The Hotel has an enviable position in the city centre; infact it is a crosspiece of the “Aleksanterinkatu” (the main shopping street in Helsinki), near the departmentstore Stockmann, the Kauppatori and the Central Station. In front of the Hotel there are many restaurants (also a Mc Donald’s), shops and the tram stop. The area is very safe and quiet, even if the building in front of our room had a big fan that worked for all the night and so it was a little noisy. I and my husband stayed here for 4 night in August 2010 and we booked a double room on the hotel website; when we arrived at the hotel they gave us a beautiful room at the 8th floor with a great view on the cathedral! We had breakfast in the hotel: the food was good and with a fairly good choice. The room furniture was discreet, bathroom wasn’t too small with bathtube. Moreover the hotel has a free wifi connection for guests, with a different key access every day, and a business room with a computer and a printer. The nearest supermarket is near the centralstation (5 minutes on foot from the hotel), inside the Sokos Vaakuna centre (very good and cheep); an other supermarket is inside the Kamppi center (3 minutes far from Sokos Vaakuna centre).
Finally I really suggest this hotel to stay in Helsinki because of its position, the price (isn’t too expensive) and staff is very friendly.
- 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