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“Three saunas and no pool” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandic Oulu

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Scandic Oulu
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oulu
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Three saunas and no pool”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is one of the recently costructed modern Scandic hotels. Very nice and friendly service by amongst other a woman who spoke American English like a native (there). No Swedish though. Nice buildng. The number of saunas in relation to the number of pools was strange, but maybe not that strange in Finland.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NilsEmmelin
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Tammi K, Front Office Manager at Scandic Oulu, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hello Nils

Thanks for your feedback! It was nice to hear that you regarded Scandic Oulu as a modern and nice hotel. We are glad that you got friendly service even though not in your own language. Most of our workers speak swedish, but unfortunately not all of us. It is not unusual that hotels in Finland have several saunas. We have one sauna for women, one sauna for men and one sauna that you can book for a group or for private use. We unfortunately do not have a pool, but we have a gym that our guests can use. Hope to see you in Scandic Oulu again!

Best regards

Tammi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Cantrally located in Oulu, but house keeping is non existing and restaurant service is poor.

Housekeeping does not exist.

When I checked in I found bathroom floor to be covered with previous t guests' (or sheep) hair, see pictures. And when I contacted reception to a clean the room or get a properly cleaned one, the answer was like "sorry we are pretty fully booked".

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jatador
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Tammi K, Front Office Manager at Scandic Oulu, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hello Jatador

Thank you for your feedback! I am really sorry to hear that your room was not properly cleaned. This is not how it should be. I will send this to our housekeeping manager to let her know. I will also discuss with our staff how they should deal with this kind of situation. The room should have been changed or cleaned.

Best regards,

Tammi
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Tampere
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Room was ok, pretty basic and clean with a big bed. Service was friendly and made us feel welcome. Location is excellent, just a one minute walk away from market square. Hotel's gym wasn't so good though but as I didn't book the hotel to go to gym there, it didn't really matter. Sauna was nice!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TeeJii
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Tammi K, Front Office Manager at Scandic Oulu, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi Tero

Thank you for your feedback! It is easy to agree with your opinion about our location as we are in the middle of Oulu and a lot of places are in walking distance. Good that you had time to use our gym and sauna even though the gym was not quite as good as you expected. It was nice to hear that you got friendly service and you felt welcome. We welcome you again to Scandic Oulu!

Best regards

Tammi
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed for a couple of nights during a work trip in September. The rooms are nice and spacious with comfy beds. The toilets are spotless clean and spacious as well. The location of the hotel is very convenient as well right next to the main street of Oulu and a nice cinema can be found next door. The only let down was the breakfast which did not match to the standard of other things at Scandic. The choices are quite limited and taste of the food on offer is mediocre. The Internet connection is perfect in the hotel and good WiFi coverage. All in all a very good place to stay probably the best you can find in Oulu.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank njaved
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Hämeenlinna, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed 2 nights with 2 kids and the overall experience of the hotel was very good. Service was excellent and already in the check-in also the children were welcomed with small gifts. Room was fresh and clean and well equipped (iron, potty in the bathroom). The extra bed and baby bed were prepared in advance as promised.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ville L
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Espoo, Finland
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251 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stayed one night in this hotel in September. The location of the hotel is very central and just next to the hotel you can find for example a cinema and a big department store. The hotel is still quite new and you can see it, everything is quite clean, the room included. The restaurant was worth trying, too. I left the hotel so early that I wasn't able to eat breakfast in the restaurant, but I was free to pick some sandwiches from a small travel shop with me...

No surprises in this hotel. That is good, but on the other hand the place isn't unique in any way. It's just and ordinary chain hotel, but in better shape than many others. I can recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jellona
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Everything worked at the Scanic in Oulu. I stayed two nights. The room was a nice big room - with a modern feel to it. Also new bathroom, flatscreen TV, iron in the room, minibar. The food in the restaurant was high quality both in the evening and morgning. Good quality hotel

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank boejland
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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:
#2 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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