Original Sokos Vaakuna  4 stars

Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki, Finland, 00100  show mapSave
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Overview

The four-star Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located in the heart of Helsinki. Around there are a lot of restaurants and cafes, bars and shops as well as entertainment options which are easily reached.

It was built in 1952 and belongs to well-known hotel group Sokos Hotels famous for its Finnish traditions. It is protected by the National Board of Antiquities.

The hotel possesses 270 non-smoking rooms of various types suitable for leisure and for work.

For business meetings, seminars, presentations, conferences it offers six fully equipped contemporary meeting rooms for up to 600 people. Also business center is available.

The hotel's restaurant is a fine place to enjoy exquisite food and beverages as well as to meet with friends and partners. Private restaurant is a good choice for various parties for 30–200 people. Also the entire 10th floor can be used for parties with up to 800 people.

Number of rooms   270.

City Center Helsinki - 700 ft
Airports Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) - 10.6 mi, Ulemiste (TLL) - 52.5 mi
Train Stations Helsinki Central railway station - 700 ft
Underground stations Rautatientori - 400 ft, Kaisaniemi - 1400 ft
Restaurants Memphis (cuisine: American, Bar) - 100 ft, Casa Largo (cuisine: Tapas) - 100 ft
Parks The Old Church Park (Vanhan Kirkon Puisto) - 1800 ft, Pihlajasaari Recreational Park - 1900 ft

Rooms

Hotel fund consists of 270 airy and light stylishly appointed rooms. There are the following types of accommodations: 214 Standard Rooms, 24 Superior Rooms and 12 Suites. All rooms are non-smoking. Two accessible rooms and one combi room are available.

All rooms include mini-bar, flat panel TV, radio, hair dryer, bathtub/shower, iron/ironing board and individual room cooling system.

Dining options

Restaurant Loiste is situated on the 10th floor and has a beautiful terrace. It is an ideal place for dining, meeting and relaxation. Working hours are from 11.30am to 12am from Monday to Friday, on Saturday – from 2pm to 12am.

Restaurant Kaarre is a private restaurant set above the roof and it is a perfect place for various parties.

At the hotel Original Sokos Vaakuna guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Hairdresser
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 32 per day.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child may stay at the price of EUR 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel fund consists of 270 airy and light stylishly appointed rooms. There are the following types of accommodations: 214 Standard Rooms, 24 Superior Rooms and 12 Suites. All rooms are non-smoking. Two accessible rooms and one combi room are available.

All rooms include mini-bar, flat panel TV, radio, hair dryer, bathtub/shower, iron/ironing board and individual room cooling system.

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Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds or Queen Size Bed
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    Bed type: Twin Beds
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        Quadruple Room
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        Bed type: Quad
        Junior Suite
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        Bed type: Double Bed
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          Bed type: Two Single Beds
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            Superior Twin Room
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            Bed type: Two Single Beds or One Single Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
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              Bed type: Twin Beds
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                Original Sokos Vaakuna LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions
                • ateneum
                  700 ft
                • Finlandia Hall
                  2000 ft
                • Helsinki Cathedral
                  2300 ft
                • Helsinki City Hall
                  2700 ft
                • Felsenkirche / Temppeliaukio Kirkko
                  2700 ft
                Popular areas
                Places of interest
                • Finnkino Cinema Complex
                  1400 ft
                • Temppeliaukio Church
                  2300 ft
                • Hafen
                  3000 ft
                • Marktplatz
                  3000 ft
                Train stations
                • Helsinki Central railway station
                  400 ft
                Shopping areas
                • Stockmann Department Store
                  700 ft
                Amusement
                • dubrovnik
                  1400 ft
                • Orion
                  1700 ft
                Museums
                • Postmuseo (Postal museum)
                  400 ft
                • Post Office & Postal Museum
                  400 ft
                • Kiasma (Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art)
                  400 ft
                • Athenium Art Museum
                  1000 ft
                • Helsinki City Museum
                  2300 ft
                • Museum of Art & Design
                  2700 ft
                • sederholmin Talo (Sederholm House)
                  3000 ft
                • Museum of Finnish Architecture
                  3000 ft
                • Design Museum
                  3000 ft
                • Sinebrychoff Art Museum
                  3000 ft
                Universities, Institutes
                • Parliament of Finland
                  1000 ft
                • Helsinki University
                  1700 ft
                Theaters
                • Swedish Theatre
                  1400 ft
                Underground stations
                • Rautatientori
                  400 ft
                • Kaisaniemi
                  1000 ft
                • Kamppi
                  1700 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Korjaamo Cultural Factory
                  5100 ft
                  Toolonkatu 51 b, Helsinki
                • Computer and Game Console Museum Helsinki
                  1.0 mi
                  Tyynenmerenkatu 11, Helsinki
                • Design Museum (Taideteollisuusmuseo)
                  1.1 mi
                  Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
                • Sibelius Park & Monument
                  1.2 mi
                  Mechelininkatu, Helsinki
                • Well Park (Kaivopuisto)
                  1.2 mi
                  South of Puistok, Helsinki

