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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#35 of 67 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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Property amenities
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
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Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish, German and 1 more

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Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100 Finland
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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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EmmelineOoi wrote a review 7 Apr
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We stayed for two nights in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki during our trip to Finland. The location of the hotel is very good. It is right next to Helsinki Central Station and there are many shopping malls around the area. It is also in the same building as Sokos Department Store. There is a supermarket at the basement of the hotel where we got all our chocolates. The room is not very big, but it has all the amenities, which includes a kettle, tea and coffee and an ironing board. We were staying on a high floor, so we had a good view of the street below. Breakfast is served on a high floor. It has a quite a variety, and we like the croissant, bacon, sausage and the assortment of cakes. There is also a sauna in the hotel, but we didn’t have time to enjoy it as we were on a tour and had to leave the following day. We would love to stay in this hotel again should we visit Finland.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tereza U wrote a review Feb 2024
Wiesbaden, Germany283 contributions82 helpful votes
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I stayed in this hotel one night when on a business trip. The hotel is located in the centre in the proximity of shops with a supermarket just below the hotel in the basement. The room was small and minimalist but it had everything I needed. Liked the 'wet room' as opposed to a standard shower in the bathroom. Although the hotel is on the main road, the room was relatively quiet. Breakfast offered a great selection and it was replenished quickly. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, so all in all, it was a good experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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gloucesterboy2015 wrote a review Nov 2023
Loughborough, United Kingdom47 contributions20 helpful votes
Four of us (all adults) had adjoining rooms and stayed for four nights with breakfast included. The rooms were well appointed and clean but lacked printed information, which was too difficult to access via either the television or the tablet. The reception was roomy and comfortable and the reception staff were always available and answered all of our questions very helpfully. The breakfasts were served on the top floor with great views over Helsinki and had an excellent selection of international and local cuisine to choose from.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Milla H wrote a review Nov 2023
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The bed is the best. We got lucky and got the suite, and it was amazing. We had sauna in there and two showers. I will be definitely coming back soon! Everything is close by, windows are big enough for seeking outside.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Stay at Sokos Vaakuna for the best experience in town
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 17 Nov 2023
Hello. Thank you so much for your kind words. It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Reception
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Tiina H wrote a review Sept 2023
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Hotel itself is stylish, great location, breakfast was ok, had a room on the 9th floor with balcony. Balcony was surprisingly big but room small. I would had given the room a better rating without the major issue we experienced; nearby nightclub blasted heavy base music until 4.30 am!!! so we only got couple of hours of sleep! This was a major birthday and had many activities planned for the day; instead of waking up refreshed, I felt exhausted and annoyed! We contacted the reception during the night asking them if they could phone clubs nearby and ask them to close their doors. The night manager said that this is a problem on and off, sometimes it is louder and sometimes not. She said they can do nothing about it and offered ear plugs. We complained about it again at check out. I find it difficult to see how a big hotel chain cannot get their message across!! How can city of Helsinki even allow this??? This really did cast a long shadow on my major birthday celebrations as I was very tired.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 13 Sept 2023
Hello, Great to hear you enjoyed our hotel and breakfast. Please note we are not able to mandate other businesses opening hours. As we are in the center of Helsinki, some city voices might happen. Warmest regards from reception
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AnnaH wrote a review Jul 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Really small rooms, no good place to hang clothes and regardless room being in upper floor, the noise coming from outside was really loud. Too crowded breakfast, even if they give you a slot when to go, and everything was finished. Really bad is that the locker room is self service where anyone who gets in can take your suitcase. The only pros for this hotel is location close to city centre and public transportation.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 14 Aug 2023
Hello Anna. Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the location of our hotel. This comes with the other side of the coin which is the sounds of the busy centre of Helsinki during summer time. We are giving guests the slots from reception to lessen the crowds at breakfast, but the later times are unfortunately always more popular. Apologies, that our hotel does not have lockers in the luggage room. Only our guests have access to it and it has security camera surveillance. There are lockers at the train station, if you prefer to have your luggage behind a personal lock. We hope to see you at Sokos Hotels again. Have a great summer. Kind regards, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Reception
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DHC518 wrote a review Jul 2023
Albany, New York4396 contributions57 helpful votes
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Nice hotel located just adjacent to the central station, which provides easy access to everything. Complimentary breakfast available on the top floor with great views of the city. Also included is access to the saunas on the 8th (Women) and 9th (Men) floor. Great for relaxing after a long day.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Get to breakfast early to avoid the crowds
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. We hope too see you again ! Warm regards, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Reception
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Mikakorh wrote a review Jul 2023
Salo, Finland197 contributions78 helpful votes
I like the location and the vintage vibe of the hotel a lot. My go-to when I need to evernight in city center. Plenty of parking space around, not dedicated to the hotel though. Like the restaurant on the top that doubles as breakfast room. Like it.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 19 Jul 2023
Thank you for your review Mika! Next time you visit, please ask about the guest parking at the reception. Our hotel has a deal with the EuroPark Eliel garage next door and our guests can park there with discounted prices when paid at the hotel reception.
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Gary W wrote a review May 2023
Richmond, Australia886 contributions231 helpful votes
Visited the bar at top floor of Sokos Hotel next to Central Railway Station. Provides excellent panoramic views of Helsinki. Drinks are dearer than average but worth it for the view. Staff efficient and friendly. Worth doing at least once.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 1 Jul 2023
Thank you for this review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed our terrace! Hopefully you'll visit us again with a bit more time. Best regards reception
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PaulMasselink wrote a review May 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions2 helpful votes
Terwille experience. Payed almost 200€ per night and didnt even receive an espresso with breakfast without additional payment. Rooms are too small for the price. Sanitair is outdated. Rooms are with multiple stay not cleaner and no made up bed and no frsh towels. Never even again. Stay away and book the adjacent Scandic hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid this touristtrap
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Response from Vaakuna Helsinki, Other at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Responded 21 Jun 2023
Thank you for your feedback and I apologize for your bad experience at our hotel. The hotel building is from the 1952 and the size of the rooms are generally smaller in comparison to modern designs. As we are a Green Key hotel, the rooms are not cleaned every day on default, but daily cleaning (or with another schedule) can be requested from the reception. The sheets are changed every three days by default, but your stay was a bit shorter. The receptionist should have asked you if you needed a cleaning (or a change of towels or sheets) during your stay and I apologize that this issue was not communicated with you. I will remind my colleagues to ask about our every customers need even on shorter stays. Thank you again on your feedback!
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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 Natural History Museum (0.4 km), Ateneum (0.3 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.