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Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kokkola
Helsinki
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97 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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“Boring hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

I stayed one night at this hotel. My room was old but clean. Location is quite good next to the marketplace. Kaarle needs a renovation or at least rooms should be renovated to modern ones. If I visit Kokkola again, I will try another hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki
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45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This Sokos hotel is located in Kokkola city centre and a short walk from the railway station. The hotel staff is very helpfull and attentive, but the hotel rooms are quite old and the bathroom reminds me of a 1980 ferry ship bathroom. The hotel rooms should be renovated immediately, they are not Sokos standard (compared to other Sokos hotels where I have stayed). My single room had a nice balcony, but only a single plastic chair as balcony furniture was a poor performance. Breakfast was very basic and I disliked the tacky decor in the breakfast room (horrible carpeting and ridiculous chairs).The hotel has a nice Amarillo restaurant that serves excellent texmex food, I loved the Texas steak that I ate there in the evening.

Room Tip: The fourth floor was very quiet, however there was some noise from outside the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Seinajoki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is an ordinary Sokos hotel, that needs renovation. Nothing bad to say, but also nothing that makes me surely coming back.

Rooms are small and renovation is needed. It seems that hotel itself has been renovated, but at least some of the rooms are rather old. Location in the middle of the Kokkola and free parking are the best things in hotel Kaarle. Breakfast is rich as it should be in hotels of this chain.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Stavanger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

The hotel is quite average for most things. Rooms are basic and quite standard, friendly staff, breakfast good with a standard Nordic selection. The bar in the hotel is very nice and has good atmosphere. Location is very good, airport bus stops exactly outside the hotel door, short walk to most shops and central locations. Service was good. No complaints.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Pleasant enough hotel central for Kokkola. Only stayed one night so not possible to give a full review.

I was disappointed that there were no facilities to make a cup of tea or coffee in the room.

Breakfast was basic but OK. Staff were all very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Susanne R, Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Dear Guest.

Thank You for your kind feedback regarding our hotel. At the moment only our superior rooms are equipped with coffee and tea making facilities, not the standard rooms. I am happy to hear that You experienced our staff as very friendly. This is what we are talking about every day here in Kaarle. Our first priority is to make our guests feel that they are very wlecome to our hotel. And to help them enjoy their stay.
I hope to see You soon again as our guest. A nice time to visit our city is the summer, since the natur is very nice at that time.

Best regards,
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Kings Lynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

This is always my first choice hotel when I stay in Kokkola.
From the moment I walk through the doors I feel like I'm coming home.
The check in feels very personal and welcoming, the rooms and communal areas are really nicely decorated and it is always spotless.
Breakfast is great (if you like picked fish - I do) and other hotel ammenities (restaurant, bar etc)are very convenient.
Totally recommend it.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Florence
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Stayed very briefly, but it was top notch. Great staff, which was very helpful and courteous in every way. The location was more than perfect, just a stone throw away from all the interesting areas of town The rooms were more that comfortable, and the breakfast was well above par! A very enjoyable experience!

Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle
Address: Kauppatori 4, Kokkola 67100, Finland
Region: Finland > Central Ostrobothnia > Kokkola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kokkola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle 4*
Number of rooms: 158
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