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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #39 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Sokos Hotel President is good hotel near bus and train stations. Trams go nearby, too. Finlandia House, Music House, some art museums and shopping centers are nearby and some department stores (Sokos, Stockmann). The breakfast is good enough, rooms are clean and there is the night club downstairs. I have been several times one or two nights there alone or with my wife and I like the place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I will break down my review by category:

Front Desk Staff: Extremely helpful and friendly. When I checked out in the morning, the printer was not working, but they e-mail me the receipt.

Lobby: Modern and clean. Wish the rooms were this nice.

Rooms: Thin mattresses, uncomfortable. Internet was good. Flat screen TV's. Looked more like a dorm room then a hotel room. Bathroom fixtures needed updating. Hallways looked very old.

Breakfast: Decent. Only issue would be if you are staying here for many days. I was here for three mornings and the same food was serverd every morning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was time just after New Year celebration - 2.01 - 4.01.
Hotel was completely overcrowded. Groups of tourists, some school sports teams, alone travellers - there was a crowd of people near reception.
But personnel on reception was very polite, pleasant and executive.
Breakfast was quite good. Hotel location - very good.
We was family of 3, the standard room for us was spacious.
Sauna and swimming pool were small (for such big hotel) and also overcrowded, so I was not able to evaluate them.
About cleanliness - all open spaces in room were OK, but when I moved (a bit) extra bed from window (just in case, I was afraid of draft from window for my daughter - but window was OK to tell the truth) - behind the bed I found pieces of dust and old broken tube from cream.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Was staying at this facility in winter. Rooms were adequate as I was only in for 2 days. What's more important is that it is within easy reach to all of Helsinki as there are numerous eateries nearby including the Big Mac and the shopping district is within walking distance. Not only is the main railway station is but a hop away but the main tourist sites like the cathedrals, Christmas markets, Senate Square etc are within walkable distances even in the cold. If you need to take the ferry to Tallin or Fortress Suomenlinna They also a short taxi hop away or a tarm ride from just outside the hotel. These would make a good day trip for those that can find the time to do so.

Breakfast was also adequate as it is almost the same fare throughout Finland so not much to compare.

would recommend staying at this facility if you want convenience especially to move around.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel is normal. No better and no worse than similar. The well-known hotel chain with a good level of comfort. Room of sufficient size, plumbing, bed linen without comment. Wireless Internet works. Breakfast is good. The biggest plus of the hotel is its location: the railway station, bus station, subway at a distance of 3-5 minutes of slow walking

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed there in August and room was average size, from outside, the Hotel looks grand and lobby was good however as you go up to the floors, it looked like a 2 star hotel. Their outside atrium looked like an abandoned lot. Location was good in the middle of city and near local trams. Helsinki is expensive city , more modern and commercialized. We were hoping to find a Finnish Restaurant nearby but we didn't find any, ended up eating in Chinese restaurant. Breakfast and front desk people were good. Their swimming pool water was cold.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Was a decent place to stay in, no complaints however the bed wasn't very comfy!

I shared a room, it's big enough for two, and what was nice is that there was a sofa, large enough with spare pillows & a duvet (we were on a festival package deal)!

Breakfast was normal, nice. Only annoying thing was that breakfast finished at 10:30am, fine, but the staff pretty much took the food away from you at that exact time, so get there early!

There's a small pool to enjoy and a sauna however they're only open at certain times.

Free wifi was very handy :-)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Address: Etelaeinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $140 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
Number of rooms: 494
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