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“Warm welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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Original Sokos Hotel Albert
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Albertinkatu 30, Helsinki 00120, Finland   |  
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Ranked #29 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Warm welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I want to especially thank the young lady at reception who was so helpful and
efficient. After a plane trip from Australia, lasting over 20 hours, we very much appreciated her thoughtfulness. All we wanted was a comfortable bed, and we were very happy with the accommodation.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Albert, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very for your kind feedback regarding the Original Sokos Hotel Albert. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff sends regards to you there “down under”.

We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future.

Best regards,

Martin Andergard
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Wonderfull little hotel with excellent and very helpful staff. Breakfast buffet excellent as well!
I only stayed for one night but the pleasure was all mine. I especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Regards to all personnel!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Albert, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback regarding the Original Sokos Hotel Albert. Our team is really dedicated into delivering great guest satisfaction, as your review pointed out.

We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future!

Best regards,

Martin Andergard
General Manager
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Original Sokos Hotel Albert hotel in Helsinki is a decent budget hotel with adequate facilities and amenities. The hotel offers free high speed Internet access and free breakfast and free sauna services. There is a business center and lounge/bar. The restaurant serves a good Italian meal that is excellent and very affordable. The rooms are equipped with modern gadgets and it appears that there is an ergonomic design at play. There is a complete ironing facility. The hotel organizes shuttle bus service. The policy of the hotel allows pets. The hotel is conveniently located close to the city center and in a residential area.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very good service and good location. Restaurant was nearly closed but reception person helped me to get food. I liked very much great pizza that I ordered. All pizzas can pay with S-card meal advance. I would recommend this hotel at future. This hotel is heart of Helsinki and still I can come here easily by car.

Stayed January 2014
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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Albert, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Toni,

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the Original Sokos Hotel Albert. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Also, I am glad you got to taste our pizza. Our restaurant Papa Albert is famous for its pizzas. This week we introduced a new pizza, the ‘Albert Ultra Tasty Pizza’. The sauce recipe is secret, but if you e-mail us, we can send it just to you!

We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future.

Best regards,

Martin Andergard
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed here for a few days at beginning of December. Excellent service. Really nice and helpful staff, good breakfast, good restaurant, very comfortable rooms and reasonably close to Helsinki centre. Liked it a lot

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Martin_Andergard, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Albert, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review of Original Sokos Hotel Albert.
This kind of feedback inspires our staff to keep up the our truly hospitable service!

We hope to see you as your guest again soon.

Best regards,
Martin Andergard
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel was very nice and my room was exactly like that of the pictures displayed on here. The room was spacious, it had a tv (though i wasn't sure how to work it), internet was fast in the room, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were fantastic - always happy, smiling and very friendly. They were always willing to help ad spoke English. The breakfast was very good and there was variety between hot and cold foods.

My only criticism was that my room was next to the elevator - and it is an old school one - so everytime someone used it I heard a loud noise in my room (similar to the door in my room closing). I did ask reception for a change of room as I had a terrible sleep but the only rooms they had available were also next to an elevator. So if you are going to stay here, which I would recommend, I would ask for one away from the elevators to ensure a good night sleep.

Good hotel, great location and amazing staff! Definitely worth a stay.

Room Tip: Try and get a room away from the elevator. I stayed in 604 which was next to the elevator.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelmng, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Albert, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Jordan,

thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the service and personnel were kind, helpful and professional.

We hope to see you soon again in Helsinki.

Kind regards,

Kati Jousimies
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed in Sokos Albert for 3 days for a business trip. Single room is a bit tiny but still very pleasant. Bed, even being soft, surprisingly comfortable to sleep, they also provide 2 pillows of different sizes so you can select which on is more comfortable for you to sleep. 5 to 10 mins walking distance from the city center and main attractions. Not very convenient if you are travelling by car, but this is the case for almost every hotel in city centers. Hotel provides underground parking. Staff is helpful and friendly. Elevators in this hotel are kind of tiny and of older construction, no inner doors, so you see wall moving. Breakfast is average of a decent quality. In total hotel is a good recommendation for an affordable price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Albert

Address: Albertinkatu 30, Helsinki 00120, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#24 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Albert 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SOKOS HOTEL ALBERT is located in the hub of the cultural, commercial, historical, and in a sense even bohemian Helsinki. Within walking distance the quest will find Signature Design clothes, Finnish Design Furniture, vintage furniture- and rare-to-find vinyl record shops. SOKOS HOTEL ALBERT represents a genuinely new type of urban hotel with a mission to compose individual hotel experiences according to each guest's wishes. ... more   less 
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