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“Comfortable Hotel in City Central Area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Ranked #14 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Comfortable Hotel in City Central Area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel is an old building that's been renovated. The hallways wander around a lot. But the rooms are nice and there's a lot of ambience. The location is great, downtown, lots of restaurants, and very close to the harbor. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The only drawback is that the locals spend a lot of time in the area bars, so the evenings tend to be very noisy, especially weekends. We know this because it was very warm when we were there and we had to leave our windows open all night. But we would stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Located in the heart of Helsinki this hotel has lovely well appointed rooms and makes for a perfect platform to explore this city. I upgraded to the suite and this gave me some well needed elbow room. The staff are super friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Restaurants are very good and be sure to go to the American Cocktail bar and roof top bars are an absolute must.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NinoB1970
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Torni-Management, Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your review and your nice feedback regarding you stay with us. I am happy that you pointed out our great location in the heart of the city and I am also very pleased for your comment about our friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for visiting our nice bars as well.

We all wish you a great Autumn and hope to see you back at Torni in future, too.

Best regards,
Markus Siitonen
Hotel Manager
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Oslo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This is not a houel review of the Torni, only a strong recommendation of the roof top bar. There are outdoor terraces on both sides of the bar, offering a splendid view of the city and the sea.

Highly recommendable.

Stayed September 2013
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Tallinn
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Hotel is very well located just in the city center. The hotel personel is very friendly. The breaksfast was SUPER. The rooms are nice, you can choose Jugend or Art Deco style. Parking place is very close and its easy to park there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Take notice of the bad reviews of this hotel. They must have confused this hotel with another (or work for the competition!). We have stayed here many times and have never had a bad room. Some of the rooms are small but this is due to the nature of the building which tapers towards the top. If you want a view you will have to settle for a smaller room. If you want a large room there are many of these on the lower floors. On our last visit we had room 323 and it was large and well appointed. We have never stayed anywhere with such a large choice of breakfast items and all of very good quality and available in any quantity you like. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The bar at the top of the tower is wonderful, but the drink prices there are exhorbitant - our only criticicism!

Room Tip: If you want a view you will have to settle for a smaller room. If you want a large room there are m...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jclarke1308
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is still the number one in Helsinki hotels when it comes to character. Great "old" (early 20th century) building, the first "skyscraper" style house (14 floors I think) in this city. Great history within, good present and future as well. Great bars all three of them, decent hot buffet breakfast, sizeable double rooms, good bathrooms except for the water flooding from the shower to the main bathroom floor even at the most minimal dribble of water power and frequency. That bit needs sorting, always been the same issue here (please!).
For Helsinki prices, this is average and for the characterful different experience, and it is different compared to the bigger corporates in central Helsinki, it's worth the money.

Room Tip: The traditional style rooms are more homely than the Art Deco modernist ones in our view! You get a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

OK let's start with the fact that this review is as always as per my personal expectations which are obviously different to other reviewers and that's always good and I have given a very good rating. To start with this is an imposing building from the outside and once inside its very Art Deco and I like that look. We were late in the evening to check in, 10pm, no queues and staff were smiling and friendly. We were given our codes to access the free wifi along with the key cards and it was off to our floor. On exiting on the 8th it was all still very Art Deco but I was no ready for the room....well I hated it from the moment I walked in, purely a personal thing and great if you like that 'modern clinical' look, but it wasn't me I'm afraid and the design of the glass toilet and shower which allows your room mate to get a view of everything (if they so wish, it's not difficult) no privacy whatsoever. View from the windows was good though and you get a pod coffee machine in the room too, that was a nice touch. That's enough about the room now onto the 12th floor bar, ateljee. Wow, fantastic 360 views over the city, spectacular at night. You can even see planes landing at Vantaa in the distance but beware, if you want a drink in the clouds its not cheap a gin and tonic and Jack and coke cost just over €22 or £19. You pays your money and makes your choice. Breakfast was OK, all the usual items, cereals, breads, fruit, meat etc and cooked items including meatballs. It was busy in the breakfast room at nine in the morning and staff appeared somewhat overwhelmed we had to go and ask for our coffee. Other than that alright. Enquired with reception about the possibility of keeping our room a little later, no problem at all and kept it until 2pm, excellent service again. If I styled here again I would probably enquire as to what type of room I was getting as there are Art Deco themed ones on certain floors. Location is central to everything in Helsinki and about ten minutes walk from the railway station and airport bus drop off. Beware streets are not good for cases with wheels.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

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
#11 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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