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Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Second stay for me here, first time in the summer(?), it's only around 18€ away from the airport (taxis are expensive in F), it means about 5 minutes drive.

This is the ideal location, the hotel is in a kind of shopping center, you'll find on ground floor restaurants, bars, all possible retail shops, consider it in the winter when you don't want to go out, it's just easy.

The rooms are quite big and around 25m2 + bathroom, TV is offering programs in Finnish, English, turkish and Russian language, internet is rapid and for free.

The bathroom are new and well equipped, everything fine there.

The front desk is very friendly and helpfull. (all young people with a big smile, special award for them)

You'll ahve breakfast in a very big room, but you'll have good quality food there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Suzhou, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very nice hotel and great for breakfasts, very good variety.
Room was compact but still very comfortable, slept well every night.
Wireless was free which is great.
100% will return for sure.
Good location within the shopping center.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is convenient, and clean with a good choice of breakfast. Set inside a shopping centre there are plenty of choices of places to eat and things to do provided you are not there too long. I stay on a regular basis and will always return as convenience and speed of service are essential for any business traveller.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Sokos Flamingo is my favorite place to stay when leaving from Finland. It's clean and convenient: close to the airport and connected to Jumbo shopping mall. Breakfast is standard Sokos quality... huge variety comparing to American hotels! You can't really compare them at all! :-) Rooms are good size and staff is friendly and helpful. If you need a cab drive to the airport during any holidays it might be good to pay 10 euro reserve fee. There is a taxi station right in front of Flamingo, but there also will be a line during the busy times of the year. Hotel staff will reserve the cab for you, but the taxi companies will require fee for it.

If you need to do last minute shopping, you can find everything in Jumbo mall. There are also several restaurants and fast food places inside the mall. Families with children have lots of options for activities including water park inside Flamingo. All in all this is a great place to spend your last night in Helsinki!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Quite a standard Soko hotel - it was clean, relatively fresh, service was good and rooms were clean and good. What makes a difference is the whole Flamingo-entertainment centre where the hotel is located. There's miniature golf, bowling, a cinema, a spa and a waterpark, several restaurants and the Jumbo-mall is connected to the centre.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We had a standard room for 2 adults and one child (2y) for one night.
The room was clean, big enough, but nothing special. The view from 12th floor was nice. I took some lovely sunset photos over the city there.
There are so much to do without a need to go outside the complex. We had a nice afternoon in the spa, made some shopping. We will probably come back sometime in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

If you need to overnight in Helsinki before your next flight Sokos Hotel Flamingo is an option to consider instead of the Hilton and GLO hotels which are connected to the terminals. Flamingo is 4,5 km away from the airport adjacent to the largest shopping centre in the area. The Flamingo 'Entertainment Centre' includes as well several restaurants, cinema and the most noteworthy an indoor water park and spa - the latter being the number one reason for selecting this hotel. Just for experiencing something different.

Rooms

I stayed one night in an Superior room. The superior rooms are higher up however there is really no particular view - just roads surrounding the hotel and shopping centre. Rooms are rather standard 3 star category and typical in Finland. Note that there are no king/queen size beds. The normal 80 cm beds. The rooms are as well rather spartan and the TV channel selection limited to mainly Finnish channels and BBC & CNN news channels. Or course the standard Russian Channel for the many Russian staying in the hotel for the Water Park.

Breakfast

Starting only at 7 am on weekdays it may be too late to catch a breakfast at the hotel for your early morning flight. You are as well likely to get a better breakfast in a hostel than at this hotel.

Transportation

Bus 61 or taxi are the options to getting to the hotel from the airport. From downtown Helsinki it is bus 611. As the airport is close by it takes just 5 minutes by taxi to get to the hotel.

Water Park & Spa

The Water Park ticket price is not included in the hotel rate. However as a quest to the hotel they may have a reduced rate for hotel quests. This depends on the day of the week and time of the year.

The water park may not be the biggest but it is still nice and different experience. I would recommend to buy the combined Spa and Water Park ticket. There is an age limit of 20 years to the Spa area with saunas and two pool - hence it's a more relaxing than the water park area which is full of kinds - of course. There is no outdoor area - which is somewhat surprising. During summer months it would be nice to be able to pop out of the cavernous pool areas.

Conclusions:

- well worth considering over the two hotels at the airport
- otherwise rather standard but the adjacent entertainment centre with Water Park makes a difference

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo
Address: Tasetie 8, Vantaa 01510, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Vantaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
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Hotel Class:4 star — Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo 4*
Number of rooms: 309
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