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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti Helsinki
Good value for money hotel
Hotel in the centre of Stockholm, nice breakfast buffet, rooms average but very helpful staff in the reception.
Would go again.
This hotel offers great value: rooms are modern, beds are really comfortable, staff are helpful and the breakfast buffet is abundant. Also the location is really convenient, close to the railway station and the shops.
It was my second time in Finland, but the first time I stayed in Helsinki for several nights (end of November). Sokos Hotel Presidentti (formerly, Ramada hotel, so do not be confused when you see Ramada on top of ratings here and Sokos Presidentti being number 58 or so - it is all one hotel) was not my first choice but it had available rooms at reasonable price, so my Mom and I stayed there. Reception is friendly, although when there are lots of visitors arriving you have to stay in lines as people at the reception are not able to cope with all of them (sometimes, the lines are not friendly :)
This hotel is situated in the centre of Helsinki, very near the big shopping malls. I booked a standard twin room for me and my girlfriend through Hotelclub, getting a very fair discount, making this hotel price worthy.
This hotel had an excellent location - next to the railway station and only a one minute walk from the centre.
The room was lovely and had a nice en-suite with bath and overhead shower. The tv channels were not so good but hey who's there to watch tv?
Breakfast was a buffet and had an excellent selection including salad, toast, bread, scrambled egg and cereals. The reception staff were also nice and friendly.
Omly minus mark was for the sauna which is only open from 0700 until 1000 and then 1700 until 2000. I don't know why this was but personally I'm having dinner between 5pm and 8pm!
Otherwise a lovely hotel.
Wonderful hotel !!!
This hotel was simply wonderful : really nice room with a big TV set, a bath in the bathroom, very good breakfast, helpful and nice staff. Everything was clean and modern, and the location was one of the best in central Helsinki : you had everything near !!! An excellent value !
Very good hotel! Very central, practically next to the Railway Station. We had a really posh room for little dosh. Breakfast was plentiful and the service was impeccable.
Keep it up!