I stayed in the Sokos Vaakuna July 7 - 10, 2011. The hotel room had everything I needed, and a large balcony to boot (I had a 9th floor room). The balcony looked right onto the square, and the train station below. The front desk staff was very helpful; the the hotel's location cannot be beat! The Vaakuna is one of about six Sokos hotels in Helsinki, and this one is the most centrally-located. Also, I had free Wi-Fi in my room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The beautiful functionalist Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located on the best spot in town, in the centre of everything, with all of central Helsinki within easy reach. The hotel comprises 270 rooms for non-smokers with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. From the balconies of the rooms on floor 9, you see Helsinki in all its glory. The hotel also has 6 comfortable meeting rooms. The present ambiance of the hotel, completed in 1952, is a splendid show of Finnish design traditions. The hotel is protected by the National Board of Antiquities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sokos Hotel Helsinki