The dingy entrance to this hotel sets the scene. Ambiance reminds one of the old Eastern Bloc state-run hotels. Huge foyer with red cushioned seats. Staff were polite and efficient. The room was OK, but no coffee maker. Stuffy air in the room with no possibility of opening a window. Breakfast on the top floor restaurant was adequate. Choose this hotel if you need to be close to the railway station. Otherwise try somewhere else.
- 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