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Scandic Tampere City
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hameenkatu 1, Tampere 33100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Tampere
Odense, Danmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This Scandic hotel is situated in close to the railway station and city center. It has very large room. The rooms are quiet even when heading towards the street and opposite the railway station.

Nice breakfast buffet. Free wifi and very kind staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pori, Finland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Went to Scandic with two kids (8 and 6 years old), with my sister and we got one room, which was big enough for all of us. Room was clean and spacious, and we even got it immediately after arriving to Tampere 9:45a.m.!

Service in the lobby was great, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Breakfast was ok, and the place where it's served, is fabulous, since the roof is all glass, so the space was filled with natural light.

Only minus thing was the pillows, which were awful, otherwise beds were good.

If you are considering going to Särkänniemi amusement park, this hotel is extremely well situated. You can arrive nearly in front of it by bus and train, and bus to Särkänniemi leave right across the street. Also all the shops and restaurants are nearby, since it's next to the main street of Tampere city center.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delft
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Scandic hotels in general are quite OK. Some are better than others, and this one falls in the slightly-above-average category.

The desk staff were super-friendly, making us feel very much at home. This is very appreciated.

The room was fresh and clean, and had been remodelled not too long ago. Unfortunately, the bathroom was the kind with one drain for the whole bathroom (= no real separate shower). I really dislike this setup because it makes it difficult to keep the floor dry.

Nice, new flatscreen with a very good selection of TV channels. We had been camping for a week previously and really enjoyed having a bit of TV-time.

Very, very comfortable beds. Great sleep.

Breakfast is served in a really funky/fun "food court" on the ground floor. It's meant to look and feel like a busy street scene, with imitation storefronts, etc. and it does liven up the morning. Giant skylights up above make it feel airy and complete the illusion of being outdoors.

Parking is in the basement, if a bit small. There is an additional fee for using the in-house car park and they give you a keycard so can come/go as you please (once paid). Considering the central location, however, you're more likely to park it once and then go on foot into town. The train station is right across the street. NB!! The other Scandic is on the other side of the station. Can be a bit confusing (we went to the wrong one first).

On an unrelated note, Tampere is one of the best places in Europe for buffalo wings - check out Hook, one of the first places to bring the trend to the city. Good American-style bar food.

A big bonus for us is that they are very dog-friendly. Our Jack Russell also enjoyed his stay very much, especially the revolving door.

It is a very decent, modern, big hotel that meets all expectations for the Scandic brand. The only downside was the price: well more than €120 for the night. Since this was booked and paid for by our corporate travel department it was OK, but for personal travel I would be a bit more price-sensitive.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cotswolds
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed 2 days on business.
Rooms are very functional and clean.
Service in all areas is very good, people are very friendly and polite.
Good internet service and general facilities are good, although the gym is very small. There is a GoGo city gym close by - ask at receiption for an intriduciton voucher.
The restaurants are very good and the breakfast buffet is huge and well prepared.
very well situated opposite the train station, but in a safe part of town (well, all of town is safe). Close to lots of restaurants and bars and the main shopping streets.
Well worth staying if you are in Tampere.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This hotel is in the city center of Tampere. Railway station only 50m away so easy access to the hotel. Room was great, big, very clean but pillows were disaster!!! Poor quality even bed was ok. Price for holiday season was great, superior plus room under 100eur. They have own car park but it is very small. They offer 24h parking in the closest park hall, 50 m away so not bad either. All shops near by. Breakfast very good, and their restaurant world offered a lot of choises for dinner.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Scandic in Tampere was a nice hotel in a busy part of town with plenty to do and lots of choice for eating out. The hotel was clean and the rooms were comfortable. And the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was nice but the breakfast was not great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very good hotel in good location right outside train station. Rooms are clean. The restaurant is good, but rather pricey. All shops are close to this hotel. Try and get the rooms facing the train station as the inner facing rooms can be noisy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scandic Tampere City

Address: Hameenkatu 1, Tampere 33100, Finland
Location: Finland > Western Finland > Tampere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Tampere City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 263
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