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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
Reviewed 15 September 2013

I stayed here 4 nights and i could not fault anything during my time here. I arrived at 02:45 and there was somebody to open the door for me, check me in and send me off to bed with all my vouchers. Breakfast covers more or less everything you could want except for a fried egg or omelette. The breakfast room is like a huge university hall and just as noisy but all I need is to find a place to sit and if in the process i get to chat to others sat at the trough then that can't be bad.

The room was excellent with a huge bath and plenty of hot water to fill it. The room service it seems does not include putting your covers back in place but towels are changed. unless your company is daft enough to pay your mimi-bar bill you should avoid as the hotel has fixed stupid prices compared to what you would pay in the supermarket.

If you want alcohol then you need to get down to the 'Akol' store. Going out of the hotel, turn right and then turn first right walk along the pedestrian walk and turn first left. walk to the last door on the left and you have reached your drink source. Why anybody would pay Euro 6 for a mini bottle is beyond me when you can get anything at Alkol at a fraction of the price.

Check out at 05:30 was super-fast and if you want you can pick up a coffee and pastry on the way out.

Location is great just a short walk from central station. Also only a 5 minutes walk to the Finnair bus service to the airport and vice-versa. Which at Euro 6.30 has to be better than the Euro 50 you pay for a taxi

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I spent a week at this place while attending a conference in Helsinki. Good service, healthy breakfast. The hotel location is just perfect and everything from shops to restaurants and ebven the conference hall is within a walking distance .

Room Tip: The location is just perfect for those who like shopping!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank EPascoal
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We enjoyed the Sokos hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia so much, we booked this one. And were happy we did. It is a very nice hotel. It is clean and the service is great. Any type of shopping or dinning you would want are within a half mile walk. The food at the hotel is great. Every employee spoke great English. Bus, Streetcar, and subway very close.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear veronikipedia,
Thank you for your stay with us here in Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti and this encouraging feedback. We will do our best that these good experiences will keep up happening when you are returning back as our guest.
Best regards from Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti staff.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

been to this hotel all my life, as my mum used to travel alot and i have my grandad only an hour away by car. fantastic service and rooms.
finland is an amazing place, if you have never been please do go! all the hotels in helsinki are fantastic!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Tanya C
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

Dear Tanja C,
Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear these comments from our frequent guest as you. It was a pleasure to read your lovely comments regarding our facilities and most of all service which you have received while staying in Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti. We are waiting your next visit with us in a near future. Best regards,
Juha Sundqvist, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Reasonable Hotel if you just want to be lost among the hordes . Not much in the way of personal service . Breakfast was reasonable but very bland and food not replenished as needed . Room was okay but dated and bathrooms prone to flooding as no maintenance seemed to be done on a regular basis . Unfortunately all three of our rooms had no black out curtains and made it very difficult to sleep . The hotel was in a reasonable location to the railway and bus services but was a long walk to town .

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

This hotel is within walking distant to museum, train station and major shopping centers. There is one shopping mall just right behind the hotel. But you have to walk one round from the entrance, only if they could open the back door, you can simply cut down the walking by half. There are 3 PC free to use at the lobby. As this hotel comes together with my tour package, I regret that I could not provide the price...

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

It is an average large hotel with quite comfortable, good size rooms. Sleep quality is very nice!
Breakfast is a chaos, loads of people in a big hall. Not the nicest of breakfast rooms. Breakfast itself is okay, but bacon is not well made (part burned, part undercooked).

I use this hotel every time I get a good price and I have business on that side on the city. Parking isn't great either, but that's the way it is in Helsinki.

If you are up for an amazing dining experience in Helsinki, restaurant Farang is quite close to the hotel. It is pricey, but totally worth it. Make sure to book a table well in advance!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Address: Etelaeinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: £102 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
Number of rooms: 494
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