Located steps across the street from the Helsinki train station, the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is clean, reasonably priced and the staff are excellent.
The room my husband and I had from October 24 to 25th, was modern, clean and had a newly renovated bathroom. It also had a fabulous view of the train station and the Tempelio Kirkko.
The cost of the room was 168 euros per night which included a lovely breakfast buffet at their 10th floor restaurant - which is about the top floor of all buildings in Helsinki.
There is a terrace on the 10th floor as well which gives a beautiful view of the city. It was United Nations Day when we were there and all of Helsinki were flying silky white and blue flags.
The hotel is designed in a wonderfully hip "Mad Men" 60's decor. The only problem is that the decor needs some loving care and the lobby furniture some
re-upholstering. Otherwise, everything 60's in the Vaakuna is new again.
Highly recommend the Helsinki Sokos Hotel Vaakuna.
- 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