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Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed one night on the way to Lapland on the 6th of October. We were assigned room 230. It was a renovated room. It was quiet and reasonably well equipped with a large bathroom. Ironing set-up , mini-bar but no coffee maker. Comfortable twin beds. We were pleased with the room. Reception staff was multi-lingual and friendly. The hotel is quite old but also right in the centre of town. It had free off street parking. We can recommend this hotel for Iisalmi.

We stayed three nights here with my wife and our 8 months old daughter. Receptionist warned us, that our room is on the street side, and told that traffic noise can be heard in the evenings. It did not bother any of us, and we stayed over the weekend. If you have trouble to sleep in some noise, ask for a room on the patio side of the hotel. They also provide earplugs for every customer, but we didn't need them. Rooms were clean and simple. Hotel personnel were really kind and helpful!

Reception stuff very friendly and helpful The new renovated reception are is really great The new renovated rooms are amazing, big and the bed is very comfortable The bathroom is very clean and big enough. The breakfast is great: new coffee machine with cappuccino, latte macchiato and more. Fried eggs are available, healthy food corner and more. Dinner is really tasty. Internet is free and very fast. At the reception are free voucher for the (Kuntoklubi Pelixir Gym) available. Early breakfast is available. Great place, you are on the right way. Thank you once again for the great service.

Ok hotel centrally located in the town. Rather pricy for the small room. Comfort wise ok though some traffic noise from the road. Limited parking available but on street option free in the evening. Ok for a one night stop over. Nice restaurant for dinner and breakfast attached.

The reception staff were courteous, multi-lingual and friendly. The room was a good size and we had a twin with comfortable beds and good amenities. It is an old hotel and the decor was very dated. Free parking an a good choice buffet breakfast included.

The hotel is situated in the heart of the town of Iisalmi. Overall the stay was easy and convenient. Rooms were ok, but there was a smell of "old house" in them. Bathroom was small and need some renovation. Beds were comfortable. The breakfast was really poor in my opinion Both check-in and check-out was super quick. Staff were friendly and doing their best. Regards Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway.

I visit this centrally-situated hotel annually during the folkmusic-happening called The Winter Days of Iisalmi. Every time the welcoming is warm and friendly. The rooms have been comfortable and quiet enough to secure a sound sleep for me. The hotel is situated in the heart of this nice town of Iisalmi. Several restaurants and pubs are surrounding this hotel which also has a good restaurat in itself.Very much recommended by me and my friends. nd r me

Stayed in the hotel 1 night when driving from Lapland to south of Finland. On the Sunday evening we got a very warm welcome at the reception. Overall the stay was easy and convenient. You can park your car, in the car park, behind the hotel. Also there are several restaurants downstairs, so you can choose where to dine - no need to walk far away, We had aperitifs in the Irish Bar, and then ate at Rosso. Food was very basic and tasteless; pizza was better than the chicken salad. Breakfast was included in room rate, fairly good variety of items, though again quite basic and tasteless. The only downside is that the walls of the rooms are made of paper, so you can hear everything, even when people are trying to sneak or walk quietly in the corridor. Luckily the Sunday-Monday night was fairly quiet, but if you want a good night sleep, bring ear plugs.

Our superior twin room was quiet and comfortable with a couch and two twins. Good blackout curtains. Good breakfast. The desk clerks were friendly and helpful. Not much was open on Sunday night so we tried the hotel's Rosso Restaurant. The pizza was excellent and service was good. Good place for a stopover between Lappeenranta and Rovaniemi.

When we arrived to our room, I was not sure if we had stepped into a Russian gym hall: vinyl flooring, gym gear, negligently finished, rough roof coating. Oh yes, there are also beds, as this is supposed to be a junior suite, afterall. And a tiny table. Well it was spotless clean as well as the bath room too. The same stupid interior architect has seemingly planned this hotel's renovation as in the bathroom there was a tub and shower squashed side by side with shower water wetting the whole floor. Worst was our night sleep. Although the receptionist described the room to be quiet, it was conversely very noisy. There is open air bar open up to 2 am. just below the room and because the room was very hot and its ventilation ridiculously minimal, you have to keep windows open and it means all the noise coming from the bar was very disturbing. Just wondering why Sokos Hotels prioritize selling beer and booze than hotels guests' good night sleep! The bar should not be open more than midnight! Wish we would have driven 100 km further to a definitely good hotel... This hotel building is old but it is not impossible to plan and install proper cooling air conditioning. Hotel chain management should visit Hotel Scandic Klara in Stockholm to study how a decent air cooling is fitted into much older building! Something good, however. The breakfast was excellent with everything you can expect. And no, we will not come back. Enough is enough.

Savonkatu 18 Iisalmi

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a 5-minute walk of Iisalmi Museum of Natural Science, Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta is within a 15-minute stroll of Iisalmi New Church. This 104-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 4 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Iisalmi, it's also near Brewery Museum and Iisalmi Old Church.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the Italian cuisine at Rosso, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta's 104 rooms provide minibars, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta offers a nightclub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room (Single Use)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 42 reviews