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“Nice room fusy restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

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Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kotka
Yockleton, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice room fusy restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here twice before. Room is good. Car park by side of reception under hotel big doors drive up to them anf they open. Restaurant a little fussy but food is great. Out of reception turn right and right again 2 blocks to supermarket and small retail centre

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Nothing special but the best hotel in Kotka. Nice rooms and the location is good for small town like Kotka - everything is near by. Don't make the mistake and saty hotels restaurant. Its big chain SOKOS standard food nothing special - like McDonalds. Close to hotel is restaurant called Wanha Fiskari and its grate fish restaurant.Only 10 minutes walk from hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Arska-FI
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Tver
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44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

I stayed just one night at Seurahuone. They have improved the service concept and rebranded the Sokos hotels in Finland - this means there is a selection of cosmetics in available in the bathroom, a non-expensive bottle of wine waiting for you on the table and free bottled water available as well as coffee and tea. Bottled water in Finland is a little bit strange, since usually in Finland normal tap water is of superior quality to bottled water. Service was also very good - at the reception they made contact and helpful and friendly.

I encountered a strange problem during night: there was some kind of automation to balance the use of air cond unit and the radiator of the central heating. When room temperature was set somewhere between 20-23, only the fan was running, the radiator did not warm up. Therefore, cold air from the window and outer wall flowed to the room and I was shivering of cold in my bed the most of the night. Early morning I made on last attempt setting the thermostat to 26 C and voilá, the radiator started heating the room. However, this was much too late to recover any decent sleet during that night. Conclusion: something is wrong in the heating system. When it is cold season, the central heating must be on _continuously_.

Room Tip: Since the room was near the lift, the bell of the lift could be clearly heard in the room. If you ar...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Stayed here for a month room was good, staff all friendly &food was good.
There is a bar downstairs that is a nite club on weds,fri&sat night well worth a look or the other bar in the French restaurant which is a bit quieter. Good location lots of restaurants&bars nearby

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I spent one night here during a business meeting. That Tuesday night was very quiet in the city, there was not even a single snack bar open at 11 pm, so minibar with its chips and chocolate was a life saviour. Hotel was clean, a gym was ok and the breakfast buffet was great.

Room Tip: nice views to the park at the top floor
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JussiM3
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Browsing the booking sites the hotel was booked solid , so we called from Abu Dhabi and a nice lady answered and said a room will be reserved in our name when we get there and it was , the hotel now has a big box full of phone chargers , the breakfast is just as good as it was last year , WIFI available in the room as well as a kettle ,coffee, chocolate and tea.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Betool S
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Manchester UK
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186 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We were in Kotka on business so it isn't a place I would of chosen to go.

That said....We arrived at the hotel, situated on the main thoroughfare and parked in the chargeable secure underground car park, as street parking was metered.

Following a friendly check-in we made our way to our somewhat dated but clean room.

I had read that there are two parts to the hotel, old and modern. We had the old.

The first thing we saw was a room wall mounted trouser press with in-built ironing board. I needed to iron shirts. It had a plug on it, but the flex was not long enough to reach the socket. Bazaar. I asked for an extension lead at reception and after a small argument received one.

Room had: two single beds pushed together to form a double, cheap but clean single sized duvets, noisy air-conditioning, no safe, black out drapes, no coffee making and a basic table and chairs better suited in a dining room.

There was bottled water but not refrigerated. Not sure if it was complimentary.

Bathroom had a walk-in shower and full blown electric sauna. We didn't use it but instructions seemed easy. Basic toiletries and fresh clean towels, slippers and robes provided.

We hired (not sure if chargeable) two pedal bikes and cycled before dinner; exploring the town with its mix of an architecturally beautiful Watch Tower and unsavoury Karaoke bars.

The harbour area was pleasant and we found a nice bar for a drink, being a former train carriage.

We ate in the hotel's Amarillo's restaurant and the food was surprisingly exceptional and I do mean exceptional. Menu was French influenced with great wine.

Service was hit and miss as there was no continuity of staff. We waited for the proficient one to come by before requesting anything.

The bar closed at 11PM and we were asked to finish our wine by moving through a 'secret' door into an exceptionally large night club.

A real mix of people of all ages from 18 to 50 and packed solid despite a mid-week evening. Apparently it's a regular busy haunt. It goes on until the very small hours, hence the reports of noise in the rooms.

I missed breakfast due to an early morning meeting and a later night than planned in the night club. On check-out I was presented with a bill on a till roll, like a shopping receipt, all in Finnish. Having used the hotel for business including meeting room hire, projectors and the like I couldn't understand it. Plus several colleagues were charging drinks to my toom. But the total felt right. Hence why I don't know if the bikes were chargeable.

So make of that what you will. As I said, a mixed review.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
Address: Keskuskatu 21, Kotka 48100, Finland
Region: Finland > Kymenlaakso > Kotka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kotka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone 4*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Commercial Hotel in modern 5-story corner building next to central park. ... more   less 
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