Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Helsinki from 17 - 23 July 2013. Flights with KLM from Aberdeen to Helsinki via Amsterdam. Took Finnair Bus from airport to city centre - E6.30 one way. 5 minutes walk from bus station to Hotel. Had requested room on high floor (11th floor highest) but were informed that, as we had booked standard double room with Expedia, 7th floor would be the highest we could get, and on arrival were allocated Room 701. Nice large airy room with large windows facing sun and which had see through bathroom/shower which we did not like. We asked for another room and were allocated Room 314 which we were told was only room available. Plenty wardrobe space, drawers, 2 chairs, TV (only CNN and BBC World News in English), safe, minibar. Very small bathroom - opened door to toilet, sink on left and shower to right. Room kept clean but maids did not come until middle of afternoon some days. Breakfast was very good. Torni Tower Block from 7th - 13th Floors. There are 11 floors with rooms, on 12th floor is a Viewing Platform and on 13th floor (walk up winding stair from 12th floor) is a bar. From 2 p.m. onwards every day anyone can go up in lift to 12th floor (always very busy) to Viewing Platform or up to Ateljee Bar on 13th floor. Lovely views of Helsinki from high floors. There is an ancient type lift which goes between lower floors which we used most of the time. American Bar and O’Malleys Irish Bar are on ground floor of hotel. The day we left we saw inside very nice double room on same floor with lovely wooden wardrobes, large bathroom with bath. Very nice Finish looking room.
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni is very central and ideal for walking to Forum (large underground centre with shops and restaurants) , Esplanadi Park, Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral and Senate Square, Central Railway Station, Harbours, Markets, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes and many other places of interest. We went on”Canal Cruise” around the nearby islands with IHA Cruises on the Doris II. Very nice boat.
We went to Helsinki from 17-23 July 2013 so that we could see the Tall Ships there from 17-20 July.
We enjoyed our time in the Solo Sokos Hotel Torni and in Helsinki very much. Would recommend the hotel to family and friends. Very clean city, but everything is very expensive.
9th floor or above for excellent city views
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Dear harcus65, thank you for nice and thorough review of Solo Sokos Hotel Torni. Torni is only 5 minutes walk from the bus station and railway station, as you pointed out, so it is very easy to get here.
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I am sorry that you weer not able to book the 11th floor room through Expedia. Because there are only four rooms per each floor (from 8th to 11th) you can book the view rooms from our own website only.
Thank you for mentioning our very central location where everything is within walking distance. In case of bad or cold weather you could actually walk through Forum shopping center to Central Station or visit Kamppi shopping center or Stockmann department store almost without going outside at all!
So nice to read that you had an enjoyable visit to Torni and Helsinki. Thank you for your recommendations and hope to see you back at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni in future, too,
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