This elegant hotel is next to Helsinki Central Station, a 5-minute walk from the Esplanadi shopping streets. It has a rooftop terrace, in-room flat-screen TVs, plus free sauna and Wi-Fi access. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki was built for the 1952 Olympics and is a protected heritage building. The soundproof rooms include air conditioning, a minibar and modern décor. The stylish restaurant serves a mix of Finnish and international dishes. After-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the bar, which offers magnificent views of bustling central Helsinki. Other facilities include a playroom for children. The friendly staff is happy to provide tourist information and other services. The airport bus stops right across from Vaakuna Helsinki. The Sokos Department Store is housed in the same building, where guests enjoy a 10 % discount.