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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.

This is our guests' favorite part of Helsinki, according to independent reviews.

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

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

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  • The staff speaks English

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About Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

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  • Can I store luggage at the hotel? If yes, is it free of charge?

    Hotel has a luggage room free of charge for hotel customers


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Hi, do you have parking places? And more: is it possible to stay with a small dog?

    Parking is available right outside the hotel at P-Eliel car park. There is a price benefit for hotel guests, parking costs 32 €/24 h (normal price 36 €/24 hours). We also welcome pets (in Standard -rooms), additional fee is 15 € per day for pets.


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    Answered on December 10, 2020
  • Hello, can you smoke on the balcony?

    Hello, Smoking is allowed on the balcony. Best regards, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Staff


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    Answered on May 25, 2021
  • How far from airport?

    Hello there. We are about 15km from the airport. You can take local train ( Train I or Train P) Last stop is at the main railwaystation, and we are next to the station.


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    Answered on February 13, 2021
  • Hello Can I rent a place for having a small party with family ?

    The Suites are the most convenient for having a party with friends or family, visitors are allowed until 11 pm.


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    Answered on October 19, 2020
  • Hi we would like one room for our family or connecting so you have this available

    How many family members are there in your family and when are you planning to visit us?


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    Answered on November 13, 2021
  • we need 2 connecting rooms, is the Suite connected to another room?

    If you are looking for a spacious room Friends & Family suite is the perfect option for you. The suites include two bedrooms and some also include a separate living room. Depending on the suite, the room can accommodate a total of 4–7 guests.


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  • Hello, i saw online that there are refurbishments in the main restaurant. will they be finished by May 2020?

    The renovation of the 10th floor and the main restaurant will continue until August 2020.


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    Answered on March 11, 2020
  • Is there a deposit required if we pay in advance? Safe in room? Ok to smoke on the balcony if we make sure the balcony door to the room is closed?

    Hi! 50 euros credit card deposit is required, there is a safety box in the room, smoking is allowed on the balconies.


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Helsinki General Post Office
    0.1 miles
  • Forum Shopping Center
    0.1 miles
  • Amos Rex Art Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
    0.1 miles
  • Mannerheim Statue, Helsinki
    0.1 miles
  • Stockmann Department Store
    0.2 miles
  • Ateneum Art Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Helsinki Bus Station
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Helsinki Music Centre
    0.3 miles
  • Kamppi Shopping Center & Bus Terminal
    0.3 miles
  • Finlandia Hall
    0.4 miles
  • Helsinki Cathedral
    0.5 miles
  • Helsinki Olympic Stadium
    1.2 miles
  • Bolt Arena
    1.3 miles
  • West Harbour Ferry Terminal
    1.3 miles
  • Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress
    2.3 miles
  • Hartwall Arena
    2.4 miles
  • Iso Omena Shopping Center
    7 miles
Public transit
  • Train Helsinki Central Station
    0.1 miles
  • Subway Rautatientori Metro Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
    10.3 miles
  • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
    52.4 miles
How to get to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
    Taxi
    Public transportation
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1 Restaurant On Site

    10.Kerros

    Food: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Temporary art galleries
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 32 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
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
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Swedish
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House rules Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of EUR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 56.28USD. 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.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered 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 by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Debit card Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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 EUR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 56.28USD. 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

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki has 1 restaurant:

    • 10.Kerros

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Train 40min

  • 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 is 500 feet from the center of Helsinki.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Parking garage
    • Electric vehicle charging station

  • Room options at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Suite

  • 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: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

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

    • Sauna
    • Fitness
    • Temporary art galleries