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Scandic Joensuu

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Joensuu, look no further than Scandic Joensuu.

Close to some of Joensuu's most popular landmarks, such as Pyhän Nikolaoksen kirkko (0.3 mi) and Joensuun Areena (0.6 mi), Scandic Joensuu is a great destination for tourists.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a minibar and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk and baggage storage while staying at Scandic Joensuu. In addition, Scandic Joensuu offers a fitness center and free breakfast, which will help make your Joensuu trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While staying in Joensuu, you can check out a popular Mexican restaurant like Amarillo, which is serving up some great dishes.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular gardens, such as Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden and The Utra Allotment.

The staff at Scandic Joensuu looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Brian K wrote a review Oct 2023
Arncliffe, Australia86 contributions28 helpful votes
Very basic, austere and plain. Less than average breakfast. Nothing particularly bad, but it felt very 1960's, without the good bits. Parking was available, but limited to a first-come, first served basis. Good location in the city centre.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Oct 2023
Hi, Many thanks for your review! We’re sad to hear that you weren’t totally satisfied with your stay. We appreciate your feedback so that we can get even better at what we do. Best, Satu
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michaelg999969 wrote a review May 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania232 contributions181 helpful votes
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I only had a chance to spend 1 night in this hotel, and I did not get a chance to go out in the city, but the hotel was nice, clean, and in a good location. The breakfast was great, and the restaurant setting was really cool. Definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Petri R wrote a review Jul 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at the Scandic Joensuu for two nights. Poor overall experience. On arrival an issue with room key cards, they did not function for 4 hours. Receptionist opened room doors, lights not working etc. Generally everage service and breakfast offering and also hotel is quite outdated. Cannot really recommended
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Hei Petri! Kiitos paljon kehittävästä palautteestasi. Arvostamme kaikkea asiakaspalautetta, se on aina tervetullutta ja auttaa meitä kehittämään toimintaamme. Toivottavasti tulemme näkemään teidät vielä jatkossakin asiakkaanamme. Ystävällisin terveisin, Vastaanotto ”
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Pirkko H wrote a review Jul 2023
Pirkkala, Western Finland, Finland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Poor breakfast service. People wait coffee for 1/2 hour. No excuse, no explanation. I dont know what went wrong. The girls did work all the time, but not for the guests. No smoothie, no tomatoes, no pancake, no cake, no normal milk, no service.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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SirpaStar wrote a review Apr 2023
Helsinki, Finland76 contributions42 helpful votes
The location is very good in the city center, just next to market. Walking distance from railway station is less than 10 minutes. The service at the hotel was quite friendly, but I was so disappointed they did not informed me beforehand about legionella bacterial in the water. They said it is not advisable to have a shower at all and that was a big minus after travelling about 4,5 hours and arriving quite late in the hotel. The room itself was clean and ok basic level, I would say 3 stars. The room was quiet. The breakfast was also basic, nothing suprising there but good.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Apr 2023
Hello Sirpa P! Thank you for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed breakfast and liked the location and hotel itself. The legionella bacterium was a very nasty surprise for all of us. Now that we have got rid of the bacterium we hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Reception/Scandic Joensuu
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Timo K wrote a review Mar 2023
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Nice hotel center of Joensuu, big room, good breakfast. Easy to come, parking are not very big, but enough. Early room was good for us, sauna was big and very good size. Good restaurants were easy to find.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 31 Mar 2023
Hi Timo K! Thank you for your feedback! Nice to hear you had pleasant stay with us. Welcome to stay with us anytime. Best regards, Scandic Joensuu reception
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Mikael F wrote a review Jul 2022
Helsinki, Finland30625 contributions2504 helpful votes
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This hotel is a former Cumulus hotel and it shows in the outdated decor. However, Cumulus rooms are usually very practical. So was our Superior Family Four room which is the biggest room type at this hotel. The breakfast is served in the former Martina restaurant located underground. This place would also need a complete make-over. However, the breakfast buffet was in immaculate condition, although the breakfast time was near its end. One man was effectively replenishing the buffet. The reception staff was very friendly. Our stay in a Superior Family Four room had an excellent value for the senior rate of 124 euros. My partner got also as a Scandic TOP Level member a small welcome gift and a 15-euro voucher for the bar or room minibar.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Risto wrote a review Jun 2022
Espoo, Finland4 contributions
Parking places very limited, even thought Joensuu is not a big city. There is a parking hall in the hotel, but they have only 5 parking places there and they must be booked in advance. Why only 5 places, cause hall is much bigger? Outside they have 16 places, but they were all full. Then you have to park some 400 meters away, in some market's parking hall. Breakfast ok, but due to lack of personnel, it does not work very well. All tables full of dirty dishes, cause they don't have time to clean them. Orange juice ran out. Then coffee and then even coffee sugar ran out. This poor waitress tried to do her best, but I think she was alone. And last, hotel receptionist was quite rude, when I gave her some complaints. She would need an attitude chance or a new job. For 140 €/ night, you would expect some level of service. (Remember, this is Joensuu, not Manhattan). I spend +150 nights yearly in hotels around the Europe, but this hotel I won't come back. Next two night I'll stay at the competitors place
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 15 Nov 2022
Hi Risto! Thank you for your feedback. I am really sorry that your stay at our hotel was not successful. We have 18 parking spaces of our own and 5 in the garage, because there are also other companies in our property that need parking spaces. The reception staff will be happy to advise on nearby parking options. I'm also sorry about the breakfast, sometimes during rush hours some products might run out temporarily. We will review your feedback with the staff in order to avoid similar situations in the future. Have a great day! Kindly regards, Tiia Shift Leader Front Office Scandic Joensuu
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SakiJR wrote a review May 2022
Turku, Finland952 contributions131 helpful votes
Nice small Scandic near Joensuu market square. Practical and peaceful location near city attractions and quite near University area. Good breakfast and friendly service. Air condition is quite powerful. I recommend especially for short trips.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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ex local wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a double room with queen size bed. The bed was only 140cm wide and made for one person. We asked for another room and were told that all double beds are that size and tehy did not have twin rooms with separate available. The bed was very unconfortable and we decided to change hotel after one night (even though we had planned to stay longer). We found a nice hotel near by for the rest of our stay for almost half of the price we paid for this.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
€99 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandic Joensuu
Which popular attractions are close to Scandic Joensuu?
Nearby attractions include Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (0.2 km), Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma (0.2 km), and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandic Joensuu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Scandic Joensuu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Scandic Joensuu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scandic Joensuu?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandic Joensuu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kielo, Local Bistro, and Roihu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scandic Joensuu?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Is Scandic Joensuu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Joensuu.
Are pets allowed at Scandic Joensuu?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scandic Joensuu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Is Scandic Joensuu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.