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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is in the city centre, which is good. Hotel itself - far away from being perfect. It was really cold in the room, despite clima was on maximum. Breakfast were really bed. Small range of products to choose- not recommended for peolpe who are allergic to gluten.

We had an independence day celebrations so we stayed one night in hotel in our home town. Place was good and we had a nice room with big windows to the city. Nice art deco styled furniture and interior.

We stayed in a standard double room, which was very small. Only a small table to put your things. The room was however clean and quiet.The restaurant and bar were at the top of the hotel. Lovely view but very worn and untidy. At the breakfast there were too little staff. The tables were full of dirty dishes and everething has ended, milk, juice etc. Friendly staff.

A very comfortable and elegant place, conveniently located close to the railway central station and famous shopping area, a wondeful panoramic view of Helsinki, gorgeous breakfast buffet, cosy bedding

Thank you for a nice stay at your hotel as we were having a girls night out in Helsinki. Looking forward to stay there again. Superb location and a peaceful night for sleeping. Will recommend for friends.

Everything was very good especially breakfast. I have seen earlier lot of problems during breakfast visits in this hotel but now cleanness was super and waitressis worked really fast and effectively all the time!

Nice Basic hotel with a good location. Rooms are clean and the views towards railway station is spectacular. Breakfast is good and inholds the Basic hotel elements. Sauna is a bit boring and doesnt have a view or Place to cool yourself down.

I chose this hotel because of the central location and it was worth it. My wishes regarding the room (presented in online reservation system) were fulfilled and my room was nice, small single room with balcony. The breakfast was tasty and the staff was friendly. I recommend this hotel with pleasure for other business travellers!

A ten-floor building that is partly renovated. Sound insulation could definitely be improved. This would help with noisy guests on the corridor. I found the mattress much too soft. The breakfast is fine, but tables are not cleaned quickly. The staff is friendly. The luggage room is accessible to all hotel guests; this does not feel very safe.

Vaakuna has been in a landmark location for decades. Thousands of visitors have stayed there, what can be also seen everywhere. The hotel would be great, if it would be treated properly and renovated timely. Now the rooms are shabby and worn out. Reception staff was though friendly and efficient. Breakfast is served in the 10th floor restaurant with great views over Helsinki. The food quality at breakfast was very basic, with nothing worth to report. All in all, there is high potential in this propety, but so far not utilized.

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 Helsinki City Centre, 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2040 reviews