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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Ranked #15 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Reviewed 20 August 2011

it was a last minute decision, based mostly on seeing the hotel and the friendly staff who managed to get me an art deco room on the 10th floor. I almost didn't want to leave the view to actually go out and explore the city. For me it was the balance of magnificent view in beautifully arranged room. Usually it is a nice room with a view of a street/trees/garden or a magnificent view but can't wait to get out of the hotel/tent. If in Helsinki go to the Ateljee and can get idea. Breakfast was pretty decent too, even if coffee machine is too complicated for anyone who hasn't had a cup already, which on second morning was entertaining to watch

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Had everything to make our stay in beautiful Helsinki a comfortable one. Location: Check. Centrally located in City Centre and within walking distance to most attractions including the ferry terminal (15 minute walk). Rooms: Check. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Not a big fan of open showers (drain on floor) in the bathroom but that seems the norm in Europe. Service: Check. Very helpful at the front desk with any questions or requests we had. Had to catch a taxi at 4am and they had extra sandwiches waiting for us for our trip. Breakfast: Check. Quite impressed with the breakfast bar with cold and hot options. Ate big breakfasts everything morning to save on going out to lunch.

Be sure to check out Ateljee Bar on the roof of the hotel. Excellant place to wind down the evening and watch a spectacular sunset.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Try to get a room with a scenary view over Helsinki or at least visit the Ateljee Bar to see the beautiful Helsinki on top of the roofs.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Quite superb hotel. We stayed four nights then one night on our return to Helsinki, so we got to stay in Jugendstil and Art Deco rooms. Jugendstil was more spacious, both styles are beautifully carried off. Excellent bathrooms, great breakfast (one of the best hotel buffets I've had), free wifi, really helpful staff. And not expensive - less than £80 a night. No doubt in my mind where I'd stay if I returned to Helsinki.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

I was not sure whether to qualify this one as Excellent but decided against it - not because there is something I don;t like, but I simply think that excellence is extremely rare.

Torni has an atmosphere that intrigues: There is a shady KGB ghost floating around and there are bars and restaurants in various locations that make a visit very much worth your while.
The location is great for wandering around Helsinki, but I actually always just end up at the bar itself and listen to the locals make folk-music.
I don;t know when and how often this happens, but every time I was there it did...

The Rooms are all different, some have fantastic views over Helsinki, others are roomy and all are excellently made up with all the conveniences you may need.

People are helpful and the price is reasonable for what you get: a stay in a unique hotel with lots of atmosphere.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

Address: Yrjoenkatu 26, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#12 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#15 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: €115 - €249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokos Hotel Torni is one of the most important landmarks in Helsinki, a classic with staying power in the heart of the city. Quiet location in Helsinki Design District, right next to the shopping and the entertainment area of Helsinki. We welcome you to experience the unique Torni spirit. ... more   less 
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