Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki ★★★★

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$129
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 27, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
91%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
5
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Double - City View
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Superior Double - City View
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Triple - City View
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Standard Single - City View
  • Size: 172 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Superior Triple - City View
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

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.

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.

Property 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).

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)

Nearby 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)

Transportation

  • Central Railway Station (1 block)
  • Helsinki Airport (11.9 mi/19.2 km)

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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

91% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 5/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Awesome Place! Awesome Location!

Would recommend Tue, Mar 10, 2015
The hotel was ideally located in the heart of the city. Close to the train, port, malls, restaurants. Amazing Sauna!

| Brooklyn Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great value for money

Would recommend Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Nice and comfortable hotel near the train station, shops and major Helsinki attractions. You can't beat the location if traveling by train. My room did not have a hot water boiler for tea, and the restaurant had just closed for the night, but a staff member boiled water for me and let me take the pot to my room. I was under the weather with a sore throat so I really appreciated this!

| Arizona, USA Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Sokos Helsinki

Would recommend Fri, Jul 15, 2011
The best location in Helsinki......

| Burbank,CA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Always great

Would recommend Mon, Oct 11, 2010
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.

| Minneapolis, MN (USA) Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Excellent Accomodation in Helsinki

Would recommend Tue, Nov 10, 2009
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.

Attractions

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.

| Silverton, Colorado Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantastic Hotel

Would recommend Tue, Mar 3, 2009
Fantastic hotel with great mid-century modern decor. Terrific breakfast and a terrific location. Would definitely stay there again.

| Washington DC Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Helsinki Music Centre 0.1 mi
Helsinki Railway station 0.1 mi
Ateneum Art Museum 0.2 mi
Kluuvi 0.3 mi
Sibelius Academy 0.3 mi
University of Helsinki 0.4 mi
Helsinki Cathedral 0.5 mi
Rock Church 0.5 mi
Kaartinkaupunki 0.5 mi
Punavuori 0.6 mi
Finland National Museum 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
Olympia Terminal 1 mi
Ruoholahti 1 mi
Katajanokka 1.1 mi
Sibelius Park 1.2 mi
Linnanmäki 1.3 mi
Helsinki Olympic 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

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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.

$129
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