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Original Sokos Hotel Lappee
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lappeenranta
Turku
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129 reviews
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“Good basic hotel”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

For my experience in sokos hotels from Tampere and Helsinki its true said that Lappee does not really live the expectations of this chain. BUT it's still a nice basic hotel and the pool in the basement and free parking were good things.

Bad things were: No bacon on breakfast, room had old tv and no tea making equipments. They also lost our reservation, but we got a room happily so no problem.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Just the one more typical Sokos hotel. Easy to find (located in city center), parking is included (try to go on P2 instead of P1 when arrive, there is could be more free places and driving in/out is more convinient) but a driving inside parking itself is a liitle bit tricky - be carefull about big pillars.
Good hotel to stay during business trip or for a night break. Try to ask for the room with garden view.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I think that Sokos Hotel Lappee doesn't live up to the standards of Sokos Hotel chain. It feels like you've been removed back to the 80's and nothing has been done since that. The rooms are like in a hostel: scruffy beddings, pillows that really have seen their best days (I've never seen so bumpy and worn pillows in my life), dirt and scuff marks everywhere you look. The televisions were old picture tube televisions and the picture was really really bad. It is very rare these days that a hotel has that old tv's and for a solo traveller this plays a big role. Lappeenranta is a small town and the shops close very early so there is often nothing else to do than watch tv, so please update the tv's!

Compared to Scandic Hotel Patria, I think Sokos Hotel Lappee is in serious need of refurbishing. I would choose Scandic anytime!

The surroundings of the hotel are not nice when it's dark, because it's so dark that walking alone through a park is really frightening. Also the car park was horribly tight, so beware if you're planning to go there by car! I would not recommend it unless you have a small car (that means something like Fiat Punto).

The breakfast was good and the hotel restaurant Casanova is ok also.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

I spent one night at this hotel with a group of friends in October 2011. It has a very convenient location close to everything you might need. Our room was quite spacious and clean with all the necessary amenities. Breakfast was really good and the parking was free of charge. Hotel staff was very polite and always responded to our needs. The only con was the price however, this hotel is rather overpriced. Anyway I would definitely go back to this hotel again!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Finland
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

We stayed one night at hotel Lappee with my wife. Hotel is big with many and many rooms. Overall hotel Lappee is a standard experience. Our room was clean, hotel gym is average, breakfast is OK. The hotel has all the amenities you could expect from a 3 star hotel and still the hotel is in-a-good-way-nothing-but-basic.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Lappee
Address: Brahenkatu 1, Lappeenranta 53100, Finland
Region: Finland > South Karelia > Lappeenranta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lappeenranta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Lappee 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokos Hotel Lappee is situated in the heart of Lappeenranta, near shopping possibilities, restaurants and get-together places. It is also only a walk away from the harbour. The hotel comprises of 209 cosy rooms with air conditioning and cooling system. There are seven meeting rooms with AV equipment and Internet access. The hotel also boasts Italian type dining restaurant Casanova and a comfortable Bar Café Piccolo. In addition there are 5 saunas, a 14-meter pool and a little gym in the sauna department. Welcome to be served by us! ... more   less 
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