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Alba Hotel

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Ahlmaninkatu 4, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Jyvaskyla
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bad Honnef, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stayed at the hotel Alba on a recent visit to see friends. Located on a lake and next to the university it is easy to get to and the view is quiet pretty. There are park like green spaces around it with both cycling and walking tracks. The hotel rate includes breakfast which is served in the restaurant or... More 

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

Hi cconta, Thank you for your informative review, I have to say I find this review very useful. But judging by your rating, I'm sure we can do a much better job, Hopefully we see you again soon, With best regards, Tommi Sievinen HOTELLI ALBA More 

Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In English: Our standard room was really basic. It had nothing surprising. The breakfast was really good and plenty. I like that there is also fresh fruits offered. Hotel Alba is comfort little hotel near the centre of Jyväskylä next to beautiful lake. Suomeksi: Yövyimme kesällä yhden yön hotelli Albassa. Standard huone oli todella tavallinen, mutta siisti ja sopivankokoinen. Aamiainen... More 

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

Hei, Kiitos arvostelustanne. Lukemani perusteella toivoisin kaikille vierailijoillemme yhtä mukavaa vierailua täällä meillä. Ehkä lisämaustetta myös teille toisi yöpyminen Jrsviitti huoneessamme jossa järvinäköalan lisäksi, oma sauna ja itsesäädeltävä ilmastointi. Näitä huoneita meillä on 10 kappaletta ja ne ovat kovin suosittuja myös. Toivottavasti tapaamme taas täällä meillä! Ystävällisin terveisin, Tommi Sievinen HOTELLI ALBA Hi, Thank you for your review. We are... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I chose the Alban for the location on the lake. This really is a plus and if you want you can be in the centre of town within 10 minutes. I knew the rooms would be simple and it was, but as I said, OK. But if only they would give their visitors new towels, that would be an improvement... More 

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

Hi Eef W, Thank you for your review, We very happy that you liked your visit here, the area is most beautiful, especially during summer and now in autumn when leaves are changing color to yellow and red. Too bad that in Jyväskylä area the colourful scene ( we call it "ruska" ) only lasts couple of weeks. Thank you... More 

Yokohama, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thank you very much from Japan. I went to Jyvaskyla for a conference. This hotel is located just along a lake and close to the convention centre as well. One more thing, you can taste house seasoned herring at breakfast. Strongly recommended.

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

Hello Kokuriko, Thank you for your review - we are happy to hear that your time at Hotel Alba during conference went well. Jyväskylä University has great meeting facilities at Mattilanniemi and lucky for us we are right next to the Agora building and quite close to Jyväskylä Paviljonki too. But the area is great isn't it! The lake and... More 

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