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“Nice small hotel downtown” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotelli Victoria
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Itsenaisyydenkatu 1, Tampere 33100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 hotels in Tampere
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“Nice small hotel downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This hotel is situated right in the center of the city and not far from a railway station that's a big advantage. Rooms are quite small, but quiet. Our room didn't face the road, so there was no noise from outside. They got a nice sauna and I think you can rent a bike there as well.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Friendly and helpful staff, clean hotel, rooms a little dated, great location 5 mins from train station, good breakfast lots of choice, nice sauna and cool pool, bikes can be hired to explore the city.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

When arriving at the hotel my hopes were not very high as it looks average at best from the outside. The lobby however was ok and for once the room was even better! I was told that the hotel had been refurbished and it showed in the room with the modern, clean look. Bed was very comfortable and street noise wasn't too bad. Location is ideal especially if arriving by train. City center is very close too. Breakfast was perfectly fine but nothing special. Overall a pleasant surprise with excellent value. Recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

It's' wonderful hotel . Very well situated , well situated very close to the center of the city! Everything is very clean! Sauna and swimming pool are great for aquaerobic as though very cute! staff is very polite and makes holiday unforgettable. I arrived very late to the hotel and before just asked via email if there are enough of parking places, they didn't answer but when I arrived I found out that they reserved parking place for me for the all time I stay here! It was very cute and nice! Free internet in the hotel. Breakfast - European with lots of different dishes. there are plenty to choose from. In general - I advise - Come and you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Switzerland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Victoria is a good solid hotel; all the necessities, no frills. Rooms, bathrooms and beds were good. Breakfast buffet was excellent, and restaurant room quite spacious. Sauna and pool were nice and in good shape. WiFi worked!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

There's no frills, but that's probably exactly why Victoria is so good. Everything is clean, even the sauna/swimming pool (which has a distinct 70s design, but still feels spanking new, except the nice IKI stove in the sauna which gives off great steam). Good breakfast, nice central location and a winning price/quality ratio. To top it off, service is VERY friendly, there's a definite "old Finland" feeling to how this place functions so well. Beats any faceless international chain.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Good location in the heart of Tampere. Very friendly staff. Rooms are a bit small but they have everything you could need for few nights. Bed was very comfortable! Best bit by far was the breakfast, amazing value and it had just about everything you could think of from hot items to fruit and waffles. Also sauna and small indoor swimming pool was a nice touch.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotelli Victoria

Address: Itsenaisyydenkatu 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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 31 hotels in Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotelli Victoria 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moderately priced, downtown hotel near restaurants; 15 km from Tampere-Pirkkala TMP Airport. ... more   less 
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