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Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was the final hotel along our cruise on Finnish waters. My first impression was that this is a bit too businesslike for holidaymakers. I was proved wrong. The atmosphere proved to be jovial, with bursts of laughter in the restaurant, hopefully with and not at us. As to the kitchen, their hamburger tasted better than any Chateaubriand in Michelin rated restaurants I’ve visited. The breakfast was second only to Son Vida Hotel in Mallorca in 1983. After finally having the opportunity visit Finnish hotels as a holidaymaker I have to adjust my ratings on hotels abroad. I’d reduce two stars each to use the same scale, with some exceptions like Son Vida.

A nice and clean hotel room. Quiet. Great space for work area and plenty of space for hanging your wardrobe. Access to iron and iron board. Breakfast was good and comprehensive and it was ok that you could access the breakfast and restaurants from the hotel by going in the connecting and nicely decorated walk underground.

Very nice hotel, great staff, good and clean rooms, delicious breakfast. In the middle of the city, short walk to another restaurants and pubs. Hotels own restaurants are very good, delicious dinner and not expensive. When I'll come here back, my hotel is this hotel.

I spent one night in Hotel Puijonsarvi. The service in the hotel was friendly. The hotel was both tidy, comfortable and quiet for having a good night sleep. The buffet breakfast was abundant. Hotel was a good choice.

I have been in this hotel many times and now first time in the new part. Very nice room: good air condition, light, good bed and the bed-worktop-combination was good idea. Service was good and breakfast also but carpark could be bigger.

Receptionist was very professional and helpful. He helped me to have a very quiet room and to make a reservation in a nearby fitness center Fressi. My room was in 438, very quiet, cool, clean and simple in a nordic functional style. It was nice and quiet and I slept very well. I had an "Ehta burger" in their restaurant Ehta, a positive surprise. Next day I had also lunch at Ehta, fairly good. Also breakfast was good Nordic buffet standard, but not exceptional. Porridge and fresh fruit was a nice add. Again, good service in the breakfast room and Restaurant Ehta. Location is also next to a nice small park, church, museums and close to market place, rain station (less than 1 km) and lake. Warmly recommended!

I have been in Kuopio several times, the hotel is not the best in the world, but it's clean and had all the things that you need. It is in a good positions and they had a very good breakfast. I think that probably is one of the best hotel in Kuopio.

I have been staying in Hotel Puijonsarvi quite many times and it's always as pleasant. It's the best hotel in Kuopio. Friendly service, tasty breakfast and comfortable rooms. It's also located very conveniently and centrally. Don't look any further this is the place to stay in Kuopio.

I am repeating myself but I have to say once again. I really enjoy going to breakfast in this hotel. Breakfast staff is so friendly, smiling and nice. They say good morning when they come to the restaurant from the kitchen. Not so many customer answer but I do. They give so good feeling to the day. Room is clean and nice.

This hotel is extremely close to everything in the heart of Kuopio. Staff is super friendly and check in experience was very pleasant. Rooms are very clean and everything is well taken care of in this hotel. Breakfast was fantastic. Perfect for extended stay or just one night. enjoy

Minna Canthin Katu 16 Kuopio

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a 5-minute walk of Kuopio Cathedral, Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi is within a mile (2 km) of Kuopio Ice Hall. This 300-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a nightclub. It's in central Kuopio and also close to Valkeisenlampi and University of Kuopio.


Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Frans & Sophie Bistro, which specializes in French cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 300 rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi have access to a nightclub, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for EUR 9 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 11 meeting rooms, and free use of bicycles.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room with Extra Bed

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Single Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 225 reviews