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Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tasetie 8, Vantaa 01510, Finland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Seinajoki, Finland
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“Waiting for lifts, waiting for lifts...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for two nights. The hotel is clean, the room was quite spacious, the breakfast was ok. But in the mornings you had to wait for the lifts for a long time, as they were always full. Waited for a lift for almost half an hour, becauss could just not get in. At other times there was no big rush, so the problem is concentrated to the couple of hours in the morning when people are going to breakfast and returning, and also checking out. The reception told us that the rush was due to one broken-down lift and it should get easier when that lift is repaired. The hotel has free wifi and free parking which is nice, so if and when they get the lift problem sorted out, the hotel would be a good choice but for the price, which was very high compared to some other hotels in the same chain.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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.
Now the lifts are repaired and working fine.

We hope to see you again in Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo.

Best summer regards,

Jaana Kivi
Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
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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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Tuusula, Finland
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25 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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
Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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
Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
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Helsinki, Finland
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 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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Address: Tasetie 8, Vantaa 01510, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Vantaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo 4*
Number of rooms: 309
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