Hotel Original Sokos Vaakuna in Helsinki - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • WLAN in room
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • Free use of the sauna

Hotel description Original Sokos Vaakuna

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki


Housed in a protected heritage building with a prestigious history, the rooms and facilities at the 4 star Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki are as elegant and tasteful as the hotel's stunning façade. The stunningly futuristic lobby is a thriving hub of activity; warm, multilingual staff will welcome you warmly and offer you a range of convenient services such as insightful tourist information, luggage storage and laundry. The hotel boasts an exceptional location next to Helsinki's central station in additional to gorgeous leisure facilities including a stunning roof top terrace and a sumptuous spa. It truly is a perfect place to spend a relaxing and romantic getaway in Helsinki.


Take the smooth elevator ride up to your sumptuous sweet in which red roses and luxury chocolates can be requested to await. The neutral décor, warm mood lighting and dark, hardwood floor combine to create an alluring air of elegance. Sink into the plush beds and enjoy thoughtful amenities such as flat screen television, complimentary hot beverages and a spacious, private bathroom with soft towels and designer toiletries. From the expansive glass windows in many of the rooms, stunning city views can be enjoyed.


After a soothing hour in the aromatic sauna, enjoy a rich continental breakfast buffet in the bright dining area. The professional and knowledgeable staff will then offer insightful tourist advice, recommending tranquil walking routes and architectural masterpieces for you to enjoy. After a wonderful day, return to your luxurious base to dine. Enjoy an extensive a la carte menu bursting with refined Finnish classics in the hotel's stylish restaurant before sipping on a glass of fine wine on the charming roof terrace at sunset.

Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1952, Last partial renovation 2006, Number of floors 4, Total number of rooms 270, Number of single rooms 70, Number of double rooms 200, Number of rooms with air conditioning 270, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, No-smoking hotel, No-smoking room 270

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ASEMA-AUKIO 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


  • Station (Helsinki - Central Railway Station) 0.0 km
  • City centre (Helsinki) 0.1 km
  • Airport (Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)) 16.42 km

Hotel Location

Hotel directly at the railway station, around the corner from Kiasma - museum of contemporary art and all the city center shops, restaurants and theatres.

Service times

Reception open:

0:00 AM to 24:00 PM

Reception manned at weekends:

0:00 AM to 24:00 PM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)
  • Electronic cash
  • Billing to corporate account possible

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 11:30.00 until 00:00.00 Closed sunday
  • Hotel bar
  • Children's playground
  • Sauna Fee 0,00 EUR
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Fee per day 0,00 EUR
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Door with spy-hole in 270 rooms
  • Door with security chain in 150 rooms
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid
  • Hotel staff trained in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Hotel staff Red Cross Certified in CPR
  • Hotel staff trained in automated external defibrillator usage (AED)
  • Automated external defibrillator on site (AED)

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0,00 EUR Cost per day 0,00 EUR
  • Cable TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron + ironing board in 270 rooms
  • Temperature controls in 270 rooms
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 270 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer

In-house services

  • Pets permitted
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Laundry service
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • Free use of the sauna
  • WLAN in room
Hotel location
ASEMA-AUKIO 2, 00100 Helsinki - Kluuvi

Evaluations of Original Sokos Vaakuna

Overall 105 ratings, including comments: 8 ratings
7.3 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
81% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Private Solo traveller
8.6 / 10
December 2012

You can use free finnish sauna + 10% discount from Sokos department store!

Corporate customers
4.0 / 10
September 2012

I liked the 50's style. Just in the middle of city (if anyone has time to take advantage of it).

Worn out (but not badly) and thus a bit pricy.

Corporate customers
6.5 / 10
May 2012

Friendly staff.

If you suffer claustrofobic, do not use the lifts.

Corporate customers
4.2 / 10
April 2012

quite small rooms very small elevators

Corporate customers
4.8 / 10
April 2012

The hotel would need renovation

Corporate customers
3.8 / 10
April 2012

friendly staff

There is no stairs to the floors which you could use. There is lifts, which are 1,5m2 for 6 people, so if you suffer claustrofobic do not choose this hotel.

Corporate customers
6.5 / 10
June 2010

personnel at the reception was friendly and knowledgeable. excellent English. central location there is a great Tapas Bar on the ground floor right in the hotel

The hotel has all the charm of a post-Soviet warehouse with the furniture to match. The roomkey did not work and it's a VERY long way back to the reception - the hotel is large! The room (at least the one I had) was quite big, but the mattress was saggy and way too soft. Breakfast was minimalistic, dirty tables everywhere, spilled coffee on the flor. But a nice view over the city from the terrace. For all that the price (€ 185,00 for one person and one night) was outrageous!

Corporate customers
9.0 / 10
June 2008

excellent location, quiet rooms, polite staff.

some parts of the hotel would need renovation -like the restaurant downstairs & the breakfast room.

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