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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for a night on the way back from Lappenranta via Helsinki to Abu Dhabi. Reception is very pleasing, 2 nice restaurants, especially one in the roof toop gives a super view of the city and food is also good, service at the roof top restaurant was not impressive. However, the hotel has got poor, old, small rooms looks like a sleeper compartment with limited movement option inside the room, comparing to what is charged as rent. Be very selective in choosing the room, mine was onlooking a terrace which is giving kind of a disturbed feeling with extremely poor lighting too, especially while travelling alone.

Location is good, everythin g was near by the hotel. Food is excellent at breakfest. Staff was friendly. Children were well considered. One minus factor- elevators were too small. We will definitely return to this hotel. :) Thank you!

Everything was very good, room, breakfast, city wiew top roof rooms..Surely i come back my next vist in Helsinki. Situation is one of the best in Helsinki. There is nice city wiews in 10'floor restaurant.... especially in summer evening

The hotel is at a convenient spot near the railway station and the bus station. There could be bigger lifts, otherwise everything was great. The room was big enough for us three and it was clean and quiet. The staff was really friendly.

our room was outdated they should do something about it... BUT Bed and pillows was great! and quiet room.. locationt is super next to raiway station and also buses leave next it and trams! breakfest was good!

I like Hotel Vaakuna and especially, when travelling with kids, this is often our choice! Even though the old chraming building has small elevators, deep steps to the street and maybe other small obstacles, it is so centrally located, that it is very conveninet for our family! We all love the rooms with the wiev to the trams :D, the best thing for our kids, is to sit on the window and stare the trams driving by underneath us. The hotel itself is good quality Sokos hotel, the chain hotel, but with thefeeling of the old times. The brakfastroom has adorable views over the city, the breakfast itself is good and the service is nice. There are plenty of restaurants and shops around, and nice short way to Töölönlahti bay for walk or jog!

The hotel interior is boring and dull. Rooms are basic and clean but the beds in our room were really uncomfortable and made us eventually laugh cause of the sad sound they made as you turned. Wouldn't recommed their restaurant upstairs by service but the food was pretty good. Breakfast is also quite basic so if you don't expect a grand design hotel with outstanding food experience, this might be okay for you.

I have been staying here for some years and it is my favourite Helsinki hotel. However, it is showing signs of wear. But I still like it. It is in a great location, right across from the Central Station with its taxi rank. Rooms are clean and there is a good breakfast. Service is excellent and prices are very reasonable.

Room with superb view and very quiet for city center. Breakfasts excellent and great to be able to eat breakfast on the verandah. Staff very helpful and friendly. Please consider providing a non-slip mat in the bath, under the shower.

Stayed 3 nights in May, rooms are bit old but spacious and clean. Had a room with open LARGE balcony facing south which was great. Breakfast is served 10th floor where from you have graet wiew ower city. Breakfast selection is huge.

Asema-Aukio 2 Helsinki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Ateneum Art Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Kluuvi, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki is adjacent to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Ateneum Art Museum. This 270-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a 24-hour health club, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Helsinki, the hotel is also a short walk from National Museum and Finlandia Hall.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy dining at Loiste, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki's 270 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and bidets. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki enjoy a 24-hour health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 32 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1851 reviews