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“Good for overnight stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tasetie 8, Vantaa 01510, Finland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Vantaa
Tuusula, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good for overnight stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We spent a night in this hotel as our friend was having a birthday party in one of the restaurants in Flamingo. We had a superior room in the 11th floor and found the room very clean. The soundproof was great, couldn't hear a thing from neighbouring rooms or from the corridor. The only minus was the water pressure in the shower.
The breakfast was ok, it seems to get quite crowded around 9am but luckily we got there just before the crowd. Didn't like the juice they were serving at breakfast and the fruit on offer seemed to be a bit too raw. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay and would probably use this hotel again in an occasion arises.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Flamingo000, Front Office Manager at Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your feedback.

We are happy to hear that your stay in Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo was successful.

Best summer regards

Jaana Kivi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I spend one night in this hotel. My room was standard twin. Room was clean and modern as can assume. Flamingo is great location for leisure attractions which ideal for all traveller types.
Breakfast was good and service level great. Location also next door to airport makes it very good alternative for air travellers also. There was missing shuttle buss connnction to airport but alot of taxis are availlable. I can recommend this hotel to all. I

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flamingo000, Front Office Manager at Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your stay at Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo and your feedback.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel.

Welcome again and warm sunny days wishes from us.

Kind regards,
Jaana Kivi
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Helsinki, Finland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Perhaps the I was confused with the local hype surrounding the spa at the same place. I was also a little confused to find that they're different businesses. Even so, I was very disappointed to find that in order to gain entrance to the spa I would have to go to a different place and buy a ticket. With so many guests heading that way, why not set up a system so that hotel guests can buy it all at the same hotel reception desk? Disappointing.

The hotel bedroom was also a disappointment. It's a hard balance to achieve in my view, but minimalist scandinavian style using light coloured woods can look uber chic or super cheap, the Flamingo achieves the latter with ease. It felt cheap from start to finish. Ironically, at a venue where I had imagined fun at the spa, I found myself struggling to clear shampoo from my hair as the shower in the room was next to useless.

As far as dining is concerned there are plenty of choices around the hotel. For our dinner we had booked our group into the hotel's own restaurant and this was nice and the staff helpful and cheerful. Breakfast the next morning however was mild disappointment. Stewed coffee and, in my view, a limited selection. For example if cereals are your breakfast of choice the option was two different types of muesli. OK, but only just above adequate in my view.

If you're visiting offices in the nearby complexes on the other side of Ring III then it's a good business hotel location. It's also a decent alternative as an airport hotel as it's a very short ride from the terminals and yet enjoys more amenities and shops close by than any others in the area. Otherwise, if you're simply looking for a hotel on the periphery of Helsinki and Vantaa then you may well find more inspiring stays.

Room Tip: A few dining options in the nearby shopping centre - not fine dining but decent fare.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint-Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice combination of shopping and relax. Parking is free. A lot of cafe and restorans by the same roof. WiFi works good in most of the rooms.
Unfortunatly they have no shattle servis to and from airport.

Room Tip: Take a higher floors to have the best city view
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vaasa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

You have spa and big shopping mall in the same building and that's about all to say. Hotel is quite new, but there's nothing special in it; average rooms, average breakfast, average service... Free parking is good.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Pretty good hotel in typical finish style Nice view over Vantaa. Unforunately stayed only on short night. Very good water park. Sokos Flaming is located inside shopping mall... Room is not exciting but good with excellent view

Room Tip: Top floor - excelent view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsingborg
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hotel situated approximately 10min from the airport. Did not find any fre shuttle bus, but buses for airport stays outside the mall. The hotel is situated in a big mall with hundreds of stores, resturants including spa and cinema. Everything under one roof. But some way from city center, we stayed while visiting exhibition. Rooms was good, and first time I have been asked if I requested tub or shower. Recommended if you are having a early flight in the morning but have time in the evening before for shopping, if you are there for short stay, there is better airport hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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 Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo

Address: Tasetie 8, Vantaa 01510, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Vantaa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Vantaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo 3.5*
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