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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki
The functionalist Vaakuna building, completed in 1952 for the Olympics, is situated in the best location in the city – at its very core. Its soundproof windows keep city noises out and ensure peaceful dreams. Rich with atmosphere, the Loiste Restaurant serves you from breakfast till late in the evening, with terraces boasting rooftop panoramas on Vaakuna's 10th floor. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is a great place to spend a family holiday in Helsinki. Onni the Squirrel's playroom and a Sony Playstation gaming room in the summertime guarantee the enjoyment of both young and older children. A Hotel with a capital "H". Welcome!
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The hotel was really good, location was exellent and rooms were clean and nice. Balcony was big and you could see far from there. Breakfast was versatile and the breakfast place was nice. I would definitely visit here again!
My stay in Sokos Hotel Vaakuna was excellent: Hotel location is very good near the railway station. Breakfast was excellent. The service was very good. Especially I liked the breakfast. The room was clean.
I chose this hotel because of the central location and it was worth it. My wishes regarding the room (presented in online reservation system) were fulfilled and my room was nice, small single room with balcony. The breakfast was tasty and the staff was friendly. I recommend this hotel with pleasure for other business travellers!
We had a great stay at Vaakuna, the room was spacious, bed super comfortable and you can't beat the location. The staff was very friendly. Breakfast was also good, and there was an interesting photo exhibition of the hotel's history near the breakfast room.
Thank you for a nice stay at your hotel as we were having a girls night out in Helsinki. Looking forward to stay there again. Superb location and a peaceful night for sleeping. Will recommend for friends.
I recently stayed at this hotel for a weekend. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was comfortable with a nice spacious bathroom and had everything I needed. Breakfast buffet had good variety and was nicely done. Location could not be more central in Helsinki and right next to the main railway station and by the airport bus stop. In the same building is a large department store and a large 24hr supermarket! I will visit again next year.
The room was big enough with a great view to the city center. The breakfast on the 10th floor was very good. Location of the hotel is outstanding. We appreciate that the the hotel respects and will save the beautiful interiors, design furnitures and the lamps by Paavo Tynell.
The best hotel in Helsinki. Location is naturally important but the major factor is friendly and skilled staff in the reception. I also like hotel`s atmosphere. And you can sleep well and eat your breakfast looking over Helsinki.
Pampering holiday over Helsinki city rooftops
EXTRA BED – AFFORDABLE AND COMFORTABLE
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Located right in the centre of the city, Restaurant Loiste is alive with the genuine atmosphere of the 1950s and offers, in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, incomparable views of Helsinki. So incomparable that you may forget about your companions! In our light dining hall, you can dine on the pearls of international cuisine from our menu. At lunch-times, we offer a crisp, fresh salad buffet as well as a lunch menu that changes weekly. Everyone is more than welcome to come and join us for our generous Original breakfast. Your morning coffee never tasted so good as in the magnificent surroundings of this panorama restaurant.
The top floor of Hotel Vaakuna, the roof of the city, is the place to come for a relaxed evening of dining and meeting friends. Choose your own favourites from our list, or then leave the choosing to us and take a set menu complete with wine recommendations. Our younger guests can choose tasty dishes from their very own menu. After eating, play time in Onni the Squirrel's playroom is on the menu.
It's possible to modify Loiste for your own event, the restaurant is a fantastic place for organising a birthday or any other kind of get-together. Don't forget our popular May Day, Mother's Day and Christmas lunches!
For the summer season, we open our 150-place panoramic terrace, from where there are magnificent views of the station, Mannerheimintie and the Finnish Parliament House. In the summer breeze, the specialities of our kitchen and cold drinks taste especially good.