Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
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8.0
Very good

"Location of this hotel is excellent for tourists."

Lan Y.

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April 10, 2016

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What guests are saying:
big hotel but very comfortable, hot sauna and very good breakfast.
Sergey from Russia
Couple
Overall, it's a nice hotel in the center part of Helsinki, near the railway and bus station, so you'll stay here it's very comfortable to use the airport shuttle bus. Another plus is an excellent view from the restaurant located on the 10th floor.
Alexey from Russia
Couple
great location, very near the central railway station
Flo from Hong Kong
Couple
The location of the hotel is perfect, just near the central railway station. There are also tram and metro station nearby. The room is clean and good facilities, and very helpful staff.
Flo from Hong Kong
Couple
Nice hotel, good location with good breakfast and service. Problematic stairs before check in when having big luggages.
Ville from Finland
Business traveler
Perfect location for everything in Helsinki. Good value, large rooms. Hotel staff was helpful, they let us keep our bikes in an area next to the lobby.
Daniel from Canada
Group
Location, interior, services were excellent. I will use this hotel again, but I would give up my private balcony to avoide noise from the restaurant.
Hitomi from Japan
Solo traveler

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
Excellent
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8.5
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.5
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportHelsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) - Finland
Distance to airport16.4 km
  • 90 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Helsinki

  • Sauna

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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Standard Double or Twin Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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Standard Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Standard Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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        The property will be going through renovation works as of 2 April 2018. Renovations will take place in stages, one floor at a time. During this period, the hotel will function as normal.

