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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Positive: Great, excelent location. Near Central Railway Station ( 10 min. normal walk) - terminal to Finnair Shuttle to/from airport, hop on hop off, trams to/from ferries ports. Close to a big shopping center.
Excelent breakfast (included in price ) in a very big restaurant. Good room, maybe a llittle old bathroom, but very cleam.
Negative: A.C. not good enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I visit Helsinki every two years and always stay at the Sokos Presidentti. I love this hotel. It's centrally located (all attractions can be easily reached on foot), plenty of shopping possibilities around, wonderful and rich breakfast (it's a big hotel so the breakfast room can get crowded) and extremely nice staff. There might be large cues at the reception desk as many groups stay at this hotel - groups come and go on an almost daily basis.

Rooms are comfortable and the beds terrific. There's a mini-bar and a hair dryer. TV stations include many Finnish ones and also Swedish, Japanese, French (France 24), German (RTL) and English (BBC World News). The windows in the room are closed. To open them, ask for a key (a handle really) from the receptionist. Rooms that don't face the street are, naturally, quiet once you open the window. Safes are not available in the rooms, but there are personal ones next to the reception desk.

On the whole, a most positive experience and I know I will return here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Danny G
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Centrally located chain hotel. Price was cheap (holiday season).

Checking was very slow

Location is great

Rooms are ok, nothing fancy.

Free Wifi and Breakfast are important. Both were ok.

Service was ok, but not very friendly.

I was traveling alone, so hotel was fine. I would not take my family there.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Kari H
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I selected this for two night for my family because of reasonable price and location. Hotel interior is little bit tired and I don't like 80s style. Hotel needs renewal. Rooms and especially bath is quite poor. Everything works but I don't like overall shabby feeling in hotel.

Breakfast hall is huge and worked well. Breakfast which included in room price is basic Finnish hotel style so quite wide selection breads,yoghurts,vegetables , fruits, cold cuts and warm dishes.

Only happy surprise was free sauna and pool. It was open at morning and evening.

Anyway , I would not choose this hotel anymore at least not for holidays. For business this could be sufficient.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent a whole week on Sokos presidentti hotel, and it was a great one. Receptionists were really nice and cooperative ppl. We checked-in, in no time, room was clean and as required.

Breakfast buffet was amazing but it lacked more beef items as we are Muslims. Our visit was in winter so we didn't check neither the swimming pool, nor the spa. The hotel location is perfect and the free internet connection was perfect. Although there wasn't a huge kids area, but my 4 years old son enjoyed the small area with all the toys found there.

Note that their other Sokos Helsinki hotel is sooo poor compared to that one as my husband stayed their for couple of days and he couldn't stay longer.

Room Tip: Higher floors are much better as it offers you and amazing city view and it bless you with sleep qua...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

When I arrived all seemed fine nice large reception area etc but then I had a long wait to check in, then a long wait for a lift. Having said that the room was nice other than a dirty towel the cleaner had failed to remove. When I returned the next day my cups had not been washed and the coffee not replenished so I complained. Eventually a guy turned up and advised me that was normal...yuk.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The location of this hotel is great and I love Helsinki. But the hotel is dated. We had a superior room, that did not contain a bath and the sink basin was chipped in multiple places. On the desk in the room there were cigarette burn marks.

The staff are young, and the whole hotel seems always to be under staffed. In less than five days, twice the room was not cleaned. At the weekend the Sauna and Pool times are limited to early morning, and the sauna is not mixed

The breakfast is a sad affair, base standard food cooked for the masses, you can feel there is no love or attention given to the food provided. The breakfast staff's main function is to clear the plates from tables, with no words exchanged or care given to the guests sat at the tables.

The hotel does it's job, the staff don't.

Room Tip: Avoid the breakfast.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank K C
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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:
#26 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $143 - $320 (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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