Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

4 Stars

  Asema-aukio, 2 - 00100 - Helsinki, Finland View Map
Area: Helsinki

Built on 1952 in the Helsinki city centre, the modern Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna overlooks the Helsinki Central Station. This 4-star hotel is very easy to reach from the International Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The transfer by bus takes just 40 minutes, it runs every 30 minutes and stops just in front of the hotel. The Vaakuna is a 10 floors building, the hotel occupies the great part of it. The top floor includes 8 meeting rooms, the Looiste Restaurant, where breakfast is served, the private restaurant Kaarre that provides catering for conferences and banquets, the private sauna and the bar. The Onni Orava's (Onni the Squirrel's ) is a large playroom completely dedicated to the children, featuring Sony PlayStation gaming. All these facilities have terrace with views on Helsinki. The hotel’s rooms are large and bright; all the rooms have soundproof windows, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub and free Wi-Fi Internet connection. In-room amenities include a flat screen TV, a work desk, a minibar, an electric kettle with a selection of coffees and teas, ironing set, safe box. Bathrobes, toiletries and slippers are provided. The hotel is compliant with the Allergy and Asthma Federation directives. Linen and pillows are hypoallergenic. The hotel is fully accessible, elevators are large and fast and some rooms are conceived to fill the needs of disable guests. Family rooms and suites have a living area with a confortable sofa bed, some suites have two separate bedrooms suitable for 2 people. The Vaakuna suite is suitable for small meeting. Most of the rooms have view and terrace or balcony overlooking Helsinki. Family pets are welcome. In the top floor, the Restaurant Loiste offers a mix of Finnish and international dishes, while the private Restaurant Kaarre is suitable for parties from 30 to 200 people. The bar is open until midnight. Sets in a convenient location, the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is just 5 minutes of walk from the Esplanadi shopping streets; tram and rollercoaster are on hand, as well as Kaivopuisto Park. Get on tram number 3 to Linnanmäkit it will bring you to the Sea Life, the Senate Square and the Market Square. From there, in the summer, you can get on the ferry to Korkeasaari or go to the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Marks & Spencer Department Store is in Vaakuna block, the hotel guests enjoy a complimentary 10 % discount.

Hotel Details


Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna built on the occasion of the 1952 Olympic Games, it is now a protected historic building. This elegant hotel offers to its guests a stunning view of the city, thanks to its terrace on the top floor; others services available to guests are: sauna, wifi and children's playroom. The hotel offers to its guests a private parking for a fee, 6 fully equipped rooms adapted for meetings, conferences and banquets. Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant that offers a la carte menu with dishes of Finnish and international cuisine.


The hotel offers various types of rooms, from standard to suites, are also available rooms for people with reduced mobility and are allowed animals (paid service). Each room is furnished in modern style and features air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wifi, minibar and private bathroom. Some rooms have a private terrace.


Located next to the shopping street Esplanadi, it is the perfect place to stay. The hotel is located two minutes walk from the city center and 20 km from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The train station Helsingin Päärautatieasema is located two minutes from the hotel and also that of the Rautatientorin subway.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Conference rooms 6
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 15:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Sauna
  •  Pet allowed
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Shops
  •  Voltage 220

The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers disabled facilities. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers a laundry service. The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is pleased to host your pets. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities. The accommodation is suitable for those who love shopping.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi

The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers a minibar service. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: HEL
  • Time to the Airport: 32 MIN
  • Time to the Railway Station: 2 MIN
  • Underground: RAUTATIENTORIN
  • Time to the Subway: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 0.1 KM
  • Time to the city center: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 20 KM
  • Distance from Underground: 0.1 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.2 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

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