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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #39 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Good central hotel in Helsinki with a nice atmosphere and pleasant staff. Our room was clean and functional, but very outdated and could certainly do with being modernised, as the decor and fixtures were very 80's.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I've been there from 27 February to 04 March 2013. This is one of the best place for staying at city centre. its just beside the bus and metro station Kampi and few minutes walking distance from the central railway station. You will have all the shopping place and resturant nearby this hotel. Moving out from this place is easy like anything. Breakfast served will with full of different buffet menue. Liked their overall service and security.

Room Tip: If you are from asia, would like to suggest you to be prepared for bellow things. a) you will not...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Been here few times in last year on business trips. Must say that this hotel is the worst of the Helsinki city center Sokos hotels. It has gone very oldish. It has a huge reception hall but for some reason the service quite slow but nice though.

The rooms were not so big and for some reason little bit cold. At least my rooms should be renovated because now they look like straight from the 80's.

The biggest plus comes from the breakfast. It was served in very big room and was organized well. Easy to get what you want. Still the food is basic Sokos hotel food = basic and nothing special.

The location is quite good but not in the best place comparing to city center.

I still could recommend this to business travellers, not for families.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel for more than a week. It was very nice, the rooms were clean, the staff was very kind and friendly, the breakfast was also very good. I really enjoyed the hotel. It is located close to the Finnish Parliament and very close to different attractions of the city. I would stay in this hotel if I would have another chance to come to Helsinki.

Room Tip: i enjoyed the room I was in. However, if you take a room with windows to the city, you will enjoy th...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed here with my friends for 3 nights in mid February 2013. The hotel is perfectly located - the railway station is a 5 min walk, big shopping centres and the heart of Helsinki - all are within a walking distance. The reception speaks good English and is very helpful. The rooms are quite spacious and the breakfast is delicious. The only minus is that I had no cleaning in my room during the whole stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you can get a good rate and have realistic expectations then this is fine. My partner was staying on business and I went to visit for the weekend.

Rooms are simple but are well maintained. No option to make tea or coffee, so a trip to the lobby coffee kiosk is a morning chore.

The hotel bar got busy on Friday night but seems quiet most evenings.

Locations is good, five-ten minutes walk from almost anywhere in the centre.

There's an Aussie Bar, a Tapas restaurant, and shopping centre with food court and several restaurants within 150 metres.

There are several other Sokos hotels as options and cannot comment on whether they would be better,

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Disappointing. Name promises more than you get. Typical 70´s century building. The rooms need renovation. The bathroom had a bathtub, weird. Breakfast was lousy, it was all dry, orange juice was water, dishes were tasteless. If you got on the table to get something more, the staff took your plate, even though there was still food. Car parking was expensive.

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Address: Etelaeinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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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: $137 - $273 (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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