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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Ranked #21 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

I've been here twice. Nothing to complain. It is in the centre and location has pros and cons. The tramcar makes noise just outside but you might be lucky and get a room from other side of the hotel. Breakfast is ok. It is clean and nice but not rememberable. I had a clever sidetable.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is an older hotel in a great location near to everything. Rooms are very nice and clean. Breakfast room is stunning. You can drink your coffee and watch the beautiful views of Helsinki. You can see Helsinki, drink a class of wine and the then enjoy the Sauna in the evening.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki is perfectly situated for tourists & business travelers. The amazingly friendly and accommodating staff will provide you with directions to the sea (10 minutes walking)...to Marimekko & other fab shopping (5-15 mins) or to wonderful museums & restaurants. The room views are dramatic and beautiful & breakfast is included. Tama on oikein hyva Hotelli.
(This is a very good hotel)

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Rail Station
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Sokos hotel Vaakuna lies within a walking distance of many central sights and shopping malls in Helsinki. Whether you come by airplane, train or car, it's easily reachable. Many big shopping malls are within two blocks from the hotel, as well as restaurants and bars.

Hotel rooms are OK, but again you can see it the hotel was built a long time ago. Some corridors remaind me of Soviet Union as being long, wide and boring. The breakfast buffetis excellent accompanied with nice views from the 10th floor.

If you seek a hotel with central location and good price-quality ratio, then sokos hotel vaakuna might be a good choice in Helsinki.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very good service, clean rooms with modern hair dryer and all the necessary things, breakfast includes various sorts of meet, fish, cheese, lots of fruits and much more. Pretty friendly stuff. Really enjoyed my stay. No noise from outside.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This hotel has a great location across the square from the railroad station. Just a 10 minute walk to the port, for ferries and good restaurants. However, the rooms are very small. Staff very friendly and helpful, nice restaurant on the 10th floor with good breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is my second time I was staying at the hotel.
Located in the city center, being clean, quiet and classical, having a very professional staff,
the hotel is suitable for either exploring the city or a rest before country trips and flights.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $161 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautiful functionalist Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located on the best spot in town, in the centre of everything, with all of central Helsinki within easy reach. The hotel comprises 270 rooms for non-smokers with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. From the balconies of the rooms on floor 9, you see Helsinki in all its glory. The hotel also has 6 comfortable meeting rooms. The present ambiance of the hotel, completed in 1952, is a splendid show of Finnish design traditions. The hotel is protected by the National Board of Antiquities. ... more   less 
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