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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Hovioikeudenkatu 2, Kouvola 45100 Finland
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#1 of 3 hotels in Kouvola
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Kouvola is an all-round city hotel suitable for all kinds of events. In addition to our excellent staff, the Frans & Rose bistro, three saunas and hot tubs, and a gym are in your service. Vaakuna's meeting and event facilities are the most adaptable in the city. The hotel has been renewed completely during 2020-2021.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Excursion557138 wrote a review Feb 2022
5 contributions
Extremely friendly staff welcomed us when we arrived. We had a room with sauna. The room was spacious and clean. Great size for a family. Would have wished a curtain or something that divides the queen bed from the rest of the room for some privacy. All in all the hotel was well kept and clean. The iWall game area was appreciated by the whole family. Hotel restaurant was pretty small and you needed to make a reservation in advance to be sure to get a table. Food was good and there where good options to choose from. Nice variety of vegetarian dishes too.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking on site.
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Ruoh-is wrote a review Nov 2021
Espoo, Finland133 contributions73 helpful votes
We went there for one night because it was well situated for our day trip to Repovesi National Park. We knew what the hotel looks like (very large and not that beautiful) and that it belongs to a big Finnish hotel chain: thus our expectations were not that high. We noticed immediately, however, that the atmosphere was very positive, spurred by the personnel that were friendly, helpful and seemed to enjoy their work - and having us there. Our positive feeling continued when seeing our room: it was newly refurbished and nicely decorated. I suppose that our dinner in the restaurant was not mid-blowing, but anyway of decent quality and they also had food from local producers (for dinner and breakfast).
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Laura P wrote a review Jul 2021
Helsinki, Finland28 contributions26 helpful votes
The hotel has been recently renovated and we really liked the new look! We stayed in the 4th floor with Pentik theme. Staff was super friendly. Breakfast restaurant was spacy and nice. Breakfast was good. A lot of parking space available, the cost was 6 e / night. Would stay again if visiting Kouvola.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Krista S wrote a review Jun 2021
389 contributions66 helpful votes
The customer service was friendly and polite. We got to choose on which floor se would want to stay. Rooms were beautiful with good beds. Breakfast was also really tasty. There was option to use sauna and jacuzzis and no swimwear mandatory. Location was good.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Soile P wrote a review Jul 2020
Oulu, Finland5 contributions6 helpful votes
The room was nicely renovated and very pretty. Breakfast was various and tasty. The staff was friendly. I recommend this hotel if you need a place to stay In Kouvola. Parking was available in reasonable price.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
frankmichaelraab wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
one german program on TV would be perfect, if possible :-) (for example ZDF). This time the S-Card menue was great (Burger). During my stays this year before S-Card menue was very small, that´s why I went several times to Amarillo
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Eetu K wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Overall a great experience, nothing special but everything works like they should. For my opinion it is the best hotel in Kouvola even though the high price. Short walk to city centre and to the university XAMK.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
samib465 wrote a review Aug 2019
Vantaa, Finland4 contributions
We arrived to Sokos Vaakuna Kouvola in the evening and the welcoming experience was great. The staff was very friendly and flexible with our requirements with dogs and parking was a breeze with plenty of space and nominal price. The general appearance of the hotel is somewhat outdated with both outer and inner facility suffering - outer hotel surfacing is breaking slightly down (tiles missing etc.) and inside wear and tear is visible. We had a SuperiorX room with a sauna - the room was quite modest and small and the sauna was extremely small but the temperature and sauna experience was still good. No HD tv channels a big minus. This room was not updated (hotel web pages showed updated rooms but ours was slightly old-fashioned) and possibly the worst element was the lighting - night lighting was ok but full lightning was terrible, felt like being at the dentist chair. Suggest that the hotel management reviews the lighting immediately. Good beds with electric adjustments, slept well. Food experience was of good level, we had tenderloin and it was perfectly coocked. The service was very friendly even with very young summer workers. Also the bar staff was extremely helpful and polite. Ten points! Breakfast was average, basic serving and no surprises. Good service and clean-up. The average experience was totally let down by the terrible ’juice dispencer’’ machine which poured out industrial concentrated stuff with water - terrible. The hotel management should replace this immediately with e.g. fresh fruit pressing system. All in all the strengths of this hotel are the service, staff and location, management should look carefully into the general appearance of the hotel both inside and outside, fix the room issues and customer experience at breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Roosa Makkonen wrote a review Jun 2019
Savonlinna, Finland19 contributions3 helpful votes
The facility seemed old and its look could really use a makeover. The room was tidy and bigger than we expected. We had a lovely bathroom, too. It was nice to find out that the tableware in our room was perfectly clean. The hotel was quiet and we got friendly and enthusiastic service at both the reception and the bistro. We loved the bed! I slept so well and even ended up taking a nap after breakfast. The only issue was that the television didn’t work properly.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sanna H wrote a review Apr 2019
Tampere, Finland7 contributions
Great stay, very friendly staff, nice room even when traveling with a dog. Restaurant downstairs was also a good experience. Located so that it’s easy to reach by car, bus or train. Great big parking lot.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Nearby attractions include Kouvola Tube Radio Museum (0.4 km), Poikilo - Museums (0.3 km), and Kouvola Museum Quarter (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
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?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lamykin's Cookhouse, Kahviputiikki Papulaari, and Frans & Rose.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kouvola.
Are any cleaning services offered at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.