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Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hannikaisenkatu 35, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Jyvaskyla
Turku, Finland
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“nice re-visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We've been here about 2 years ago, but then we had an economy room. Now we booked standard double for 3 nights and were happily surprised by the size of the room with a king size bed. Room had a sofa which I think serves as an extra bed if booked for triple. Service at front desk was also a pleasant surprise because it was excellent (as we had bad experience in 2011). Our room faced the railwaystation, so I could hear the loudspeakers time to time as well as the karaoke from the bar outside. So pack earplugs if you are light sleeper.
Airconditioning worked well, bathroom floor heating did not work at all, maybe because of July? Cleaning was so-and-so, as first cleaning was perfect and the second not. Comfy bed, standard breakfast, parking still a problem if you arrive late. But the larger parking is only a block away, and the price is the same.

Location good, as you can easily walk to the pedestrian area with shopping malls and restaurants. There are 2 restaurants at the hotel.
Overall we had very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Room facing the railway station are a bit noisy because of the karaoke across the street. But inner...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A conveniently located hotel at the railway station and a few small blocks from the central pedestrian area (where all the restaurants and shops are).
Very friendly and warm receptionists. I had a hiccup in my reservation which was sorted out in a efficient and friendly way.
Rooms are simple and small but the bed was OK. The toilet was small as well but clean and functional. I have criticized WiFi connections often in my reviews, but now there was nothing to complain. The bandwidth was OK and the signal strong and it was free.
The hotel was full, so the breakfast room was way too small for the crowd.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Got this hotel at a good rate. The hotel is in the center with a 3 min. work to the pedestrian street with all the shops and restaurants. The hotel had its own parking for only 10€ per day - parking is hard to find - its just behind the hotel going down a small alley. The reception girls where very nice and all in/out of the hotel was perfect.

The bar was a bit slow but when they finally found us the service was super.

Breakfirst was a very nice big continental breakfirst. Did not use the restaurant or any other service. The room was small but compaired with the price it was ok.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We overnighted in this hotel during our holiday trip. It was nothing special but very pleasent stay. Rooms where just normal as well the breakfast. The difference was in service and the staff. Thank you! You made us come back some day.

Stayed March 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located net to the train station, which is why I selected it. The rooms are pretty basic, but reasonably comfortable. The restaurant is good. The breakfast room however was chaos with a hoard of guests fighting to get seated and grab food. Not a relaxing start to the day. They really need to work on improving this part of a guest's experience. Check-in staff were nice and helpful. I'd stay here again, but would probably get up early for a more restful start to the day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kuopio, Finland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We chose this hotel because we were booked on a course which was held here. Check - in was efficient, I got my room already at 10 o'clock in the morning. Room was pretty standard but spacious. There was a double bed and sofa, desk and ample storage for your luggage but no coffee making facilities! Well you pay for standard room, you get a standard room I guess. Air conditioning is bit tricky to operate, first night I woke up hot, adk´justed the aircon and couldn't get sleep because it was so noisy.

Some wear and tear was visible in the room but nothing serious. Staff were very friendly all the time. Customer sauna was great, there was even a jacuzzi available.

Breakfast was good, nothing extra special, but there was enough room to move around unlike in Hotel Jyväshovi (reviewed earlier) and good selection of standard breafast items.

The lunch which was included in the course was served in the breakfast room and it was really good, salad buffet and two main courses to choose from.

Parking was not extremely pricey and the location of the hotel is excellent. Will book another time!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The hotel had no booking for me via Gala Hotels and they did not know the operator at all. Anyway they gave me the room against the voucher and service was good. They promised to clear up the situation with their sales org and Gala Hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra

Address: Hannikaisenkatu 35, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
Location: Finland > Western Finland > Jyvaskyla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Jyvaskyla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-story Hotel centrally located in the downtown area; opposite the railway station; 21 km from Jyvaskyla JYV Airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Jyväskylä

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