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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A pleasant overnight stay. Wonderful views from the breakfast room! The hotel has fine historical interior. Peaceful sleep. I had a morning swim at Yrjönkatu swimming hall, another historical place in Helsinki.

Good reception service and excellent location. Room services were good and orders were delivered on time. Breakfast was divers and also allergies were taking into account very well. Beds and pillows were comfotable.

The hotel has a perfect near the central station, commercial area, concert hall and art museums. It has a unique atmosphere of the 1950s - the best of its design. Rooms have wonderful view over the big square but absolutely no noise! Very comfortable bed, room sufficiently spacy, staff helpful, breakfest with wide choice. Hope that no one will think about re-furbishing or renovating of this architectonic juwel. We return to this place with pleasure!

A nice room with a good view but still quiet and plenty of room for two small dogs. Breakfast was very tasty and with a nice variety of choices. The bag for the dogs was a pleasant surprise. The service was friendly.

The room for two was very very small, one could not valk straight between the end of the bed and the TV screen at the wall. Like in this review the hotel seem to forgot the fact that Finland still is a bilingual country by law. Perhaps you got a good explanation the that fact. Thrére are a number of hotels close by where they are happy to serv on the other national language as well.

Ok hotel in the center of Helsinki next to the railway station. Interesting interior in public areas, spacious rooms. Breakfast ordinary, "a little of everything".-buffet. Nice tapas bar on the entrance floor

I cannot give you any good advices, because we, my husbands sister and me, who travelled together, were very satisfied. We went shopping in Sokos store, ate dinner in the restaurant Loiste and then had restful sleep in our soft beds.

Good location, good breakfast and marvellous view from the 9th floor room with a big balcony. However, I could not sleep because of the nearby night club which played music loud until 3:30 in the morning on Friady and on Saturday.

The location of this hotel is fantastic: directly across the street from the city train station and within a few blocks of the harbor. You can enter the hotel lobby directly from the Sokos department store, which shares the same block. The saunas are a little hard to find, located at the end of the hall on two upper floors (mens and womens on separate floors), but are clean and comfortable. The rooms, hallways and common areas are kept immaculately clean, and the breakfast area allows for rooftop views around the city.

The hotel is very centrally located, right next to the main railway station. The hotel decor has historic elements, yet does not feel outdated. Staff is friendly. Room had good sleeping quality. The bed comfortable and two pillows to choose from. Breakfast buffet has a good selection to choose from (hot and cold), and the breakfast room is spacious.

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, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. 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 of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 32 per day. 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 computer station, an arcade/game room, and express check-out.

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

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2118 reviews