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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Helsinki
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

City has a vibrant nightlife and you can definitely hear it during the night. We stayed at seventh floor and still you could hear music and people shouting through the night. Breakfast was below average but had everything normal breakfast should. Just four magazines is surely not enough for a hotel to have at breakfast. Disappointed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location. Lifts are very sufficient. Just near main train station. Comfort beds. Few steps to shopping center and food facilities. Rich breakfast. Friendly staff. Highly recommended to eveyone...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel. Has to be one of the better styled hotels in Helsinki. Great atmosphere, great views, food staff and close to everything. Close to the waterfront with jogging paths. Had a Jr. Suit with plenty of space and amenities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and tidy room, in which the staff obviusly forgot to put things that should be there for the guests, such as shampoo, little packages with toothbrush and toothpaste etc, things that I noticed were supposed to be placed in the rooms, since they were on "cleaning-carts" in the corridors. Also, they had rearranged the furniture in the room, so... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location in Helsinki city center with friendly and helpful staff. We had a great family room with comfy beds, all clean and tidy, good bathroom/shower and a quiet sleep. Dinner at rooftop restaurant was good, breakfast was great! They had an awesome play room for the kids directly connected to the restaurant, very convenient! We had a great time... More 

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is a hotel from the fifties, and there is a charm in preserving the facilities true to the original time period. However, the elevators, rooms, bath rooms, and other facilities , are quite small. No problem, when you know it. And the location could not be better

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about Sokos Vaakuna is its location - off Mannerheim Blvd and the main train station. Right next to all main shops and sights. The breakfast was very good. The hotel itself is clean but desperately old design-wise. Unless you are into 1970-s, of course. I can't imagine us staying there for a long time but this is... More 

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been living in Helsinki area for ten years and never really paid attention to this hotel, even though it is next to main railway station. I had to spend a night in downtown and I got a very good price for this hotel. Hotel was a positive surprise, family room was quite spacious. You should choose your room... More 

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Rauma, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stay. Very versatile breakfast. If there's a loud neighbors next to your room, you can hear them, at least in basic rooms... Everything in the room was so basic, as expected; Good bed and pillows. Tidy bathroom with minor errors you notice, but don't really care.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have chosen his hotel due to the location and didnt regret. We had 2 rooms: 1 double and 1 single. So, the single room has a terrace with great view over the city. Double room had great view as well, but no terrace. The hotel is clean, but a bit old looking inside, however the furniture of 50's is... More 

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Vaakuna, Receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Lulushke, thank you for choosing Vaakuna Hotel to accommodate you during your recent stay in Helsinki and for taking the time to review this visit. We appreciate your feedback and very much agree that our views are really amazing! I hope you will get a chance to visit us soon again! Best regards, Jatta Bergström Reception Original Sokos Hotel... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $141 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
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