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Original Sokos Hotel Arina

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Pakkahuoneenkatu 16, Oulu 90100 Finland
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#3 of 11 hotels in Oulu
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Sokos Hotel Arina is a classy and comfortable hotel right in the centre of Oulu. The dignified facades of the time-honoured merchants' block conceal a top modern hotel and restaurant complex. The hotel with its wide range of services is well suited for the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Hotel is located near rail & bus stations and to Oulu OUL airport is only 10 km.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot bath
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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M_and_RHuddersfield wrote a review Oct 2022
Huddersfield55 contributions36 helpful votes
Returning to Oulu for the first time in 3 years for the Irish Festival, I decided to treat myself to a week at this hotel. It is in such a great location, and the room was very comfortable and well kitted out. I was particularly impressed with the way the lights worked: generally, everywhere you go in the world, on retiring to bed you end up turning all the lights in the room off and on and off again before you get it right! Even better was the sensor in the bathroom (once you reach a certain age, night-time trips are de rigeur) which turned on low level lighting, which stayed on long enough to prevent stubbed toes on the way back to bed! The breakfast selection was great, and in a lovely bright breakfast room (it got very busy at times): I loved the puuro, and the quirky selection of mugs to choose from was nice. I thoroughly enjoyed my two trips to the sauna, and now really want to try an authentic smoke sauna, as recommended by a lady I met in there! I also approve of the absence of automatic cleaning service every day: you just need to remember to ask in time the night before! The bed was super-comfy and the pillows also very good. The only downside for me was that I could hear clothes hangers being rattled on the rails in the room next door, as the sound-proofing between rooms wasn't that great. Likewise, they'd have heard mine.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 26 Oct 2022
Thank you for your great review! You are most welcome back anytime. Kind regards, Sanni / reception
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Anna A wrote a review Oct 2022
Finland44 contributions87 helpful votes
Lovely, modern, clean hotel! Perfect location, comfy beds and quiet rooms. Wonderful breakfast buffet. Really pleasant stay in all aspects. Nice theme throughout the hotel and attention to detail in the hallway carpets, little notes left here and there, excellent service!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mikael F wrote a review Mar 2022
Helsinki, Finland29113 contributions1990 helpful votes
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The renovation of this centrally located legendary Oulu hotel is almost complete. The rooms have been refurbished in the ambiance of bright summer nights, the scent of tar, and the wild salmon. On the top 7th floor are two suites with saunas and large balconies overlooking the Rotuaari pedestrian street. In August 2018, we stayed in the same suite #709. Now only the balcony was the same. The interior has been completely revamped. The suite felt more spacious and had a very stylish decor. The other suite #710 has a bigger living room with a dining table for six. The suite was very well equipped. There was everything you could imagine to need starting from the sauna scent. Also, we have never seen such a modern Nespresso machine. In 2018, we paid exactly the same price 214 euros. It was a prepaid Summer Deal then. Now it was a Black Friday sale with flexible rates because of the COVID. My only complaint is the breakfast that was very average. It is served on the 3rd floor in a separate space. All egg dishes (boiled and scrambled) were finished. On departure, we noticed that they were replenished but that was too late for us.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Tiina Uusikartano, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Responded 8 Jun 2022
Thank You for Your review! Welcome again soon!
