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Original Sokos Hotel Arina

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night on a business trip. The hotel is located very centrally and conveniently and is easy to find. It was very convenient to park our car in the adjoining new, large underground city parking area. The staff at the check-in were very friendly, polite and efficient. We had booked a superior room, which...

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Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The best thing about the hotel is its location. Really in the center of the center. Less then a minute walk from several of the best restaurants in Oulu. 1 minute walk from the mall. 3 minutes from the office that I work at. With such a cold weather every minute count. Room is not small with a place for...

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review. It makes us really happy that you were so happy with us. Good comment about the sauna. We have been "struggling" with the opening times. We love our new sauna and we would love our customers to enjoy it as much as they can. So surely we take this into consideration....

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent welcoming service at front desk. Lovely meal in the Texmex restaurant downstairs and good breakfast selection. Staff were attentive and friendly. Room was cleaned to a high standard and spacious.

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It makes us really happy that you were so happy and satisfied. Hopefully you can to stay with us soon again With huge thanks Maria Kursu, Hotel manager, Original Sokos Hotel Arina

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Hotel Arina plays major part in history of Oulu, too bad you can not find any trace of that inside. The hole building has been renovated some years ago and now Arina looks the same as any other Finnish standard hotel. Rooms are fine and well equipmented and breakfast very plentiful, try the homemade pancake! I was surprised how many...

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

It makes us very happy that we are your first choice in Oulu. And thank you so much for your great review. You are right –we have been here since 1938. The old part of us is still seen outside, in Pakkahuoneenkatu and Isokatu corner (yellow part of the building) and we have tried to bring the history inside the...

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nice clean hotel in the city center. Rooms are clean and the toilet and showers new. Corridors could use some artwork. Breakfast room was a little crowded the first morning but the offering was plenty. Only thing was that there was no special coffee, only normal or dark brew. Location wise this is perfect, right in the middle of the...

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! Happy that you liked us. We warmly welcome you to stay with us soon again. With kind regards Maria Kursu, Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Arina Oulu

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Nice but traditional, clean hotel. Room had advanced shower with motion detection😀. Location in the center of Oulu. Friendly staff ! Amarillo restaurant in the same building. Good Business stay🙂 recommend

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your great review. Happy that you liked your stay and found our strongest features –staff, location, rooms. Hopefully we can have you as our guest soon again. With kind regards Maria Kursu, Hotel manager Original Sokos Hotel Arina Oulu

Finland
Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of the few hotels where I always sleep well. Great beds, fresh and clean everywhere. I never take friendly service for granted in Finland, but at this hotel I always receive it. Great new breakfast room. Average breakfast, very sufficient. Great hotel for business travelers.

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Hi Marie! Thank you ever so much for a great great review. This made us really happy. We are happy that you are happy . We love our breakfast room too. It would be great to see you soon with us again. There are many events in Oulu in end of the year. 26.11 Pikkujoulu Piknik, 9.12 Robin is singing...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I chose this hotel for first time and this was quite nice experience. Check-in process was slightly slow due to lack of staff I would say. Rooms were clean, nice and roomy. Despite rooms were quite silent and peaceful the neighbouring floor noises could be heard. Not a big deal but might disturb some customers. Breakfast restaurants first impression was...

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It makes us happy that you took the time to write this. We have rooms in 6 floors and surely there is a favorite room for everyone. The breakfast room is new and it has been braised by our customers and happy that you liked it too. The room rates vary from day...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is not hotel's fault that is surrounded by construction works. Some of the 2nd floor rooms are also effected by street sounds, even pedestrian side, in the silent night you can hear well drunken Finns singing. Hotel is located nicely at very city center, 10-15min walk from railway station. Rooms are very nice, with wooden floors, that I prefer....

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

What a great pleasure to read such a thorough review. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. You have found our strongest points –location, staff, sauna, fitness room, new breakfast room. We are also very proud of those and many other things. Showers are automatic for safety reasons. But as you might have seen from previous...

Enontekio, Finland
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very good location in the center of the city. In the check-in, we could choose our room from many options. I guess there were only few reservations that day. There were no overcrowding in check-in or breakfast. We were informed about possible noise coming from road work or night club by e-mail one day ahead, so we choosed a room...

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HotelManagerArina, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Arina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Great that you liked our location and found our information email useful. There has been so much going on around our hotel that information is very useful. Air conditioning we have in all our rooms. Did you try our own pancake at breakfast? We also have local specialties there –like tar flavored herring....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Arina

Address: Pakkahuoneenkatu 16, Oulu 90100, Finland
Region: Finland > Northern Ostrobothnia > Oulu
Price Range: €114 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Arina 4*
Number of rooms: 260
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Oulu
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#4 Family Hotel in Oulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oulu
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“Ask for upper floor, inner yard room for quiet stay”
 of 5 bubbles mWrite, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you come with a car, plan where to park it for the night. The carage is very expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles Ounasloma, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor and a room with balcony and sauna”
 of 5 bubbles tommE7898PY, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Go for SuperiorX rooms, they're worth the extra money!”
 of 5 bubbles dippadaa, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If you want to sleep in quiet, request the quiet room (other side has the nighclub)”
 of 5 bubbles Jarno1981, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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