The beautiful Functionalist Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located on the best spot in town, in the centre of everything, with all of central Helsinki within easy reach. The hotel comprises 270 rooms for non-smokers with sound-insulated windows and individual room cooling system. From the balconies of the rooms on floor 9, you see Helsinki in all its glory. The hotel also has 6 comfortable meeting rooms.
The present ambience of the hotel, completed in 1952, is a splendid show of Finnish design traditions. The hotel is protected by the National Board of Antiquities.
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 Wi-Fi access.
The soundproofed rooms include air conditioning, a minibar 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 centre.
Other facilities include a playroom for children. The friendly staff is happy to provide tourist information and other services.
The airport bus stops right opposite Vaakuna Helsinki. Housed in the same building is the Sokos Department Store.
The rooms are medium in size. They are in very good condition. The use of pine wood and light colouring give them a warm atmosphere. The bathrooms are also in good condition..
The large semi-circular reception area is decorated in art deco style. There is a large seating area and a large wooden reception desk..
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Area
Location: in the best area of central Helsinki. 21 km. from the airport and 100 m. from the bus and railway stations..