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Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Oulu
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best location, nice atmosphere, luxurious rooms”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Nice view from our sixth floor room over oulu marketplace, theater and sea. Well furnished and clean room. Great bed!

Breakfast is tasty and has much bigger quality and more varieties than most hotel breakfasts. Service in reception is welcoming and very helpfull. Restaurant workers should be more proud of their product and incriese their service level to match the hotels overall level, which is great.

  • Stayed September 2013
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thousand thanks Veijo for your extremely kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you have been satisfied with the hotel. I will send your greetings to everybody and it was nice for you to say that we have a product which we should be more proud of. It is always fantastic to get five stars from our guests. It reassures us that we are going to the right direction :). We hope that we will meet again! With kindest regards, Pasi Pollari/Front Office Manager
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Pirkkala, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed for 1 night for business reasons and liked this hotel based on the location, good service and just because the facilities are functional. It's a comfortable hotel which I can recommend to anyone visiting Oulu (3rd time when I used this hotel at Oulu). The company price was also in OK level.

Room Tip: Ask a room with a river view if possible, also quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your review. It was great to hear that you have enjoyed your stays with us. We hope to see you again in the future. With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

At the time of visit this was a very good price for the quality of hotel. A really good buffet breakfast was included. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean but a little tired and in need of decoration for a hotel of this standard.
There is limited parking at 10 Euros for 24 hours. There is public parking opposite the hotel which is free between 6pm and 9am. Outside these times it is 2 Euros for 2 hours. A good option if you can be bothered to run and get a ticket at 9am.
Overall a good experiance and I would goback if in the area again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EinsteinWales
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It was great to hear that everything has been going well for you in Oulu. We hope that you will have time to visit in Oulu in the future and we look forward seeing you again. With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my husband in the end of August, two nights. Our room was facing to lovely river, and it was very beautiful scene. Room was clean and spacious. There was plenty of room for clothes. Bed was very nice to sleep. There was also very comfy and beautiful divan near the window. In superior room was kettle for tea/coffee, also iron+ironing board. I like very much of those bathroom accessories--smells soooo good! Few things was bothering during our stay: there was not enough plugs for example charging phones. But you can live with that! Also the bathroom door was "swinging" to open all the time! Breakfast was very versatile, there was everything for everyone! Belgian wafers were sooo delicious! Also you can choose from different kind of eggs what's your favorite. Location of hotel is very good, from walking distance everything. So overall, I can recommend this hotel for everyone!

Room Tip: I think all the Superior rooms are facing to river, thats a nice extra to have a beautiful view!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Santsu74
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind and very comprehensive review. It was great to hear that everything has been going well for you. We are also happy to hear that you have enjoyed our room amenities and breakfast. We actually have a kettle in each room and in business class and suites you may even enjoy of your own Nespresso machine. We wish to see you again in Radisson Blu Oulu! With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I stayed in the Radisson Blu Oulu for 5 nights.
The personnel was very friendly and helped me with whatever request I had.
The hotel is a bit old, but it looks like in the last years they invested in renovating the rooms. The interior of the rooms is very modern and simple (in an elegant way). Almost everything could be found there, like a kettle, ironing board + iron, hairdryer. The only thing I missed was a safe. The queen size bed was comfortable and more pillows could be found in the wardrobe. The air conditioning was a bit complicated to control but somehow I managed. Nevertheless in the night it made some strange ticking sounds, even after having it turned off.
Breakfast was good and above average, but after reading earlier reviews about how "extraordinary" it was I expected a bit more.
I really appreciated the possibility to rent a bike for free - this is a very good service!
The hotel is located quite central right next to the market square and the city center can be reached by foot in about 5-10 minutes.
The only thing that is negative, and makes a higher rating impossible, is the cleanliness of the room and especially the bathroom. When I entered the room for the first time it was very dusty (which is also apparent due to the black interior) and the bathroom was full of hair. These things didn't change during my whole stay. This leads to the impression that the cleaning staff is a bit "routine-blinded". I know these people have a lot to do in quite limited time, but from a customer's point of view this is not acceptable.

After all I can recommend a stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Christoph B
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time for the review. It was great to hear that mostly everything has been going well for you in Oulu. These Trip Advisor reviews have been very helpful for us and especially comments about the cleanliness of our rooms. We are taking these negative feedbacks very seriously and we have already done some arrangements for the quality and to get back on track. We have always had a reputation of a clean hotel and we will do everything to keep it that way. We hope that you will have time to visit in Oulu in the future and we look forward seeing you again. With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed here for one night during a work trip. I could not choose the hotel myself.

However, I was very statisfied. It was a warm day, so their air-conditioning was welcome. And it's still not self-evident in Finnish hotels.

My regular 6th floor room (603) was with two separate beds. The room was clean, regular size. Not a special view, but I didn't pay for that either. The bathroom had basic amenities.

I appreciated their free WiFi service. They even gave me a new password after I had checked out. Overall the service was friendly and professional.

Breakfast was a bit better than average. I found more than enough choice for cold cuts, fruits, cerials, yoghurt and bread.

They have a lunch and a'la carte restaurants next to the lobby, It looks very dull, but their service was professional, and food was very good.

I attended a conference event nearby, so the location was perfect. There are lots of restaurants and shops within one kilometer from the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tero Lehto
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write the review. It was great to hear that you have been satisfied with the hotel services. I am also happy to hear that our 100mb wifi connection is meeting expectations. Our goal is to be a easy choise for business travellers. We are also happy to hear that you have been satisfied with our breakfast. We hope that you will have time to visit Oulu in the future and we look forward seeing you again. With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

That was typical one night stay. Check in was unusual, but this is probably due to fact that reservation has been made through booking.com page.
Room was quite spacious with very well noise isolation. Bed was also very nice. Quite comfortable. Design is quite modern (as I like) and equipment complete ( including iron, hairdryer and ketlle) What was wrong with hotel? Hotel shall probably spend little bit more time on cleaning rooms. I don't remember when I saw bathroom so dirty. Big dissapointment. I didn't expected to face up such a problem in Radison.

Breakfast was fine.

Room Tip: I had a nice view on Canal. Despite road, room was quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Peacemaker1980
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FOManagement, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking time for your comprehensive review. It was a shame to hear about the quality of our cleaning. I hope though that otherwise things went well and you got help with this issue during your stay. These Trip Advisor reviews have been very helpful for us and especially comments about the cleanliness of our rooms. We are taking these negative feedbacks very seriously and we have already done some arrangements for the quality of our cleaning. We have always had a reputation of a clean hotel and we will do everything to keep it that way. We hope that you will have time to visit in Oulu in the future and we look forward seeing you again. With kind regards, Pasi Pollari/ Front Office Manager
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu
Address: Hallituskatu 1, Oulu 90100, Finland (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Finland > Northern Ostrobothnia > Oulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Oulu
#1 Family Hotel in Oulu
#1 Green Hotel in Oulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu 4*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Commercial Hotel on banks of Oulu River in center of town, less than 1 km from bus terminal, train station, air terminal or harbor ... more   less 
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