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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu

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Torikatu 20, Joensuu 80100 Finland
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#1 of 4 hotels in Joensuu
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Contemporary five story hotel with restaurants, located at the commercial center next to marketplace, near bus & railway stations.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Russian, Spanish, Finnish and 3 more
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250pasir wrote a review Jul 2021
Valkeakoski, Finland233 contributions127 helpful votes
Basic hotel at the centrum of Joensuu. Rooms, I had superior, are fine. Common sauna is in bad shape, lockers have issues with locks and how to store key, sauna and Jacuzzis are worned and needs renewal. Gym is not worth of mentioning, three devices..
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Good hotel in Joensuu keeping in mind that in countryside near Russian border level of hotels is...
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Sami V wrote a review Jun 2021
Nokia, Finland91 contributions46 helpful votes
Superb service, nice and cozy rooms. Everything works as it should, and maybe little more. Hotel is at the centre, and everything is near. Very nice city! We got room with balcony to the street and it was a little suprise. At warm weather it was nice to watch city from the balcony.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking in the hotel is available. Many restaurants at the hotel and short distance to anywhere
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Foodiac wrote a review Oct 2020
Riihimaki, Finland394 contributions98 helpful votes
Quite recently renovated: clean with pristine floor,walls etc. And for once a proper ceiling light. You actually see in the room! Smart tv. Watered down disappointing breakfast coffee and juices. Too cheap for even a basic level SOKOS-hotel. On the plus side local produce available. Very good traditional Carelian pies. Good location.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maaritti wrote a review Aug 2020
Helsinki, Finland229 contributions57 helpful votes
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A good quality service in a good quality establishment. We stayed in a superior with a balcony. Would have been lovely exept for the weather bring too cold to use the balcony. Very quiet and tidy midern scandinavian rooms. Cafe, restsurant and groceryshop downstairs. Good location in the center of Joensuu.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Totti K wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China1322 contributions228 helpful votes
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This was my second time within a year at the Vaakuna Joensuu hotel. The hotel is centrally located, the staff is wonderful and you will find all the basic services in the hotel. Wifi is easy, showers and toilet clean, beds comfy enough. The hotel is also very quiet. Breakfast is also very nice. The main question: Would I stay in this hotel? Absolutely.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Marko M wrote a review Jul 2020
Hollola, Finland273 contributions112 helpful votes
Hotel is well located in a heart of Joensuu. Parking facilities are located in a same building complex. Service was friendly and breakfast was good. I really like breakfast, because lot of products came from local suppliers. Room was clean, nice and quiet. Sauna for hotel quests was warm between 16:00-22:00.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Ask room from Torikatu side, because it's quiet street.
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Totti K wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China1322 contributions228 helpful votes
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First of all, I am not a big fan of Sokos-hotels, so I struggle with my bias towards the hotels in domestic travel. The rooms rarely surprise you since they are often built for a typical business traveler in Finland. However, Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Joensuu blew me off the water in the most positive way. Personalised, extremely casual and friendly service, typical for Eastern Finland. Smooth logistics and a fabullous breakfast with plenty of products from local companies and producers. Fabullous experience. The hotel is centrally located, wifi was good, room (366) was clean, wifi worked well and my room was quiet. But the breakfast was something special. Would I stay here the next time I come to Joensuu? Absolutely.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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JaakkoTapio wrote a review Nov 2019
Helsinki, Finland577 contributions133 helpful votes
During short visit to meet our relations, spent one night at this hotel. It belongs to one of biggest hotel chains in Finland. So level of facilities and service was as it was suspected, high level. Only critical which would write was those some (small) arrangements in breakfast tables, not so easy to access and causing queuing, in vain. All others went very well.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Diudi wrote a review Oct 2019
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Good service, friendly staff. Good restaurants nearby, clean rooms and high quality bathrooms. Excellent location. Affordable parking. Good Sauna and terrace. Grocery store in the same building which is good.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Börje Harrison wrote a review Oct 2019
Helsinki, Finland54 contributions38 helpful votes
The room was quite recently renovated, but the bathroom seemingly not - it was ok though. 4th floor and windows towards the inner court, so it was quiet on a weekend night. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, but we didn’t like the carpet floor. We used the parking and encountered no problems. The breakfast, well it’s basic, so I had what I usually have at Finnish hotels: juice, porridge, yoghurt and berries, carelian pastries with egg butter, and something sweet and it was perfectly fine.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$137 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Nearby attractions include Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (0.3 km), Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma (0.2 km), and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kielo, Local Bistro, and Roihu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Joensuu.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Swedish, and Finnish.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.