I stayed a week on business and although I asked for a room on the inner courtyard I was initially given a room overlooking the street.
I then paid extra for a superior room on the courtyard but was continually disturbed by clonking noises, I think from the lift mechnisms, although the entrance to the lift was a way away.
The hotel is, however, central and convenient, and the desk staff were helpful and courteous.
I agree with previous reviewers about the chaotic breakfast arrangements though the food is ok. Need to get there early to avoid the rush.
A pity there is nowhere to sit when using the pcs in the lounge to check emails etc.
OK but not for a long stay. I found the decor and rooms slightly depressing, although the superior room was large. Nor were milk, sugar, towels etc replenished daily and I had to ask for these.
The standard room did not have any shampoo or extras like bath oil. Soap is dispensed from machines on the wall with other people's finger prints on them, even in the superior room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern and cosy Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located in the heart of Helsinki, between Ateneum (the Museum of Finnish Art), and the Senate Square. The hotel is located next to the major shopping streets and it is only 300 meters from Helsinki Central Station. All the hotel rooms are designed with fresh, Scandinavian style and have hardwood floors, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a private sauna. There is a complimentary internet point with three computers in the lobby area. The hotel also houses two great restaurants: Fransmanni and Memphis. Fransmanni offers French-inspired cuisine and the hotel’s rich breakfast buffet is served there every morning. Memphis is a more upbeat restaurant with tasty burgers and cool drinks. The hotel is also a great venue for small-scale meetings, and offers two meeting rooms for a maximum of 30 persons. The sauna department is located at the top floor and can also be rented for private use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helsinki Sokos Hotel
- Sokos Hotel Helsinki