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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere 33100, Finland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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168 reviews 168 reviews
93 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location is good but everything else is definitely second-class, it’s cheap in every sense, including the rates except the outrageous parking charge. Unfortunately Tampere has, we think, nothing better to offer. The town is of no interest.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Ilves Hotel for 3 nights in August and found it an overall good experience. The gym was good, the sauna was good and my room was quiet and clean. I did think that the breakfast was a bit more on the industrial side with the scrambled eggs being a bit runny and only two different types of... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Magnus K, Thank You for the feedback! It is always nice to hear what our guests think and how we have succeeded in making their stay a pleasant one. We are especially happy to hear that you enjoyed our recently renovated sauna and pool area and that you got to try our very own, unique Masuuni restaurant. Their cooking... More

Lugano, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the hotel for business reasons. Clean rooms. Breakfast is slightly below expectations for the price I have paid. Parking was full so i had to find something around - hotel parking is a bit expensive. The in house pub & restaurant and the vicinity to the center are for sure a valuable Plus.

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Lugano_Joe, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was successful. Our restaurant services are indeed versatile and we are happy to hear that you found something to your liking as well. The parking hall which is situated the closest to the hotel is actually one of the cheapest ones... More

Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and cosy hotel. I visited the city during the festival called Tammerfest. This event is one of the biggest in Tampere, i think. Really a massive hotel which means that everyhting should and actually went well. They have a nice little pool + gym area in the ground floor. The only bad thing to say about this visit was... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Sami_Benamed, First of all, thank You very much for giving us feedback. We are truly happy to hear that your stay with us was successful. We are also pleased to hear that you liked our recently renowated sauna and pool area -it is a real treasure in a city hotel! We are sorry to hear that the breakfast was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near to the nicest part of the city, close to the main places, bars, terraces, and restaurant, the hotel offer one of the most fantastic view on the susnset (at 2 am in the morning!!!!) I have ever seen in my life. the rooms are standard but clean. The service is polite and friendly. Silence ad peace all over the... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear stefano v, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! Like you said, even though we are located in the middle of the city we still manage to provide a good night's sleep. We are also happy to hear that the service was up to your standards - satisfying our guests' needs is our top priority. We... More

Tampere, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ilves is a conveniently located - to put it mildly - quite five-star hotel in Tampere. If you want to me sure that everything works and want to pamper yourself a little, this is your choice. For cosy retreats or lesser price, there are other options but for a variety of services inside the hotel and its close vicinity pick... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Tommyan, We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in our hotel. We have, like you mentioned, numerous services under one roof and also all the major attractions of the city are just a hop away from the hotel. We hope to see You again in the future! Regards, Olli Lamberg/Reception Original Sokos Hotel Ilves More

Southern Finland, Finland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here with my family for 2 nights. First, the good stuff: +the location is great for all kinds of activities in Tampere +the lobby staff are quite kind and helpful +we had our pet dog with us, and the hotel turned out to be very dog-friendly +the compact and clean pool area Then the not-so-good stuff: -the breakfast: shabby,... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Jukka H, Thank You for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that your whole family enjoyed the stay here in Ilves and that you also got the chance to explore our freshly renovated pool area. Our hotel is indeed very centrally located and it has its pros and cons. But as our building is a tall one, the... More

Vantaa, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel on both business and holiday trips. My last one night stay was in July during the Tammerfest. The room was clean and the air condition worked well. There is also a parking garage in a hotel with direct elevator access to the reception.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear tjs1982, Thank You for all of Your stays here in Original Sokos Hotel Ilves. We are glad to hear Your experiences and good feedback. You are warmly welcome to stay with us once again! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager Reception More

Kemi, Lapland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our three person family spends two nigtht in Sokos Hotel Ilves. Room was nice and clean. Restaurants have good service and helpfull personel. Breakfast was normal hotel breakfast with local specialities.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Reima R, Thank You for your family's stay with us. We appreciate that you spent time to give us lovely feedback. We look forward to accommodate You once again! Have a great summertime! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Most suitable hotel for business trips to Tampere. Swimming pool, sauna, very good food. Well designed rooms and very attentive personnel. From 10th floor - beautiful view on the city. 5 minutes from central train station. very good reastaurants and pub on the ground floor.

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Ilves_Tampere, service manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear 654mariaz, It is lovely to read Your review. We Thank You for taking time to give us feedback. It's true that when Your on a business trip You don't propably have too much spare time. We have all the facilities you need under same roof. We are glad that You enjoyed Your stay with us. Welcome back! Have a... More

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Address: Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere 33100, Finland
Location: Finland > Western Finland > Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Ilves 4*
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This central, 19-story high hotel offers fantastic views over the city in a prominent location in the heart of town, at the back of Tammerkoski. The hotel is close to all services such as shopping center and restaurants, as well as the lively nightlife. Sokos Hotel Ilves has 3 restaurants, pub and a nightclub meaning that your palette will never get bored. Your taste buds will be pampered with Northern European delicacies, flavors from Italy, Mexico and France though you are only on a visit in Finland. The hotel has meeting facilities for 300 people and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to stay in contact with important business associates as well as friends and family. To truly relax during your stay, take a dip in our pool or unwind in the sauna, the perfect tonic for a day of business meetings or sightseeing. ... more   less 
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