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“Old hotel.” 3 of 5 stars
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Scandic Oscar Varkaus
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kauppatori 4, Varkaus 78250, Finland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Varkaus
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Old hotel.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Very old hotel with old rooms. Service was good. Food is good but the hotel is in need of a huge revamp its dated and not very comfortable. The hotel is large In size and has a bar downstairs and restaurant. Prices are too expensive for such an old establishment.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Scandic Oscar in Varkaus is a nice place in an area of industrie. The employees of the hotel are very friendly. The rooms on the right wing are very nice, with wooden floor and floor heating in the bathroom. Everything I needed was inside even an iron and ironing board. The wireless lan access was included. The room was very comfortable with a flatscreen. I had the possibilitie for cooking an instant coffee or a tea. The prices are quite high but there are no alternatives.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuopio, Finland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Hotel Oscar has an old and new wing, newer being built (I guess) in the 80's. Older wing has been renowated lately. I have always had my room in the new wing. Rooms are clean but somewhat dated - okay for a short stay but I wouldn't consider spending longer periods there.

Amenities are standard, there are fitness room and sauna in the basement of the old wing. They may be a little tricky to get to, since there is no direct connection from all the floors of the new wing. So you might need to go one floor up and four floors down to get there. Both sauna and fitness room are okay though.

There is a restaurant in the hotel, which also serves a good breakfast in the morning.

There is a pub and nightclub downstairs which are really nice. Good selection in the pub and the nightclub is roomy and nicely decorated. Worth a visit - when they are open.

Room Tip: Pick a renovated room from the old wing if possible.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mantsala, Finland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

This hotel was middle of the city. Quite near was big paper factory, you can watch it from your room´s window. There you can see also market place and one grill kiosk.

We were there for dance. In Finland you can go to onekind of ballroom dance places. There you can dance everykind of dances but not disco. This hotel makes trips to Tulenliekki, witch is this kind of place. The buss take you there and get you back after dancing.

Oscar has also somekind of disco, but we didn´t visit there this time. Because you can´t smoke inside, people was standing outside just under our window. I was lucky, while I had earplugs with me.

The morning was very restless. All steps and talks can be heard from corridors. We would like to sleep enough, but it was impossible in that kind of noise. Breakfast was quite modest.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

As being the only hotel in the town centre this facility keeps quite well their promises. The industries are their main clients, so they really care. After having lived there several weeks, it doesn't taste nice in the end, but after home bed ... not bad!

Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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Manchester,Engalnd
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4 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

I recently stayed at the Scandic Oscar whilst on business and was pleasantly surprised by the standard of the hotel. If one considers the distance from other major cities in Finland this was as good as many that I have stayed in. It was pointed out to me that their are some major paper milla and other industries located close to the city which will attract a number of business people. The staff were very pleasant on arrival and departure and as a gold member of Hilton HHonors I was given a very nice room which had all of the modern amenities including plasma television. The restaurant has a very good extensive menu and once again the staff were very nice to serve you. The only negative point is that the restaurant area is only small and you could be unlucky and have to wait. This was at times the same at the breakfast time the following morning. I would certainly stay at this hotel again and recommend anyone in the area to also use this hotel.

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff and nice clean hotel
  • Disliked — Restaurant could have been larger
  • Tips/Secrets — Make sure you book a table for dinner
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Kauppatori 4, Varkaus 78250, Finland
Location: Finland > Eastern Finland > The Lakelands > Varkaus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Varkaus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Oscar Varkaus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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