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Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel

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Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland. At Kimmel, you can organize small and large meetings, various trade fair events and unforgettable family feasts. At restaurant Fransmanni, you can also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food as well as our hotel's sumptuous breakfast, and dance the night away accompanied by star performers. Our hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala-park by the River Pielisjoki. Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is named after the fast-flowing River Pielisjoki and its glimmering foam. We take advantage of the beautiful Sirkkala-park scenery every year by organizing the Osuuskaupparock, which attracts increasing numbers of rock enthusiasts. We are also located only a few minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Our staff is happy to tell you about what is going on around the town and give you advice on what to see during your trip. Bus and train stations are located right across the street from our hotel. It is also easy to reach us by plane, since the airport shuttle bus will get from Joensuu Airport to the hotel in a blink of an eye. Our hotel is a full-service provider: food, drink, good night's sleep, relaxation and evening fun. Welcome to visit us at Kimmel!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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JariJK wrote a review Jun 2023
Kouvola, Finland5502 contributions381 helpful votes
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The location of the hotel is excellent. It is situated between the railway station, the bus station, River Pielisjoki and Park Sirkkalan Puisto. The riverside park is a nice picnic area with tables and benches. There are even fishing possibilities there but notice restriction areas. However, walking distance to the city center and all main attractions is very short. It is also possible to rent Jopo bikes from the hotel. Also electric city scooters are often available in front of the hotel. Our standard room was very nice. We had good beds, an armchair, a big flat-screen television, a self-adjustable air-conditioning system, a ventilation window with an insect net and an empty refrigerator (no minibar). However, the refrigerator was quite loud. Our bathroom was OK but the shower wall was too short. Water came under it and watered the whole bathroom while showering. Breakfast was good. I especially loved local specialties, that is to say Karelian rice pastries and banana-chocolate cake by a local bakery. The breakfast room was so big that there wasn't any congestion there. Park view was very nice. The dinner restaurant of the hotel is good, too. It is also possible to take a drink on the large summer terrace. We didn't test the pampering spa department because there is an admission fee there. Service was very kind in the whole hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Sanna Jaatinen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Responded 1 Jul 2023
Many thanks for your valuable feedback! It's great to hear that you were satisfied with the accommodation and our services. Thank you for the shortcomings related to the standard room. The spa is for a fee, but is automatically included in the following room rates: superior X, junior suite and suite. Welcome again and have a great summer! Sanna, reception
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Sallamari H wrote a review Mar 2023
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The facilities look great, we had booked the Superior King for two nights. However, the room was extremely dusty and I struggled to sleep as I am asthmatic. We asked reception to send a cleaner to dust the room which they were happy to do. The cleaner came while we were out and had cleaned the bathroom but all the dust in the sleeping area was untouched. We ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious, however, the waiter dropped one of the dishes on my partner and newborn baby. She did apologize profusely. We were also double charged for an item and when I queried this, I was told their system doesn't work well and returning the money would be difficult and they would prefer us to just take something of the value of the overcharge instead of a refund. When I walked away I was told they could just return the overcharge. Spa is lovely but unfortunately the negative outweighed the positive and I would be unlikely to recommend to a friend. There was no compensation for the lack of cleanliness or the food being splattered all over my partner's and baby's clothes. I would have expected at least some level of a good will gesture.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Sanna Jaatinen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Responded 27 Mar 2023
Thank you for your review Sallamari. I´m truly sorry that your stay in our hotel did not went well. This service level do not meet our standards at all. We will contact you personally.
