Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Finland Part 19: Brief Review Of The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki

I stayed in The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti while touring Helsinki. Its location in Etelaeinen Rautatiekatu 4 which can be considered within the city centre is its main plus point. 
My room is a standard twin room where a good number of amenities are provided. There is a flat screen TV, a mini bar, ample walking space and sufficient storage space for the luggage and belonging.  WiFi is available in the room and it is complimentary.  My only complaint is neither drinking water nor water boiling facilities are provided.
The items in the mini bar are all chargeable.
There is a hair dryer, a bathtub and basic toiletries in the washroom.
The hotel lounge is a cozy place. There are a few computers for guests' use here.
Reception counter staffs are very helpful.
There are facilities like swimming pool and saunas for hotel guests.

Buffet Breakfast At Presidentti Restaurant
My room comes with buffet breakfast at Presidentti Restaurant on the 3rd floor.
Breakfast coupons are given out upon checking-in which has to be submitted for entrance into the restaurant.
There is a fair selection of average tasting food for breakfast.
Even though the food wasn't great, I love the ambiance of the restaurant.

This is the building directly opposite Presidentti Hotel
One of the main assets of Presidentti Hotel is its location. Kamppi Shopping Centre which is located a very short distance away offers shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket  which is very convenient for hotel guests.
Inside Kamppi Shopping Centre.

The hotel is also near to Helsinki Central Station, and a walking distance to some of Helsinki's famous tourist attractions. However, as mentioned earlier drinking water and water boiling facilities are not provided in the room (type: std twin) and hot water has to be purchased from the lobby at EURO 0.50 / cup. For this reason alone, I would not recommend this hotel to potential hotel seekers. 

Finland Part 2: Ice Fishing On Lake Inari
Finland Part 3: Kakslauttanen Artic Resort, Saariselka
Finland Part 4: Aurora Restaurant @ Kakslauttanen Artic Resort
Finland Part 5: Husky Safari @ Kakslauttanen
Finland Part 6: Cruise Of A Lifetime On Sampo Icebreaker, Kemi
Finland Part 7: Cumulus Kemi, My Hotel in Kemi
Finland Part 8: Scenery Of The Artics On A Bus Journey From Kemi To Rovaniemi
Finland Part 9: Ranua Wildlife Park
Finland Part 10: A Visit To Artikum, Rovaniemi
Finland Part 11: Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi
Finland Part 12: Artic Circle Reindeer Farm @ Konttaniemi
Finland Part 13: Getting To Know Rovaniemi
Finland Part 14: Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel, Rovaniemi
Finland Part 15: Traveling On VR Night Train From Rovaniemi To Helsinki
Finland Part 16: My First Day In Helsinki
Finland Part 17: A Walking Tour Of Helsinki
Finland Part 18: Beautiful Helsinki
Finland Part 19: Brief Review Of The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki

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