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Alba Hotel

3.0 of 5
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Ahlmaninkatu 4, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Jyvaskyla
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for 3 nights while attending an event at Jyvaskyla University. The room is small but perfectly adequate. The first night I found out that there were no towels in the room, asked for them and had to eventually go downstairs to pick them up myself--the main problem of this hotel, I suspect, is that it understaffed. However,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I stayed two nights at Alba. First of all, the location is very good. It takes only about 8 minutes to climb uphill to the university and the route is relaxing and safe. The city center is not far and there is an ABC gas station around a kilometer from the hotel parking lot (parking is free, btw). The service... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stayed here for overnight during a business trip. The room is quite old but I was given a fantastic view of Lake Jyväsjärvi. If you happen to have events in the Agora Building of the University of Jyväskylä, then this hotel is more suitable for your stay. It's good to hangout at their bar during the night. I've enjoyed... More 

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Loviisa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Standard room was very ordinary but also very clean. Tv set was very small 15" but no big deal. The wiev is amazing to the frozen river. Very calm and peacefull enviroment. I fall a sleep afternoon couple hours after work, which is not very common for me. Sauna was experience from space. Especially I liked the buttons in sauna.... More 

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Bad Honnef, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Alba is a small hotel close to the University of Jyväskylä IT campus. The hotel has an amazing friendly staff and a very nice breakfast. The hotel is just a short walk from the train station and the city center.

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi skrash, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. We want to get feedback especially about our breakfast since we have been upgrating it with special items such as adding local breads, different kind of seeds and added more items for non gluten diet. The reception has been very positive. Also I... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Between my first visit to this hotel in Jyväskylä and more recently, 12th February, I enjoy more and more this place. The staff at reception are very helpful and remember that I have been coming here a few times, location is perfect (especially during winter when the lake is frozen: beautiful!) so what more could a business traveller wish for....??... More 

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eef W, Thank you for your review, We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay here and the our lovely staff is able to serve you. It's always great get feedback from returning customer like yourself. Good news; We have received a set of more comfortable towels, I hope they were here already for your visit after... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Situated across the lake from one part of the university campus the views are wonderful. The walk into the centre is about 15 minutes and it quite close to the train station. The staff are always friendly. Breakfast buffet is quite good.

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Laura S, Thank you for your review; we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll get a chance to visit us during winter too: the lake is now frozen and the scenery is just beatiful. At this point we are waiting tractors to plough the annual ice-skating route on the ice. It's... More 

The centre of England
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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Alba Hotel Jyväskylä is a friendly hotel, with rooms furnished in a plain style but providing most of the things you need. I was able to find a feather pillow (see my other reviews!) and with good lighting, a desk, reasonably comfortable bed the basics were there (but no tea/coffee making facilities). My room had a nice view over... More 

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings ooDormouseoo, Thank you for your review, even with the downsides that you found here at Hotelli Alba, it's just great. And true too. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and I have some good news, we've added the electric kettles to superior and JrSuites, the toilet seats were obviously wrong models, they will be replaced and the... More 

Pune, India
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The hotel actually gets 2 for the rooms but 5 for the excellent location/view. The rooms are small (actually tiny) however the lake facing rooms offer a breathtaking view of the lake and bridge. Simply a treat to the eye every time you look out the window. A little over 2KMs walk away from the train station this hotel is... More 

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SankDaDevil, Thank you for your review. If the view will bring you back to us, we are happy as it is, but I have some good news too. We have renovated more rooms and they are now bit more welcoming than before. Hopefully we'll get a chance to accommodate you in one of those in the future. Of course,... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hotel is directly on the lake, with the restaurant and many rooms enjoying the lovely view, but still an easy walk to the center of town and a couple of blocks to the Aalto Museum, plus endless parking. Rooms are small but have everything you need. The staff is very helpful, even without asking. But, most surprising, the restaurant... More 

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Alba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Laura B, Thank you for visiting us and your lovely review. Our chef is now Mrs Lotta Hirvanen and after she came to our world, things started to happen very quickly. She is dedicated and experienced chef and no wonder that we have received many thank you's for dinner services especially. I'm sure to tell her your thanks too.... More 

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