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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves
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    All reviewsnice viewamarillo restaurantexcellent locationsuperior roomnice hotelroom was cleanswimming poolnice saunasame buildinglocal specialitiesshopping centreblack sausagethe upper floorsnice stayparking hallthe heart of the cityfriendly service
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    Reviewed 20 August 2014

    I stayed in Ilves Hotel for 3 nights in August and found it an overall good experience. The gym was good, the sauna was good and my room was quiet and clean.

    I did think that the breakfast was a bit more on the industrial side with the scrambled eggs being a bit runny and only two different types of most things, however at the price presented I cannot argue. The restaurant in the hotel (masuuni) was a great experience, however the food took long to arrive considering the restaurant only being half full.

    I would return, for my business purposes it ticket all the boxes.

    Room Tip: Try to get a room higher up, downstairs can be noisy if you want to have your window open.
    • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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    Thank Magnus K
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    Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

    Dear Magnus K,

    Thank You for the feedback! It is always nice to hear what our guests think and how we have succeeded in making their stay a pleasant one.

    We are especially happy to hear that you enjoyed our recently renovated sauna and pool area and that you got to try our very own, unique Masuuni restaurant. Their cooking abilities are known all over the city!

    Should you ever return to Tampere we are here for You!

    Kind regards,
    Olli Lamberg/Reception
    Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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    Reviewed 12 August 2014

    Visited the hotel for business reasons.
    Clean rooms. Breakfast is slightly below expectations for the price I have paid.
    Parking was full so i had to find something around - hotel parking is a bit expensive.
    The in house pub & restaurant and the vicinity to the center are for sure a valuable Plus.

    • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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    Thank Lugano_Joe
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    Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

    Dear Lugano_Joe,

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was successful. Our restaurant services are indeed versatile and we are happy to hear that you found something to your liking as well.

    The parking hall which is situated the closest to the hotel is actually one of the cheapest ones in Tampere city centre. It is really popular and often crowded but luckily there are other options for one's vehicle nearby. The hotel reception staff is always more than happy to help customers who are pondering where they should park their car.

    We hope to see you soon again, may it be for business or leisure!

    Best regards,
    Olli Lamberg/Reception
    Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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    Reviewed 6 August 2014

    Nice and cosy hotel. I visited the city during the festival called Tammerfest. This event is one of the biggest in Tampere, i think. Really a massive hotel which means that everyhting should and actually went well. They have a nice little pool + gym area in the ground floor. The only bad thing to say about this visit was the breakfast. I hate huge chain meals and this was one strait from a book. Lousy dishes with no seasoning. Staid in the hotel for three nights and visited the breakfast table only in the first morning. After this i had to eat in another place.

    • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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    Thank Sami_Benamed
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    Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

    Dear Sami_Benamed,

    First of all, thank You very much for giving us feedback. We are truly happy to hear that your stay with us was successful. We are also pleased to hear that you liked our recently renowated sauna and pool area -it is a real treasure in a city hotel!

    We are sorry to hear that the breakfast was not to your liking but nevertheless we hope to see you as our guest in near future!

    Kind regards,
    Olli Lamberg/Reception
    Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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    Reviewed 5 August 2014

    Near to the nicest part of the city, close to the main places, bars, terraces, and restaurant, the hotel offer one of the most fantastic view on the susnset (at 2 am in the morning!!!!) I have ever seen in my life.
    the rooms are standard but clean. The service is polite and friendly.
    Silence ad peace all over the night
    G place to stay for business and leisure, good compromize between price and value.

    • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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    Thank stefano v
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    Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

    Dear stefano v,

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! Like you said, even though we are located in the middle of the city we still manage to provide a good night's sleep. We are also happy to hear that the service was up to your standards - satisfying our guests' needs is our top priority.

    We hope to see You again soon!

    Best regards,
    Olli Lamberg/Reception
    Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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    Reviewed 5 August 2014

    Ilves is a conveniently located - to put it mildly - quite five-star hotel in Tampere. If you want to me sure that everything works and want to pamper yourself a little, this is your choice. For cosy retreats or lesser price, there are other options but for a variety of services inside the hotel and its close vicinity pick Ilves. Oh, and do not forget to buy a love lock with instant lettering from the reception, the Tampere love bridges are just few paces away!

    • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    Thank Tommyan
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    Ilves_Tampere, Olli Lamberg/Reception at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

    Dear Tommyan,

    We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in our hotel. We have, like you mentioned, numerous services under one roof and also all the major attractions of the city are just a hop away from the hotel.

    We hope to see You again in the future!

    Regards,
    Olli Lamberg/Reception
    Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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