I keep coming back to good old (80 years) Sokos Hotel Helsinki every once in a while, and always, I am reminded of the fact that I should come more often. It is not as big and flashy as the chains big guns, Vaakuna and Presidentti in downtown Helsinki, but offers great value.
+ peace and quiet, even if you live in the thick of a noisy city. There is no traffic on the street in front of the hotel, and if you get a room facing the courtyard you will sleep like a baby. I know I did.
+ you are within walking distance from everything - the buss to the airport is two blocks away, the big boats leave from two blocks in the other direction, and the poshest shopping in town is basically right at your feet
+ clean and tidy, in a nordic sort of way, no extra fuzz, just pure quality
+ free and fast wifi, tasty breakfast with friendly staff to put a smile on your face, swift checkin and a warm and welcoming, relaxed feel to the place
- small rooms, but concidering the location, who would want to bunk up in the room anyway?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern and cosy Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located in the heart of Helsinki, between Ateneum (the Museum of Finnish Art), and the Senate Square. The hotel is located next to the major shopping streets and it is only 300 meters from Helsinki Central Station. All the hotel rooms are designed with fresh, Scandinavian style and have hardwood floors, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a private sauna. There is a complimentary internet point with three computers in the lobby area. The hotel also houses two great restaurants: Fransmanni and Memphis. Fransmanni offers French-inspired cuisine and the hotel’s rich breakfast buffet is served there every morning. Memphis is a more upbeat restaurant with tasty burgers and cool drinks. The hotel is also a great venue for small-scale meetings, and offers two meeting rooms for a maximum of 30 persons. The sauna department is located at the top floor and can also be rented for private use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helsinki Sokos Hotel
- Sokos Hotel Helsinki