This elegant hotel is next to Helsinki Central Station, 5 minutes’ walk from the Esplanadi shopping streets. It offers a rooftop terrace, in-room flat-screen TVs, plus free sauna and WiFi access. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki was built for the 1952 Olympics and is set in a heritage-listed building. The soundproofed rooms include air conditioning, a mini-bar and modern décor. The stylish á la carte restaurant offers a mix of Finnish and international dishes. After-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the bar, which offers magnificent views of Helsinki’s bustling city center. The friendly staff is happy to provide tourist information and other services. The airport bus stops right opposite Sokos Vaakuna Helsinki. Housed in the same building is Sokos Department Store, where guests enjoy a 10 % discount.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Sokos Hotels
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Located in the heart of Helsinki, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
8.0
Location
9.7
Free Wifi
8.9
High score for Helsinki
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jean
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    The hotel is high class and well located in central Helsinki
  • Jennifer
    United States of America United States of America
    Close to train, great on-site restaurant/bar, historic vintage character, best breakfast buffet ever ❤️
  • Rishit
    India India
    Location was excellent. Very close to Railway station and all restaurants and bus stations as well

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • 10.Kerros
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Temporary art galleries
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs € 32 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Swedish

House rules
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 15:00
Check-out
Until 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of € 50 is required on arrival. That's about US$54. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Accepted payment methods
American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubJCBMaestroDebit cardCash

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

When booking 10 or more rooms, or for more than 11 people, different policies and additional supplements apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

A damage deposit of € 50 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

  • The prices at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki has 1 restaurant:

    • 10.Kerros

  • Check-in at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki is 500 feet from the center of Helsinki. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Suite

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Fitness
    • Temporary art galleries