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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Ranked #36 of 63 Hotels in Helsinki
Imatra, Finland
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199 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Original”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Very Basic cuty hotel these days, maybe it was even more origina yeara ago. Rooms ok, long corridors. Sauna department in the ground floor very basic. Location is very good, restaurants and services all around. All hotels were crowded, and the check-in procedure was very quick, thanks for that. Good for business and maybe shopping if you plan just to sleep there. Very good breakfast, Original Sokos style.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the inner yard are very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HarriHirvela
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Harri H,
Thank you for this rewiev and choosing Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti when visiting in Helsinki.
I was happy to read that our facilities and services overall met your expectations. Your tip regarding room location is most likely appreciated by our other guests.
Welcome to our hotel again when returning to Helsinki.
Kind regards,
Juha Sundqvist
Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nuremberg, Germany
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183 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

My visit here was just a short night. Due to overbooking, I was given a lower lovel room than what I had reserved and paid, but this was later compensated for, so no hard feelings. The location of the hotel is really central: about 5 minutes walk from the railway station and right next to the main bus station and metro. This also means that the neighborhood is busy also late in the night. Despite of this, the room was really silent: no traffic noise, no scremas from outside, nothing. At least the basic level rooms are, well, basic. Still, they function well with ony maybe the air conditioning being a downside (slight noise, draft, dry air). The breakfast buffet was ok and fulfilled the need. As a small hint, be there early enough especially in the weekends, it's getting quite crowded near the closing time. There would have been a possibility for a morning sauna, but sadly I didn't have time for that.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drjobec
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Tartu, Estonia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Average rooms with mildly modernized furniture. Modest but clean. Rather thin walls. You can hear if phone rings in next room. Also some music sounded through in the evening (not during night). WiFi was very hard to use - had to try username/password several times. Got it working when changed browser from Chrome to Safari.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank priitliivak
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Oklahoma
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Within walking distance of harbor market and downtown attractions and shopping. Buffet breakfast was vast and varied, appealing to all tastes. Service was prompt. Lobby coffee was expensive, but free internet and printing was available. Moderate price, nothing outstanding, but rooms were clean and adequate. Desk staff was helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pamandDRJ
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Presidentti, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear pamandDRJ,

Thank you for staying with us in Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti and this encouraging review.
It was nice to read that our service met your expectations, and our staff managed to carry out that kind of successful service that we have aimed.
I welcome you again as our guest when next time returning to Helsinki.
Kind regards,
Juha Sundqvist
Hotel manager
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Oulu, Finland
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112 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

You couldn't get more central location than this. We asked for a quiet room and we were given a room in the top floor, facing Kamppi square. It was amazingly quiet, I really appreciated it. The hotel breakfast was crowded starting from 7 am in the morning and they run out of some items. Check-out is very fast: you just leave your key cards to a box beside the front desk (if you have no open bills). Hotel has popular restaurants and bars, so Friday and Saturday evenings were busy in the lobby. There is a 24/7 lobby cafe, which is nice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eidu
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edinburgh,scotland
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

This was a good hotel very centrally situated.The room was spacious enough for my needs & was very well cleaned.The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice & there was no problem finding somewhere to sit.There was a tram line close by,though it was easy enough to walk to many tourist sights.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank helmutmac`
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

There isn't anything much to say about this hotel except that it is of a good standard, nothing memorable or outstanding and absolutely nothing to criticise either. Friendly and helpful desk staff. Luggage storage faciilties. Secure - room card needed to operate the lift (and also lobby toilets). Moderately priced by Helsinki standards and decent value for money. Its big plus is its location - a five minute walk to the Central Rail Station and airport buses and about a 15 minute walk to Senate Square. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike H
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Property: 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:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
Number of rooms: 494
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