$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 18, 2014 Check-out: Apr 20, 2014

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

4 stars
Asema-aukio 2, SF 00100 HELSINKI, Helsinki, 00100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
4 reviews
Fantastic Hotel

Fantastic hotel with great mid-century modern decor. Terrific breakfast and a terrific location.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 3, 2009
Sokos Helsinki

The best location in Helsinki...... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 15, 2011
Stay in historic style, near city sights at this Helsinki landmark

Completed in 1952 for the Helsinki Summer Olympics, the monumental Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is hailed for its classic Finnish architecture and design. Protected by the National Board of Antiquities, the hotel boasts sleek Scandinavian decor and retro charm. Situated in the heart of Helsinki, guests are blocks from Helsinki destinations, including shopping, museums and squares. The hotel offers daily breakfast along with a restaurant and terrace and two saunas.

Highlights
  • 10th floor restaurant and lounge offers spectacular city views
  • Excellent central location, close to city sights
  • 2 complimentary guest saunas
  • Private sauna available (fees apply)
  • Pet friendly (fees apply)
Rooms

The Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers 270 smoke-free guest rooms with sound-insulated windows and individual climate control. Find modern decor, large windows, contemporary artwork and cozy furnishings. Rooms on the 9th floor feature great views of the city.

Features

With its clean, elegant lines, the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is considered a showcase of Scandinavian Functionalist design. Noted for its heritage architecture and place in Helsinki's contemporary culture, the hotel is protected by Finland's National Board of Antiquities. Located in central Helsinki, guests of the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna find everything from premium shopping and dining to topnotch attractions like the Ateneum Art Museum, the National Museum and Senate Square all within walking distance.

 

The elegant 10th floor Restaurante Loiste serves up first-class international cuisine and cocktails overlooking stunning city views. To unwind, the hotel also provides two complimentary guest saunas. Self-parking is available nearby (fees apply). Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is pet friendly (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (1 block)
  • Helsinki Airport (11.9 mi/19.2 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (1 block)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Senate Square (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Presidential Palace/Market Square (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 6 meeting and event rooms for up to 60 guests, some rooms offer views
  • Banquet facilities available for up to 800 guests
  • Private sauna for up to 15 people available (fees apply)

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki Rooms

STANDARD SINGLE ROOM
Rooms with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. Most of the rooms are with parquet floor.
STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM
Rooms with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. Most of the rooms are with parquet floor.
SUPERIOR DOUBLE ROOM
Spacious room with seating area, tea/coffee maker and bathrobes for added comfort.
STANDARD TRIPLE ROOM
Spacious room with 140 cm wide sofa bed. Most of the rooms are with parquet floor.
SUPERIOR TRIPLE ROOM
Spacious room with seating area, tea/coffee maker and bathrobes for added comfort. 140 cm wide bed sofa as extra bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

60.1707 24.9391
Area served
Helsinki.
Nearby airports
Vantaa (HEL) 16.7 km, Ulemiste (TLL) 84.5 km.

Nearby points of interest

  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.3 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.1 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.1 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.3 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.4 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.5 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.5 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.6 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toolo: 0.8 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 0.9 mi
  • Kallio: 1 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 1 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 1 mi
  • Katajanokka: 1.1 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 1.2 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.3 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 2.4 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 2.7 mi
  • Aalto University: 4 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4.1 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 5.2 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant Loiste
Loiste at floor 10 is an excellent restaurant for dining and relaxation, a cosy, bright spot above the hustle and bustle of the city. And if you like basking in the sun, there's our terrace.
Private restaurant Kaarre
Restaurant Kaarre is a great private restaurant in the very heart of Helsinki. It is beautifully located above the roofs. We offer parties of 30200 persons opportunities only limited by the sky.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is a Functionalist-style hotel on the best location in Helsinki. The hotel has 6 well-equipped meeting rooms (for max. 60 participants), of which three are meeting rooms with a view, seating 1520. The hotel also has 12 suites that can be used for meetings involving 46 people. All meeting facilities, the sauna department on the 10th floor and the suites feature an ADSL connection free of charge. Private restaurant Kaarre is an excellent venue for private parties for 30200 people and only the sky is the limit. The entire 10th and top floor (restaurants and meeting facilities) is available for private parties. It is possible to arrange an event with 800 guests in the heart of Helsinki, above the roofs of the city.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (4)

Ratings and reviews for Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Overall score

4.3 / 5
4 out of 4
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
5
Value:
4.5
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Review of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Burbank,CA
Jul 15, 2011

Sokos Helsinki

The best location in Helsinki......

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
Oct 11, 2010

Always great

I ALWAYS stay at this hotel in Helsinki because of the great location next to the main rial station and the bus station. The staff is always helpful and very friendly and goes out of their way to serve my every need. The breakfast buffet daily on the 10th floor is filling if not as excellent as it once was but it still beat most US hotels. Having an internet station in the lobby and WiFi in the rooms is a most welcome addition. I just love the place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Silverton, Colorado
Nov 10, 2009

Excellent Accomodation in Helsinki

First time stay at this hotel. Altogether over the past 5 years my wife and I have stayed at 6 different hotels in Helsinki, and would rate this now as our favorite in the upper price ones. Our room was spotless, a large double, with windows overlooking the main boulevard--really quite spectacular. The breakfast room is on a top floor with lots of windows, so very pleasant. We enjoy walking, and the hotel is very well located for exploring Helsinki by foot or trolley.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Within short walks of the hotel are great cultural and historic landmarks. Helsinki is a very walkable city, and this hotel is located perfectly for such excursions.

Review of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
Washington DC
Mar 3, 2009

Fantastic Hotel

Fantastic hotel with great mid-century modern decor. Terrific breakfast and a terrific location. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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