                Near the hotel

                • The Railway Station (Rautatieasema)
                  400 ft
                  Kaivokatu, Helsinki
                • Design District
                  500 ft
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                • Suomenlinna Church (Suomenlinnan Kirkko)
                  500 ft
                  Suomenlinna C 3, Helsinki
                • Kamppi Chapel of Silence
                  800 ft
                  Simonkatu 7, Helsinki
                • Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)
                  1000 ft
                  Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki
                • Amos Anderson Museum
                  1000 ft
                  HelsinkiFinland
                • Finnish National Theater (Suomen Kansallisteatteri)
                  1000 ft
                  Rautatientori, Helsinki

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Memphis

                  Cuisine: American, Bar
                  Price Range: USD 0 - USD 37

                  100 ft
                  Asema-aukio 2

                  Phone: 010 76 64560

                • Casa Largo

                  Cuisine: Tapas

                  100 ft
                  Stationsplatsen 2
                • Loiste

                  55% likes this, based on 60 reviews
                  Cuisine: European
                  Price Range: USD 17 - USD 156

                  200 ft
                  Kaivokatu 3

                  Phone: +358943376315

                • Namu Food & Lounge

                  66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
                  Cuisine: Asian

                  200 ft
                  Makkaratalo 3, Kerros, Kaivokatu 6
                • Ravintola Seurahuone Restaurang

                  65% likes this, based on 41 reviews

                  200 ft
                  Kaivokatu 12

                  Phone: (09) 691 4006

                Getting there.

                From Helsinki Airport Vantaa: head southwest on Route 135 toward Lentajantie/Pilotvagen. Slight right onto the ramp to Ilmakeha/Route 138. Turn left onto Ilmakeha/Route 138. Take the ramp to Helsinki/Helsingfors. Merge onto Route 45. Turn right onto Forsbyvagen/Koskelantie. Turn right onto Bangardsvagen/Ratapihantie. Continue straight onto Savolaxgatan/Savonkatu. Continue onto Nordenskioldinkadun alikulkusilta/Nordenskioldinkatu/Nordenskioldsgatan. Continue to follow Nordenskioldinkatu/Nordenskioldsgatan. Turn left onto Mannerheimintie/Mannerheimvagen/E12. Turn left onto Postgatan/Postikatu. Turn right onto Asema-aukio/Stationsplatsen. The hotel will be on the right.

                Original Sokos Vaakuna Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Original Sokos Vaakuna

                Average guest rating

                8.0
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 264 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                8.9
                Rooms
                8.4
                Service
                7.6
                Value
                7.7
                Dining
                8.7

                Individual guest reviews

                • Family with children

                  Location (1 minute walk to railway station), close to rock temple, cathedral, market, harbour, Stockmann. Sauna

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Single

                  Great location, in the center, clos to transportation (2min) to train & bus stations. Graet view from the balcony (9 floor)

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  The old decor that has been preserved in the premises makes the difference, which I appreciate.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  I requested the room with balcony - it was so cozy and we enjoyed talking in white night on the balcony! Also, breakfast was served not only at the restaurant but also summer beranda. Very nice for starting the day with fresh feeling.

                  The hotel has good sauna but working only limited time. If it's open during daytime, especially weekend, it should be very appreciated.

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Single

                  location of the hotel is excellent. And the staffs are very kind.

                  The room (for single person) is a bit small, and the toilet is too small.

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Group of friends

                  The staff is very friendly and once you leave the hotel, you can leave your lugguage in the storage at no extra cost. Fantastic location, next to the train and bus station

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Couple

                  I've been 6 years before in this hotel and during my first trip, everything was better except the staf that was and still is very friendly and helpful. The room was nice but not so good as the room I used the first time. It is a little bit strage that you can't get the room before 15:00. One big issue: I made a reservation for a double room superior and in the description of the room; you can read that it should be equiped with a large double bed!!!!!!! But instead of that you get a room with two single bed put together!!!! It is not the same thing!!!!!!!!!!

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Older travelers

                  location

                  sanndwiches for early breakfast were not fresh/ audibility in rooom

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  Breakfast over the snowy cityscape was a treat. Helpful staff when we arrived in the early hours after a delay.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  It was great to have the opportunity to get the room immediately on arriving to Helsinki (at 10.00) and stay in the room till 14.00 at the day of departure. This friedly attitude to the tourists travelling by Allegro train is really remarkable. We shall advise our frieds to book this hotel and shall book it ourselves in the future.

                  It seemed sometimes it was a bit chilly in the restourant and in the room.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Group of friends

                  It was located at the center of the city, and it's very convenient.

                  The top floor's restaulants was crowded.下の予約

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Older travelers

                  The location of these hotel is very convient for city-tour,and a lot of shops nearby.

                  1,The breakfest is not so good as the other 4 star hotel I have been,it is even worse than the others I can say. 2,The bed is so soft and everthing inside is so old ,it is almost the same level in Russia.3.it is a little bit noisy even in the winter .I could not image how it will be in the summer without the condition.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Couple

                  Wonderful. 50's scandanavian design at it's peak. A totally charming hotel. Centrally located. Excellent breakfast. Highly recommended.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Family with children

                  The location was excellent, easy walking distance to shops and harbour. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We arrived too early for book in but could store our luggage both on our arrival and after we'd checked out. Breakfast was fantastic - a huge variety and very tasty.

                  The room was very hot as we were facing west and the air conditioning was not very effective.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Family with children

                  The location was fantastic and the room was clean with a great view.

                  The elevators were extremely small. It took three trips to get all our luggage to our room and was difficult to catch the elevators.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
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