        Real reviews from real guests

        Agoda Reviews (168)Booking.com Reviews (1065)
        8.5
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        10
        Cleanliness8.5
        Facilities7.1
        Location9.4
        Room comfort and quality8.4
        Service8.2
        Value for money8.2
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        8.0
        Excellent
        Lan from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
        Excellent location”
        Location of this hotel is excellent for tourists. It is next to the train station. Tram stops, shopping malls and restaurants are around the hotel. Easy and convenience to go everywhere. Buffet breakfast is good. Try to find a window side table in the restaurant so that you can have a city view of Helsinki. Room size is fine for us but may be a bit small for western people. If the cool atttitude of the front desk staff can be improved, it will be much better.
        Reviewed April 10, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        Sow from Singapore
        Business traveler
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2012
        Convenient shopping mall hotel”
        Near to airport bus and train terminal
        very convenient, 5 minutes walk from the airport bus station. the hotel is located inside the shopping mall. i can see the shopping mall from the room window; which also means the shopper can see inside my room so need to keep window and curtain closed all the time. generally, room is clean and well maintained. can assess internet in the room with password or there are 3 to 4 computers with printer in the lobby centre. breakfast was nice.
        Reviewed May 28, 2012
        8.3
        Excellent
        chan from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in April 2011
        Great Location but a little bit noisy”
        Good service & good environment.
        We have stay here for one night, the hotel location was great, it's close to the central station & finnair bus station. There are a big supermarket just under the hotel, and lot of restaurant just nearby the hotel. The hotel room is quite big and comfortable & have a great street view. But it's a bit noisy when we are staying on sunday.
        Reviewed May 04, 2011
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Piyada from Thailand
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in October 2010
        Best Loction”
        Good Location, Good Food, Good Price, Good Service
        nothing
        The hotel is in the central station which you can easily access to anywhere both in helsinki or other city. The breakfast is very good and the price is very cheap compared to what i have got. Travelling around by bus or subway is very convenience just 2 mins walk.The Hotel is very clean, good view especially in the restaurant for breakfast on the high floor. Additionally, the gamble can easily go to the grand casino just 3 mins walk from the hotel, it's free for the fist time. The michelin star restaurants are also can walk around 10 mins to the hotel which you can choose from the helsinki guide and the price is reasonable but i recommend DEMO. However, reservation is requied for high seasons.
        Reviewed October 20, 2010
        6.4
        Good
        Beng from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Standard Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017
        Good”
        Only thing going for this hotel is the location (just a short walk from the main train station). As others have pointed out, amenities are sorely lacking. No gym. A kettle has to be rented for 12 euros. Stayed at other hotels in this price range or cheaper in Helsinki and they had better facilities. My first and last time.
        Reviewed October 08, 2017
        8.3
        Excellent
        Harold from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
        Great central location”
        location, location, location
        Sokos is a large Hotel chain and the Vaakuna Hotel was their first, it dates from the 1960's. So a bit dated. However its in a great location right at the main railways station and 100 mtrs from the airport bus. Public transport is at the door and it is built on top of a department store, surrounded by shopping centres and resturants . Staff were attentive and friendly , late checkout was not an issue.
        Reviewed July 10, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tak from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013
        Everything great”
        Wonderful stay
        The hotel is very convenient because it is right where the train station and the bus terminals are. That was important because I was traveling to Finland in the middle of winter, with sub-zero temperatures every day. The staff was very helpful, and generously gave me a wonderful room overlooking the city center. Every little thing was neat and tidy. I am completely satisfied.
        Reviewed March 08, 2013
        8.3
        Excellent
        Oded from Israel
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013
        Great location, big rooms, nice breakfast”
        The location is the best thing... 2 min from the train station
        I took this hotel since I had to take the train at 7:00 am, it was -14 degrees and the walking was very easy and short, the hotel rooms are nice and big, I got in late and checked out very early so I didi not have much time to enjoy..
        Reviewed January 24, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ELIZABETH from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
        Great Location, Rooms clean and comfortable.”
        Location, Comfortable, Friendly staff
        Enjoyed our stay at Sokos Vaakuna Hotel. Excellent location right on railway/bus square. Excellent for catching bus to and from airport. Restaurant very nice and breakfast great. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to good shopping. Easy walk to harbour. Would recommend highly to anyone going to Helsinki.
        Reviewed November 03, 2012
        8.7
        Excellent
        Svetlana from Russia
        Family with young children
        Stayed 1 night in September 2011
        Great location!”
        Location, friendly staff
        The location of the hotel is very great, everything is very close: the bus station, railway station, shops, metro etc.! The staff was very friendly. The room was rather big and spatious with 3 big windows with the great view! We can see time and temperature on the street through the window on the building below! ))) But it was cold in the room, and room is a little obsolete.
        Reviewed September 10, 2011
        8.3
        Excellent
        peter from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2011
        Great Location helpfull friendly staff”
        on site sauna, good restaurant
        when making a booking it goes without saying ,you get what you pay for.I noticed a remark when I booked that the rooms were small.so I booked a larger room at a small additional price. Plenty of eating places and grocery shops nearby. Airport bus across the street, also train station. I would stay here if I were to visit this city again.
