“Four minus” star hotel right in the middle of the city. Review based on a one night stay in June’11 (background of spending 80+ nights per year in different hotels around the globe)
Hotel is extremely centrally located, perhaps 500m from the railway station. There’s a supermarket in the same building, mall across the street, main market square 50m away and numerous restaurants and bars a stone’s throw away. So eating and drinking is easily arranged when staying here. The river park is also close by, nice way to spend time during the summer.
I had a basic room in the 4th floor, the room seems to completely renovated not so long ago (as the rest of the hotel), so everything was clean and in good condition. No stains or signs of usage anywhere. Decor was simple & modern.
Room had all the standard equipment such as decent size LCD TV and minibar. Size of the room was not biggest I’ve seen but not the smallest either, certainly enough for a one night stay. Bathroom was also quite spacious with a separate shower section.
The only minor issue was occasional noise from the street but I guess this is something happening at every hotel located so centrally as this one.
Hotel’s “own” restaurant downstairs (Amarillo) is quite a decent place for no-nonsense meals such as burgers and burritos.
Breakfast was fine, rather wide selection including the local specialty of karjalanpiirakka (Karelian pasties).
Would I return there?
Yes sure, nice clean hotel in an excellent location though it was not a great luxury as such
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary five story hotel with restaurants, located at the commercial center next to marketplace, near bus & railway stations. ... more less
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