We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Presidental experience?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
Kempele, Finland
Level Contributor
89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Presidental experience?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a family weekend at this hotel. We booked two rooms, another one with an extra. It was a busy weekend but still this size of hotel should not screw every single detail with the booking that was made well before the trip. Finally we managed to get everything in place 'though the extrabed was changed to a mattress....
Th location of the hotel is excellent; it's close to railway station, bus station, restaurants et, right in the center of Helsinki.
We had one dinner at hotel restaurant that is some sort of spanish tapas one. Food was ok but the service was poor. Why do you need to feel not welcome even you're spending tons of money....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jari_Kempele_Finland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

974 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    161
    430
    282
    73
    25
See reviews for
154
213
102
250
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (53)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hotel has very good location near house of parlament and next to kamppi shopping center. Single room was a bit outdated but spacious. Bed was comfortable. This was a big plus.
Staff is friendly and check in and out was handled smoothly. The hotel has own garage area underneath.
Breakfast was great and had enough choices.
the hotel was popular among tourists and during my visit I saw quite many different nationalities.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank s94072
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norwich
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sartyl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sumon_ola
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

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
Helpful?
1 Thank PauliM945
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mtojiev
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Москва, Россия
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank OlgaSh77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Helsinki hotels
Vironniemi
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Kampinmalmi
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
#14 of 63 in Helsinki
4.0 of 5 bubbles 890 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Kampinmalmi
Scandic Simonkentta
Scandic Simonkentta
#22 of 63 in Helsinki
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,434 reviews
Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki
#32 of 63 in Helsinki
4.0 of 5 bubbles 532 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
Number of rooms: 494
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing