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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rewell Center 101, Vaasa 65100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Vaasa
Warsaw
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“reasonable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

No unpleasant surprises, everything as it should be. One slightly negative thing-the mexican restaurant is very busy, expect a long wait for service. However-the food was good

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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
    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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Vaasa, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

A bit too expensive, but nice place to stay. Location is excellent, good restaurants available straight from hotels elevator, as are numerous shopping possibilities. Special thanks to the staff, everything worked fine within many ways extraordinary situation and late arrrival. Will be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Europe
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

The spotless room was relatively small but beds are comfortable, the bathroom spacious, and all design very nice. Hearty, healthy breakfast. Pancakes was a nice surprise. Reception desk personnel were always alert and genuinely friendly. There´s a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is located inside a fashionable shopping centre right in the heart of the city. Visit at the kauppahalli/saluhall/old fashioned market hall nearby is recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

This is my least favorite center hotel in Vaasa. Cleanliness an location are good, but the rooms are a bit small, and there are no coffee/tea making facilities in the room, an absolute no-go for me. I also don't like the fact that the toilet paper rolls are too wide for the rollers they are on and do therefore not roll properly. Breakfast is average,

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Stayed one night. Check-in was a bit slow, not so friendly. You didn't feel that welcome. Room ok. Bathroom was clean and good size. Beds comfortable, but pillows too high. Breakfast was ok, but the breakfastroom was strange. You almost thought you went to the wrong floor stepping out of lift. And the layout of the buffet-tables was also not smart. Ok at taste, not nice surrounding. Next time will probably choose Radisson (nicer location, rooms and there is a nice breakfast-restaurant with nice and tasty food) At Sokos you indeed did get what you paid for... not any beyond.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Espoo, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

I've stayed at this hotel several times during several years' time, and this is a hotel you can definitely trust. Its location is perhaps the best in town - right in front of the main square, in the city's largest shopping centre. The centre of Vaasa though is relatively small, so a couple of other hotels can also compete for the best location-award. This hotel has clean rooms with a tv, toilet & shower, comfortable beds, air conditioning, free wi-fi/wlan, and ironing board. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar, business center and a free sauna. All in all, it's a very standard, basic, classic hotel, and it's difficult to mention anything special about it, and that may be the only downside it has. No particular problems other than maybe that if you stay in the top floors, you may experience noise problems coming from the music from the top-floor nightclub during some nights, but I've only had that problem once. The breakfast is ok, the service is quite good, and the parking is located in a hall beneath the hotel and the square right next to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Finland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

The location of Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is perfect, in the center of the city. The hotel building is a part of the shopping center (Rewell Center) so the hotel is very easy to reach by car (huge parking hall under the market square). And parking is not even expensive; as a hotel guest you will have a 24 hour parking ticket from the reception with small costs.

My room was nice and clean and there were everything I needed. The personnel at the reception were very friendly. The buffet breakfast was also ok, but nothing special.

Easy stay - such you can expect in Sokos Hotels.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Address: Rewell Center 101, Vaasa 65100, Finland
Location: Finland > Western Finland > Vaasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Vaasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 4*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eight-story Hotel situated in glass-enclosed shopping center, in a major west-coast port town. ... more   less 
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