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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Ranked #14 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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“Comfortable, well located, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Sokos Torni was a good place from which to launch into an exploration of Helsinki. It is really well located, near shops, the design area, the railway station and various museums and galleries. It seems that you can walk to most important sights from here. The rooms are a good size, well appointed, clean and tastefully decorated in a typical hotel style.

Being an older style hotel, there are some interesting and quite quirky features that some other reviewers found irritating. However, it is a place with a past and it was a positive for us to see that past acknowledged in the decor and facilities in the hotel. The art works were on the right side of tasteful if a little eclectic.

We found the staff friendly and very helpful.

One disappointment was the lack of any restaurant on a Sunday. In such a cold climate, the necessity to wander around searching for a restaurant on a Sunday night was annoying, as was the irritated and defensive response of the restaurant manager's (?) to our enquiries as to why this was so. It seems the hotel can't (or won't) pay staff Sunday pay rates. When we asked where we might find a restaurant that was open on a Sunday night, this man refused to help by suggesting another eatery. We luckily found Toscanni's at the Klaus K hotel, a few blocks along the street.

On the whole though, a good experience ...... Just pre- plan for Sunday night!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

An interesting hotel with historic charm and something a little different to the general offering. In my room there was a hardback book with comments from previous visitors.

Add this to the great location to explore an area of the central zone and you have an eclectic mix.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have stayed here a few times and in lots of other Helsinki hotels. None beat the history or architecture of this place. It isn't flash or pretentious ; rather solid and decent - like the Finns. Make sure you go up to the top floor of Helsinkis only skyscraper - the american bar.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hotel has one of the best locations, and the views from the top floors are amazing. The top floor bar is one of a kind. Great restaurant, if you are in to fine dining. Clean rooms and friendly staff, that helps you with everything.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed one night on business / good central location on cobbled side street, very quiet location.
Room was usual scandinavian style, lots of black wood but reasonably sized and quiet.
Lobby and hotel decor is definitely a bit odd / from the antique lift to the so called "american" bar and the "irish" bar (whats wrong with having a finnish bar in Finland?).
Breakfast was standard continental fare but with different items on tables at every corner, it took five minutes of wandering around to assemble a breakfast on your table.
Apparently also known as the Tower Hotel as it used to be the highest building before the second world war and was used as a billet by the Allies at the time the carve up of the Baltic was agreed with the Soviets. It still retains something of that feeling....
Staff were excellent, but all signage (as seemed usual in the area) was in Finnish and Swedish only - no english notices or directions, rather odd for an international destination I thought.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Hämeenlinna, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Torni hotel is near to everything you need. Nice rooms and the staff is very friendly. Only bad things to mention is the lack of sauna (Well I`m Finnish, I need my sauna everywhere..haha) and the breakfast was a bit cold.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Lieksa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This hotel has a lot of history. Russian control Comission stayed there after WWII.
The hotel has hosted many many celebrities and heads of state from various countries.

It has one of the best locations in central of Helsinki. You are close to everything, still away from the heavy traffic and noice. Just couple of blocks away from Mannerheimintie, the main "artery" going thru Helsinki, and all the attractions of the city.

The train station and subway are near by, also the main bus terminal is near by, all within walking distance.

Shopping malls and department stores also easy to reach, within walking distance.

Nice pub downstais, there you can meet locals and international guests having a drink in the afternoon (some stay till serving end...)

My choice to stay in Helsinki, make your reservation well before and have a nice stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Address: Yrjoenkatu 26, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#15 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokos Hotel Torni is one of the most important landmarks in Helsinki, a classic with staying power in the heart of the city. Quiet location in Helsinki Design District, right next to the shopping and the entertainment area of Helsinki. We welcome you to experience the unique Torni spirit. ... more   less 
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