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Mari1917 wrote a review Sept 2022
Frankfurt, Germany40 contributions51 helpful votes
We had only one overnight stay in this hotel. It is ok nothing special but there is also nothing wrong with it. The room was recsently renovated and they were nice. The breakfast was also ok. The hotel staff was nice and polite.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Roosa Jaakola, Owner at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Responded 13 Sept 2022
Dear Mari, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us and we welcome you back to visit us anytime. Best Regards, Roosa Jaakola Vastaanoton palveluvastaava / Front Office Servive Manager Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu roosa.jaakola@sok.fi
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Jenna A wrote a review Aug 2022
Joensuu, Finland93 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel is fully renovated and it's done with an excellent taste! Hotel is fresh, modern and very scandinavian. Breakfast is brilliant and the view in the park is nice and beautiful. Staff is welcoming and friendly. Why - 1 one star? The Kimmel Spa is one of the prettiest I've seen, but unfortunately very, very small. Prize is a bit high for so small spa and it was a pity to walk upstairs if yoi wanted something to drink. Eventhough, I highly recommend Sokos Hotel Kimmel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Roosa Jaakola, Owner at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Responded 4 Aug 2022
Dear Jenna, Thank you for your kind review! I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us. We have noted the difficulty in ordering drinks upstairs and we will install a phone in the spa so our guest can call and order, so there won't be any need to walk upstairs. I wish you a great summer and you're welcome back to visit us anytime! Best Regards, Roosa Jaakola Vastaanoton palveluvastaava / Front Office Servive Manager Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu roosa.jaakola@sok.fi
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Mikael F wrote a review Jul 2022
Helsinki, Finland30625 contributions2504 helpful votes
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This hotel has been completely renovated. So everything looks stylish and fresh. Joensuu railway station is located opposite the hotel. We booked the best suite which is located on the top 5th floor and has a huge wrap-around balcony with great views. You have your own sauna in the spacious bathroom but no bathtub. We had dinner at the hotel's Bistro Heili restaurant. The service was friendly and the food was tasty. Breakfast is served in a big breakfast hall. The food selection is wide but the atmosphere has a canteen-like vibe on busy mornings. The reception staff was friendly. Our stay had a quite good value for 352 euros considering the size of the suite.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear Mikael, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and liked our renovated look. I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and the food at the restaurant and will let our staff know. I warmly welcome you back to visit us anytime! Best Regards, Roosa Jaakola Vastaanoton palveluvastaava / Front Office Servive Manager Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu roosa.jaakola@sok.fi
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NahTa wrote a review Jun 2022
Tampere, Finland45 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is fully renovated. Everything worked perfectly, room was clean and spacious. The view is calming. The staff was friendly. Nothing to complain! We will visit again! I can recommend to all. The only small downside was that the blackout curtains did not completely cover the windows.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
Hello, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us! We are also looking into the curtain problem, so we can begin solving it as soon as possible. Have a great summer and welcome back to visit us anytime! Best Regards, Roosa Jaakola Vastaanoton palveluvastaava / Front Office Servive Manager Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu roosa.jaakola@sok.fi
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JPR6262 wrote a review Mar 2022
Helsinki, Finland19 contributions6 helpful votes
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Very nicely renovated and modernized classic hotel in Joensuu. However, the Spa renovation is still under process, but will be finalized soon. Very friendly staff. Good location. Beautiful view over the city and the river from the upper floors. The suite (room 512) was really nice and highly recommended for couples. We will come back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Mar 2022
Hello, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and warmly welcome you back anytime! Best Regards, Roosa Reception Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu
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Jonas E wrote a review Nov 2020
Helsinki, Finland46 contributions43 helpful votes
I stayed at Kimmel for two nights. You need to ask for Bathrobe and for slippers. I stayed in two different rooms, one had a bathtub and the other did not. Breakfast was nothing special, not good, not bad. There were some remarks regarding social distancing and keeping safety distance, but I feel that at least during the breakfast this could have been taken better into consideration with more measures to minimize spread and also keeping safety distance. The staff was friendly and the restaurant had good dinner food as well.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for the pool area and ask for a bathrobe and slippers!
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Andy S wrote a review Mar 2020
Helsinki, Finland29 contributions8 helpful votes
If you are here, enjou good food and nice rooms. Our dinner was okei. Service is pleasent and air con works in these rooms and parking is free and close of reception. Very near by city market place and everything. I recommed this Kimmeli
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tuomasn253 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Rooms were untidy and furnished like soviet union. Some hairs were found from the bathtub, TV had 14 channels, only one in english, not even music TV. There were absolutely no comfort at room besides bed and untidy bathtub. Even pool was closed and fact wasnt informed prior stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Nearby attractions include Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (0.7 km), Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma (0.7 km), and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kielo, Local Bistro, and Roihu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Joensuu.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Swedish, and Finnish.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.