Situated within five minute’s walk of the Esplanadi shopping strip and Central Station this grand 1920’s hotel allows guests an easy transit to the Temppeliaukio Church, the City Winter Garden’s spectacular rose display and local fauna at the National History Museum. Back at the hotel guests can relax in their art deco inspired room before sipping on a local vodka in the rooftop bar and experiencing a traditional Finnish dish in the modern restaurant. Evening entertainment can then be enjoyed at the on-site Irish pub.
Why we recommend the Sokos Torni
- 1920s hotel with charming rooms
- Close to shopping, museums and cultural sites
- Rooftop bar and contemporary Finnish restaurant
- Irish pub with live entertainment
- Plush day spa treatments
Attractions near the Sokos Torni
Discover the National History Museum
Home to an impressive collection of more than 13 million objects, this revered museum houses more than 50 percent of Finland’s scientific items and artefacts. Botany enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the herbarium, which houses upwards of three million international and local fauna and fungi types, while geology buffs will delight in the extensive rock and mineral collections.
A sprawling taxidermy section illustrates the historic evolution of this practice and showcases an African elephant, polar bear and a range of fish, mammals and birdlife that have been immortalised by iconic taxidermists. The Story of the Bones exhibition guides you through the bare bones of vertebrates and allows you to get up close to enormous dinosaurs.
Visit the revered Temppeliaukio Church
Touted as the Church of the Rock, the Temppeliaukio Church is famed for its stunning architecture and its double life as a concert hall. This unique and beautifully designed space was crafted by brother architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen in1969, and has gone on to become one of Helsinki’s best-loved sites.
Crafted from layers of solid rock, the interior is bathed in natural light that streams through the glazed copper dome. Cap off your visit with a traditional Finnish meal at one of the nearby cafes.
|Laundry service||Balcony / terrace (some rooms)|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Refrigerator|
|Internet (wireless)||Cable TV|
|Iron and ironing board||In room safe|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Internet (common wireless)|