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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

3.5-star3.5 stars
Asema-Aukio 2, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

Eco-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to a shopping centre, near Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

from £116
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Standard Room
  • Stndard Twin Room with extra bed
  • Superior Twin Room with extra bed
  • Standard King Room
  • Suite
  • SuperiorX King Room with balcony
  • Superior King Room with extra bed
  • Superior Queen Room

What’s around Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki


  • In Kluuvi
  • Finlandia Hall - 9-min walk
  • Helsinki Cathedral - 17-min walk
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art - 3-min walk
  • Ateneum Art Museum - 4-min walk
  • Helsinki Central Library Oodi - 4-min walk
  • National Museum - 9-min walk
  • Senate Square - 10-min walk

Getting around

  • Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) 34-min drive
  • Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station) 3-min walk
  • Helsinki Central Station 3-min walk
  • Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station 18-min walk
  • Rautatieasema Station 2-min walk
  • Ooppera Station 2-min walk
  • Lasipalatsi Station 2-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 270 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1952
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Loiste – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Kaarre – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki’s small print

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs EUR 32 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki

  • Does Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 32 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 6 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (3-min walk) and Ateneum Art Museum (4-min walk), along with Helsinki Central Library Oodi (4-min walk) and National Museum (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 434 reviews

Fair 4.0
Tiny room, even smaller bathroom
This hotel was described as a good standard on the website with nice rooms and good bathrooms with "deep soaking baths". My room was very small, just enough room to walk around the bed. The bathroom was terrible, the bathtub was less than 4 foot long and it was impossible to sit on the toilet without banging my legs on the sink and my arms on the wall.When using the sink cold water poured onto the bathroom floor. Breakfast was below average Definitely not worth the money, there are much better hotels in Helsinki
Simon, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, but rooms are a bit tired
Practical hotel - nothing fancy but very convenient for the central station. The room was practical but quite tired. While it was a single, it was very small. The breakfast was massive but very average. A good hotel for location but not if you want to hang out in your room.
Heather, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice clean room and great view
Wonderful view and extremely kind staff. The room was also very clean. Everything else was just right except that the smell of someone in the hotell smoking came into the room once in a while.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Good location WiFi and desk staff. The luggage room was also handy for leaving stuff when away for short trips. Bedding was ordinary on arrival as it seemed the sheets and pillow cases had been previously used. Might have been an oversite and the desk staff were extremely concerned about it and apologetic. Overall a good stay although rooms a bit small.
MRS DEBBIE R WALSH, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel no provide stil water
WAN LAI, my1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Overall it was nice. Could have been a bit cleaner and it was often too warm in the room, even when I adjusted the thermostat all the way down to the coolest setting. This made sleeping some evenings a bit uncomfortable.
ie9 night business trip
Good 6.0
Good location, very small room
The check in was nice and service minded, the room was tiny with an even tinier bathroom. The bed on, but worn out on one side. The retro phone was probably a nice design idea, but not useful and the work desk was too small with a very uncomfortable stool (no chair).I was charged €300 per night which is way too much for what it was worth. Breakfast was ok, but nothing near what one expects in the Nordic countries. But very good location.
Tormod, us3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good stay
Nice, clean, and comfortable, even though the room was quite small. Great central location, and decent breakfast with a fine rooftop view. Would stay here again!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stayed in the room with a spacious balcony, fabulous. One of the best rooms we have stayed in for a reasonable price. Staff is very friendly, can't beat the location, and the minibar was actually cold. The balcony is more like a spacious terrace than a balcony. Highly recommend!
us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location
The hotel is so centrally located that we walked everywhere we wanted to visit. It is across the street from the train station and the express airport bus. Next to the hotel are two large grocery stores with both fresh and prepared foods for those who might want a break from restaurants, which abound in the area. Our 7th floor room was small but clean, and the beds were comfortable. The closet left too little room for hanging clothes. The bathroom would be safer and more convenient with a step-in shower rather than the small tub with high sides and too-round bottom. Also needing updating, though the rotary dial phone had an antique charm, are the placement of the electrical outlets, and the Ethernet ports that need to be changed to USB ports. The Wifi is poor, but at least it’s free. The ample breakfast buffet offered lots of hot prepared foods as well as cold cereals, huge bowls of yogurt and fruit, baskets of pastries, etc., constantly refilled, as the dining room was very crowded, squeezing some people out to the balcony. Being on 10th floor, the balcony offers a great view of the city.
GLORIA, us1 night trip with friends

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