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“Value for the money” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

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Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Turku
Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Value for the money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Hotel is old and the last renovation was done more than few years ago. Our rooms in 6th floor were comfortable and the view towards the Aura river (westwards) was good. The location is quiet even in Saturday evening. On the other room the ladies discussion from next room was easily passing to the room. (partly because there was no any other noise). There is only one lift and its warning for overload was working for 4 persons payload! (Needs to utilize staircase). Breakfast average Finnish hotel. The S-customer’s price was ok and valid even though Turku was fully booked due to Ladies Cosmetic exhibition. So we were pleased to use the saved money for eating at the Radison SAS Hotel.

Room Tip: Street side at Turku is quiet enenought and you get view to the Aura river direction.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki. Finland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The only positive thing about this hotel was a very friendly staff. Our room was old and smelled bad. Breakfast was not of good quality (tasteless scrambled eggs, bad croissants) but the most annoying thing about this hotel was the miniature lift that was the only lift in the building and could take only two persons at a time. So we ended up waiting for the lift for longer periods. Hotel itself is desperately in need of reparation. I would not stay in this hotel again. The location is good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Riitta
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stayed one night in this hotel. The room was very moderate, with quite simple rattan furniture. The room was clean. A nice surprise was a bath in the bathroom. But it was little bit noisy, as I heard dogs sparking in to my room. I did complain about that when asking, how was my stay. The service was very friendly, and the clerk was very sorry about the noise. The parking garage of the hotel was little bit far away from the hotel, as I had to climb many floors to reach my car, and the hallways to the lot were very narrow to my big car. But still, it was a good garage.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Naantali, Finland
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261 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed here for one night with work collagues. Parking the car was a bit annoying as it was a building some hundred metres away from the hotel. You have to pick up the parking permission from hotel reception before parking and there's not much parking space availble in front of the hotel. This wasn't too handy to be honest. Hotel itself is "one of those hotels" from 90s. Same room, same bathroom, same breakfast. A bit weary but still nothing concrete to complain about. The restaurant downstairs (Spanish menu) is a bonus and the location in the middle of the town is nearly perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lemmy75
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Sewell, NJ
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72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel is very well located, a short distance from the Market Square. That is probably the only positive aspect of this dated hotel. The room is big but furnished with very old and low quality furniture. Old furniture could have been charming had it been classy, that is not the case. The hotel has no A/C that is unacceptable for the pricing of this place and keeping the window open is not an option because of the street noise. The bathroom is big but getting in and out of the bathtub was an ordeal since it was quite high and slippery. In addition, not all “superior rooms” have the promised safe, my room did not have one so I had to go everywhere with my passport and other valuables. The breakfast, what a disappointment! The quality of the food is just bad, and do not dare to walk out of the breakfast room with any food item because you will be charged 14 euros, according to a sign on top of the juice machine.

Another sorry piece about of this hotel is the TV service, other that BBC, there are no channels in English, and movies are all pay per view, so basically if your language is not finnish, you can only watch BBC over and over again if you do not want to spend a high price for a movie.

What an awful surprise and disappointment this place was.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SJ-Traveler-01
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Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
84 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Room
- Cramped room
- Narrow and hard double bed
- Small and uncomfortable pillows (no pillow menu available)
- No A/C -> warm room
- Old CRT television
- No slippers, no bathrobes

Breakfast
- No "good mornings" from the staff
- Tables were cleaned slowly
- Low food quality (dry bacon, tasteless scrambled eggs, poor selection of cheese, cold cuts and vegetables)

Sauna
- Available only in the evening
- No pool
- Extra towel cost 4 euro (if you don't take from your room)

What did we pay?
- 95 euro / night

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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      Sleep Quality
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      Rooms
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      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

Property: Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
Address: Eerikinkatu 23, Turku 20100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southwest Finland > Turku
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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Turku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popular Modern Hotel dating from 1928, located 500 meters from Finnair terminal & train station. ... more   less 
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