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Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel

Itaranta 1, Joensuu 80100, Finland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tuusula, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First I got room from streetside, but when I ask they give me room from riverside. On streetside noise from street came quite well inside, On other room views was on loading docks, but this was told me before I accept room. I prefer quiet room more than good views on business trips. There is better views on riverside rooms.... More 

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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164 reviews 164 reviews
43 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Check in was a mess, the room ok, the breakfast ok. Will try some other hotel the next time. In general the hotel feels old and is in need of new paint here and there. Good location though and good pick up area for taxi

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Lahti, Finland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Hotel Kimmel has a long history, and this was my 6th or 7th visit in this hotel that has a name indicating shine and luxury. Pyrite stone was one of the building material reflecting spirit of early 70's. This time we spent there two nights having a standard room with twin beds based on special summer offer provided by SOKOS... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice and clean hotel. Also staff was very hospitable (people usually are in this part of the Finland). One minor flaw there was. Disposable trunks are not environment friendly and not from this time. 8€ price makes one wonder: couldn't real trunks be bought for that cost?

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are on our way to the south of Finland and stayed overnight in this riverside hotel in Joensuu. The site is really nice, the hotel room was supposed to be a superior room, marketed on the website by "Bright Superior room for two persons has beautiful view towards Sirkkala park and the Pielinen river." Our second floor room looked... More 

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Orebro County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Kimmel. The hotel has a great location at the Railway and busstation. It is located by the river. The room was very clean and what I expected. You get excellent service at the reception, they gave me tons of service (about shops, posted my postcards, gave me maps etc) and they where really helpful. The... More 

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Yockleton, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had an early visit to Paper Company in Uimaharju, this was recommended as the local hotel about 50km. Stay was good, arrived late and got a drink after the bar had closed, room was fine and the reception staff got the jobs done quickly so full marks.

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Medellin, Colombia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice hotel with the necessary comfort. Breakfast is complete and the restauant good. Remember to ask for the s-card so you can obtain 12 euro/day discount in the restauant or bar. Would be nice with a water boiler in the room if you are there for a longer stay.

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Perth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed enroute from North Karelia to get plane next day to Helsinki. As other reviewers have said, this seems to be your bog standard Finnish business hotel. I had a basic room at the back for which I was charged €118. The toilet stank so I inquired if anything could be done and was given the key to the next... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

For a quick stay quite ok. The staff is very nice and helpful. Cleaning was poor,. Also the 1970s hotel is quite run down in some areas, need redoing. My room was very Basic, some stuff like lights did not work. Also if hotel restaurant prices quite high compared to quality and area, a safer bet is to walk the... More 

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