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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori

Gallen-Kallelankatu 7, Pori 28100, Finland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lahti, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting Vaakuna to be the best hotel in Pori! Although in perfect location in the city centre, by the market square, the hotel building is a bit confusing and awkward both from the outside and inside. I arrived by car, and was not able to locate the hotel parking anywhere, so I used streetside parking. Friendly staff welcomed... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At our visit a year ago there were many problems but was it a coincidence? We got a really spacey corner room, 436. For a single male traveller, with a minimal amount of luggage, not unpacking and little time spent at the room, it is probably adequate. A family or couple staying more than one night, however, is in serious... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Sokos Vaakuna isn't a young hotel, and it's fair to say a freshen up would do wonders, but the hotel is very clean. The breakfast was really good; food at Amarillo was good too. The staff do their best to ensure ensure you are happy and despite a wee hiccup with my booking when I checked in, the service... More 

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear skottydog, thank you for your review and thank you for using Trip Advisor! I am happy that you have enjoyed your stay and everything has gone smoothly. You are correct that our hotel needs a bit of a facelift, and I am happy to inform you that this is exactly what we are going to do within this year!... More 

Lahti, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hotel Vaakuna Pori represents hotel type that can be found from almost every bigger city in Finland. Nothing is any longer original but at least they truly try their best. I spent one night there for business. Staff in reception was very helpful and professional and my room common one with very nice bathroom. Room did not make me happy... More 

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear OPP_lahti, Thank you for your review and thank you for using Trip Adivsor! I am happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I hope to see you again as our guest at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori! Best regards, Riina Ojanen Hotel Manager More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lets be clear, Pori isn't a throbbing heartbeat of a town, its very quiet indeed by UK standards (but you may be looking for this) but pleasantly situated on a large river that you can walk along and gaze at the boats tied along the bank.it has a look of colonial U.S New England. The hotel is situated in a... More 

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear David B., thank you for your review and thank you for using Trip Advisor! These kind of reviews and feedbacks are always best for us; we get to know our "pro's and con's" in the eye of a guest. You are right that the lobbyarea and some of the rooms need renovating, and I am happy to inform you... More 

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stay regularly, breakfast is good, gym is excellent. Some rooms are in need of a refurb, but the newer part of the hotel is comfortable for a business trip. In house bar does excellent evening food for those not on a diet!

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear Clanjames, thank you for your review about us, and thank you for using TripAdvisor! I am glad to hear that you enjoy our gym and breakfast. Unfortunately you are right about that some of our rooms need renovation... I hope you visit us again, and I hope that everything goes smoothly also during your next visits! Best regards, Riina... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed 2 nights on business. Friendly, helpful staff and good breakfast featuring local specialities. The hotel is located in the centre of Pori near to a good choice of restaurants and shopping. Rooms well equipped, comfortable and spacious.

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear Darlo22, thank you for your stay at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori and thank you for using TripAdvisor as your review! I am happy that everything went smoothly and you enjoyed your stay at our hotel! I hope to see you again as our guest! Best regards, Riina Ojanen Hotel Manager More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great locations, just in the heart of the city. Very friendly staff and nice, clean rooms. I like the fact that the 'rooms' area is secured and you can only access there by using your room key card. I liked the shampoo and conditioner in bathrooms as well, smelled nice :) Only tiny little negative thing would be that pillows... More 

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear Elisak104, thank you for your review about our hotel and thank you for using TripAdvisor for this! I am happy that everything has gone well during your stay and you will visit us again! I am sorry about the pillows, we have to check if there is something we can do about them. I hope you have a nice... More 

Lahti, Finland
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70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

At first we took this more like a 3-star hotel because the bathroom was quite old. But three stars wouldn't do justice after we visited in saunas in the morning and after breakfast! But let's go back... Service was good and we there's an internet room in the hall what we used. After it we visited in a gym which... More 

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear Miika H, thank you for your feedback and thank you for using Trip Advisor! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel and have used our gym. I am sorry about the noise in your room. I hope you have a nice autumn time and I hope to see you again as our... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spend two nights in Vaakuna and although our room was a bit small for three women, we were very pleased with our choice. Especially delicious breakfasts, friendly staff and wide-ranging free-time activities offered us a memorable stay.

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RiinaOjanen, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, responded to this review

Dear KitPel, thank you for taking the time and writing a review about our hotel! Thank you also for using TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you and your friends have enjoyed your staying at our hotel. Our staff will be delighted when they get your thank you's to them! I hope you have a very nice autum, and... More 

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