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Review of Hotel Cumulus Kotka

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Hotel Cumulus Kotka
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kotka
Joensuu, Finland
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

At first, one have to book well in advance if staying in Kotka during Maritime Festival. I was lucky even if the hotel was far away from the city centre. However, the location was great: there were restaurants and shops nearby. There was not a restaurant at the hotel, but one can buy alcohol and soft drinks from reception. There was free internet in the lobby. Breakfast was generous (points for "restaurant") and sauna is included in the room price. Local bus stop was opposite to the hotel and one way ticket costs 3,50 euros (7 euros at night). Taxi costs about 18 euros (day time). The room was clean, but there wasn't a fridge in my room. The staff was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

On my previous trips in Finland I have sometimes looked at Cumulus hotels but never stayed in one. When I saw the price online for this trip to Kotka, I booked without even checking the location =) I was a little bit disappointed to find out that the hotel is not in the city center, but in a kind of residental/industrial area about 7 minute drive from the center. However this didn't matter because we have our own car and the other hotels that I had been looking at were even further away. The staff at this old hotel is really nice. They helped us find a restaurant that was open on a midsummers day. My friend tried the Sauna and he said that it was very nice. It felt as if the hotel was very empty when we arrived so I was pleasently surprised to see the breakfast that offered the same variety as many much bigger hotels I have been to. Our 3 bed room looked basically like a Baltic-sea-ferry-cabin. The third bed was a bunk bed overhead. But we had a good sleep there because it was nice and quiet. If you are not looking for luxury, which I would find odd with these prices, this hotel is for you. I'm sure you'll also fall in love with the staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neropatti
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Old furniture and a little dirty. Good breakfast!

Small and uncomfortable bed.
When we opened the mini bar someone open cans flattened out.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruslan M
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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

Its a good hotel in the outskirts of the Kotka. Its located between two expressways.
The rooms are OK with facilites like tv,Internet (Which is payable).
There is no wi-fi which is a great surprise. The hotel staff is good with their kind reponse and warm welcoming.
Breakfast is complimentary with quite good choice of menus.
They dont provide international power adapters for foreigners like me.
The hotel doesn't provide good air conditioning. Its not good for business travellers.
K-Market is at 15 mins walk. Which is a good place to buy things and spend time.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms on the southern side. Its much quiter than those rooms on the northern side which i...
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ssKishore
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Turku, Finland
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107 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

First of all, the reception staff at Cumulus Kotka is wonderful. They're friendly, helpful and always smiling. They make your drinks at night, they deal with every complaint and they prepare the quite tasty breakfast while you're asleep.
The breakfast has a wide selection, though I'd loose the scrambled "eggs" and bring in the proper thing instead! Carelian pastries are wonderful as well as all the fresh veggies and fruit(s), coffee machine stuff is actually good and the cookie+cake selection is nice if you've got a sweet tooth in the morning.
There's loads of parking space and it's free!

But that's it for the nice words. The place itself is not a hotel, it's a real roadside motel in two stories. No restaurant, no real bar, no air conditioning, weirdly limited access to tv channels and 80's fabrics & "art" in rooms. The location is too close to the highway and even if you got a room from the parking lot side, you'd still hear the revving cars and mopeds driving to Karhula on the smaller road running behind the parking lot. Beds are not comfy, light switches are next to the door and not the bed. Turning on the shower sounds like you've just started a jet fighter! Towels may or may not be changed and I never got hang of the logic they used when leaving fresh ones. Today there were two towels, yesterday one and getting one for the bathroom floor was like winning the lottery.
Using internet was a real struggle, no matter whether you tried the hotel's own access or your own USB modem.

The place might be suitable for very short stay if you can spend all spare time somewhere else and just sleep (or try to sleep) here, but do not try it for a longer stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsPeppa
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night. Compliance with quality and price. Varied a good breakfast. Net modest rooms. Television. The hotel has internet, but an extra charge. Located in a quiet area away from residential areas. It is very convenient. Friendly staff. The hotel has a sauna, which can be used free of charge. Overall, good hotel, when to stop there for 1-2 nights.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank uehala
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Finland
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

Hotel Cumulus is located in Karhula, Kotka. It's a good choice for those with cars of their own although the center of Karhula is within a walking distance. You can find grocery stores and restaurants there (the hotel itself doesn't provide a restaurant).

I think the hotel is clean by any standards but the rooms are small and not very cosy. But for one night, it was definitely ok. The lack of AC is a little problem during a summer, but with on open window, we were able to get a good night's sleep. In the common spaces, the air was fresh and we enjoyed a nice breakfast the hotel offered.

Being a very average hotel, I think it was sligthly over priced at 89€/night. However, it was one of those high season weekends in the area, so the choice of hotels was very limited. I would say Cumulus Kotka is fine for those who are looking for a clean and calm place to sleep but if you're up to something more, it's not your cup of tea.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TakeOff_N
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Property: Hotel Cumulus Kotka
Address: Tiilikuja 9, Kotka 48600, Finland
Region: Finland > Kymenlaakso > Kotka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kotka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cumulus Kotka 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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