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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Hameenlinna
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Haemeenlinna
Kirkkonummi
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“Worst Sokos Hotel ever”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Ridiculously expensive to be such a worn out hotel. Rooms are like mini saunas because AC=old noisy table fan.. 80's style interior decoration. Restaurant looks like something from Russia. Location is nice near the lake.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

i dont remember who many times ive been in this hotel but its getting worse all the time(stayed 3 nights).Breakfast was amazing few years ago but now there is nothing good just eatable.120e prize is a joke of room that doesnt have aircondition and is old and not well cleaned.Staff is good and friendly.I know that there is going on some renovations but still sokos hotels have to do something to breakfast and other important things.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Same concept as in other sokos hotels. We stayed on this hotel only spend the nigth after a day in a nearby waterpark.
Located a bit out from the city center but advantage was location near lake and we got a room from the 4th floor with wonderful lake view. Beds were good. Overall look of the room was outdated.
We didn't have dinner at the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was served there.
Service in the hotel was polite.

Room Tip: Try to get room from lake side and upper floors. You'll get great views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

When in Haemeenlinna it's my first choice as I have membercard and it is advantageous, but frankly speaking I found many other Sokos hotel to be more fresh than this. I'd suggest restaurant renovation.
Food by the way not bad an prices are ok.
Finally I like the location as it is a good starting point for early morning jogging round the lake.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Guess EUR 130,00 is too much for a double in a small provincial Hameenlinna. And extra EUR 12, for the parking..
OK, this year in the middle of May we have payed even more - EUR 160,00 - but that was in Venice, Italy and that was high season :-)).
The room was most clean and comfortable but the furniture was from some mid-1980s. Breakfast was good but not one of those amasing breakfasts that were served in Finnish hotels 5-10 years ago.

Anyway we don't complain since service was good and most friendly, our window faced lovely lake and there was a nice park near by. My wife and me love Finland too much not to accept growing prices.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very small and worn out rooms. Great sauna dep. Expensive car parking. No air conditioning system what so ever. Location is quite good. Breakfast was average no local food broducts available.
Going to book another hotel for next trip to Hämeenlinna.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We were celebrating a friend's wedding nearby and decided to book Sokos Hotel Vaakuna for the night instead of a small roadside motel near the wedding reception. I've stayed at several Sokos Hotel's so thought I knew what I was in for. We thought we got a fairly good deal at 70e/night. There were also cheaper rooms available but those had a warning that there may be some noise from the nightclub. As I'm a light sleeper, we didn't book one of those.

We arrived at the hotel fairly late and the whole reception area was filled by the line to the adjacent nightclub, with music on full blast. The lady at the reception was very friendly but asked us if we'd like some earplugs. "Your room's in another part of the building, but just in case!" Uh oh, that's not a very good start...

We went up to the room and luckily you could only hear the noise from the nightclub very faintly. It was definitely there but not loud enough to prevent sleeping. We didn't need the earplugs. However, the room was tiny and worn out. The floor was scratched and there was even a hole in one of the walls. There was no AC, only a small table fan but luckily the weather was on the colder side so we didn't need it. Everything was clean and the bed was comfy, though. There would have been free wifi available as well.

The breakfast buffet was served at the nightclub I think, and the floor was still partly sticky from the night before. The breakfast was basic, and the orange juice was watery. I had expected there to be something a little extra at breakfast as it was Sunday, but no, it was just the basic fare. Nothing special, kind of blah.

Overall I think we might have been better off at that roadside motel. The room was fine for one night but I would not stay longer. This was by far the worst Sokos hotel I've stayed in! I had been looking forward to our weekend break at the hotel after the wedding but ended up disappointed. We were on the fourth floor on the other side of the building and could still hear the nightclub faintly. I can't even imagine what the noise must be like in the rooms near the bar!

Having said that, the service was always very friendly and the location is nice.

Room Tip: Get a room as far away from the nightclub as possible!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Hameenlinna
Address: Possentie 7, Haemeenlinna 13200, Finland
Location: Finland > Tavastia Proper > Haemeenlinna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Haemeenlinna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Hameenlinna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive five story hotel situated lakeside at Vanajavesi; 90 km from Helsinki-Vantaa HEL Airport. ... more   less 
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