        Reviewed July 17, 2011
        8.7
        Excellent
        Patrick from United States
        Family with young children
        Standard Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2011
        Nice hotel, great location, excellent service”
        Central location, excellent service from hotel staff, clean and comfortable room
        My wife is Finnish, but not from Helsinki; we have stayed in Helsinki on other previous occasions in other Sokos hotels; the Sokos Vaakuna is considerably bigger than the others we had stayed in (Sokos Albert and Aleksanteri); Sokos Vaakuna is in a very central location (next to bus and train station) within short walking distance from many attractions; but it's not in a quiet and peaceful location; the Sokos Albert and Aleksanteri hotels are in more quiet locations; our only complaint was that the breakfast buffet was far too crowded for the small Sokos staff to handle; the breakfast buffet at the smaller Sokos hotels is lovely and provides a peaceful environment for a meal; on the plus side, we were traveling with a small baby, and the Sokos Vaakuna staff provided cheerful and excellent assistance
        Reviewed July 13, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Ronald from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2011
        Great location with good facilities”
        Got off the 615 bus at the central rail station and found that the hotel was just on the other side of the station. It only took a couple of minutes to walk to it.
        The hotel was very pleasant. Our room was a decent size. It had a roomy bathroom, a large screen tv and was very clean and comfortable. We were very warm inside despite freezing cold weather with lots of snow outside. The staff spoke excellent English and were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast. There was quite a lot of choice although there was not much in the way of hot food. The hotel really is in a central location, very close to all the tourist attractions and several shopping malls.
        Reviewed April 01, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Anna from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2011
        Great breakfast and convenient location”
        easy to find, free wi-fi, supermarket and department store in same building
        this was my first stay in helsinki and this hotel is so centrally located it wasn't really necessary to use public transport at all. it's just across from the railway station and so was easy to get to from the airport bus stop - which is great when you have a lot of luggage. the room (single) was small but as i was only sleeping in it that fit my needs. it was very clean and quiet and the hotel staff were always available and helpful, answering my questions and queries. the best thing for me was the buffet breakfast with a big selection of fruit, salad, breads, cereals and cooked food. that really set me up for the day. all in all, it's great value for money and i would definitely stay there again.
        Reviewed March 07, 2011
        8.0
        Excellent
        lysim from Indonesia
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2011
        very strategic, nice hotel”
        i like the bathroom and the breakfast was delicious
        the location of the hotel is really strategic and very convenient and is in the city, just in walking distance and public transportation are everywhere,malls, sight seeing,all reached by bus and tram the bathroom is very nice, the hotel was tidy and modern,i love the breakfast,so delicious and abit touch of local breakfast.
        Reviewed February 04, 2011
        8.7
        Excellent
        Alexey from Russia
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2010
        Central location”
        Its central location in the city
        The ongoing repair repair of the breakfast area
        Overall, it's a nice hotel in the center part of Helsinki, near the railway and bus station, so you'll stay here it's very comfortable to use the airport shuttle bus. Another plus is an excellent view from the restaurant located on the 10th floor.
        Reviewed January 10, 2011
        8.7
        Excellent
        Janette from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2010
        good location with large breakfast”
        easy access to transports and shopping malls
        nil
        I stayed in Sokos Vaakuna Hotel for 2 nights during my honeymoon in Helsinki. The room we were in was in standard size, but tidy enough. The hotel was right opposite to where the airport bus express stopped. It was around 5-min walk from the station if you were on the right direction. The main advantage is its central access from various department stores including Sokos, Stockmann and Kamppi. I have to appreciate the large breakfast that the hotel offered. It is of high standard in european standards (bread and salad of various types). A cup of hot milk/ coffee definitely gives you a good start in a cold winter day.
        Reviewed December 03, 2010
        8.0
        Excellent
        Elisa from Finland
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in November 2010
        Good location but a small room.”
        Really good location, a short walk to the whole of the city centre. Very tidy and the service was friendly. Offers a touch of the "old days" with its functional architecture.
        Our room was quite small and not very cosy but anyhow contained everything necessary.
        Our small but not very cosy looking room was in the 7th floor. It was very peaceful,no disturbing noise or anything. A small bathroom, comparable in size with the room itself, was clean and tidy as was the whole hotel. Good breakfast with a wide selection of dishes. Could recommend to travellers not requiring "grand luxury".
        Reviewed November 30, 2010
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ryoichi from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in August 2010
        sokos vaakuna”
        easy acces
        none
        easy acces from the airport. take the finnair bus to get to the city, it stops at central railway station then get off the bus, you are just standing in front of the hotel. stuff are frendly, the room was like spotless clean, breakfast had a wide range. I would stay there again.
        Reviewed September 05, 2010
        8.0
        Excellent
        stephen from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2010
        Vaakuna Review”
        location, friendly staff, amenities, communications
        breakfast, fitness facilities
        The hotel is conveniently located being very close to the train and bus stations. The facilities are good with good clean rooms that have extensive views of the city skyline. There are bars and restaurants adjacent to the entrance to the hotel plus an exclusive hotel restaurant/bar on the 10th floor. On my arrival late in the evening I enjoyed a meal in this restaurant that gave this hotel a plus point as I could have been declined due to the late hour. The only issue that lets the hotel down is that the breakfast menu is not that extensive
        Reviewed April 25, 2010
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