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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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Kuopio, Finland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My room was located on 11th floor; good view over downtown Tampere. Delicious breakfast, good value overall! Recently refurbished sauna and pool area, local food specialities served after sauna and swimming offered a relaxing moment after long working hours.

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Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Ilves in June 2016. On the second evening of our holiday my wife fell down the slippery angled marble staircase leading to the sauna/spa area, due to a missing hand rail and no friction material on the treads, suffering multiple fractures to her feet. I managed to get her upstairs to our room,...

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Haemeenlinna, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Hotel, great service. Clean 'fresh' rooms. Good location middle of Tampere city. If hotel stars would be used in Finland, this hotel should have 5 stars. Nice view over city from upper floors.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Hello Sir, Thank You for having the time to write a review. I am delighted to hear that You enjoyed Your stay with us. We truly appreciate the five star rating You gave us. Hopefully we'll see You soon again! Have a happy and sunny winterdays! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice for visiting in Tampere. Location is near perfection, everything is walking range. Really good breakfast and good bed's. Also very quiet room with nice view across city center. I can honestly recommend.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Travellerrer, Thank You for Your feedback. We truly appreciate Your review and are happy to hear that You'd love to recommend us. Have a good start of the Year 2017 and Welcome back to visit us! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation well in advance my visit. A day before my arrival, they called me asking if I wanted to make a reservation for the hotel restaurant or order additional services to my reservation. I thought this was a really nice touch and made me feel welcome, I ended up ordering a bottle of Prosecco to my room....

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear VenlaViola, Your amazing feedback is very appreciated, Thank You for having the time to send it to us. We are happy to hear that You liked our rooms and services. Maybe next time You have time to try our Ilves Spa with it's saunas and swimming pool. It seems that You have really enjoyed Your time with us. Thank...

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was excellent in all means for us. We appreciated the delicious breakfast. We got porridge, youghurt, eggs in many ways, pancakes, berries, fruits, warm bread, many kind of cheese and vegetables, all fresh.

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Helsinki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful in changing our room booking without making a fuse. The breakfast was excellent and rich. located in the city center but quite. We came for a one night business trip and was not disappointed by the hotel service. Highly recommended.

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Espoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was clean and quiet, located in centrum of Tampere. Great view over the city from windows. Excellent Sauna and breakfast. Pool and Gym included in the price. Comfortable bed and air condition did not make any noise.

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Tampere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a one night stop-over here while visiting friends in town. Overall the Hotel is ok, but I would say that I was expecting more for the price. This hotel is most certainly at the upper end of the price range for this city, and I was expecting more. There is a great pool and Sauna,...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Beginning wasnt good. Booked by the reception and we noticed that price was waaay lower on the internet. So we ended up cancelling and booked from the net. Arriving: I tried to explain the earlier situation and all I got was talking out of turn. After that smile-less checking in moment: room was good, and clean, someone elses winebottle cap...

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear TravellersFI, Thank You for telling us about Your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that the start of Your stay was disappointing and the cleaning of the room wasn't up to our standards. We do have many special offers on our website and You'll get a certain prosentual discount when You book online, especially if you have...

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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This central, 19-story high hotel offers fantastic views over the city in a prominent location in the heart of town, at the back of Tammerkoski. The hotel is close to all services such as shopping center and restaurants, as well as the lively nightlife. Sokos Hotel Ilves has 3 restaurants, pub and a nightclub meaning that your palette will never get bored. Your taste buds will be pampered with Northern European delicacies, flavors from Italy, Mexico and France though you are only on a visit in Finland. The hotel has meeting facilities for 300 people and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to stay in contact with important business associates as well as friends and family. To truly relax during your stay, take a dip in our pool or unwind in the sauna, the perfect tonic for a day of business meetings or sightseeing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

Address: Hatanpaeaen valtatie 1, Tampere 33100, Finland
Region: Finland > Pirkanmaa > Tampere
Price Range: $152 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Ilves 4*
Number of rooms: 336
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Tampere
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Tampere
#2 Business Hotel in Tampere
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“Best views on the upper floors.”
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