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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

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Hovioikeudenkatu 2, Kouvola 45100 , Finland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Inkoo
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service level overall (reception, restaurant) was perfect and much more than routine expressions. Rooms with extra bed ( very wide) were perfect for families. Extra plus for the Onni Squirrel happening in the morning for kids and welcoming gifts.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

New furniture in the room. Friendly reception and very quiet inside. Breakfast offers really fresh food and Nespresso. They charge you for parking in the street nearby, which is not justified. Difficult to mention something special about hotel, as everything is done properly, but nothing comes with superior quality. On my opinion the hotel is charging for the room 20%... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Room has been renovated lately. Service was friendly and overall, Hotel was good compared to other Original level Sokos Hotels I have visited. Our group used sauna facilities that were not excellent but ok. Buffet lunch that was served was exceptionally good for a basic level chain Hotel.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Ok hotel for a quiet night with good bed. Clean hotel and fine breakfast buffet. Easy check-in and out. Easy and free parking just alongside the hotel (outside) Close/walking distance to city centre. Fair price/comfort ratio.

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novara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Easy to be accessed, large parking but close to the city center. The rooms are large and comfortable but the pillows and the bed are too soft. Good services, personnel is polite, all the areas are clean. Didn't taste the restaurant but the breakfast is ok and with Nespresso caffè machine!

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Tuusula, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is clean and quiet. Location is fine. Walking distance from center. Lobby bar is cosy. But if there is no sauna available in finnish hotel at weekend evenings maximum rating is three. Average rating of Sokos hotels.

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Kangasala, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Very comfy room, escpecially the bed. The room was nicely updated, modern and kept very clean. The hotel had a nice restaurant, good breakfast buffet as is expected in Finland. It also had the bar open as we were a large group altogether.. Everything in the city was at walking distance. Free... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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