

Room Tip: The traditional style rooms are more homely than the Art Deco modernist ones in our view! You get a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

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 ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#23 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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