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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki 60100, Finland (Vironniemi)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Eastern Finland, Finland
1 review
“Best location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Evething is near you in this hotel. Wonderful breakfast. You can feel the history hear....
Would recommend this hotel for couples, friends, not for families perhaps. We will certainly come again someday :)

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

+Good rooms, nice view over the city, reasonable breakfast, good staff.
- As always in Finland, beds are too soft and noisy.
The room was small and litlle worn out, but it was still very nice and good enough for couple of nights staying.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mikkeli
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best location you could ask for. Clean rooms. Fantastic breakfast. Been there before with kids and they liked it too. Rooms are quiet. I especially wide windowboards where you can sit and look people walking around the city. There is always something to watch because of the central location.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 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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Lappeenranta, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, friendly staff, good rooms, awesome breakfast.
What can I say, we enjoyed ourselves. Luggage storage was the best.
The room was spacious and clean, bathtub was a small one but nice nevertheless.

  • Stayed April 2015, 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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Mariehamn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very nice hotel! Right in the middle of the city center so location is perfect. Family friendly with a big playroom, big and tidy room with great view. Friendly staff. The breakfastbuffet was good

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 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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kajaani
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel and service good as always, I loke the restaurants and location is the best in Helsinki. Normally I love all your rooms, also single rooms, but this time I was a little dissapointed because you could not watch the tv from bed, the tv was on side wall. Next time I remeber to ask an other room.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Gurgaon, India
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, I visited there for 2 days during my official trip to Helsinki. Place is very prime but not happy with the restaurant service, room cleanliness. Though the location is very very prime but the quality we do expect from Sokos is not upto the mark.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki 60100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#16 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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

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