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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kouvola
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Russia
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Typical Sokos”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice quiet hotel, standard sample of the Sokos chain. Good sauna.

Tip: the hotel parking is no longer free, but there is no need to use it, as the nearest free parking is just 50 meters away (Hovioikeudenkatu street).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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135 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The staff was really helpful and friendly and the rooms were clean. The hotel offers complimentary sauna and gym, which is nice but the sauna is only available during evenings. :(The breakfast was a disappointment when compared to Nordic standards in general but the restaurant and pub are ok. The playroom for kids was great fun for the youngest in the family though.Good stay if your in the area and well worth the buck especially if you plan to go to the local amusement park, they sell tickets and bracelets conveniently at the hotel, so you don't have to que at Tykkimäki. :)

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St. Petersburg
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good location, easy to find, not in the very center but close to shops and highway, quiet, calm. When we stayed in this hotel there was free parking, now as i know it costs something. Room is nice and spacious enough. Strong free wifi and wired internet. Bathroom floor got wet since the door in shower cabin closed not very tight. Sauna was a pleasant bonus after long day. Stayed there for one night so didn't find any negative points.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I believe the parking place and the gym were the highlights of my stay. The room and service was good, but the hotel has seen its best days. Although it still probably is one of the best in the area. Overall the experience was very similar as in many other Sokos hotels: everything works but nothing really stands out.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

What you get here is exectly what you can expect from standandart hotel in Scandinavia. Clean simple and value for money. It was almost the only hotel which was warking during holdays in Kouvola, we havn't done any prebooking as were driving and just stoping over on the way. 500 m from railway station, very convinient.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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