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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located across the river from the centre of Joensuu. If you fly with Finnair, there's a bus that will take you there from the airport for €3. The room is quite spacious and tidy. The hotel offers a sauna, swimming pool with cold water, which is perfect after sitting in the hot sauna, and some gym equipment....

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Mpasnikowski, Thank you for your feedback concerning your stay with us here in Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel. You are right that our hotel is easily accessible as airport bus operates just opposite of the road and bus- and railwaystations are located there as well. Also the city centre is in a short walking distance. We are happy to hear...

Tuusula, Finland
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Hotel is on other side of river from city centrum. This room which I stay this time was on good shape but there wasn't air condition and there was hot days during our visit. If there is not hot time this room is good one. This room was junior suite and there was room for child to play. Hotel also...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Petri, Thank you for the given hotel evaluation. I`m glad to hear that the peacefull location next to river Pielisjoki and Sirkkala park pleased you. You are right that unfortunately there are no air conditioned rooms in the older side of the hotel. Even tough I must note that during last summer we have been developing and testing some...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Basic hotel. Service fast and friendly. Good breakfest. Room a little out-dated, but clean. Location just a front of railway station. Good value for money. Asiallinen ja siisti. Hieman vanhahtava huone muttei häiritse. Palvelu pelasi ja junamatkustajalle helppo sijainti.

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Vastaanoton vuoropäällikkö at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review
Google Translation

Hei Pekka, Kiitos antamastasi palautteesta. Onpa mukava kuulla, että olit tyytyväinen vierailuusi meillä. Palautteestasi päätellen yövyit meillä varmaankin edullisessa economy-tason...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Maybe this was already my 10th visit in this hotel during my stay in a former home town. We spent three nights in a old side's premium room with a view to River Pielisjoki. This hotel provides a typical Finnish hotel experience without any special elements. Staff is very friendly and professional, breakfast rather good although it was much better...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear OPP_lahti, Thank you for your many-sided feedback concerning your pleasant stay with us in Joensuu. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our professional customer service, this is the level we target in every single customer encounter. For your coming eleventh visit I recommend you to try our renovated, spacy superior rooms with comfortable interior and view to river...

Imatra, Finland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Typical or even classical Town Hotel. We had a dog with us, and it got good service as well. The room has nothing special, WiFi works every now and then, and you get your sleep quite comfortably. They keep the room clean, thanks for that. Sauna department is out of date and needs repair, but then again sauna is always...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Harri, Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. I`m glad to hear you got good sleep in our clean, homey room. Hairy friends as dogs are allways warmly welcome to visit us as well and there are allways surprise bags given them from reception. In the end of this month Wlan modification work takes place in our hotel which means...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I have visited this hotel many times during my holidays but now I had a business trip to Joensuu. I spent one night in this hotel that has excellent location next to railway station. I had a very spacious premier room at the second floor with a river view. It was very cold and windy outside but luckily room was...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Shift Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your heart-warming and detailed feedback. We are glad to hear that obviously you have enjoyed your stay here in Joensuu with us. I will convey your greetings to our restaurant and breakfast personnel as well. We will also take the feedback of building`s wing body’s face lifting to serious consideration in near future. At the...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The stay was a disappointment, but did fulfill the purpose for the one night. I did arrive late in the evening during one of the coldest days in Winter and the room was a bit chilly. Probably because no one has been there for a while and you could feel the draft from the windows. Unfortunately, I was wrong and...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Kimmel is quite typical hotel, but still it has somekind of charm. The stuff is allways very friendly and the location excellent, specially if you come by train. On the other side is the river with the beatiful view to the city. Breakfast is better than normal in this type of hotel.

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This hotel was a nice surprise. Part of the rooms are newly renovated so you might want to ask for a "new" room when booking. We managed to get a spacious junior suite. Modern furnitures and colours, comfy sitting area and table with two chairs. The bathroom was beautiful with the black tiles, interesting mirror arrangements and rain shower. The...

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for a work conference. It's an okay business hotel - but there was no one at reception when we arrived (and it took 15 minutes to find someone). Not what you want at 1am - and it's not like we were unexpected- 7 of us for the same conference arrived on the same plane. The irony...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland. At Kimmel, you can organize small and large meetings, various trade fair events and unforgettable family feasts. At restaurant Fransmanni, you can also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food as well as our hotel's sumptuous breakfast, and dance the night away accompanied by star performers. Our hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala-park by the River Pielisjoki. Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is named after the fast-flowing River Pielisjoki and its glimmering foam. We take advantage of the beautiful Sirkkala-park scenery every year by organizing the Osuuskaupparock, which attracts increasing numbers of rock enthusiasts. We are also located only a few minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Our staff is happy to tell you about what is going on around the town and give you advice on what to see during your trip. Bus and train stations are located right across the street from our hotel. It is also easy to reach us by plane, since the airport shuttle bus will get from Joensuu Airport to the hotel in a blink of an eye. Our hotel is a full-service provider: food, drink, good night's sleep, relaxation and evening fun. Welcome to visit us at Kimmel! ... more   less 

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Address: Itaeranta 1, Joensuu 80100, Finland
Region: Finland > North Karelia > Joensuu
Price Range: £77 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel 4*
Number of rooms: 230
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“On riverside views are better and rooms are more quiet than on streetside. Ask for air condition if you come on hot days.”
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