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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#20 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Southern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki was clean and staff was friendly. Breakfast was good, although I was longing for some smoked salmon or other fish. There were some herring, but it didn't look tempting, it was only in some strange unattractive jar. Beds in our room were way too soft, it was very hard to sleep in it. Otherwise, hotel was...

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

Dear hkv611, Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your recent stay with us in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel, and we hope that you will come back to stay with us. Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Eurajoki
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Vety good location, cleanliness, service, value, sleep quality and room. Nice view, room and 10. floor. We visited 2days in Helsinki, parkinghall was very near everything went fine. We like to rekommend hotell Vaakuna.

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

Dear aulis2016251, Thank you for visiting Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and taking the time to write this review. We are 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! Best regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Savonlinna, Finland
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the best hotels I have ever visited. I loved the location and the breakfast. Also beds were very comfortable. We had big windows towards the railwaystation and the views were absolutely stunning.

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

Dear 463sarih, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and thank you for your superb review! Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Hoping to see you again soon next time you're in the city. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nice stylish hotel in front of the Central Station. Very good situation in the city. Beautiful terrace at the 10th floor with view over Helsinki. Hotel restaurant expensive, food ok, but service not in relation to the standing of the hotel. This time, my room was very small, as well as the bath room, but with a nice balcony. Competent...

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

Dear barbarakG9619KB, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the 10th floor terrace and liked our personnel here at reception. Hope to see you again in the future! Best regards Viivi Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki

Oulu
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have been staying overnights in Helsinki for more than hundred of times and now I finally also tried Sokos Hotel Vaakuna my 1st time, It was a disappointment. The room was very old-fashion and stuffy. It was not either clean, but there was a lot of dust over the cabinets. We also tried the 10th floor restaurant Loiste for...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review! I am truly sorry and embarrassed to hear about the poor impression you got from our hotel on your recent stay. Please accept my sincerest apologies. We are keen on developing all the time and therefore I would kindly ask you to contact me personally so I could check your reservation and hence...

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed two nights and got a small single room with a very reasonable summer offer from this hotel. The hotel is just by the railway station in Helsinki city where you can easily walk around or use different public transportation methods to see the city. The furniture was in good shape and otherwise everything was clean except for the loose...

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

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

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The hotel is smack middle in Helsinki, easy Access to all city activities You can imagine. The building and rooms are somewhat outdated, but we did not spend our days in the hotel room. The breakfast was plentifull, but sadly the breakfast room was too tiny to host all guests.

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

Dear mikkon68, thank you for choosing us to accommodate you during your summer trip to Helsinki and also for taking the time to review your stay. Our location just might be the best in Helsinki, everything is from a walking distance and very easy to reach. We hope you'll get a chance to visit us soon again! Best regards, Jatta...

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It was an overnight stay for 2. We had some special requests that they granted without any hesitation. Staffs were so nice and accomodating and fluently speaks in english. The hotel interior is quite nice. Its in the very center of helsinki so everything around is so much accesible. Fastfood, groceries, department stores and jst infront of central railway stations...

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

Dear Lizelle I, Thank you for the great review! We're very happy to hear that you had a good time while staying with us. We really look forward to welcoming you soon again. Kindest regards, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Province of Rovigo, Italy
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were celebrating our wedding day and the hotel personnel had noticed it kindly. It was a nice surprise, thank's a lot again.The rooms are small and the bathroom was old fashioned. Big thank's to Antonio at the restaurant Loiste.

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Dear 597kariy, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay here in Vaakuna hotel. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our little surprise we organized for your wedding day! We hope that we get to be a part of your celebrations also in the future. Best regards, Jatta Reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Everything was OK. Checking in was quick, parking was organized, room was clean (the room is small), bed and pillows were fine and we had a good nights sleep, view was perfect, breakfast was tasty and they have a balcony where you can eat it. The hotel lobby is a bit grim, but it is preserved by a museum. There...

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Dear 314noora, Thank you so much for having chosen to stay with us while visiting Helsinki. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us online. You are warmly welcome again, Tiina reception 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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Asema-aukio 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: €127 - €294 (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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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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