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Original Sokos Hotel Albert
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Albertinkatu 30, Helsinki 00120, Finland   |  
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Ranked #26 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Simply great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

It is a fantastic 4 star hotel, very modern, clean and trendy. The staff was nice, friendly and helpful.
The room was very comfortable and quite big, it had everything that should be in a 4 star hotel. The bathroom had an interesting shower cabin. As there is enoteca (wine cellar) in the hotel, there are wine glasses in the room. I also liked design of the room and modern flat screen TV with some special features. Internet is fast and free of charge.
You can visit sauna for free in the morning.
Breakfast was really good! There was plenty of different things, cold and hot, salty and sweet. Everything was tasty. I was particularly impressed by possibility to drink fresh juice and great cappuccino/macchiato/hot chocolate for breakfast.
Location is very good too, you can easily walk to all major attractions (including central train and bus stations), but stay not in a crowded area at the same time. There are some cafes and restaurants nearby (check out the garlic restaurant!) and a supermarket around the corner. The neighbourhood is quite artistic with small galleries and shops of modern art. You can reach Synebrychoff museum and park in 2 minutes.
I think this hotel is a great choice for both business and tourist travel. And I'll definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

Staying at this hotel was one of the nicest experiences I've ever had. The three-star hotel was not as pricey as other hotels in Helsinki, but I decided to give it a go. It turned out the hotel was brand new (opened in August 2007) so the rooms and bathrooms and the hotel in its entirety was top-notch. I was especially delighted with the modern, practical bathroom. The rooms were nicely decorated and bed extremely confortable. The hotel was quiet and the atmosfere was relaxed.

The staff was an absolute joy - one night during the week we arrived at the hotel at about 1-2 am, exhausted, dirty and dusty as we had been helping our friends move all day and night. The restaurant has already closed and we were starving. Without hesitation the receptionist offered to trace the chef in the back of the kitchen and in less than ten minutes we had these beautiful trays filled with gorgeous food that we could take into our rooms. Needless to say, it felt like it was the best meal I had even had! Also, upon arrival a free wi-fi codes were offered to us for the whole duration of our three-day stay without us even having to ask for it.

The breakfast buffet was very good, as was the italian-style hotel restaurant.
The location of the hotel is at the city centre in Punavuori which is a great lively and fashionable area for design boutiques and nightlife.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2008

I was disappointed by the outside of this hotel, which looks a bit dated. However, all the rooms inside have been redone and come with flat screen TVs, modern design furniture etc. Breakfast was included in my rate and was very good - lots of choices. This hotel is a better option for business travelers than some of the big chain hotels in Helsinki. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Visited Sokos Hotel Albert and the expectations were not that high but after the visit this is the hotel to stay and next time when I am going to stay in Helsinki I am definetely going to stay at Albert and will recommend this to my colleagues as well.

Hotel is located within walking distance from heart of the city, close to the park, sea, shops and restaurants. Firstly when I had a look at the map and distances it sort of put me off but I was surprised that it only took 10-15 minutes to walk from main railway station. Weather was great so I really enjoyed my walk to the hotel and about.

Staff were really friendly, helpfull and professional. Did not dine at the restaurant but had a look at the menus and it looked great and reasonable priced. Breakfast was excellent. Next time when I am going to stay there I will definetely try the menu.

Stayed in a standard room, and it was a very modern but homely decorated room with fresh colours, comfortable bed, free WLAN and air-con. The best thing was the wonderful power shower which really gave the relaxing feeling after the long day at work. Also Albert has a sauna which I did not have time try. I believe the sauna is free for the guest.

So next time when I am going to visit Helsinki Albert is the one! Only negative thing which I found was that there was not any snow in Helsinki!

  • Liked — How the room was decorated, especially loved the green rug
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
#23 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Albert 4*
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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