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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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Helsinki
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 Outdated furniture.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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 

Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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 

Western Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As a family of three we stayed here for three days at the beginning of our Europe trip in mid-December. We'd booked on-line and we arrived early in the morning due to our flight arrangements from Australia. We were given our room straight away and invited to go in for breakfast if we wanted. The receptionist was lovely .. very... More 

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

Hello, Thank You very much for Your review and positive comments about our hotel! Hopefully we see You soon again! Best wishes Tiina Määttä Hotel Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I really can't say I was completely happy with the experience there... Family room for 4 is a normal room with an open couch that sleeps two extra people. Problem is, you can't walk any more in the room once it's prepared for 4 people. Dinner experience is pretty bad too... One night they asked us to join other people... 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 honest feedback. It is true that when You open sofa bed in the room and there are four persons in house, the room can become quite crowded. But on the other hand guests propably spent most of their time in outdoor activities during their holiday. I'm really sorry that the dinner experience did... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Just returned from visit to Rovaniemi and stayed at this hotel. Good location, clean rooms and friendly staff. Good choice for breakfast. Would recommend stay here. Free water provided every day, tea and coffee also. Iron in room, as well as hairdryer

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

Hello, If I may borrow Your kind words: " Good location, clean rooms and friendly staff. Good choice for breakfast. Would recommend stay here." Thank You for Your recommendations! Hopefully we see soon again! Best wishes Tiina Määttä Hotel Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Clean, comfortable and well located 'business' orientated hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Located on a small incline to the front but only 100m from arterial road and the city center square with its shopping centres and numerous eateries. Rooms are on the small side but well pressented and modern. Inroom Facilities include iron, board, minibar, hairdryer and drinks facilities.... More 

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

Hello, Thank You for Your review! I really appreciate Your kind words. I couldn't agree with You more about our location, staff and services. It seems You had a very nice visit to Rovaniemi in every way. Hope to see You soon again! Best wishes Tiina Määttä Hotel Manager More 

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