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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for on night, and we liked the hotel. There is nothing wrong in this hotel, however there is nothing special too. There is a sauna and a pool at the hotel. The best part of the hotel is its restaurant "Fransmanni", which is a French kitchen. The restaurant was really good, I strongly recommend.

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front Office Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and especially our restaurant Fransmanni. Best regards, Katja

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night at this hotel. The location is very good. Right between the railway station and the town centre, and only a short walk from both. It's a large hotel but they've done a lot with the design to try to make it feel more modern both in the rooms and outside. Staff were very friendly and...

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osli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived this hotel late night this time due to delay of flight, but I slept well due to good bed and quite environments. The breakfast hall is quite big with nice foods and I could enjoy to seeing outside.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is right between Bus/train station and city central = Location is perfect. Hotel is build in 70's but at least junior suite looks like to be updated to 2000. Good breakfast. (Finnish opinion, I don't know if foreign guests need something else) -Night club at the basement was bit too crowded and bartenders did have eye for paying...

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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Kimmel is a chain hotel next to the railway and bus stations, just by the river. City center is a short walk away across a bridge. The room was ok, clean and rather spacious at least for one person. Breakfast was nice, but perhaps a bit unsurprising. In a bigger city Kimmel probably wouldn't rise above average, but in Joensuu...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located across the river from the centre of Joensuu. If you fly with Finnair, there's a bus that will take you there from the airport for €3. The room is quite spacious and tidy. The hotel offers a sauna, swimming pool with cold water, which is perfect after sitting in the hot sauna, and some gym equipment....

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Mpasnikowski, Thank you for your feedback concerning your stay with us here in Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel. You are right that our hotel is easily accessible as airport bus operates just opposite of the road and bus- and railwaystations are located there as well. Also the city centre is in a short walking distance. We are happy to hear...

Tuusula, Finland
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hotel is on other side of river from city centrum. This room which I stay this time was on good shape but there wasn't air condition and there was hot days during our visit. If there is not hot time this room is good one. This room was junior suite and there was room for child to play. Hotel also...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Petri, Thank you for the given hotel evaluation. I`m glad to hear that the peacefull location next to river Pielisjoki and Sirkkala park pleased you. You are right that unfortunately there are no air conditioned rooms in the older side of the hotel. Even tough I must note that during last summer we have been developing and testing some...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Basic hotel. Service fast and friendly. Good breakfest. Room a little out-dated, but clean. Location just a front of railway station. Good value for money. Asiallinen ja siisti. Hieman vanhahtava huone muttei häiritse. Palvelu pelasi ja junamatkustajalle helppo sijainti.

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Vastaanoton vuoropäällikkö at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review
Google Translation

Hei Pekka, Kiitos antamastasi palautteesta. Onpa mukava kuulla, että olit tyytyväinen vierailuusi meillä. Palautteestasi päätellen yövyit meillä varmaankin edullisessa economy-tason...

Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Maybe this was already my 10th visit in this hotel during my stay in a former home town. We spent three nights in a old side's premium room with a view to River Pielisjoki. This hotel provides a typical Finnish hotel experience without any special elements. Staff is very friendly and professional, breakfast rather good although it was much better...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Front desk duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear OPP_lahti, Thank you for your many-sided feedback concerning your pleasant stay with us in Joensuu. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our professional customer service, this is the level we target in every single customer encounter. For your coming eleventh visit I recommend you to try our renovated, spacy superior rooms with comfortable interior and view to river...

Imatra, Finland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Typical or even classical Town Hotel. We had a dog with us, and it got good service as well. The room has nothing special, WiFi works every now and then, and you get your sleep quite comfortably. They keep the room clean, thanks for that. Sauna department is out of date and needs repair, but then again sauna is always...

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Kimmel_Joensuu, Duty manager at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, responded to this review

Dear Harri, Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. I`m glad to hear you got good sleep in our clean, homey room. Hairy friends as dogs are allways warmly welcome to visit us as well and there are allways surprise bags given them from reception. In the end of this month Wlan modification work takes place in our hotel which means...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland. At Kimmel, you can organize small and large meetings, various trade fair events and unforgettable family feasts. At restaurant Fransmanni, you can also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food as well as our hotel's sumptuous breakfast, and dance the night away accompanied by star performers. Our hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala-park by the River Pielisjoki. Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is named after the fast-flowing River Pielisjoki and its glimmering foam. We take advantage of the beautiful Sirkkala-park scenery every year by organizing the Osuuskaupparock, which attracts increasing numbers of rock enthusiasts. We are also located only a few minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Our staff is happy to tell you about what is going on around the town and give you advice on what to see during your trip. Bus and train stations are located right across the street from our hotel. It is also easy to reach us by plane, since the airport shuttle bus will get from Joensuu Airport to the hotel in a blink of an eye. Our hotel is a full-service provider: food, drink, good night's sleep, relaxation and evening fun. Welcome to visit us at Kimmel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel

Address: Itaeranta 1, Joensuu 80100, Finland
Region: Finland > North Karelia > Joensuu
Price Range: $137 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel 4*
Number of rooms: 230
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“Try the restaurant Fransmanni”
hungryman900, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“On riverside views are better and rooms are more quiet than on streetside. Ask for air condition if you come on hot days.”
PetriM650, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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OPP_lahti, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms facing the river if you are a light sleeper, they are quieter.”
HarriHirvela, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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