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“Nice hotel in central place”

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Original Sokos Hotel Villa
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Tampere
Certificate of Excellence
Helsinki, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in central place”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night. This was my second time and now the hotel was renovated. I really enjoyed my stay. Staff were polite, the room was very clean and nicely decorated.

Only couple things disturbed me a little bit. The window of my room was very very small. I stayed in 5th floor. Please check that you have a better view that I did. The breakfast was ok, with Finnish rye bread and such. And it was available till 10.30 on Sunday. One minus: orange juice was more like water.

Villa is very near the railway station, and the price is not bad. I will come here again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Jiitee,

Thank you for your kind review! Good to hear that your visit was great, and you enjoyed it!

Our hotel is an old granary, all the rooms are different shaped and sized; also the size of the windows is variable. On the highest floors the roof is oblique and low and the windows are small and triangle shaped. We also have rooms with a bigger window on the lower floors. Next time you’ll come; do not hesitate to ask a room with a bigger window.

Have a great and sunny springtime, and welcome again!

Best regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stay here every week and would not want to stay anywhere else in Tampere. The hotel is cozy and quiet, the staff very friendly and helpful. The location is nice, close to the railway station and city centre - everything is within walking distance. The hotel itself does not have a restaurant but there are several nice restaurants within 5 min walking distance. The breakfast is ok, but could vary every now and then - especially when it is maintained by a culinary school.
Definitely the hotel to stay at when you appreciate good service and a cozy & quiet athmosphere.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear Riitta S,

I want to thank you for your kind review on a behalf of all our staff! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy your visit from week to week at our hotel, it really warm the cockles of the heart.

Welcome again, have a great day!

With kind regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service manager
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Vaasa, Finland
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Nice rooms, close to city center, wonderful staff, free working wifi, next to small shopping center etc. Just one downside, they don't have any restaurant for lunch or dinner. No worries, same hotel chain is building a new tower hotel next to Villa, so that problem is going to be solved soon. That new hotel is going to be 25 floors high, so that's tower in Finland where buildings are usually quite low.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear armyofme,

Thank you for your nice words! Our main goal is to meet our guest’s expectations towards our hotel, and I’ll pass your nice feedback to our staff as well!

Yes, in mid-October 2014 Tornihotelli, the tower hotel, will be opened just next to our hotel. The tower hotel will be after the completion in 88.5-meter-long and 25-storey tower block, which will be Finland's tallest hotel. We look forward to the opportunities that it brings.

Great that you had a successful visit with us, and we are looking forward to see you as our guest also in the future!

Kind regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service Manager
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stayed only one night for business trip. Renovated small hotel at the city center, next to little mall. Very calm place to sleep, some of the rooms have interior window and the windows can be very small but the decor is new and modern. Scandinavian as it`s best. Breakfast is good, not exellent though. Would return.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Traveller12358,

Thank You for your review! We are delighted to hear that our decor is a sight for an eye! There are many beautiful details and focus points in our hotel, and Villa was actually ranked among the six best in an international Interior Design Awards 2011 competition in the hotel set.

Thank you for the feedback considering the breakfast. Breakfast will be to see some progress in the future.

We warmly welcome you to a new visit!

Best regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service Manager
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Reasons why this is a good hotel: location in the center, reasonable price for tourist/middle-class/business traveller, clean and cozy rooms and finally, succesfully done interior design. It is quiet at night, you can have a peaceful time reading or working and the wifi works like a charm. Little things like a design rocking chair make you feel comfortable. Out if the many nice hotels in Tampere, I think this one is the best as it appeals to my general taste.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear llaurila,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel!
Welcome again!

With kind regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service Manager
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I spent one night at the hotel and I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel has a perfect location: it is near the railway station, the university and the Tampere conference centre. I liked the modern Scandinavian style and the colors of the hotel room. The staff was very nice and helpful. There is no restaurant or bar in the hotel. Breakfast is served in the restaurant Eetvartti. There is a small coffee shop open 24/7, but if you want to have lunch or dinner, there are many restaurants close to the hotel. I enjoyed my short stay at the Hotel Villa and I recommend it to business travelers.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Joliina,

Thank you for your kind review!
We hope to see you as our guest in the near future!

Best regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service Manager
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Helsinkin
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Spent one night in Tampere last weekend and stayed at Hotel Vílla. We had bought a package with theatre ticket and really received what was promised. Seats at the theater were at best available place. Room was just right with enough space. Will definitely stay there again.

Strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ilves_Tampere, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Villa, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear 19Jack64,

Thank you for your kind feedback! We are delighted to hear that you had a nice cultural weekend in Tampere, and you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We hope to see as our guest again in the near future!

Kind regards,
Johanna Veijalainen
Service Manager
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Property: Original Sokos Hotel Villa
Address: Sumeliuksenkatu 14, Tampere 33100, Finland
Region: Finland > Pirkanmaa > Tampere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Tampere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Original Sokos Hotel Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The completely renovated and air conditioned Sokos Hotel Villa has opened!! Modern 6-story Hotel situated next to Tullintori Shopping Mall, in Tampere city center. Hotel is located in an old grain storage on the Tullintori square, will undergo a complete renovation except for the exterior walls. The renovation has brought a completely new design for the hotel's rooms, lobby and bar. The renovated hotel features an air conditioning system as well as renewed bathrooms and electrics. In July, the hotel will have three additional rooms, which brings the total number of rooms to 99. ... more   less 
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