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Hotel Oscar

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall, this met expectations. We stayed here because we needed a hotel close to Joroinen for the weekend. The reservation service worked well. I was asked to send an email to reserve the room and was left wondering whether we were on the waiting list or not. However, after several months they called out of the blue to tell us that we had a room and they also called just before the weekend to get us to reserve the room in case we checked in after 6pm. So full marks for this service level. Plenty of parking places around the hotel so no problem finding somewhere to park. The stay itself was unremarkable. The room was basic and design was perhaps a bit dated but clean and tidy with plenty of space. The bathroom was also clean with a good shower. The pasta buffet in the evening was rather expensive for what is on offer. Breakfast buffet was standard and okay. We would stay here again.

I visited here on a business trip. Location of this hotel is perfect. Receptionist was busy but still friendly. Room was spacious enough and quite clean. Air conditioning was bit too noisy. Nevertheless, it didn't bother me while sleeping because I use ear plugs to reduce noise. Breakfast was excellent. Hotel also offered free parking.

On our way to Joensuu we accommodated one night at this hotel. Staff was friendly and very helpfull. The rooms were newly renovated so they were nice and clean. Our room was unfortunately accross the market place from a night club so we could hear the music to our room. Breakfast was plentiful.

This is a comfortable hotel with sufficient facilities, well situated in Vakaus. The food is fresh, very tasty and well presented. The service is very good and I found the staff to be helpful. Various may be a small industrial town but the surrounding lakes and countryside offer plenty of sight seeing opportunities. I would not hesitate to return to Oscar.

It's a former Scandinavian hotel of the old style. I had a large and nice room on 3rd floor. In general it was clean and well kept. Good breakfast in the morning and also the restaurant is good with a selection of fish/ meat/ burgers etc. Nice and friendly staff. Two things that needs to get fixed in order to a 4 from me. -in the closet in my room I found an old and empty bottle. The shelf was full of dust so it can't have been cleaned for a long time. - wifi: way to slow and unstable. Luckily I could connect my laptop via a cable.

Hotel Scandic Oscar (from 1.1.2017 Hotel Oscar) has been part of the Scandic chain which is a well-known, good reputation Finnish hotel chain. Oscar is located near the paper mill, so I imagine it is mainly for business travellers (Varkaus itself is a widely spread small town). The room for two persons was surprisingly spacious. It was clean, peaceful and there was a lot of light (so much as you can have light in Finland on a cloudy December day). The room was modestly equipped, it did not have a minibar/fridge, for instance. As typical in S´candic hotels, the room price includes one 5 euro ticket that can be used in the hotel restaurant. Room rate was 105 euros per night which is as much as in bigger cities - tells perhaps of the lack of competition in the local hotel market.

In short time I visited hotel two times and had very pleasant staying. Stuff is very professional and can fulfill almost all of your request. Rooms can be a bit larger. Using small gym and sauna was good after work relaxing moments. Oscar's pub is very comfortable with arcade area for familiarising with your colleagues and/or business partners. Since I came from Serbia prices for accommodation and bar/restaurant food and beverage are pretty high, but for Western European countries that might not be an issue

The hotel is really nice, the personnel are very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious, also there is an entertainment zone in the bar that was a pleasant bonus for us because we were on a business trip.

As a business traveller location is fine, factory just cross the road. Parking is free, wifi working well, hotel is clean. Everything works as should. But.... bathroom is outdated and quite small, breakfast is average. Doesn't worth the money, but you have no other choice.

Small city with very few tourist attractions, so adjust your expectations to the reality beforehand. No AC, no safe in room, no fridge, few TV channels are not working properly (unfortunately for foreigners, most of them are international ones), famous Varkaus factory is just few hundred meters away and sometimes it produces lots of smell (hardly the hotel's fault, though). On other hand: helpful staff, rooms are nice and large enough, many brochures for tourists, breakfast was okay, many cafes and restaurants around, very nice park in few minutes of walk, as well as many other Varkaus nature sightseeing attractions, including hiking trails, islands, canals etc. Railway and bus station is in 10-15 minutes of walk. Overall: good, but a little bit different from regular Scandic service.

Kauppatori 4 Varkaus

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Art Centre Vainola, Hotel Oscar is within a mile (2 km) of Water Tower Sightseeing Platform. This 166-room, 3.5-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a fitness center. It's in central Varkaus and also 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Taipale Canal Museum.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 166 air-conditioned rooms feature safes and desks. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Hotel Oscar offers a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, conference space, and a terrace.

Room options

Economy Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 84 reviews