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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kouvola
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Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really good breakfast”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed one night in Sokos Hotel Vaakuna and the breakfast was just great! They even had organic cashew nuts and all sorts of organic food. The rooms are nice, nothing fancy, but clean and well working. Don´t let the pink color of the hotel fool you, it´s actually nice hotel with great location: in the center of Kouvola but in a quiet location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

There is not much choice in Kouvola when it comes to hotels, and I decided to go for a hotel from a reknown chain.

The hotel is at a walking distance from everything you need: the shopping area, the train station, the (few) restaurants and the Finnish nature.

The staff was friendly and helpful.

The room that I had seemed to have been recently refurbished, with bright white walls and modern furniture. The bed was particularly comfortable.

The rest of the building looks a little old and could use some refurbishment, but nothing really bad.

Breakfast was plentiful and tasty, only I wish the eggs and sausages had been warmer.

Considering the very few options in the city, should I go again to Kouvola, then Sokos hotel will be my choice again!

Room Tip: I had a "superior room" that had been recently refurbished
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Finland
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Hotel itself is really nice, good service, nice n clean rooms. Breakfast is also good as usually in Finland.
Kouvola town itself is quite quite place. Not really anything happening. I remember it in the 80's, night life was a lot more colorful.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Stayed in Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in May, and was really surprised how great the hotel was. Stayed in a suite and it was fantastic: very comfortable bed, own private sauna and very good size bathroom with the massive power shower. "living room" area was spacious and the suite itself very modern. Staff in reception was very friendly and professional, breakfast was good, Aula bar had good music and looked also very modern and chic. I will definetely stay on this hotel in future and will recommend this hotel to anyone to stay.

Room Tip: Corner suite has a view over the main road and car park but is also very quiet room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kouvola, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is the famous pink hotel in the city centre of Kouvola. The location is very good: a peaceful place in the city centre!

There is a Finnish sauna (separated for men and women) with a jacuzzi (whirlpool), free for hotel guests. Also a free gym and private saunas (extra cost) with a jacuzzi.

Also family rooms, superior rooms (with or without an own sauna), minisuites (32 square meters) and suites (53 square meters). Air-conditioning in all rooms.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

There is a rich varieties of breakfast too. If you like to have a free sauna in the morning, it is a good place. Staff is so friendly and make you feel home. Enjoy!

Room Tip: We had a double room with sauna inside, that was the first in life. Very good:)!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

Very nice, clean hotel 5 min walk from downtown Kouvola. Great restaurant and bar onsite. Beautiful walks in every direction. No car needed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Address: Hovioikeudenkatu 2, Kouvola 45100, Finland
Location: Finland > Kymenlaakso > Kouvola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kouvola
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Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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