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“An ok hotel more for convenience than comfort”

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Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Jyvaskyla
Reviewed November 28, 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located net to the train station, which is why I selected it. The rooms are pretty basic, but reasonably comfortable. The restaurant is good. The breakfast room however was chaos with a hoard of guests fighting to get seated and grab food. Not a relaxing start to the day. They really need to work on improving this part of a guest's experience. Check-in staff were nice and helpful. I'd stay here again, but would probably get up early for a more restful start to the day.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We chose this hotel because we were booked on a course which was held here. Check - in was efficient, I got my room already at 10 o'clock in the morning. Room was pretty standard but spacious. There was a double bed and sofa, desk and ample storage for your luggage but no coffee making facilities! Well you pay for standard room, you get a standard room I guess. Air conditioning is bit tricky to operate, first night I woke up hot, adk´justed the aircon and couldn't get sleep because it was so noisy.

Some wear and tear was visible in the room but nothing serious. Staff were very friendly all the time. Customer sauna was great, there was even a jacuzzi available.

Breakfast was good, nothing extra special, but there was enough room to move around unlike in Hotel Jyväshovi (reviewed earlier) and good selection of standard breafast items.

The lunch which was included in the course was served in the breakfast room and it was really good, salad buffet and two main courses to choose from.

Parking was not extremely pricey and the location of the hotel is excellent. Will book another time!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The hotel had no booking for me via Gala Hotels and they did not know the operator at all. Anyway they gave me the room against the voucher and service was good. They promised to clear up the situation with their sales org and Gala Hotels.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank LAURA S
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 4 weeks on a business trip, and I have to say I was positively surprised. It's not the most expensive hotel, and I usually opt for something more expensive, but the location is perfect, right in the centre of town.
The staff is ultra-friendly. I was always greated friendly at reception and when checking-in, they even suggested things to do and was generally really service-minded.
The breakfast is OK, but nothing amazing. The standard stuff for making sandwiches, porridge, yoghurt, musli, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage etc. Nothing really fancy, but a good way to start the morning.
The rooms are fairly small but really nice. The only problem I had with the room was a really bad reception on the free WLAN.
The hotel also has a small gym with sauna and bubble-pool. I recommend to visit it!

Room Tip: I heard the WLAN works best on the 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank BobReh
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed there during our euro trip this summer, this hotel was a good choice- perfect location, just few min walk from the station, nice restaurant there and really good bar inside, and room was clean and big enough

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stay here every year with work and am generally pretty satisfied with the stay. Location is great which makes it easy to get around town, staff are friendly and the rooms are decent. Can be tough to get the temperature right though and there can be some noise, particularly on the weekends, so sleep quality could be better. The bar and restaurant are pretty good to which is always a bonus after a long day or if it's cold out!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Excellent hotel. Pluses: immaculately clean, friendly and competent front desk staff who speak excellent English, good breakfast included in room rate, superb location (visible when train pulls in), lobby computer available for guest use, large comfortable bed, quiet. No minuses noted.

Room Tip: For good view, ask for street side. For ugly view of parking lot and garage, but quieter, ask for b...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra

Address: Hannikaisenkatu 35, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
Location: Finland > Central Finland > Jyvaskyla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Jyvaskyla
Price Range: $125 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra 4*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-story Hotel centrally located in the downtown area; opposite the railway station; 21 km from Jyvaskyla JYV Airport. ... more   less 
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