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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hovioikeudenkatu 2, Kouvola 45100 , Finland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Anna V Oulu, Finland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oulu, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The brand Original Sokos Hotel seems to vary a lot and this was not their best hotel. The reception was stalled when we arrived, I'd expected more fluent service, especially on busy summer season. The hotel had many families and kids were very well taken care of which was nice to see. The hotel was quiet and peaceful which was... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can use a swimming pool instead of the overgrown planter, because it will make the hotel more money. The people that visit Tyykymaki will spend more time there spending money on food and drinks rather than going elsewhere! Brilliant!

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Kuusisto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Vaakuna was my first stop over on my short Finland tour. I have to say Vaakuna is nice and good joice to stay. Check-in was quick and person behind the counter was very friendly and nice. Room was clean. Only small inconvenience was the shower. Water pressure was more breath from cow than desent shower. That's something they gotta fix.... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Weekend travelling with family. For 2+2 room rather small and additional bed not the best one. Restaurant service good with tasty food. Nice cousy lobby bar with sports from tv. If coming by car, a bit strange parking fees - free on day by paying for evening! Very good personnel with excellent service. Accidently our youngest child left her "sleeping... More

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Espoo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant and pub dowmnstairs. I even saw my favorit hockey game live there. Friendly bartender who proposed me one of the best gognags I've ever have. Rooms are nice, clean and quit. I can recommened.

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you just want to sleep then this place is fine, ordinary and bland.. but fine. If you need any help with anything you wont get it here. I checked in for one night before catching the train to Saint Petersburg. I dont speak the local language and asked if the staff could help me figure out long term parking... More

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St Petersburg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I've mailed to the hotel for reservation. The speed of the answers is incredible. We have completed booking in 10 minutes after 3-4 mails. I've been offered three options for a family stay. Room is quite, standard, nothing special. Iron and iron board was surprising. Reception is quick and staff smiling. Even if the hotel is aged, it is clean... More

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Cambridge
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Overnight stop on the way up to Lappeenranta, travelling with one year-old son. Crib provided as requested. Check in pretty busy, had to wait a while, but they did try to comfort our upset baby with a book. Hotel restaurant on the expensive side, food good, though not amazing. Dinner was fine, as was breakfast. Parking at the hotel is... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice quiet hotel, standard sample of the Sokos chain. Good sauna. Tip: the hotel parking is no longer free, but there is no need to use it, as the nearest free parking is just 50 meters away (Hovioikeudenkatu street).

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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The staff was really helpful and friendly and the rooms were clean. The hotel offers complimentary sauna and gym, which is nice but the sauna is only available during evenings. :( The breakfast was a disappointment when compared to Nordic standards in general but the restaurant and pub are ok. The playroom for kids was great fun for the youngest... More

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Address: Hovioikeudenkatu 2, Kouvola 45100 , Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Kouvola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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