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Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Ranked #25 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
New Delhi, India
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“Perfect Location very comfortable”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Got a twin bedded room on the top floor, okayish view of the cathedral but better than the ones that look into the inner courtyard. Comfortable and user friendly, staff is very helpful breakfast is great but do try to make it early or fairly often you'll find the buffet empty.
Everything worth seeing is in walking distance, many restaurants and pubs around the area and the touristy stuff isnt far off either.
all in all great stay and the sauna is awesome!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Stuttgart
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel is located in the very downtown, very close to the railway station and touristic
attractions. It is clean and reasonably comfortable just to sleep here. The sraff is friendly,
breakfast good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Annemasse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Positive: In heart of the city, not far from train station, airport bus stop and within meters of the metro station. So well placed.

Normal : The room was superior and was at expected level but not more. Quite big size shower bathroom. The reception service was good but normal. Sometimes hard to get a smile from.

Negative: I was disappointed by the breakfast buffet service. The ingredients were ok. The best, the bread as known in Finland and fish. But the service team, was just doing what their job description was. Not more... never seen the breakfast team's supervisor... had questions for bad service... but was not an important matter... however, there should be the supervisor.
4 windows, said had double curtains.... but in fact was 2 double curtains for 4 windows. No chance this time.... at time were the days are the longest :) LOL....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The location is quite good and central, close to main tourist attractions and Railway station. The reception's staff were friendly but a little bit chaotic. Check-in process rather slow. The room was not very spacious and outdated. The renovation is a need. Noisy, not modern. OK for 1-2 nights, not more. There is sauna in the hotel, quite nice. Good breakfast buffet. Overall I had quite average impression.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located about 4 blocks from the market square without any views. it is not large and doesn't offer such niceties as porters but is well presented and maintained. We were in a junior suite, a large room with an excellent shower and separate spa bath, 2 large sofas, a large and good flat screen TV and a small but adequate fridge. The king bed was immensely comfortable without the irritating split bed seen so often in Scandinavia. Wifi connection was immediate and fast without drop outs. The upper floors are well served by the three modern lifts. Reception is well tuned and efficient and helpful, even without porterage. The room was relatively inexpensive for its size and amenity.

Room Tip: Junior Suites have everything you could want and are very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed a week on business and although I asked for a room on the inner courtyard I was initially given a room overlooking the street.
I then paid extra for a superior room on the courtyard but was continually disturbed by clonking noises, I think from the lift mechnisms, although the entrance to the lift was a way away.
The hotel is, however, central and convenient, and the desk staff were helpful and courteous.
I agree with previous reviewers about the chaotic breakfast arrangements though the food is ok. Need to get there early to avoid the rush.
A pity there is nowhere to sit when using the pcs in the lounge to check emails etc.
OK but not for a long stay. I found the decor and rooms slightly depressing, although the superior room was large. Nor were milk, sugar, towels etc replenished daily and I had to ask for these.
The standard room did not have any shampoo or extras like bath oil. Soap is dispensed from machines on the wall with other people's finger prints on them, even in the superior room.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

The shower in this hotel was treacherous - situated in a very narrow, slippery bath, with no non-slip mat. Just stepping in and out of the shower was dangerous!
Bed was okay, but pillows were awful - possibly filled with crumbed foam rubber - 1950s stuff.
The breakfast room is currently in a very bad state - goodness knows what's going on, but there are entire areas in the dark, and wires hanging from the ceiling where lights used to be. Accessing the food tables is a nightmare, there is food everywhere, in no particular order, people constantly circling, circling, trying to put food on their plates. No defined paths, and staff driving trolleys through to replenish supplies add to the chaos. Food is quite good, but the dining room chaos is very off-putting.
The position of the hotel is very good, and is actually on the top few floors of a shopping centre, and very close to the railway station.
Paid wifi is available - something like 8 euros per 24 hours.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Address: Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 203
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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