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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi

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Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything you would expect and need from a hotel. Central location that cab drivers and tour companies are familiar with, clean decent sized rooms (perfect when you're not in your room most of the day or night anyway), sauna because that's what you do in finland, helpful friendly service and an in hotel dining option. Location was also central and... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in this hotel three nights. The hotel is in the city center, close to the lake. We had booked all our excursions from Lapland Safaris which is about 30m away from the hotel and this helped us very much to be on time for the meetings for the excursions. The breakfast was satisfactory at the Fransmanni Restaurant but... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely time at this hotel. It is central, close to shops and restaurants, bus in front of the hotel and the water just a few minutes away. Service was brilliant and staff very friendly and helpful. We had an amazing room and breakfast was absolutely delicious! Got to try the Lappish delicacies!

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Kifisia, Greece
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49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sokos chain has nothing to do with what it was 10 years ago. Back then the breakfast buffet was rich - now it's just decent. The hotel is centrally located just opposite the Lapland Safaris office and the bus stop and the staff is helpful. However the room was cold. When it's -25 C outside you expect a hot... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in the city - close proximity to shopping centres/supermarkets. Breakfast spread was impressive too. Receptionist was friendly and very helpful. Wifi speed is good. Room was comfortable though the only down side was that the housekeeping only concentrated on cleaning the rooms in the morning. If you missed it, they won't return to clean your room at a... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location in the center of the city. Comfortable, big room and excellent, rich breakfast. There is sauna and playroom for kids. Luggage storage a bit too small and unorganized. Staff friendly and helpful.

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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Room has been very spacious and with an excellent aurora-like lightening; complementary tea and hot chocolate (a spoon would have been useful though), full mini-bar (though no drinks without bubbles for children and prices nowhere in view), and comfortable beds (awaiting us with some mint candies on the pillow). Breakfast has been OKish; no vegetables however and very little vegetarian... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Short walking distance to supermarket, restaurants and fast food outlets. Provided kettle to boil water, no microwave. sauna on the first floor, no hotel slippers. Tea bags and hot chocolates sachet in the room. Friendly reception staff to answer all queries.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't buy water from the reception. A small bottle (330ml)costs €4,30. At the bar, a pint of local beer costs €6.50. I asked for some nuts and they charged me €2.40!!!! The food is poor and very very expensive. During breakfast, tables are cleaned once every hour. You therefore have to clean on your own or eat over someone else's... More 

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Thank VangelisAEleftheriou
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been here for three nights and found the place comfortable and in a good point of the city. It is quite busy and rooms are pretty small but for what you need is more than fine. Another important point is that there is a good restaurant inside that allows you to remain in when it is too cold... More 

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