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Piispankatu 34, Porvoo 06100 Finland
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Friendly service in the heart of Porvoo! We wish you warmly welcome to stay as our guest at our cozy and quiet Hotel Sparre! Our location is excellent in the city center and close to the Porvoo Old Town. The room rates include continental breakfast with a local touch. Finnish sauna, meeting rooms and lobby bar make our guests’ stay pleasant. Come by yourself or with a bigger group of people. Our 40 single and double rooms, family rooms and apartment fill versatile accommodation needs. All rooms are newly renovated.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Massage
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Separate dining area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Finnish, Swedish
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HarryParryB wrote a review Feb 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions
My husband came to Porvoo on business for a few days so we decided to come with him and stay at Hotel Sparre. We were really pleased with how welcoming the hotel was. We booked two rooms and they made sure we had adjoining rooms without us even having to request it. The breakfast was very tasty and because my husband was at work and the children were tired we requested a late check out till 2pm which worked perfectly. The rooms are very comfortable and the beds are cosy. The location is great and the old town area is just up the road. All in all we had an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Toverman wrote a review Sep 2021
The Hague, The Netherlands106 contributions30 helpful votes
Staff is really helpful. When you arrive Sundays after desk closingtime, they will arrange codes and an envelope for you. Any question will be answered in no time. There is a possibility to park your car underground, they will tell you where that is. €10 a night. Location is perfect, When you cross the main Street you're in the old town of Porvoo. Breakfast is very nice. Rooms are clean and the beds are really fine.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karri wrote a review Oct 2020
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Stayed at Sparre with my two boys (10 and 8 yrs) in their Superior room which was very spacious and nice looking. TV set was also good as we watched Finland beat Ireland 1-0 :) After the game we went to large and tidy sauna, and in the morning had very versatile and well-prepared breakfast. Staff was helpful and nice, so overall very pleasant stay and really good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Foodiac wrote a review Sep 2020
Riihimaki, Finland394 contributions98 helpful votes
A bathroom can be build without floor heating, but then the floor material has to be water proof. Unfortunately rhis is nor the case ( at least in the room we were) the floor was tiled and as water seeps through the seams as it does sooner or later anyway and mold will start to grow under the tiles. A strong smel mild greets you in the bathroom. Pity, since otherwise the hotel was quite nice except for some street noise in the rooms on the street side and and well situated..
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Date of stay: September 2020
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lorhawk wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
Great location, only 5 minutes from the bus station, and less than 10 minutes walk from the old town. Rather outdated, though ownership has just changed hands and the management are very accommodating and positive about their renovation plans. The room was clean and functional, breakfast was extremely good. The restaurant like the rest of the hotel is going to be renovated. Blackout blinds in the bedrooms will replace the current blinds as the hotel overlooks a busy street, however, the bed was comfortable and shower good and the room was spacious with an additional sofa. It worked well for a short stay and once renovations are complete, I think this will be an exceptional hotel due to its location.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room
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Jarmo K wrote a review Aug 2018
Espoo, Finland228 contributions100 helpful votes
Porvoo is a beautiful summertown, but there are a great shortage of hotels in the centre. We had to stay over night in the centre after the party, and Sparre was the only candidate. The hotel is in a bad shape, very worn out and the rooms has no ventilation at all. The service was scarce, but okey. The breakfast... Okey, you got your morning coffee. Beds are not confortable. This is more like hostels. It's all too expensive (120€/night for two persons); better price could be 40-50€ for that you get. If you can avoid, choose another place to sleep in.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mard000 wrote a review May 2018
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights. Our room was facing a busy street, I woke up constantly to the sounds of the traffic. If you book a room from Sparre definitely ask for a room facing the inner yard. Only then you can get some sleep. Breakfast was ok. It would be nice if the breakfast time could be longer, 06:30-09:00 was too early for me. On holiday I personally do not like waking up so that I don't miss the breakfast. The room had a small tv, double bed, toilet with a shower. Very basic and perhaps a little outdated. This hotel definitely needs a renovation. New windows & doors with better soundproofing are necessary. The staff is friendly, no complaints of it. The location is also great, all the shops and the old quarter are near.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shahrukh K wrote a review Nov 2017
39 contributions9 helpful votes
Hello Friends! It excites me to even think about Finaland. If there is a country on Earth which is magical , it is Finland. Fin are very intellectual people and I have been lucky to have now couple of good friends from Finland. Some of them from Lapland , where there is a house of Santa Clause. I stayed in Sparre hotel recently.It is quiet and warm form inside.Sparre is sober,neat and clean hotel run by university professionals,all girls. Hotel is situated in proximity of major banks,shops and museums. Make sure you wake up early morning and take a sunrise breakfast. I mean the whole Northern Hemisphere will be visible form the glass window of the Sparre hotel and it will look like something created by computers.Friendly staff and good Fin food you can eat. I mostly prefer to eat sand-witches and fruits.It is a budget hotel so the rooms are small but worth if one has to stay for couple of days. It has a superstore underneath so I usually also used to eat outside. Lots of pubs and restaurants are there in that area. You can do lot of site seeing around the hotel. Its in the lap of nature. Go and breath the real world god created for humans. Please remember that when you go out you will have to carry your keys with you as after 10 the doors closes form outside and no one can help you to the access inside. Even if u enter with someones help than the access to your floor via lift is only possible with room keys. If you miss it somehow than someone has to call the number on the display to help you get in the hotel. If you loose the keys it is expensive. Enjoy your stay. Thanks!!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All rooms are warm and quiet. No choice, go for it.
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James R wrote a review May 2017
Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom314 contributions84 helpful votes
I don't like leaving negative reviews. And there's nothing really wrong with this hotel but it is very average. The rooms with in need of refurbishment, however perfectly clean and well presented . The bed really wasn't particularly comfortable but I had a good nights sleep. The pillows were flat and cheap . The reception is hardly ever manned. But this really isn't a big problem for a hotel in this budget. No facility to provide ice when requested and even when we bought ice from the supermarket they didn't have an ice bucket for us to use. There is a bar in the hotel, and although we never visited, it does not look like it is particularly well stocked, I presume you could get a glass of wine and a beer but doubt they have a good mixture of spirits. There is very limited parking in the basement and on the first day had to park about half a mile away in public parking and walk back to the hotel in a snowstorm . There is a €10 charge if you can manage to get into the parking bay. Breakfast was reasonable and typical Scandinavian continental The shower ran hot and cold, but the pressure was excellent. Would I stay there again? yes probably however I would look around for alternatives first. We stayed for two nights and this was fine, however I think the longest they would have found many of the points mentioned above become incredibly irritating. There was just nothing outstanding about hotel Sparre, find for an overnight stay but pretty dull overall. One thing which is certainly a redeeming feature is it is in a central location for shops restaurants and also the iconic Porvoo Old town which is featured in another of my reviews.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Ulf N wrote a review Dec 2016
Emmaboda, Sweden185 contributions46 helpful votes
This hotel on the 3 rd floor near a shopping centre In my room there was no minibar The room was descent but nothing special. Close to restaurants and shopping mall. Breakfast was of good standard. And at this time the wire less inter didn't work was only accessible in the reception area.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandUusimaaPorvoo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sparre
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sparre?
Nearby attractions include Brunberg Candy Factory Shop - Tehtaanmyymälä (0.2 km), Escape Porvoo (0.01 km), and Cathedral of Porvoo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sparre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Sparre?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sparre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sparre?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sparre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Porvoon Paahtimo, Cafe Fanny, and Hanna-Maria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Sparre?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Sparre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Porvoo.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Sparre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Sparre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Sparre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.