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Greenstar Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Joensuu B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

The hotel has a very convenient location in the center of Joensuu and there are several restaurants and shops within a walking distance. We booked the room well beforehand and arrived quite early in the afternoon but there were no parking spaces left. They seemed to have parking restrictions on almost every street so please check very carefully before parking your car. The room was nice and tidy, the bathroom very clean and the two beds OK, but the extra bed (from a sleeper chair) provided for a teenager travelling with us was quite uncomfortable, very hard and narrow. The doors to the rooms had some kind of a closing mechanism which made them bang very loudly when you left the room and that was a bit disturbing early in the morning. Other than that, you could not hear anything from the other rooms. The breakfast was OK, the usual things - tea, coffee, bread, eggs, cheese etc. This is a hotel worth booking if you are not looking for luxury but a clean and comfortable place for a short stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Centrally located and very modern. Facilities were clean and appeared brand new. Room was spacious with clean colors and simple design, though lighting was a bit dim. Reception desk is staffed only partially. Breakfast and parking is extra. Wifi in room with good signal though a bit unstable connection. WARMLY RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Lavi-amir
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Greenstar has got a perfect location for those who need to stay over night in Joensuu city center. The hotel is clean and the rooms comfortable enough for a one night short stay. Pricing is reasonable and you can also choose having breakfast for a couple of euros. Instead we chose having our breakfast at the market square, at Martta cafe´. They offer fantastic Karelian pies, a local specialty.
If you travel by own car the hotel has a good car park in the basement.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Adventure2Stockholm
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We arrived at this hotel and there was only one girl at the small reception. She was very busy with a man and we were what you call disturbers. The hotel is clean, but no restaurant or bar available. Only a breakfast room for the morning but we left early so this was a miss. My wife is kind of invalid and walk very badly, therefore the nearest restaurant are to far away on a marketplace.If you only want to sleep here, the hotel is good, for the rest it is zero.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

The Hotel is nicely positioned in the very center of small Joensuu. It is as much in the center of other hotels costing you double price. The rooms are perfectly clean and new, if basic, everything is perfectly functioning and clean. The indoor parking space is very fairly priced (7 euro/day) and to get access to it you need to drive with your car as close as 50 cm to the garage entry (which is right on the left to the hotel). We didn't get it at the beginning because the sign explaining so was in Finnish.
YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR PARKING SPACE WITH THE RECEPTION, so make sure either you call or arrive btw 9 am - 9 pm (8 on weekends) or you won't get any and will be fined 40 euro for parking on the street.
We never had breakfast there so can't review that, but I highly recommend walking to Coffee House (Torikatu 24) it's on the same street as the hotel, after you cross the square.
Only downsides:
- they don't seem to have double beds
- the bathroom is small.

Overall we would definitely go back to this hotel if staying in Joensuu again, it's no frills but you definitely are not looking for a charme hotel in Joensuu since Joensuu is no Paris, and in our opinion it doesn't make sense to spend double money for a few more amenities when with this price you can get same great position and clean and same-size rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Basic hotel but in a perfect place to explore. The rooms are clean with a wall mounted widescreen TV with a number of English channels. You get a password for the free wifi system which is really fast. There are tea making facilities in the room but there's also a vending machine in the foyer. It's very reasonably priced for Finland and there are lots of things to see and really nice places to eat close by. It doesn't always have a staffed reception but that wasn't really a problem. It is necessary to have your card that you booked with and your booking reference to use the automated check in but it isn't complicated.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank purplesuzyq2
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Reviewed 10 April 2010

The hotel rooms are fine. Basic but very clean and equiped with a nice television and free wireless internet.

The breakfast is very simple. Though it's a personal choice it is worth the money.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Address: Torikatu 16, Joensuu 80100, Finland
Region: Finland > North Karelia > Joensuu
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Joensuu
Price Range: £56 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Greenstar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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