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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Vaasa, Finland
Reviewed 25 May 2016

One of the best stays ever! I realy liked the stay here in Helsinki vaakuna! Staff was realy nice and polite! And both Restaurant and Hotel reception! Next time i visit Helsinki i am going to book this same hotel!

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

Dear janih605, Many thanks for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at hotel Vaakuna. We look forward to taking care of you when you come back! Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Perrh
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Rooms are a good size and clean. Beds are comfortable and the showers are great. Really hot water and great water pressure. Staff at front desk were friendly and helpful with all sorts of things. Looked up tram timetables etc for us. Food is expensive but standard for Scandinavia. Big supermarket desk door for cheaper food. Good central location to...

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

Dear Lee6355, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so happy to hear that you had such a lovely stay in our hotel. You are of course very welcome to visit us again in the future! Yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Been there few times. Best location in city center close to Finnair City bus + main trainstation. Personnel could have been a bit nicer as they tend to be somewhat "cold". Recommended to get a room from high floors due to noisy trams - in case You are not an early-bird!

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

Dear tmm474, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. Hoping to see you again soon next time you're in the city. Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great location in the middle of Helsinki city. Next to the railway station and subway and tram stops. There are many shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Hotel room was ok, quite small but clean and had a nice view over the city. We could hear the city noise in the night though. Breakfast was on the 10. floor so view...

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Dear Monika M, Thank you for the review. Happy to know that you had a pleasant time while staying with us. Welcome back soon, have a nice summer! Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Middle of the city location is wonderful and right next to Train station On the top there is restaurant with great views as well Rooms are good and service was great Location is great to find restaurants and attractions

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

Dear tsaadetdin, Thank You for taking the time to review your visit. I hope that someday you will get a chance to visit us again! Best regards, Johanna Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Helsinki
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were very happy about our stay ar this hotel, except for the fact that we were travelling with a small child and had asked for a room further away from the elevator. Well, that we got but unfortunately we were placed under the rooftop terrace of the bar so when people would go outside for a smoke etc. we...

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

Dear hn916, Thank you for your review. We're very happy to hear that you and your family had a good time while staying with us despite the location of the room. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservation so we can reserve you a room you require. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Southern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel has potential with the old, beautiful architecture and the amazing location with great views over the city. It's just steps away from the railway station with good connections to the airport, and all main sights as well as shopping are just outside the door. That's why it's a shame it feels like it's totally neglected by the Sokos...

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Vaakuna, Receptionist at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, responded to this review

Dear Valpuri M, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry to hear that you wasn't satisfied with your visit here. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us to improve our hotel and service. Hopefully you will give us another chance some time! Best regards Viivi Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I was put in this hotel by Finnair for an overnight as my flight connection was missed. Overall it's not a bad hotel. Beds are very comfortable, and bathroom was adequate and clean with a good shower rooms are a bit tired. The only weird thing about my room was it looked into the Marks and Spencer shop. Literally you...

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Dear Parisian1950s, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. It is nice that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Found this hotel online. Good location - right outside train station. Close to everything - shopping, hop on hop off bus, waterside. Heaps of restaurants located nearby. Two big supermarkets and a bottle shop within 2 min walk. Rooms clean, showers hot, breakfast very good with heaps of choices of hot and cold. Luggage room available if required free of...

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

Dear Jennifer D, Thank You for taking the time to review your visit. I hope that someday you will get a chance to visit us again! Best regards, Johanna Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Pietarsaari, Finland
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The hotel is located at a super position when you travel with train. Shopping in the same building is great and the food that is served is good. Breakfast can be enjoyed with a view and the personal is friendly.

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Dear Mela S, Thank You for your visit in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki. You are warmly welcome again to stay with us! Johanna receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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  • 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 

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Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $185 - $300 (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
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#2 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
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