We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 129: English reviews
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed four nights and everything worked out perfectly, rooms and hotel were renovated and service was always very friendly. Vaakuna has also some special rooms, colleague of mine got Christmas decorated room, which was very cute. I visited the sauna twice and it was a nice surprise that there were free face masks that you could use in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pipsao
Trento, Italy
Level Contributor
74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in this hotel 3 nights for a business trip. The location is fine, very close to the city center and to the river. Personnel is kind and helpful. The room was ok, not fancy but clean and comfortable. Perhaps an hairdryer would be helpful, especially in the winter. Breakfast is served in the Frans & Chérie restaurant (the... More 

Helpful?
Thank pb_trento
Hyvinkaa, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel is in the centre of Rovaniemi. Easy to walk around and especially by the river. You can easily take a small walk by the river banks and enjoy Rovaniemi and see a littlebit of the nature. The rooms look better after the small renovation and have comfortable beds. The materials are nice and the theme... More 

Helpful?
Thank Goodnamesweretaken
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did spend one night in this hotel on a business trip. The staff was nice and helpful at the check-in and at the check-out. They even pointed some events happening near the hotel. The room was clean and well furnished. There was a colorful led operated light show/art on the wall of the room (which I didn't bother to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tuomas N
Kerava, Finland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel in the end of August. My room was a double room for one. Nice to make my evening tea in the room. Also sauna facilities every evening included in the room price. Unfortunately I was too tired in first night and I missed seeing the northern lights. In other two nights it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank grandmothermia2015
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed many times in Rovaniemi but this was the first time I stayed at the Sokos hotel. The lobby is a bit soulless and doesn't bode well. However all the rooms have been refurbished and are very pleasant. The room size is decent, bathroom has a good shower and the rooms are clean. Breakfast could be better. You can... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom833003
Lahti, Finland
Level Contributor
102 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We stayed 2 nights in a family room, spacious enough. The weather made the stay a bit moisty as air conditioning wasn't top in that sense. Very nice staff here. Breakfast average, many dishes missing quite a long time - too little staff! Dinner here was tasty and very decent prices for children.Proximity to City Centre is a big plus... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jukka L
Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello Jukka, Thank You for Your feedback! I´m sorry that our breakfast wasn´t so good as it should have been. We will do our best to improve our service in this matter. Otherwise I`m pleased to read that You had a pleasent stay with us. Hope to see You again some day! Best regards Tiina Määttä Hotel manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed here overnight as part of our coach tour of Scandinavia. Rooms were of a reasonable size with tea and coffee making facilities. The beds were very comfortable The evening meal was good if limited. The breakfast was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank Janice R
Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You for Your nice review! Hope to see You some day again! Best regards, Tiina Määttä Hotel manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We were really happy with our stay here. Good offer at this Sokos Hotel during the summer months which was nice. Good breakfast + nice lappland inspired room. Rovaniemi was really quiet during our stay and probably the summer months so next time we'll come back in the winter time.

Helpful?
Thank bettina l
Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You for Your feedback! It's nice to hear that You had a great time staying with us. Hope to see You again! Best wishes, Tiina Määttä Hotel manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is considered one of the best properties I had stayed among my European travels, compared to other hotels of similar star category. For travellers who are unfamiliar with the Sokos Hotel, it is a Finnish hotel chain with a total of 50 properties in Finland, Tallinn and St. Petersburg. It is operated by Nordic Choice Hotels... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jackchee11
Tiina M, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank You for Your very thorough analysis of Your visit! I think everyone can find this review helpful in the research and planning of their hotel stay. Your recommendation says it all: "Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is considered one of the best properties I had stayed among my European travels, compared to other hotels of similar star category." Best... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

174 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (119)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Other (57)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (55)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Rovaniemi hotels
0.1 mi away
Arctic Light Hotel
Arctic Light Hotel
#1 of 13 in Rovaniemi
4.5 of 5 stars 185 reviews
0.1 mi away
Santa's Hotel Santa Claus
Santa's Hotel Santa Claus
#3 of 13 in Rovaniemi
4.0 of 5 stars 489 reviews
4.1 mi away
Santa Claus Holiday Village
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
City Hotel Rovaniemi
City Hotel Rovaniemi
#5 of 13 in Rovaniemi
4.0 of 5 stars 504 reviews
0.0 mi away
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
#8 of 13 in Rovaniemi
3.5 of 5 stars 298 reviews
1.4 mi away
Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
#10 of 13 in Rovaniemi
4.0 of 5 stars 170 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Contemporary Hotel situated in downtown Rovaniemi, in the heart of Finnish Lapland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi

Address: Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Location: Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
Price Range: $114 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi 4*
Number of rooms: 157
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi Finland - Lapland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay