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“Won't remember this hotel long”
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Greenstar Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Joensuu B&B and Inns
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Heinola, Finland
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Won't remember this hotel long”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hotel is very basic, rooms are not too comfortable, especially the bathroom is tiny. But when considering the price (72 eur/night), everything is acceptable. Service was friendly and the location perfect. Will not stay in mind, as I said, but after all I had a good sleep.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The idea of green hotel is very nice, but this place is not very comfortable. Walls are like paper, if someone goes to shower in neigboring room, you are sure your bathroom is floating. Breakfast is plain. It is nothing comparing to average breakfast in hotels normally in Finland. It is green hotel and no bio waste disposal.(!) No brown bread. Breakfast room is like a cantine. Two tv`s loud showing divine service, maybe all are not on the mood watching that. In Joensuu rather go to Kimmel (Great breakfast and swimming pool, around same. I think Green Star is too expensive according what it has to offer. 50 e max would be ok. Pitty, because idea of ecological hotel is excellent. Only that is not enough.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Staff is nice and friendly. Breacfast is average but ok. If travelling by car the booking of parking place is "a must" - next to the hotel there is no free parking at all. Rooms are tiny - good for two, but only bearable for three. I have asked for one double bed in booking invoice but was ignored and there were two beds. Rooms have no air-conditioning and you cannot open windows wide - can be stuffy. Hotel is situated in the very centre and next to all shopping places.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Katya M
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

A clean, spatious and modern room in the city center. Free parking included. Friendly and helpful staff. Including the breakfast, value for money is very good from my point of view! For me this is an excellent place to stay whenever I have business in Joensuu.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Hotel is okayish only because of the cheap price and it's close to the city center. Oh, and there is free wifi! I had some problems with the air conditioning, because there wasn't any, and I don't mean I need a proper air conditioning, but during the summer the air in the room was stale, murky and it was about 30 degrees Celsius in the room. Also the hot temperature became a problem with the trash can's "odors" because the cleaner visited only in the first day of my three night trip and I had to pick up toilet paper from the cleaning trolleys. Yes, the cleaning trolleys were there, but no cleaners in my room. The room seemed tidy and clean but when I cleaned a water spill from the floor the rag was covered in black dirt, so basically the room wasn't that clean. Oh, and avoid the breakfast in the hotel. If you want a good breakfast go to Cumulus or something. By the way if you want free parking, go to Kalastajankatu which is a few blocks from the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Siilinjarvi, Finland
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I prefer staying at Greenstar Hotel when I visit Joensuu. The hotel is quite new, everything works great and the price is one of the cheapest in the city. Too bad that all the rooms are the same, meaning that couples staying at the hotel won't get double bed but have to put two beds together, which is not the best possible option.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Spent 2 nights and everything worked as it should. Cosy hotel with good location in city center.
If you are looking reasonable price, comfortable, clean place to stay this is your place.
The WIFI connection in the rooms were one of the main reason to select this hotel.
The breakfast wasn't luxorios but it had everythimg what I would need.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Greenstar Hotel
Address: Torikatu 16, Joensuu 80100, Finland
Region: Finland > North Karelia > Joensuu
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Joensuu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Greenstar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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