3 days in late August at a great rate. Superior location, directly across from the train station in central Helsinki within walking distance to the port. (Because of our luggage (10 day trip), we took a taxi to the port for our ferry to Tallinn, around 11 Euros, but you could easily walk.) Several shopping centers within 3 blocks and plenty of restaurants.
Superior, friendly and knowledgeable staff at front desk, could not have been more helpful. Free internet access in the lobby, but you have to stand up and they only want you to use it for a short time. Breakfast on 10th floor is unbelievable - the best selection and presentation of the hotels on our trip. Really spoiled us early in the vacation!!
Room and bathroom are large and very clean. Wall mounted soap and "all over" shampoo/gel dispensers - no separate bottles - but you do get the prized sewing kit which seems to be a very rare ammenity these days.
We tried to get this hotel again on our return to Helsinki for a couple of days in September, but the rates were almost 3 times what we paid in late August.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sokos Hotel Helsinki