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“Solid choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere 33100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Tampere
Helsinki, Finland
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65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Solid choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed here for one night, got excellent (maybe even perfect) service. Room was of good size, plenty of room, good TV and a nice view.
Only problem is the small breakfast area. Small? TINY!

Otherwise we like staying here. Location is unbeatable, shopping centre, restaurants, bars and a night club all in the same building.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have visited in Ilves many times during my business trips. I use a Sokos Hotell - chain a lot and this is best hotel in. Rooms are very clean . You even get luxury in basic rooms witch are spacious and big enough. Service is good and you have plenty of choices in restaurants. One I have to mention is breakfast. It is my favourite in Finland.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Ilves_Tampere, Revenue Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Leksa,

we are very pleased to hear this!
Our staff work very hard on finding the very best ingredients for our breakfast. We also aim to update our breakfast products several times a year.

Hope to see you in Sokos Hotel Ilves again! Please also try out Sokos Hotel Tammer from March onwards as we're launching a new concept Solo by Sokos Hotels.

Best regards,
Pauliina Kuisma
Revenue Manager
Sokos Hotel Ilves
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Helsinki, Finland
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6 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I highly recommend this hotel to everyone! Even the price is not cheapest in Tampere it's worth paying. Beautiful, good-located hotel is definately the best in Tampere.

Ilves is a big hotel with clean and nicely decorated rooms. There is also a spa at the hotel which includes nice sauna and three different swimming pools. Also little gym located in spa area but it wasn't big and equipment there wasn't that good. During Christmas time pool bar wasn't open but normally it serves cold drinks for spa visitors.

Room Tip: Higher floors have an amazing view across Tampere city! I was staying 12th floor and the view was go...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lahti, Finland
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

A big and famous hotel in Finland. Voted for exellence of something 2012 by Trip Advisor. Three restaurants for different price categories and a big bar and a cool night club.
There were nice views to the city from our window but you can also see to another room if they/you don't put curtains on... We found a couple of little rubbish but they were on the place nobody usually watch.
A gym was enough for us and if you need more there are plenty of gyms very near in the city. A sauna and a swimming pool were next to the gym.

Room Tip: Ask the room as high as you can get because there are better views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Nowadays I only book this hotel when visiting Tampere. Great, central location.

Breakfast is okay. I like those omelets they make. There is also one of the best restaurants in Tampere next to reception. It´s called Masuuni. Do visit there!

Rooms are tidy and in my opinion quite spacious for solo business traveller. Staff is nice and friendly. I can warmly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Every thing about this place is good - spacious rooms, great central location, good views, good food. Only downside is the gym is very small ( but has good sauna and pool) and when I stayed there they were doing in room construction which wad noisy.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilves_Tampere, Revenue Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Jimbomania,

thank you for your feedback. We value the opinion of our customers greatly.

In order to keep the hotel in good shape, we do have to do some repairs from time to time. This time it was the doors of the hotel rooms which were being replaced when you were here. Apologies for the noise, we were careful not to do anything loud during the night.

Hope to see you again in Tampere!

Best regards,
Pauliina Kuisma
Revenue Manager
Sokos Hotel Ilves
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Grani, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I treated myself to a night at Ilves to avoid early wake up and an early train to Tampere before my meeting. I had some prejudices as the hotel is rather big but was gladly surprised.
The reception was very effective and kind and I had my room in no time. The room (408) was extremely tidy with all necessary facilities for a standard room with a large comfortable bed.
The view was nothing to talk about as it is _very_ dark in Finland this time of the year. It was silent and not too warm. You could in principle regulate the temperature but in practice it did not work.
Breakfast was typically abundant for the Nordic countries. Check out was as effective as check in.
The price was very good for senior citizens!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hatanpaan Valtatie 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Tampere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Ilves 4*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This central, 19-story high hotel offers fantastic views over the city in a prominent location in the heart of town, at the back of Tammerkoski. The hotel is close to all services such as shopping center and restaurants, as well as the lively nightlife. Sokos Hotel Ilves has 3 restaurants, pub and a nightclub meaning that your palette will never get bored. Your taste buds will be pampered with Northern European delicacies, flavors from Italy, Mexico and France though you are only on a visit in Finland. The hotel has meeting facilities for 300 people and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to stay in contact with important business associates as well as friends and family. To truly relax during your stay, take a dip in our pool or unwind in the sauna, the perfect tonic for a day of business meetings or sightseeing. ... more   less 
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Sokos Hotel Tampere

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