The outstanding feature about this hotel is the retro decor from the 1960s. But whereas the similar sytle hotels from the Yugoslavia period in the Adriatic, for example, aren't well maintained, this one is. The lobby is a classic of this genre and unforgettable. The location cannot be beat, just across from the train station and two blocks away from the main esplanade. I'd have to fault their service when they took unusually long to check us in. The breakfast was also super crowded to the point where we had to wait for a table to become free. There is free wireless.
- 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