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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100 Finland
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#35 of 76 hotels in Helsinki
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The beautiful functionalist Original 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 340 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. A functionalist classic on the roof of Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Restaurant 10. Kerros was modernised in 2020. It serves the residents of Helsinki, hotel guests, meeting customers and visitors alike. The magnificent view over Helsinki and the light and fresh surroundings with rich design details create the restaurant’s unique atmosphere. 10. Kerros comprises a lounge area, a restaurant, a terrace, private rooms for meetings, a banquet hall and a sauna with a terrace. The carefully considered menu emphasises genuine flavours. It was created with a firm focus on Finnishness, Helsinki and responsibility. 10. Kerros is an excellent place for a get-together, a breakfast meeting, a nightcap, the important events in your life, the most important meeting of your career or the best evening ever spent bathing in the sauna.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Strollers
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish, German and 1 more
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Anna S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Came all the way from the US. Arrived couple hours before check in. Came to the check in desk to see if room is available . Was told by lady named Anna that she is too busy to check. Very rude . No attempt to accommodate . As I was sitting all exhausted in the hall, I notice that several other people were successfully checked in. My presence was completely ignored . Most unwelcome hotel I ever stayed at. Absent customer service .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alex W wrote a review Jun 2022
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There was incredibly obnoxious construction in the room above me driving me crazy and I was told I would just have to wait 8 hours for them to finish. I was sick and couldn’t leave me room and noise canceling headphones could not even cover the sound.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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jase43ukchelms wrote a review May 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom359 contributions115 helpful votes
An extremely large room in one of the origonal hotel rooms so the bathroom sparse but adequate. Not really keen on the Scando style breakfast which was bit of a scrum. Helpful staff with tourist advice and central location. Hotel couldnt find hearing aides we think we left behind. A bit pricy on the price quality ratio but this is Finland. The sauna was okayish.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a midern room not the original hotel rooms
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Tukano wrote a review May 2022
Turku, Finland665 contributions172 helpful votes
Stayed two nights here. It was completely renewed room and it was spacious and very comfortable. Situation is in the heart of the city. Breakfast was tipical, nothing special. The view from the breakfast room was nice. Service was poor.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Ville wrote a review May 2022
Lempaala, Finland627 contributions184 helpful votes
Vaakuna is situated smack down in the centre of the city, right next to the railway station. The lobby alone is a unique sight: classic Finnish design and decor. The rooms carri the same spirit, and the renovated rooftop restaurant is a wonderful place for breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Isabelle W wrote a review May 2022
Stockholm, Sweden27 contributions11 helpful votes
A very mid-range, fair hotel in a great central location. I had a wonderful view of the railway station and the adjacent square. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. Breakfast was okay, nothing spectacular but a fair offer of bread, yoghurt, bacon etc. The service was adequate.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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HKJordan2017 wrote a review Apr 2022
Amman Governorate, Jordan55 contributions63 helpful votes
This is the worst hotel room I have every stayed in. My room window doesnt look out into a street (no city view). It overlooks the inside of a shopping center (see enclosed photos) that is lit up with bright neon lighting throughout the night. Housekeeping service is optional. I asked for it two days in a row but didnt get it. The hotel advertises itself as having a fitness center but it doesnt. The fitness center is located in another hotel that is a 5-10minute walk. No matter how much they convince you about the amazing location, dont stay here. I was so embarrased for my hosts you thought they would choose something central for me.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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danhermann wrote a review Dec 2021
Huddersfield, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived in Helsinki early on the night train and had a late flight. The hotel allowed us to book a day use room. The room was wonderful, clean, large with an amazing view. The location could not be better for a trip to Helsinki and links to the train/airport.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Saku wrote a review Aug 2021
Lappeenranta99 contributions58 helpful votes
The breakfast room on the top floor was the best thing in this hotel. The room was small, poorly decorated, dirty (windows, beds), noisy, poorly functioning and dark. Do not choose a courtyard room. I don't think the room is suitable for allergy sufferers. When I turned off the air conditioning, I had difficulty breathing. A safe box, kettle (tea, instant coffee, cocoa) minibar and free WiFi are available in the room. The sauna (open in the morning and evening) was a plus. Age is starting to show in this hotel. The hotel needs updating. Excellent location in the heart of the city. Short walk to Central Railway Station, Central Bus Station and Metro. Good shopping centers and restaurants nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Siljamaarit wrote a review Jul 2021
17 contributions21 helpful votes
The hotel is situated right next to the central railway station and the main street of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie. Therefore it is no surprise that there was some noise from the traffic. Otherwise the hotel was calm and peaceful even though it seemed to be fully booked due to a discount campaign. The hotel is in the same building with one of the main warehouses of Helsinki, Sokos, so shopping is easy! The other main warehouse, Stockmann, is situated 450 metres southwards. For a tourist, many art museums (Ateneum, HAM, Taidehalli) are at only a few minutes walking distance from the hotel. Also other sights, such as the rock church, the central market place and the ferry connection to the Suomenlinna fortress island, are within a couple of kilometers. From the Railway station metro station it is easy to get to the Eastern parts of the city or to the Western neighbouring city of Espoo.. The hotel was built in 1952 for the Olympic games in Helsinki and has recently been thoroughly renovated in the original functional style. The standard room was very tidy and clean, bed comforable and altogether the equipment in the room was sufficient (electric kettle, free WI-FI, safe, etc). However, the water pressure given by the ”eco” shower head was too low in my opinion. The hotel breakfast in the uppermost 10th floor was of good standard variety but nothing extra. We also had dinner there, it was a well made Finnish delicacy: fried vendaces with mashed potatoes. There is also a terrace outside for having drinks. Views from the restaurant and also from the room (whih was on the 8th floor) gave over the center of the city. Since the corona pandemic is still ongoing, hand sanitizer was available at the reception and restaurant. (Bring your own face masks.) We were satisfied with the service at the reception, where we had to ask for e.g, new batteries to the tv remote controller and for ice to cool a bottele of prosecco. There is no pool in the hotel; and we had no time to go to the sauna, which would have been available every evening for free for the hotel guests.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$175 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sokos hotel helsinki
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
340
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Nearby attractions include Ateneum (0.3 km), Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) (0.4 km), and Kamppi Chapel of Silence (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finnjavel Salonki, Passio Keittio Ja Baari, and HOKU.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Helsinki.
Are any cleaning services offered at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.