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Original Sokos Hotel Villa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sumeliuksenkatu 14, Tampere 33100, Finland
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Ranked #6 of 31 hotels in Tampere
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tuukka M Oulu, Finland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Oulu, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel offers a typical experience of what you would expect in this category. It's clean, service is good, the atmosphere is relaxed and location is close to city centre. However, there are few drawbacks: - no free parking, you have to pay (serious amounts) so it's a no-no if you come by a car - the breakfast is in... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Tuukka M, Thank you for visiting Original Sokos Hotel Villa and your review. All feedback is important so that we can develop our services to match the needs of customers. We are glad to hear that that you found our atmosphere cozy; our aim is to be as much as home-like. I’ll also pass your thanks to the staff... More

Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Sokos Hotel Villa for one night with my fiancé and two-year-old son. I absolutely fell in love with the modern Scandinavian design of the hotel. The room was very clean and smelled nice and fresh. However, it was quite small considering we had a stroller and quite a lot of luggage. All in all, I would definitely... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Julifrim, thank you for your kind review. Wonderful to hear that you fell in love our interior. Villa's interior decoration solutions are world-class, which was also recognized with a high position in the international Interior Design Awards 2011 competition. Hotel is full of lovely details. Moreover, as the word “villa” stands for “wool” in Finnish; wool is exclusively used... More

Twinsburg, Ohio
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149 reviews 149 reviews
41 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was part of a large meeting being held at Tampere Hall, a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel (and 3-4 minutes from the University). I was traveling by myself and spent four nights in the hotel. This is a minimalistic hotel, but it has everything you need for a comfortable trip. The room had painted white bricks on one... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Bruce C, Thank you for your visit in Original Sokos Hotel Villa! We appreciate your nice review. The hotel is filled with a variety of details, we are glad you liked them. Welcome back to visit us and have a sunny summer! Best regards, Johanna Veijalainen Service manager More

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I spent three nights at this hotel with 2 teenagers. We had a corner room in the attic, it was spacious and originally laid out, a bit minimalistic but very calm. There were two twin beds and two extra beds, the room was a bit crammed with all the beds spread out. The only minus was the lack of storage... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Flutterby710, Thank you for your feedback. All feedback is more valuable than gold, when we think about what improvement in our services are. We are glad to hear that the hotel room was calm and responded to your needs, even though there is no wardrobe in the room. In our rooms is a set of drawers where clothes can... More

Lapinlahti, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The hotel is not luxorius, but to my purposes the location was excellent and the room was quiet and good enough. Only the toilet's washbasin is quite extraordinary. This was my second visit in this hotel and I'll be glad to come back some day.

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear LasseKarttunen, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that the hotel and the room met your needs. We warmly welcome you as our guest again in the near future! Have a great and sunny springtime! Kind regards, Johanna Veijalainen Service manager More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

After arriving at the train station in Tampere, only a few minutes walk are required to reach Sokos Hotel Villa. From the outside (and from the inside) it is immediately clear: This is no villa. Actually, this is an old warehouse, transformed into a business hotel. No strings attached. Clean, efficient, straightforward. No mess. Friendly and professional staff, decent buffet... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Jrondelle, thank you for your review! Word “Villa” has two meanings, depending on the language in which it viewed; in Finnish it means “wool” and in English it is villa. So I understand that it may cause confusion. The hotel is built into an old granary and ecology is readily seen in the use of sustainable natural materials, as... More

Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The rooms are not too big but they are just throughout renovated and quit. Lobby and rooms are clean and staff friendly. The only minus was breakfast that from an other planet than the hotel itself. It was served on a nearby outdated restaurant school. The selection was wide but made with a very low budget and/ or lacking imagination.

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Uuno_turhapuro, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you found our hotel cozy and liked it as a whole; our goal is to be like a second living room. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the breakfast. I will pass the feedback to the breakfast staff and the kitchen. For breakfast, we will develop... More

Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed here one night. This was my second time and now the hotel was renovated. I really enjoyed my stay. Staff were polite, the room was very clean and nicely decorated. Only couple things disturbed me a little bit. The window of my room was very very small. I stayed in 5th floor. Please check that you have a better... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Jiitee, Thank you for your kind review! Good to hear that your visit was great, and you enjoyed it! Our hotel is an old granary, all the rooms are different shaped and sized; also the size of the windows is variable. On the highest floors the roof is oblique and low and the windows are small and triangle shaped.... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stay here every week and would not want to stay anywhere else in Tampere. The hotel is cozy and quiet, the staff very friendly and helpful. The location is nice, close to the railway station and city centre - everything is within walking distance. The hotel itself does not have a restaurant but there are several nice restaurants within... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear Riitta S, I want to thank you for your kind review on a behalf of all our staff! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy your visit from week to week at our hotel, it really warm the cockles of the heart. Welcome again, have a great day! With kind regards, Johanna Veijalainen Service manager More

Vaasa, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Nice rooms, close to city center, wonderful staff, free working wifi, next to small shopping center etc. Just one downside, they don't have any restaurant for lunch or dinner. No worries, same hotel chain is building a new tower hotel next to Villa, so that problem is going to be solved soon. That new hotel is going to be 25... More

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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review

Dear armyofme, Thank you for your nice words! Our main goal is to meet our guest’s expectations towards our hotel, and I’ll pass your nice feedback to our staff as well! Yes, in mid-October 2014 Tornihotelli, the tower hotel, will be opened just next to our hotel. The tower hotel will be after the completion in 88.5-meter-long and 25-storey tower... More

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Address: Sumeliuksenkatu 14, Tampere 33100, Finland
Location: Finland > Western Finland > Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Villa 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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#5 Business Hotel in Tampere
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The completely renovated and air conditioned Sokos Hotel Villa has opened!! Modern 6-story Hotel situated next to Tullintori Shopping Mall, in Tampere city center. Hotel is located in an old grain storage on the Tullintori square, will undergo a complete renovation except for the exterior walls. The renovation has brought a completely new design for the hotel’s rooms, lobby and bar. The renovated hotel features an air conditioning system as well as renewed bathrooms and electrics. In July, the hotel will have three additional rooms, which brings the total number of rooms to 99. ... more   less 
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