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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere 33100 Finland
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#6 of 30 hotels in Tampere
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This central, 19-story high hotel offers fantastic views over the city in a prominent location in the heart of town, at the back of Tammerkoski. The hotel is close to all services such as shopping center and restaurants, as well as the lively nightlife. Sokos Hotel Ilves has 3 restaurants, pub and a nightclub meaning that your palette will never get bored. Your taste buds will be pampered with Northern European delicacies, flavors from Italy, Mexico and France though you are only on a visit in Finland. The hotel has meeting facilities for 300 people and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to stay in contact with important business associates as well as friends and family. To truly relax during your stay, take a dip in our pool or unwind in the sauna, the perfect tonic for a day of business meetings or sightseeing.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car park
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Business
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish
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Mikael F wrote a review 3 Aug
Helsinki, Finland25366 contributions1842 helpful votes
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This Sokos hotel has also been revamped. It has never been our favorite hotel in Tampere because of the same problems we found out also at this time. The facilities cannot handle all the amounts of people if the hotel is full or nearly full. We stayed the first night in a suite and the second night in a superior view room. We got the best rooms in both categories. Also, the sale prices of 249 and 115 euros were affordable. The check-in queue for our first room was 15 minutes and 30 minutes for the second room. Luckily there were waiting numbers in use. Otherwise, it would have been complete chaos. Suites are located on floors 3 and 4 but the stairs cannot be used. The lifts were crowded. Our second room was on the top 18th floor but lifts were full already from there downwards. People had learned that in order to get into a lift you must go first upwards. We had two dinners at Amarillo and Rosso which are hotel restaurants. Both were very average experiences. Although we had table reservations, there was a long waiting also there. Breakfast was served at Amarillo and it was also crowded. We were lucky to find tables but the buffet was complete chaos. On the second morning, I finally found the pancakes. We were sitting next to them. The rooms are quite small but well planned and equipped. I would call the suite a junior suite. The bedroom and bathroom are so small. Also, beware that four suites are located in the other direction and the views are not so good. I would put the suites into two different categories: with a view and without a view.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Liamola wrote a review Jul 2022
Helsinki, Finland151 contributions54 helpful votes
The hotel itself is good and tidy but it is under resourced: I had to wait for an hour for check in. Their explanation was that the hotel is full. Well okay, maybe you should hire more staff to take care of the guests... at one point we had to wait for 10 minutes for a lift as they were full and there were no stairs to use. Additionally, you had to select your breakfast time when checking in because otherwise it would get overcrowded (again, the hotel needs to match it facilities/resources with the amount of guests). The room was smaller than average standard double room. It was tidy and clean though. The service was typical Finnish semi-rude service. The parking carage has the smallest spots I have ever seen in Finland and is unpractical (there is only one lane down/up). The location of the hotel is convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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chouettehu wrote a review Jul 2022
Belgique, Europe34 contributions6 helpful votes
The most expensive rooms are situated on the top of the tower and display the fantastic view on Tampere and the lakes. The rooms are nicely set and functional. The hotel is well situated, in the centre. Breakfast is a disappointment however. Little fresh fruit, no fresh bread and....you have to go to the bar and pay a surcharge to get an espresso coffee!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Timo wrote a review Jul 2022
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Stayed for 2 nights. Rooms we’re supposed to have air conditioning but it didn’t seen to work. We mentioned about the problem after first night and the problem was supposed to be fixed but the second night was as hot as the first. Not worth the money.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sari K wrote a review Jul 2022
Turku, Finland60 contributions49 helpful votes
Nice stay on a 15th floor room with very nice view over the town. Great location. Room clean and well air-conditioned. Breakfast not so great but all basics were there. Check-In crowded so waiting for the lifts. Nice staff. High prices at Lynx bar.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Busy check-in around 3 p.m. Try to avoid. Breakfast busy 9-10 a.m. Lifts crowded. Use check-in...
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Leo Vegoda wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California51 contributions14 helpful votes
An elegant room with at least nine power outlets and four USB-A charging ports. I think they are targeting the business traveller. There is actually a telephone but they relegated it to a windowsill position. No desk space for last century's technologies! The furniture is comfortable. The bathroom has an excellent shower. It also has a sign noting that the tap water is excellent and good to drink. This is great as there's an electric kettle and some cups. There's also a little fridge with the usual minibar items. The hotel dining options are fine but not exciting. But there is a wide selection of dining options within a few minutes walk. The hotel is on the river. The train station, stadium, museum, and office locations are all nearby.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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TeWe wrote a review Oct 2020
Helsinki, Finland990 contributions282 helpful votes
We went to Tampere for a weekend break, and chose this hotel due to its good location. We booked a superior room, and were glad we did that, because we got a room on the 16th floor with a spectacular view over Tampere. The room was nice, clean and quiet, and breakfast was also very good.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Netta_Koo wrote a review Sep 2020
Helsinki, Finland237 contributions96 helpful votes
All though the hotel seemed to be fully booked while we stayed there everything worked pretty smoothly. There was a long queue for check in but all the desks were in use and you could tell all the receptionists tried their best to serve each customer quickly and efficiently. Our pre orders were delivered to the room as promised and the view was nice from the 10th floor. Even though the room was clean and comfortable I found it a bit tired. Like the whole building, maybe in need of a little update to bring them to this decade? The sauna and pool were well maintained and clean. Breakfast was pretty chaotic, since there were so many guests at the same time. The bacon and the scrambled eggs were very disappointing; soggy, fatty, lacking taste. The parking hall is very cramped, our car barely made it through the gate and it was hard to fit it anywhere. The location is perfect for exploring the city.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JKT wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in Ilves for two nights. The hotel is easy to find and in a good location. The hotel is also directly connected to Koskikeskus, which makes it easy to do some shopping. Unfortunately, the first impression of the room was dirty. There was smudge on the table indicating that the tables are not wiped. Otherwise the room was tidy. On the second day we had to call the room service because the room was not attended to by 3pm. The spa was great! One pool for swimming, one kiddie pool and a small space for sun bathing. It is not huge so it might get crowded during the holiday season. Having been to other Sokos hotels, the breakfast here was disappointing. There was only one type of yoghurt, no granola, no pastry (e.g. croissants), small selection of fruits, no fish or nuts. The black sausage was a nice regional touch tough. These days I would also hope for vegan/vegetarian warm food options available for all.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ben L wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands429 contributions39 helpful votes
I stayed over for one night and the hotel, I think mainly for business people, was good. Staff very friendly as well the breakfast was as the normal standard in Scandinavia hotels perfect. Room quite modern and clean.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hello benlG5924IH! Thank you for staying with us! We really appreciate your lovely feedback, it's nice to hear that everything went smoothly. Hope to see you soon again, welcome! Best regards, Emma/reception Original Sokos Hotel Ilves
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US$125 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Ilves
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Nearby attractions include ElämysTeeri - Room Escape (0.2 km), Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas (0.3 km), and Olutravintola Konttori - Beer Restaurant Konttori (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kauppahalli, Zeytuun, and Pikkubistro Kattila.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Ilves located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Tampere.
Are any cleaning services offered at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Ilves offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.