I had a great stay with 2 friends recently. I booked a very good price through a 3rd party site. I had to make a room type change to my original booking, and this was dealt with very promptly and professionally by hotel staff via email.
The hotel lobby looks very retro and cool (as does the whole hotel). The lifts are very small, but our room on the 6th floor was more than spacious enough for the 3 of us, and also spotlessly clean. The bathrooms are quite big, with heated floors. We enjoyed our view from the big windows over the railway station, towards the white cathedral.
Breakfast is served in the 10th floor restaurant, which has very nice views especially if you can snare a table by the windows. The variety is pretty good and if you're like me and you love Nordic-style breakfast foods, you'll enjoy this one because they have things like Finnish rice pies, blueberry soup, etc. Try the strawberry-rhubarb slice if it shows up during your stay (it's not there every morning, though I wish it had been!). However in my opinion, the nearby Scandic Simonkenttä's (which I stayed at last year) breakfast trumps this one in quality.
Location is perfect, opposite the central railway station, on top of a Sokos department store (flash your hotel keycard and its pocket for a discount), on top of a metro station, near plenty of trams and buses for sightseeing).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The beautiful functionalist Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located on the best spot in town, in the centre of everything, with all of central Helsinki within easy reach. The hotel comprises 270 rooms for non-smokers with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. From the balconies of the rooms on floor 9, you see Helsinki in all its glory. The hotel also has 6 comfortable meeting rooms. The present ambiance of the hotel, completed in 1952, is a splendid show of Finnish design traditions. The hotel is protected by the National Board of Antiquities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sokos Hotel Helsinki