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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

The hotel is historlcal and it can be felt. My overall impression of the hotel was positive. The atmosphere was a bit busy, everyone seemed to hurry somewhere.

The main entrance is not accessible for wheelchair. You have to ring a bell to get the receptionist to let you with the staff elevator. It wasn't such an easy thing to pop out outside quickly because the receptionist was needed to let me in and out. The accessible room is large and has a proper toilet (although the towels were kept too high for me). The staff was busy and therefore not able to help immediately.

The room service didn't have any vegetarian main courses. The breakfast room (that also serves as a highly appreciated restaurant) has a great views over central Helsinki.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Urhonen
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

The room was quite old, and not that nice view from the window, quite old linen and towels... breakfast was good only for those who wake up early, then you could only an empty plate and a badge that there was smoked salmon!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank taty16
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

First make sure you have the right Sokos hotel, there are 10 of them in Helsinki.
This one is right by the main railway station and thus ideal for us. Booking in was friendly and efficient, the room was spacious, we had a balcony on the 9th floor. Note they have twin beds, though i suspect the next door pulled them together by the sound of it. The tv options Include Internet on screen with wireless keyboard. This has a fee of 8E per 24 hours.
The hotel is floors 6-10 above a department store.
Helsinki is not exactly bursting with attractins and we opted th go on a day trip to Tallinn in Estonia and explore the Old Town. Well recommended. Catch a 5 bus outside the hotel to the Western port Good breakfast on the 10th floor. No negatives at all, happy to recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Located steps across the street from the Helsinki train station, the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is clean, reasonably priced and the staff are excellent.

The room my husband and I had from October 24 to 25th, was modern, clean and had a newly renovated bathroom. It also had a fabulous view of the train station and the Tempelio Kirkko.

The cost of the room was 168 euros per night which included a lovely breakfast buffet at their 10th floor restaurant - which is about the top floor of all buildings in Helsinki.

There is a terrace on the 10th floor as well which gives a beautiful view of the city. It was United Nations Day when we were there and all of Helsinki were flying silky white and blue flags.

The hotel is designed in a wonderfully hip "Mad Men" 60's decor. The only problem is that the decor needs some loving care and the lobby furniture some
re-upholstering. Otherwise, everything 60's in the Vaakuna is new again.

Highly recommend the Helsinki Sokos Hotel Vaakuna.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Stayed here again in september,and have been here 6-7 times during the years, and it is nice to be back. The location is very central and in walking distance to many of the sights. Room was average size and bathroom was odd, a small thin rectangular room with the toilet in the middle, and actually no room for your legs when sitting there.
Nice view to the street and central station, and restaurant on the topfloor is very nice.
But the hotel seems a bit worn and needs refreshments in some areas, like the carpets etc.
All in all a safe choise with very good location.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Rask46
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