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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The hotel is at the heart of the city, so easy to locate from the bus and train terminals ( It is about 10 minutes’ walk). And there are eating places next to the hotel if you like eating out however the hotel has very good food. I really enjoyed their breakfast as it had varieties and you can be...

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

Dear Josephine K, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm so happy that your visit with us was pleasant and you enjoyed our breakfast and your room! It is also great that our location was ideal for your purposes. I hope that you will be back to our hotel soon! Best regards Viivi Reception...

Vaasa, Finland
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Location is perfect. You can walk everywhere or just pick a bike nearby hotel. Staff is nice and very helpful. Liked my room too. Bed was very good (love it). Breakfast was really good. Lots of fruits and other food. Got my tummy full. 😄

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

Dear auhn865, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. We're excited to welcome you back to Vaakuna soon. Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kokemäki
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Clean room and exellent location. Good breakfast and staff. Also price was ok. I recommend this Hotel. Loistava hotelli myös lomamatkailuun. Hotellin edestä pääsee junalla, bussilla tai ratikalla lähes mihin tahansa pääkaupunkiseudulla.

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

Dear juha296, Thank you for staying with us and 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! Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ok hotel in a very good location. Breakfast was good, but the restaurant does not have enough places. People like to eat alone or in small groups. Would be nice to have more 2 person tables. Food was otherwise fine, but the eggs terrible. Like rubber :( I miss the fresh apple juice. Too bad hotels do not have it...

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

Dear 512kirsimarjas, 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. Best regards Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Kausala, Finland
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nicw hotel on a perfect location right next to the railway station and all city attractions. A little noisy at night, but good value for money. Really good breakfast. We olan stay there next time too.

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

Dear laalto, 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! Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Porvoo, Finland
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I love the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna. The location is the best there is in terms of accessibility - to public transport, for sight seeing, dining out, meeting people and so on. My wishes in terms of room placement, closeness to the elevator etc, were honored, and the staff was friendly and professional. I travel frequently and have high expectations,...

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

Dear 889_san, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your compliments about the room cleanliness and our interior. Welcome back to Hotel Vaakuna soon! Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The hotel was very stylish, well functioning and very conveniently located. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to guests visiting Helsinki. It is located next to the central train station, and all the other public transport systems run close by.

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

Dear 896sannis, Thank you for your nice review! We're glad to know that you had a good time with us and enjoyed your stay. Hoping to see you again soon next time you're in the city. Yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Receptionist was very kind and helpful; room was big and clean and also very quiet. Breakfast was also good; the only minus was the orange juice (too watery). The location is just perfect; shops, cafes and railway station - everything so nearby!

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

Dear Anne-maj K, Thank you for this great review. I'm glad to hear that your stay with us was successful and you are of course very welcome to visit us again the next time you are coming to Helsinki! Best regards Viivi Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki

Leiden
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Right opposite the main central rail station in the heart of Helsinki. Half an hour by taxi to the airport - taxi rank right opposite the hotel. Many buses also nearby. The room was very clean, had an iron and ironing board, a private balcony, very clean shower and linen, nice hot water. Airco was one of those old-fashioned central...

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

Dear DarwinBeagle, 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. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Jyvaskyla, Finland
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The location is very good. Also the restaurant Loiste was very good. The hotel reception service wasn't the best. They didn't smile or asked how I enjoyed when I was checking out. There was also some difficulties to pay something right away and to invoice other part later on.

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

Dear noorap489, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant but I'm quite disappointed to hear about our service at the reception during your check out. That is not up to our standards and we will do our best to make sure everyone is aware of this. I...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $178 - $386 (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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