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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi

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Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice basic Finnish hotel, but should be avoided if you're even a little bit of a light sleeper. Stayed in 3rd floor and - even wearing my noise canselling head phones - could hear the music from the night club loud and clear. Even the lyrics..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another standard Sokos that could actually be anywhere. Small room and too soft bed, but this time a better than standard breakfast and very friendly front desk staff allow for a 4th star. Bathroom was a complete disgrace. Flooded after one ver short shower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in the city center close to shopping and other attractions and amenities. The room looks lovely, modern and spacious, however, it lacks functionality. There is no counter space to put your stuff or belongings except a very tiny table good for one person with one purse. The front wall space is a waste, that could have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Rovaniemi for several nights. Good location. The room was clean (no bed bugs and no discusting hair in the bathroom) and warm and included everything you need. The room had been renovated resently and although I was here during the time of the midnight sun, I had no problems sleeping, since the curtens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have stayed here a couple of times per year for years. Most of the rooms have been refurbished late 2014 and they are quite good. Sauna would need a bit of refurbishing and light design, a bit worn. The problem with this hotel is that there is basically no additional services available: no swimming pool, gym etc. If you... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly always smiling all staff says hey and morning. Rooms exactly as pictures shown. Very spacious room. Very sound proof. The breakfast was plentiful with a large variety of different food. The fresh breads were amazing! The fake northern lights in the bedroom were always exciting to come home to! The French restaurant downstairs was quite good they also... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I did not particularly impressed by anything in this hotel. Crowded rooms. Outdated furniture. Not very clean. They didn't change towels every day. Breakfast and dinner is not particularly rich and varied. It bothered me that they didn't serve coffee at dinner. Only at breakfast.

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Kingwood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We recently stayed at the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna as part of a larger tour group for 3 days. The beds were comfortable, daily breakfast was good...although I wished for a little more protein options, and the location was perfect for us. The service was always good, the rooms were clean and the front desk was very helpful when needed.... More 

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Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You for Your positive rewiew. I´m glad to read that You had a pleasent stay with us. I´m also happy that You mentioned the "nothern lights" in the room. We have got so much positive feedback about those lights and I think that our room renovations have been successful. We renovated half of our rooms last year and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First of all, I stayed here as part of a large group tour to Lapland and we stayed here 3 nights. So at that time, I was expecting at least an average 4 star hotel standard as this is what is expected of the tour we booked. Another thing is that this is Lapland, and there might be some kind... More 

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Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Greetings from sunny Rovaniemi, Thank You for sharing Your thoughts online with Your review. And thank You a lot for Your positive feedback about our rooms, atmosphere, breakfast and location. I´m sorry that You did not get new lotions and coffee cups during Your stay. These things are replaced every day and I cannot say why this did´t happen in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughter and me spent five nights there during christmas vacation.the overall experience is rather disappointing.What seems to be essential in other parts of the world ,in Lappland is extra,strange and pretentious.It covers very basic needs of a client both in sleeping and eating.Breakfast and dinner buffet of very poor quality and variety.Service was primitive and unfriendly.Rooms were clean the... More 

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Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You for Your review and feedback. I'm sorry to hear that Your visit with us did not entirely meet Your expectations and I´m sorry about the inconveniences You had in our hotel. Your feedback is very important so that we can improve our services. Nevertheless I hope that You enjoyed Your vacation in Rovaniemi. Kind regards, Tiina Määttä... More 

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