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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Lohja, Finland
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Excellent location, everything is in walking distance. I asked room from upper floors and got that. I liked the 50's decoration and athmosphere they have preseved even it was a modern hotel. Breakfast was a good quality. It was a bit crowdy at breakfast but the restaurant was a big enough to handle it.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 232harri, Thank you for your visit in Vaakuna and thank you for your nice review and for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow travelers. I´m most happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Vaakuna. I hope your positive comments mean that we get the pleasure seeing you here at Vaakuna again! Have...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Excellent location, excellent staff, lovely rooms and gorgeous staff. We travelled with two young kids and it was perfect. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. We are going back in a couple of weeks we loved it so much

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear murphysinfinland, Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to your most recent visit with us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time and we look forward to welcoming your return in the near future. See you! Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great access to the train station, Finnair bus, Ateneum Museum, Stockmann department store, just about everything of interest in the city. Breakfast on the rooftop with a great city view, breakfast buffet had a large choice of food. Free sauna was a plus, nice and clean.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Mikim0t0, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and we do hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again when you are next in Helsinki. In Hospitality, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Comfortable room, bathroom, bed. Nice breakfast, great breakfast restaurant at the top floor. Location is excellent right at the heart of Helsinki. WhydoIneedtowriteatleast200charactersifihavenothingselsetosay?

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear je20162016, Thank you for your feedback and I am delighted to hear your stay was comfortable. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Nina Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Savonlinna, Finland
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great location next to railway station. Nice view at 10 th floor restaurant and very good tapas restaurant too. Service +++ at restaurants and hotel. Only - lifts were very small and luggage room too.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 7hannet, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! It is always such a pleasure hearing such positive reviews about our hotel and our staff. We look forward meeting you in the near future. Kind regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Mol, Belgium
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Small room and bathroom. Enough for a short stay. Everything you need is available. View not really nice (from my room). Personal very friendly. Good and varied breakfast. Flood in the bathroom when you take a shower.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear marjoried258, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. Sorry about the troubles caused by the flood in the shower and the disappointing view from the room. We're hoping you will consider to stay with us again in the near future. Next time try one of our rooms with bath tub and...

Kalastajatorppa, Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Otherwise excellent in every way, but 1) the response time of the room service left a lot to be desired. 2) the connection to the parking hall (P-Eliel) was very inefficient and hard to navigate with luggage. 3) a safety box in the room would be desirable.

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Vaakuna, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Jussi S, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I appreciate you sharing your honest feedback as it helps us to improve our service. All our superior rooms and suites have safety boxes and there are several safety boxes at the reception free of charge. Have a nice summer, hoping to...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2016

A 2 minute walk from the train station made this a great location for a solo female traveler.The staff were friendly and when I asked for a room with a view the reply was let me see what I can do. The result a room on the 9th floor with a terrace and a great view of a busy square.

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Vaakuna, Service manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Helen B, I am extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here in Helsinki. It is always nice to read such positive feedback. Hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future, and wish you a wonderful summer time! Best Regards, Kasandra Koskinen Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Mikkeli, Finland
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We got a better room we had reserved because the basic rooms were sold out. The room had a spectacular view and lots of room! The hotel was in the heart of the city and close to everything we needed. The service in the hotel all in all was excellent.

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Vaakuna, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear 182marjaanar, Thank you for taking a moment to comment on your stay and sharing your thoughts with us and fellow travelers. I am most happy to hear you were happy with the room, location and service! I hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Have a great summer! Best regards, Kasandra Koskinen Service Manger Original Sokos...

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

After 3 weeks around Nordic region this was the most neglected and tired place we stayed in. One morning breakfast room was half empty of people but every table was dirty. Room with a view was the inside of a shop. Not what I came to Europe to see. I was very disappointed and could never recommend to anyone

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Dear LawrieB, Thank you for your visit at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and your review to Trip Advisor. One part of our twin rooms are facing to Sokos department store. If that is not what you expected, room could have been replaced with another. Hope you had time to visit many attractions within arm's reach from hotel and had...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $185 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
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