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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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Very good location, old building with beautiful architecture, tasty breakfast served on upper floor restaurant with view over the town, friendly reception personnel, clean room, enough space for two people.
We had a family vacation in the city center. We were warmly welcomed to the hotel and our two year old got a present soft toy which became a favorite right away. The 9th floor room was clean and nicely decorated with balcony and a great view. Guest sauna was good (traditional finnish sauna). Playroom was spacious with plenty of toys.
The room was clean and comfortable, we had our wishes for a view and hard wood floor fulfilled and the breakfast was amazing having everything I could have hoped for. Especially the glutenfree breads etc. were very tasty and there was a lot to choose from. The breakfast balcony was also amazing. Thank you!
The hotel is very centrally located, right next to the main railway station. The hotel decor has historic elements, yet does not feel outdated. Staff is friendly. Room had good sleeping quality. The bed comfortable and two pillows to choose from. Breakfast buffet has a good selection to choose from (hot and cold), and the breakfast room is spacious.
Top location in city center. Good breakfast. 24h shop in same building. Big underground parking in same building. Good choice for people arriving by train because Helsinki main station is only 50m away.
I stayed at the hotel with my family one night only. The service was good as the breakfast which I have enjoyed very much. Our room had a wonderful view on Helsinki, it was clean and wide. I have loved it very much. The check in and out was fast, the reception was friendly and professional.
Undoubtedly one of the best landscapes you can get from downtown hotels in Helsinki. You can choose the view between Kamppi and Railway station area. A great scenery opens also from their restaurant where breakfast is served. Architecture of the interiors is nice, functionalistic. Though this is a rather big hotel, personnel is still very nice and warm heartedly welcoming you. Room was clean, well equipped and comfortable, on the ninth floor, included also a large balcony with chairs and table. I think this is value for money.
A very comfortable and elegant place, conveniently located close to the railway central station and famous shopping area, a wondeful panoramic view of Helsinki, gorgeous breakfast buffet, cosy bedding.
A children's holidayOn a children's holiday, you take the tram and the rollercoaster, jump on the Helsinki Cathedral steps and watch Canada geese at the Kaivopuisto park. A magnificent view to see with binoculars, personal maps and note pads take children on an unforgettable journey.
Cycle around Helsinki!Explore Helsinki in an ecological way! Get accommodation at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna and cycle around Helsinki like a true native.
Pampering holiday over Helsinki city rooftopsOriginal Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in the heart of Helsinki is a unique place for spending time with that special someone.
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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.