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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The main problem was our expectation from a lakeside hotel was a room with a view, and we got a direct view of the parking lot instead. We requested a room change, after all we had traveled across an ocean to see Jyvaskyla. Nope, we didn't get the view. And we had to pay extra for our child even though...

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Dear Anuradha B, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear we were not able to fulfill your requests. It's a fact that half of the rooms have lakeside view. To people who do not get the lakeside view we want to encourage them to enjoy the surroundings and the fresh air just by simply going out for a...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Good location right next to a beautiful river. Good walking routes start right from the hotel's front door. Staff is helpful and friendly. Extra cost for a dog was only 10 euros. The room was nice and clean (a bit old-fashioned and small), the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was a good size and clean. Breakfast was wide-ranging and...

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Tommi S, sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi Iiris H, Thank you for your review, We get quite a few travelers with pets and specially with dogs. We think two main reasons are that the pet fee is reasonable ( and we are happy to hear that you agree ) and the Mattilanniemi are is very suitable for walking the dog. The park area is very popular...

Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Five minutes walk from Aalto Museum, 15 from downtown. Rooms small and cramped but clean, good linen. Ask for a room with views to the lake. Food good, better than expected for this class of hotel. Breakfast better than average. Lakeside location is unbeatable.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and simple accommodations. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and had a nice variety. Our conference hung out in the bar at night and played folk music. The staff was really kind and kept it open a bit longer just for us. The room was comfortable and had an incredible view of the lake and...

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Tommi S, sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi Amy S, Thank you for your review. We do get a lot of conference guests and the main reasons are the next door Jyväskylä University at the spectacular Mattilanniemi Campus area and the reasonable rates during conferences. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant services too; we have a tendency to have flexibility in...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed August 17, 2016

very small room. very nice view of the lake from the room. good sauna, only one hour a day for ladies. no boiler in room. ok restaurant. very nice and helpful people at frontl desk. there were some stagists (i imagine) who did not qutie know how to do things. but the others were great. great view from restaurant.

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Tommi S, sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi Laura L, Thank you for your visit and your review. You probably stayed in the economy room. It's no secret, they are quite compact but because of the low rate, very requested too. A boiler can be arranged when requested and superior room, JrSuites and nowdays some of the economy and standard rooms are equipped with them already. During...

Ashland, Virginia
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the Alba hotel during a conference at the adjacent university. The rooms are small and simple but clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. There is a wardrobe for your clothes, a desk, tv, even a heated towel rack in the bathroom. The views of the lake from our room and the dinning...

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Tommi S, sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi garden31459, Thank you for your review. Wow, what can I say, it was truly a pleasure to read your views on Alba. It's great to hear that the time you spent here during the conference was fun. There is nothing like warm summer evenings here in Jyväskylä..... I only wish it would have a triple rainbow. Thank you again...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I stayed here for a conference and was quite pleased. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and in good shape. I stayed in a single economy room, so I knew that it would be small, and it was, but this wasn't a problem; I still had plenty of space for my luggage and other things. The hotel location is...

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Greetings AggathaC, Thank you for your review. We are just reading it here over and over again. We hope to see you again soon, With best regards, Tommi Sievinen HOTELLI ALBA

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The location of Hotel Alba is magnificent especially in the summer and if your room is on the lake side. The reception staff is very nice, the over all premises are clean as well as the tiny little double room. The view to the lake and the university buildings on the other side of the lake can be fascinating year...

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi Ritva M, Thank you for your review and the kind words about the staff and the tidiness of the hotel. We certainly try to keep it up. The economy and standard rooms are quite compact for some and for more space I think we have a great solution: Our JrSuites are 28m2, with a sofa, writing desk and with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 nights here while in Jyvaskyla for research. The hotel's location is outstanding, directly on the lake. We asked for and got one of the rooms with a lake view which was stunning. The rooms are pretty Spartan (think clean, tidy, student residence) but quite adequate. The restaurant, which projects out over the lake, is...

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hi John S. Thank you for your review and apologies for the late response. It's always a pleasure to read a customer review that we have achieved our goal: the satisfied guest. Thank you for pointing out the Spartan deco in our rooms - you are quite right and I hear that some improvements are on the way. Hopefully soon....

Oulunsalo, Finland
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Cosy hotel near the Jyväskylä city centre. Rooms are little bit small but in good condition. Reseption and restaurant staff was very friendly. Food on the restaurant was a big suprise. Very good and we notice the chaine des rotisseurs sings in the wall. Situation on the hotel is marvellous above the lake. If you come Jyväskylä you should stay...

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Tommi S, Sales representative at Finlandia Hotel Alba, responded to this review

Hei Aate, Thank you for your review. I have to say that this response comes way too late but thank you for the kind words. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Your positive comment on the food is very important since for a couple of years that has been one the things we wanted to improve....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Finlandia Hotel Alba

Address: Ahlmaninkatu 4, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
Location: Finland > Central Finland > Jyvaskyla
Price Range: $110 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Finlandia Hotel Alba 3*
Number of rooms: 126
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“the most economic ones have lousy showers”
 of 5 bubbles 954LauraL, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“The corridors are very long. Ask for a room nearer the middle if you don´t fancy a "100 meter" walk.”
 of 5 bubbles ritvam2013, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the like side are better situated”
 of 5 bubbles ruhetg, Jun 13, 2016 | Read review
“Ask Lake View”
 of 5 bubbles Tuula27, Feb 19, 2016 | Read review
“Lake view is your best bet”
 of 5 bubbles Misrabelle, Nov 8, 2015 | Read review
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