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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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#21 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
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GreenLeadersPlatinum level
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Alavus, Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Quite a small And basic rooms, very good beds on room, our hope was to get a bath in room but there were no rooms available including bath. Very good location in centre of Helsinki. Good service level in restaurants and hotel info

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

Dear sami_katajamaki, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We are so glad that you found our location to be convenient. We try to fulfill our customers requests, but unfortunately it is not always possible. We hope to welcome you back again soon, where you will find urban comfort and excellent guest...

Joensuu, Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The building is cool, old and full of history, but the rooms need renovation. We stayed for two nights in a junior suite and it was not suite level accomodation. Age starts to show everywhere, sofa was ikea-level and the street noises came in way too loud although we were in 8th floor. Breakfest was dull. We will propably not...

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

Dear 146lassen, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. I'm sorry to hear that your experience in our hotel was not what you were expecting. I hope we will get a chance to welcome you back one day. Sincerely yours, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna...

Kontiolahti
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Staff is very polite both at the reception and at the breakfast restaurant. Rooms (furniture and carpets) are quite worn out, so they need updating. Breakfast is excellent! All the shops and museums are near, so you don´t need a car during your stay.

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

Dear Jaana O, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. Happy to know that you had a good time while staying with us and that you had such a wonderful experience with our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Nina reception Original Sokos Hotel...

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Service was really friendly and our room had plenty of space. We enjoyed also the breakfast and kids liked the playroom in the restaurant. Special breakfast for kids should however have less sweet stuff like ice cream, cookies or pancakes - if kids see those, they will not want anything healthy. After seeing the options, we returned to "normal" breakfast...

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

Dear 354aulik, Thank you for the review. We're very happy to hear that you and your family had a good time while staying with us. We appreciate your comments about the children's breakfast and we will forward your feedback to our breakfast hosts. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! In hospitality Nina reception Original Sokos...

Lappeenranta
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Excellent and very friendly service in reception., restaurant and house keeping. Wonderful balcony with beautiful and interesting view. In restaurant food and service very good. The rooms were very nice.

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

Dear 25harrik, thank you for staying with us and for this great review! Reading these kind of reviews really gives us the motivation to keep up the good work! We are very focused on providing the best possible service to our guests so your positive feedback is highly appreciated and I'll be sure to pass on the comments also for...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I was pleased that the room was so quiet, even though this hotel is situated at the very centrum of Helsinki. It was clean snd comfortable. And the breakfast with a view over Helsinki... Very nice indeed!

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

Dear 829satum, thank you for choosing our hotel for your trip to Helsinki and thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear your stay was comfortable. It's quite surprising how quite our rooms are despite the center location. I wish you a warm and sunny summertime. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Best regards, Jatta Bergström Reception Original...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Vaakuna has an interesting lobby, straight from the 50s I guess. The hotel is centrally located just across from the Helsinki main railway station. Rooms are located in upper floors. Interior is really boring, topped with an old, dirty wall to wall carpet. Otherwise rooms are clean with basic amenities. However the room size is very compact.. Breakfast is served...

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

Dear mikaramram, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay here in Vaakuna. I'm sorry to hear that our hotel didn't meet your expectations. We wish you a very sunny and warm summer! Best regards, Best regards, Jatta Bergström Receptionist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Granger, Indiana
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I stayed here for about a week on a work trip in June. The location couldn't be beat as it was right in the center of the city, near the train/bus stations, a close walk to bars/shopping, and was itself attached to a market and department store. The breakfast spread was fantastic and the views from the bar on the...

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

Dear Andrea, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a comment! We are very happy to hear that everything went so well during your visit in Helsinki. These positive reviews and feedback are always welcome and we really appreciate your kind words. You are of course more than welcome to visit us again! Maybe for...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Everything went just fine. Only minor minus during the whole stay was that because of the bookings, late checkout on sunday was not possible. But that's not something the hotel could have done better, it happens.

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

Dear Maccc1976, Thank you for staying with us at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki and for taking the time to review your experience. You are warmly welcome back to stay with us, we hope that we see you soon! Johanna reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Kuopio
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The situation is superb nearby the main railway station and also the very center of Helsinki. Luckily i could reserve a room from the upper floors and at least there it was quiet at night, f.eg. noise from traffic didn´t disturb. This time my visit was a kind of hasty, I didn't eat or visit the hotel's restaurant so I...

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Dear esa977, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience. We're excited to welcome you back to Vaakuna. Kind regards, Tiina reception Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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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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  • Banquet Room
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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: €125 - €263 (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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“Away from construction activity due to noise and privacy issues.”
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