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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu, Joensuu

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near Joensuu Art Museum

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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$166 CAD

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8.2.Very Good.
  • Very friendly hotel in very convenient location

    Jun. 4, 2018

  • Windows are thin and the noise from the base could be heard from tye cars driving by

    Aug. 13, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Shopping
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 144 smoke-free guestrooms
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Terrace

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Heart of Joensuu
  • Joensuu Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • Carelicum - 5 min walk
  • University of Joensuu - 11 min walk
  • Ruusupuisto - 22 min walk
  • Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room (Possibility for extra bed)
  • Superior Room (Possibility for extra bed)

Location

  • Heart of Joensuu
  • Joensuu Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • Carelicum - 5 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Joensuu
  • Joensuu Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • Carelicum - 5 min walk
  • University of Joensuu - 11 min walk
  • Ruusupuisto - 22 min walk
  • Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Joensuu (JOE) - 16 min drive
  • Joensuu Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 144 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (EUR 11 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Nightclub

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 431
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1942
  • Elevator
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features

Dining

Amarillo - This restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Rosso - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Open daily.

Torero - This restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine. Open select days.

Gastropub Vispiläkauppa - This bistro specializes in local and international cuisine. Open select days.

Bepop - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs EUR 11 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 11 per day. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring Tex-Mex cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Martina (3-min walk), Kauppaneuvoksen kahvila (3-min walk), and Vesikioski (3-min walk).
  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu has 2 bars and a nightclub, as well as a sauna and a steam room.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Central location, renovation needed

    Room comfortable and spacy, included terrasse. The hotel itself needs renovation. Parking comfortable in the same building (11 eur). The hotel itself needs renovation.

    Jorma, 1 night trip, Aug. 11, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great Karelian pies, other than that ok

    I loved the fact that they had real Karelian pies and egg butter in the breakfast, some of best ones I've found in hotels anywhere. Other than that it's what these chain business hotels are. Rooms are okay, fairly recently renovated, they're clean, service was ok, check-in and check out quick and the breakfast was a standard average hotel breakfast. Nothing spectacular, but does the job and overall what I expected to get. Few more minor issues: 1) In the room the pillows were rather uncomfortable (which is of course matter of taste), but on the other hand they often seem to be, I'm suspecting it relates to the fact these types are cheaper. 2) The fact that room thermostat had a very bright green led right across the bed was somewhat annoying as well and made sleeping difficult until I covered it with a shirt (I've seen this in else where as well, which makes me wonder if people who design and build these places actually sleep in the rooms by themselves).

    Juho, 1 night business trip, Aug. 8, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Averagely good, no big expectations

    Good for those who expect only standard conditions and having a stay for a day or 2.

    Ercan, 1 night business trip, Jan. 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    All things considered best choice in Joensuu

    The good: very central, good saunas and hot tub, breakfast is nice, very quiet and cozy rooms. The bad: had to change rooms because of plumbing issues. Leaky toilet in 1st room, leaky bidet in 2nd. My colleague’s room’s AC was very noisy. Bumpy old pillows. The cleaning person left the trash on my desk twice during the week.

    5 night business trip, Nov. 2, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Spacious but cold rooms

    The room was very spacious, but not the most comfortable. It was very cold and it wasn't possible to get it warmer. There are no bath robes and in general the room is quite bare. Similar experience with the breakfast; most of the food was cold and there wasn't much to choose from. It was ok for a 2 night stay, but I would not stay longer.

    2 night business trip, Sep. 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Clean and centrally located

    4 night family trip, Sep. 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great Hotel in the middle of Joensuu

    This is a wonderful location right in the heart of Joensuu. There is a parking garage connected to the hotel and plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. I highly recommend this hotel.

    Ryan, 1 night business trip, Sep. 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Oke stay in Joensuu

    The hotel is oke. Nothing special.

    Gert-Jan, 2 night business trip, Sep. 21, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Elevators were bit confusing when you need to use which one depending on where you wanted to go

    Juha, 1 night business trip, Sep. 20, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel in the center of Joensuu

    Best location in Joensuu, right in the center of the city but still quiet for good night sleep. Clean modern rooms, comfortable beds and small fridge. Excellent breakfast included (you can even fill your vegetarian plates there). Parking garage was $11 per night. Hotel has few pieces of fitness equipment (for aerobic exercise) in their sauna premises. And best hotel sauna I have experienced so far. If you want more strength oriented work out the is fantastic gym next door, ask $5 badge key from hotel lobby. Or go run along the river and enjoy the scenery. Grocery store downstairs in the same building. Did I miss something? For sure I would love to have shampoo while taking shower. But shower gel works fine for couple of days. And vegans and mainstream eaters alike have multiple eateries close by, including great Nepalese restaurant within less than five minutes walk.

    Jukka-Matti, 2 night business trip, May 29, 2018

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