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.

Set in the center of Helsinki the hotel is close to such local attractions as Kiasma, Atheneum Art Museum, National Museum, Finlandia Hall, Lutheran Cathedral and Senate Square. The airport is 21km away from it.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 200 m
  • Airport: Helsinki-malmi - 11.0km, Helsinki-Vantaa - 16.4km
  • Train Station Helsinki Central railway station - 200 m
  • Underground station: Rautatientori - 100 m, Kaisaniemi - 400 m

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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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. 
  • One child may stay at the price of EUR 15 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
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
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet 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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace

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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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              Original Sokos Vaakuna LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              Attractions for Tourists
              • ateneum
                200 m
              • Finlandia Hall
                600 m
              • Helsinki Cathedral
                700 m
              • Helsinki City Hall
                800 m
              • Felsenkirche / Temppeliaukio Kirkko
                800 m
              Popular areas
              General
              • Finnkino Cinema Complex
                400 m
              • Temppeliaukio Church
                700 m
              • Marktplatz
                900 m
              • Hafen
                900 m
              Train Stations
              • Helsinki Central railway station
                100 m
              Shopping Areas
              • Stockmann Department Store
                200 m
              Amusement
              • dubrovnik
                400 m
              • Orion
                500 m
              Museums
              • Post Office & Postal Museum
                100 m
              • Postmuseo (Postal museum)
                100 m
              • Kiasma (Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art)
                100 m
              • Athenium Art Museum
                300 m
              • Helsinki City Museum
                700 m
              • Museum of Art & Design
                800 m
              • Museum of Finnish Architecture
                900 m
              • Design Museum
                900 m
              • Sinebrychoff Art Museum
                900 m
              • sederholmin Talo (Sederholm House)
                900 m
              Universities, Institutes
              • Parliament of Finland
                300 m
              • Helsinki University
                500 m
              Theaters
              • Swedish Theatre
                400 m
              Underground station
              • Rautatientori
                100 m
              • Kaisaniemi
                300 m
              • Kamppi
                500 m

              Local Attractions

              • Korjaamo Cultural Factory
                1.6km
                Toolonkatu 51 b, Helsinki
              • Computer and Game Console Museum Helsinki
                1.6km
                Tyynenmerenkatu 11, Helsinki
              • Bicyclean Helsinki
                1.7km
                Vyokatu 4, Helsinki
              • Design Museum (Taideteollisuusmuseo)
                1.8km
                Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
              • Mannerheim Statue
                1.8km
                Mannerheimintie, Helsinki

              Near the hotel

              • The Railway Station (Rautatieasema)
                100 m
                Kaivokatu, Helsinki
              • Design District
                130 m
                HelsinkiFinland
              • Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)
                150 m
                HelsinkiFinland
              • Suomenlinna Church (Suomenlinnan Kirkko)
                150 m
                Suomenlinna C 3, Helsinki
              • Kamppi Chapel of Silence
                230 m
                Simonkatu 7, Helsinki
              • Ateneum Art Museum (Konstmuseet Ateneum)
                280 m
                Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki
              • Kolmen Sepan Aukio
                260 m
                Kolmen Sepan Aukio, Helsinki

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Memphis

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

                20 m
                Asema-aukio 2

                Phone: 010 76 64560

              • Casa Largo

                Food: Tapas

                20 m
                Stationsplatsen 2
              • Loiste

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

                60 m
                Kaivokatu 3

                Phone: +358943376315

              • Namu Food & Lounge

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

                60 m
                Makkaratalo 3, Kerros, Kaivokatu 6
              • Ravintola Seurahuone Restaurang

                65% likes this, based on 41 reviews

                60 m
                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 154 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Dining
              8.7
              Location
              8.9
              Rooms
              8.4
              Service
              7.6
              Value
              7.7

              Individual guest reviews

              • Nice view from windows and central station. Great all round hotel, liked the period features such as furniture and interior design, modern art museum. Good relation of staff, clean room and dinner in the Restaurant on the top floor was delicious and service was friendly and efficient. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

                The bed was creaky and the matress not very comfortable, the elevator was ridiculously small. The glasses for the juices were all scratched and looked awful.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  9
                • Dining
                  10
              • The location is very good and the Hotel is located next to station and there is super store at basement. The lobby has a large seating area and ladies at the reception desk are very friendly. Rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant on the top floor is wonderful.

                Connection breaks every 5 minutes and is extremely slow, the elevator is too small. The breakfast can be better.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.2
                • Location
                  8
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  7
                • Dining
                  9
              • The city view is perfect and this friedly attitude to the tourists travelling by Allegro train is really remarkable. Hotel decor is pleasant and s location in the centre of Helsinki could not be better, just walk out of the lobby. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are comfortable and many have balconies.

                Not great value, as faced the railway station, , was a bit noisy and the bed was a bit ancient. The elevators were extremely small, mini bar was broken and sanndwiches for early breakfast were not fresh/ audibility in rooom.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.6
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  9
                • Value
                  8
                • Dining
                  9
              • The location is great and the train station is right in front. The hotel is excellent and price is average for central Helsinki. The lobby is a classic of this genre and unforgettable, the staff are very kind. Rooms are large and clean, nice restaurant on the top floor.

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

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.2
                • Location
                  7
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  9
              • Excellent location and good design. Great friendly staff and free internet. The breakfast is fine.

                Rooms take ages to clean.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.2
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  8
              • Excellent location, only mere meters to the central train station and an enjoyable place to stay in Helsinki. Staff were polite and efficient, the room was big, clean and very comfortable, breakfast buffet was very impressive.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  8
              • Great location and bus stations just across the street. Good relation quality price and very helpful staff. Room and bathroom are large, restaurant on the topfloor is very nice.

                In my opinion, the hotel need some refurbishment and looks outdated.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.8
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  9
                • Value
                  6
              • Good city view and just in front of the central train station. Great hotel in great location and friendly staff. The best room`s equipment and excellent breakfast.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.4
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  8
                • Dining
                  10
              • Perfect location, just between the main railway station and the bus station, its atmosphere and the helpful staff. Excellent service, very wide window and especially at the great breakfast buffet. Very nice seafood risotto.

                The rooms were quite small and the hotel was not appealing from the outside.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.2
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  9
                • Value
                  8
                • Dining
                  10
              • The location is superb, the Mc Donald next to the hotel is the worst I have ever visited and staff is perfect, rooms are nice. Breakfast is very good.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Value
                  6
              • The view was great, the staff at the hotel reception were friendly and helpful, front desk was helpful, polite. Furniture in our room was comfortable and breakfast buffet was good.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  8
              • The view was excellent, this hotel has got to be in the best location for Helsinki and staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and breakfast was amazing.

                Not a good choice.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.8
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  6
                • Dining
                  10
              • Location and beautiful rooms, we arrived in Helsinki at 6.30 am and caught the Finnair bus to Central Station, our stay at Sokos Hotel Vaakuna was amazing. Customer service was very good, the Balcony was a great facility and the breakfast buffet was fine.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  8
              • The seating area is large, location of the hotel is excellent and lobby and rooftop restaurant are pure 50s style. The staff is polite and friendly, three computers you can surf the internet for free, breakfast is good enough.

                Rooms a bit dull and just all over soap. Not all the dishes at the buffet were clean.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.2
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  8
                • Dining
                  9
              • Nice view to the street, just in front of Helsinki railway station and i liked the location and chose this hotel for the description of as an art nouveau building. The staff were friendly, room was big and well equiped, the breakfast buffet was amazing.

                Panoramic restaurant on the roof top was closed on sunday evening.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.6
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  7
                • Value
                  10
                • Dining
                  8
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