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“Modern, yet a human hotel in Oulu”
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Scandic Oulu
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oulu
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Espoo
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21 reviews
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“Modern, yet a human hotel in Oulu”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Rather new, modern hotel close to the market square in Oulu. Room was nice and quiet, giving to the yard. No traffic noises. Everything worked fine, staff was friendly and professional. Breakfast was good with lot of choices.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Scandic is a very new hotel, and you can see it from the interior. Everything works as expected and nothing in rooms is loose or wobbly (what you can actually encouter in even the "better hotels"). Cool and modern Scandinavian design all the way.

I have stayed here numerous times, and all rooms are rather spacious for a regular twinbed room and all of them are quiet too (had always a room facing the yard / movie theater entrance).

Nothing spectacular in any way, but sets the standard for a normal city business hotel.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was our second time in Scandic Oulu and we were happy with the accommodation. The hotel is centrally located and also close to the market place and sea. Rooms were clean and well-kept, bathroom was spacious. Our room was on 3rd floor and the wish of a quiet room far from the lift was taken into account.

The parking hall is quite cramped so it is possible to get some unwanted scratches in your car. Also the paying system in the parking hall is something that maybe should be a bit better advised. Notice also that the parking costs 12 euros per night, but only 7 euros for the Scandic cardholders.

The two restaurants in the hotel are very good, but the opening hours could be favorable to the guests who arrive quite late in the evening. We noticed also that the main restaurant was closed on Sundays. The breakfast was very average and it didn't vary at all, so we got a little bored in three days.

The cleaning in the hallways could be better as there was a horrible smell of old garlic in front of the lift on third floor. There was a trash can that wasn't emptied in three days!

We liked the hotel gym very much, everything was functioning well and we were the only ones there so no need to queue. Also the sauna was nice and spacious.

Room Tip: I would prefer room facing the courtyard.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Clean, spacious and clean rooms with modern decoration. Excellent location in the city center of Oulu. One of the best Scandinavian/Finnish hotel breakfasts I've ever had. Friendly service at the reception.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed with my spouse 3 nights this July in a basic double room. Everything went really well. The room was spacious and clean, breakfast was filling and delicious. The bed was also comfortable. The hotel is centrally located and the cinema in the same house was a nice surprise.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I visited Oulu and stayed in for two nights. The check in went well. Parking space was easy to find, but i would prefer if the parking would be free for hotel customers or if they would valided the parking when checking out.
Room was good, deacent size and quite modern. We stayded at superior room with balcony. Good view of the city, but trafic noice was terrible, especially as we came on friday so the people outside were making a lot of noise and the teen-age driver´s with their subwoofer´s blasting max volume.
Windows don´t keep that low bass outside!
Breakfast was good and there were plenty of varietys to choose. If you like movies, there is a cinema Finnkino just outside and can be reached through main lobby.

Room Tip: Choose room located to inner yard. Windows towards streets, a lot of traffick noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Finland
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Stayed at Scandic Oulu for two nights this summer.

The hotel is very centrally located; Stockmann department store across the street and market square across the street in another direction.

Hotel is rather new so the decor feels modern and fresh and the rooms and public spaces are in pretty good shape. Although, in the breakfast room it would be good to check if chairs have major stains and wash/replace them.

The standard room felt spacious and I really liked the big windows providing light in the room.

The bathroom was okay, although felt a bit outdated.

There were not much amenities in the room/bathroom. Only hand soap and body soap/shampoo. I would have appreciated body lotion as well as that is something I usually do not pack for trips.

Breakfast was served from 7.30 onwards which was great as I am an early riser. The selection available was pretty standard but there was much variety and I did not get bored in 2 days.

Staff was friendly and check in and check out were smooth.

I prefer Scandic over Radisson Blu but for comparison's sake would try Sokos Hotel on my next trip.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Oulu

Property: Scandic Oulu
Address: Saaristonkatu 4, Oulu 90100, Finland
Location: Finland > Northern Ostrobothnia > Oulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Oulu
#3 Family Hotel in Oulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Oulu 4*
Number of rooms: 214
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