Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4 HelsinkiFinland
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About Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti sits in a large, unpretentious urban tower block right in the heart of the city centre. Complimentary perks at this relaxed four-star hotel include Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Warm, cosy guest rooms with wood flooring feature flat-screen TVs, work desks and mini-fridges. Spacious suites boast saunas, living rooms and dining tables; some have Jacuzzis.

Amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and coin-operated laundry facilities. There’s also a 24-hour reception, parking (at a fee) and several conference/banquet rooms.

There are two eateries, one of which (‘Sevilla’) is a Spanish-style tapas restaurant. A nightclub and a pub, both of which feature live music, are also on-site.

The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti is an 8-minute walk from the city’s main train station and a ten-minute stroll from the prestigious Ateneum Museum of Finnish & International Art. The thrills and spills of Linnanmäki amusement park are one-and-a-half miles away.


Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4 , Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +385(20)1234608 | Fax: +385(9)6947886 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Central location is highly convenient

The vast majority of guests who've stayed here loved the property's location. Just five minutes' walk from the city centre and within striking distance of every kind of shop, museum, gallery, park, bar, club and restaurant you'd ever want to see; it's easy to see why.

Attentive staff members are extremely hospitable

It's clear the courteous staff members here have won many admirers with their friendly disposition and professional approach. Fast check-ins and impressive English language skills earned the ever-smiley receptionists top spot on most visitors' league rankings.

Buffet breakfasts are free and filling

Lots of visitors have reported a great deal of satisfaction with the free breakfast buffet provided here. Evidently, this hotel provides a morning meal which is as substantial as it is varied.

Negative Reviews

Property feels like it's stuck in a timewarp

It has been noted that this property, both inside and out, looks and feels like it has changed very little since the 1980s. Some guests said it reminded them of a Soviet era hotel.

Opening times need to be more flexible

A significant number of visitors have been left somewhat dismayed by the opening times of some of the hotel's most popular amenities. The indoor pool, for instance, is shut between 10am and 6pm, while the pub is rarely open at all.

Wi-Fi could be better

Numerous travellers have highlighted some niggling issues with the free Wi-Fi at this hotel. The main bugbear reported was that you have to re-enter the username and password every time you come back to the hotel and want to get online.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2293 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
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    7.8 /10
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    7.1 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 2293 reviews