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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Oulu, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location was marvelous. Service at the reception was excellent when we arrived. Building is old so the rooms were a little bit old school to my taste. Only bad thing was that the breakfast was very poor. First of all the buffet table area was too crowded the whole time and empty tables had dirty dishes for a long time.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in April. If I've got it right it was opened for the Olympics in 1952. And they have stayed true to the design concept from back in the day. That is the best thing about this hotel. Breakfast was quite dull and the room stuffy since the window can't be opened. Hotel is right in... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This time we had a Superior Twin Room in the corner looking out to both the station and the postoffice building. It was a nice room with a fantastic view! Always enjoyable is the breakfast in the restaurant on the top floor - this year with good enough weather to sit outside. We will be back!

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Oulu, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Helsinki, we usually stay in Vaakuna hotel. We had my son and his two children( 7v and 9 v) holiday trip in Helsinki. We visited the Linnanmäki and shopping.The location is great and breakfast was plentiful.

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

Dear 24tuular, thank you very much for visiting us again and taking the time to comment on your most recent trip to Vaakuna. I'm very happy to hear that you had an overall pleasant and successful stay with your family! We are exited to welcome you back again soon in the near future! Best regards, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel... More 

Kuopio, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really clean hotel and quiet even our room was to main street. Breakfast is the best, this is the chirldren's opinion. The staff is very frendly. One minor minus is the small lifts if you have lots of luggages.

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

Dear 721assim, thank you for choosing our hotel for your visit in Helsinki and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm very pleased to hear that especially your children enjoyed our breakfast. Our Onni Orava- breakfast is a real hit with the kids in the summertime. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki is protected by the museum... More 

Heinola
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I compared four different hotels for my trip, chose Vaakuna and all I can say is that I have no regrets. Actually, I had a blast! Location was great, right in the middle of, well, everything. My room was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and very helpful, excellent breakfast and all my wishes for the room were taken... More 

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

Dear saara299, thank you very much for commenting on your stay with us! I'm delighted to hear that you had a blast during your visit here in Vaakuna! It's always a great pleasure when we receive such positive feedback from our guests. I truly hope you'll get a chance to visit us soon again, you are more than welcome! Best... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife on our last night in Helsinki. We were made very welcome by the staff who were very friendly and accommodating. Our room was a bit small, but was warm and very comfortable. The bed was just right, not too soft and not too hard.

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

Dear GregNightingale, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your recent stay in our hotel. It is always a great pleasure reading such positive reviews especially about our staff and service. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki More 

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the sauna suite and thoroughly enjoyed the room with great views over the city and very comfortable beds. Great service and absolutely wonderful for the kids - there is a super playroom in the restaurant and a kids breakfast buffet as well. Great family hotel!

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

Dear annaY8CO, thank you for choosing our hotel for your trip in Helsinki and taking the time to comment on your stay with us. We are really happy to hear that everything went so well during your stay. Especially heart warming for us is your feedback of our service. We're hoping to welcome you and your family back again in... More 

Iisalmi, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service, rooms are clean , breakfast was plentiful. Children taken into account well and the staff is very friendly. We had my daughter and her two children( 6 v and 9 v) holiday trip in Helsinki. We visited the Linnanmäki of course, and shopping. The location is just awesome , every place have short distance.We will definitely come again.

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

Dear 499saris, thank you for choosing our hotel for your summer trip to Helsinki and thank you for this great review! We're very happy to hear that you and your family had a good time while staying with us and let's hope you will get a chance to visit us soon again! Best regards, Jatta Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna... More 

Lieksa, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Helsinki, I usually stay in Vaakuna hotel. The location is great, the rooms are comfortable, and the staff is excellent. Ask for a quiet room and you'll get one. The breakfast is delicious and there are lots of dishes to try.

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

Dear Hilja2016, thank you for choosing Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna again for your visit in Helsinki. It's always a pleasure to receive such positive comments also from our frequent visitors. These great reviews really gives us the motivation to keep up the good work! We're exited to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Jatta Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 60100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $137 - $228 (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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