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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Hotel Sokos Vaakuna was a great place to stay for my participation in the World Masters Biathlon Championships in Joensuu/Kontilathi, Finland. This hotel was in the same building that had a large supermarket, a Texas Style Restaurant and a large Italian Restaurant, all in the same building. They also had a large coffee shop which was awesome, busy from morning...

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Dear tungamann, Thank you for your nice review , it´s so nice to hear your visit has been a success. We hope to see you again in Joensuu and in our hotel. I wish you nice autumn!

Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located in the centre of Joensuu within walking distance of the most important sites. Inside the same building are restaurants, which belong to the same chain as the Sokos-hotels, as well as a little gym, a jacuzzi and - of course - a sauna. Our room was a standard hotel room with two comfortable beds and a...

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Vastaanottopäällikkö / Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your valuable review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our city and the hotel. I was especially glad that our staff took a good care of you and helped you with your needs. It's true that due to our location and many variations in the restaurants and services, it is easy...

Southern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The overall experience was ok during our stay on a July weekend. The hotel was fully booked, so the staff was in a hurry - again, ok, but not heartwarming. The breakfast was fresh. We probably had room from the new part of the hotel, so the room itself was nice. The biggest but - they forgot to clean our...

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Duty Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Dear 89nina89, Thank you for your valuable rewiew. I´m sorry to hear that your stay with us didn´t go well in every aspects. From the price I gathered you stayed here during the weekend that the Ilosaari-rock festival was at the town. That happening is a real mayham and sometimes those slips of mind can happen when everybody are in...

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I visited first time Joensuu and stayed one night in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna. The room was standard and very tidy and in good condition with kind of own bed area. Just like a little suite. Breakfast was delicious and there was also bacon available which has disappeared from most hotel breakfasts. Location couldn't be better. Extra plus for nice...

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Duty Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Dear Woman0976, Thank you for taking the time to review us so nicely on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you as our guest again in the future. Raili Saarelainen

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Stayed here during a floorball tournament in Joensuu. The rooms and tidy and clean. As we had a large group (20) and three guys (one extra bed) staying here the price was reasonable per person (about 100€ / room). Basic buffet breakfast. We also had lunch here when we arrived on Saturday. The service was really slow and the waitress...

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Duty Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Dear T-toe, Thank you for visiting our hotel, and thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is unfortunate indeed that you have had such an experience in one of our restaurants. Then again I am glad to hear that your stay with us went well . We hope to see you as our guest again...

Galena, Ohio
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped last evening for a diner with our 12 year old son. The atmosphere was good.Lots of seating and good music. The fried Brie appetizer was great Our meal was good also. The waiters messed up our mixed drinks and added up our bill $23 over what we owed. But corrected it upon our brining it to her attention.I...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated close to the square, relaxing and nearby manny shopping possibilities. The staff is very supportive to fulfill your needs. The rooms are spacey and clean, free fast internet, and good beds. Next to the hotel many restaurants and bars are present.

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Joensuu_Vaakuna, Duty Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu, responded to this review

Dear Idwin B Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit in our hotel. We hope to see you as our guest again in the near future!

Woodstock
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Food is good but pricey . Need reservations on the weekend highly recommend the tuna appetizer band the scallops, along with the salmon The bread pudding was excellent Good bar, excellent wine list .Would recommend it if you want a nice evening out.

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Eastern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The location of this hotel is excellent in the center of Joensuu. However the parking is quite easy. The rooms are nice and there are some exceptional details in the rooms. From my room the window was towards a parking building, but you can't often expect a pretty view when staying in the city center. There are five different restaurants...

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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Just a nice hotel to stay a night away from home when it comes to urge to hotelcare. In a city centre, close to mall, theatre, museums, restaurants and fun (like glow bowling). Still a quiet hotel with good a bed and tidy room. Reception was quite odd. Hotel with a bidet shower is always worth of extra plus: in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu

Address: Torikatu 20, Joensuu 80100, Finland
Region: Finland > North Karelia > Joensuu
Price Range: £87 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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“Choose the new wing for better rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jaanao2014, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The room in the old side of the hotel is closer to breakfast restaurant 😀”
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“Rooms to inner court are quieter. Rooms with street view are very noisy”
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