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Zilvatus wrote a review Feb 2022
Espoo, Finland61 contributions52 helpful votes
Very warm and friendly reception. Special treat to our doc. Also breakfast eas very good. These were the reasons for our second visit to this hotel. We parked our car in the street as the height of parking hall was only 2 meters. The only thing that bothered us was the noisy air conditioning in the room.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can park the car in Hallituskatu
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Laura wrote a review Jan 2022
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Had a wonderful staycation. Hardly anything negative to say: the check-in was quick and we were given few room options to choose from (which was very nice), rooms were given a beautiful face-lift, the staff was friendly, and the room was quiet so we got to sleep peacefully. The breakfast was quite basic but tasted good. There could have been some high quality teas available for instance.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Sari wrote a review Nov 2021
Oulu, Finland3 contributions
Loving the new room! And it was very easy and fast to check in with phone app & mobile key. Comfortable bed & I really like the local Toripolliisi statue in the room. It would be nice to spend more time here, now I’m only on a short work trip. Can’t wait for breakfast. It has always been great.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jyrki wrote a review Sep 2021
Helsinki, Finland17 contributions2 helpful votes
Check-in to Hotel was easy and quick. Sokos Hotel Arina location is also good because it’s in Center and quite near railwaystation. There is also shopping Center in same building with several restaurants and Sokos Department store. Rooms were clean and quite new. Breakfast was ok, quite standard Sokos Hotel breakfast and There was all ingredients to have good Scandinavian breakfast. I also got Late checkout but It costed 10€ extra. When I was checking out, reseption gave me very detailed instructions how to find nearest bus stop and bus line to Oulu airport (200m from Hotel). Good Stay overall.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tiina Itkonen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Responded 6 Sep 2021
Hello from Original Sokos Hotel Arina, thank you for staying with us. Also thank you for your time for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome. I wish you a beautiful Autumn time and hope to see you here again experiencing the new rooms. Best regards Tiina Itkonen, duty manager Original Sokos Hotel Arina
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Itkosh wrote a review Aug 2021
Oulu, Finland5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Lovely hotel at The middle of The City. We had a wonderful mini vaccation with our family. Very friendly staff and clean Rooms. 5 years old daughter of ours loved The onni Orava playroom which IS by The way very Big! The all new gym IS spot on. Nice high tech equipment. Buffet breakfast was very tasty and fresh. We ate at The inner court. IT's a nice addition especially For The people who likes to eat outside. Homemade pancakes and Apple jam was one of The best things at The breakfast. If you like a clean friendly hotel at The center of The City you are gonna love Arina hotel For sure!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There IS a parking carage at The basement. Many times pretty full but you can get tour car to The...
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Response from Tiina Itkonen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Hi, thank you very much for your stay. Thank you also for the warm feedback. It made us all happy and proud. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with the family. Super that you experienced all the nice things we have to offer. Wishing your family a beautiful Autumn and hope to see you here with us again! Best regards Tiina Itkonen vuoropäällikkö Original Sokos Hotel Arina
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Laura I wrote a review Jul 2021
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Pleasant hotel with good location, really clean and fresh new rooms and most friendly customer service. Lovely atmosphere and details at breakfast. Only negative thing was parking witch was a bit hard to find and little narrow to drive at.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tiina Itkonen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Responded 26 Jul 2021
Hi Laura, thank you very much for your stay. Thank you also for the nice feedback. Great to hear you liked our hotel and the new rooms and especially that the service was pleasant. I hope to see you here soon again! Wishing you a beautiful summer time, Best regards Tiina Itkonen vuoropäällikkö Original Sokos Hotel Arina
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Laura P wrote a review Jul 2021
Helsinki, Finland28 contributions26 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay in Sokos hotel Arina. We stayed in a room which had already been renovated and it was really comfortable. The ongoing renovation didn’t disturb us. Only downside was that due to the renovation there were three straircases to get to the breakfast (we were travelling with a baby and a stroller). Big plus for the microwave in the elevator lobby as we could warm up the baby food. Breakfast good/basic hotel breakfast, nothing too fancy or special. Excellent location. We would stay again :)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tiina Itkonen, Guest Services / Front Office at Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Responded 5 Jul 2021
Hi Laura L, thank you very much for your stay with us. Thank you also for the feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked the the new rooms. I am happy to say that the way to the breakfast area is now clear and we are back to normal with that. I wish you and your family a beautiful summer time and hope to see you here again soon! Best regards Tiina Itkonen, Duty manager Original Sokos Hotel Arina
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
FinlandNorthern OstrobothniaOulu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
260
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Nearby attractions include Kauppahalli (0.4 km), Toripolliisi (0.4 km), and Oulu Cathedral (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
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 Arina?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Uleaborg 1881, Ravintola Sauraha, and Ristorante Pizzeria Da Mario.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Arina located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Oulu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Arina?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Arina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.