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Original Sokos Hotel Vantaa
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Porvoo
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“Party hotel”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Convenient location for train travellers - right next to Tikkurila railway station. Check-in was efficient with a friendly service. The whole interior has seen its better days years ago. Rooms are shabby with old-fashioned carpets and worn-out furniture. However, if you are looking for a dancing party with music blasting well past midnight then this may well be the right place. Breakfast was not available when it was supposed to even with the rather late opening time (6:30 a.m.). The room rate was high during my stay.

Room Tip: Higher floors are further away from the show restaurant
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Situated only 7kms from the airport, and easily accessible by airport bus- number 61, The hotel Sokos Vantaa is also conveniently located next to a mainline train station and a train to central Helsinki takes under 15 minutes. Trains run through the night. Very handy for airport and city, and escaping further into the Finnish countryside.
The hotel reception staff were exceptionally helpful, although there is no telephone in the bedrooms, there is a phone at the reception desk where you can make phone calls for free. There is also free internet access and use of computers in a small business centre.
Breakfast was buffet style with quite a large and plentiful selection to choose from. The hotel is quite lively in the evening and has regular entertainment, a pub and a nightclub, though bedrooms are very quite. The hotel also has a gym and sauna - which wasan added bonus. My only small criticism was that bedrooms looked a little tired round the edges and perhaps a makeover is not too far away. However, that aside a good hotel with good access to the airport and the city.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Everything I needed was there!! Excellent service, early breakfast OK. Location super, near by airport and good transport.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Essex, UK
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The hotel's location is great, practially on the doorstep of the railway station with connections to Helsinki, northern Finland and even Russia! The hotel is a 15 minute bus ride from Helsinki airport - you can use the Air Shuttle, it stops right outside the railway station, in the shadows of the hotel. Cost 2.7 Euros, when a taxi would cost 25 Euros!

The Hotel is welcoming and has good facilities such as a resturant and bar which are open to locals as well.

The rooms I think are a little dated and tired. They were clean, but the furniture is showing signs of wear and tear and this lets it down. Rooms are well equipped, flat screen TV with a few English channels, desk, wardrobe, mirror. Water temperature in the bathroom was lovely and the shower was easy to use.

Downsides: If you are staying on a Friday night, be warned there is a 80's style kareoke bar inside the hotel which attracts people from all over Helsinki. Talking to Finnish people, the hotel is renowned for this venue! I don't think I have ever stayed in a hotel where there are bouncers, as opposed to doormen. Ideally they should think about having a separate entrance for this I think so that it does not keep disrupting the hotel's operation. My room was on the fourth floor, so I did not get disturbed by noise too much.

Breakfast was plentiful; hot and cold options, a buffet all-you-can-eat arrangement.

As my business was in the city centre, I think I would have preferred to stay closer to the city for the extra Euros it would have cost as there are not many bars/ restaurant or shopping options near the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Steenokkerzeel, Brabant, Belgium
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night during a business trip. The first impression was positive, friendly staff and the hotel is very big for a relative small town.
The reception informed me about their Mexican restaurant, but they also gave me a map where I could find other places for dinner.
The room was clean but a bit 80ish. A squeegee to use after a shower did the job, but is not what I expected in a hotel of this price range.
The hotel has some facilities if you don't want to go out and stay in the hotel, like a karaoke bar where the DJ is singing on stage, a bit out of tune :-) and it conflicts with the rock music of the bar where you can play several (payable) games.
The hotel has a sauna and a well equipped fitness area.

In the morning you have breakfast in the discotheque, so if you feel very fit in the morning, let's dance!

Room Tip: Although the hotels has a karaoke and a rock bar, I couldn't hear it in the room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Finland
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Location of the hotel is good. Few steps to railway station to go to Helsinki or north and bus stop to airport. Buffet breakfast is good. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable but soundproofing is not good.
Hotel has a well known and very popular "discoclubrestaurant", Tulisuudelma, which is straight from eighties. Hotel and its discoclub is called "the biggest inland cruise ship".

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joensuu, Finland
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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed in this hotel couple of times before because of my employer made the reservation. Previously it hasn't been very good, but it seems that this hotel has done some kind of facelift. I stayed friday-Sunday and service was good, even the food (which was average or a bit below average) was served quickly. This was major improvement. Service came with smile. And something has happened to restaurants because music didn't disturb sleep anymore.
After this experience I actually might consider recommending this hotel. And the location right next to railway station is excellent. One can come right out of the train with all luggage and step in to hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Vantaa
Address: Hertaksentie 2, Vantaa 01300, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Vantaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Vantaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vantaa 4*
Number of rooms: 265
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