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Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

+ Good location + Friendly staff +Comfortable room and bed +Great breakfast! You can skip lunch with this selection - Bathroom. Water from the shower splashed all over because there was no dividing wall or curtain. Poor lighting. Its either total darkness or too bright. For us ladies its not ideal to try to get pretty in front of mirror when the light is coming directly from above so bright. Would visit again. Suite next time ;)

The hotel feels really fresh, and the staff is friendly. The room was good size and clean. Very quiet as well, so sleep quality in the confortable bed was good. Buffet breakfast has a good selection, the breakfast room though is a bit too small during the more crowded times. There is possibility to eat at the other restaurant side, but then the distance to fetch the food is a bit long.

Nothing special either in good or bad. Rooms are very basic, but recently renovated. Walls seems to be made of paper, because all voices from corridor and other rooms can be heard loud and clear. Cleaning team does good work and everything is in order. Breakfast quality is not so good as it used to be, but still OK.

This is always a safe choice when visiting Kuopio. The hotel is nice and clean and very functioning. The room was big enough and very quiet. Service was efficient and friendly and breakfast was the standard Sokos one, which is quite OK. No complaints.

I found this hotel to be very clean and tidy and close to all amenities (bars!) in the town. The hotel is spread across two building which are connected by an internal pedestrian tunnel under the road. This makes the hotel much bigger than initially appears. The rooms were basic......mine was a little small, but had everything i needed for a short and pleasant stay.

I have stayed in this hotel on several occasions and different seasons. Last time I had a recently refurbished room for four nights in the old building overlooking the beautiful park. Room was extremely sound proof. Even it was located just above the busy breakfast room I could not hear any noise, neither from the corridor. I do not have a clue when the cleaners did their job as I did not hear (you know the usual hoovering sound early in the morning...) or see any of them during my stay. Anyhow my room was super tidy and fresh every time I returned there. I slept so well during my stay because of the big and comfortable bed. Breakfast buffet was one of the best I ever experienced in any hotel and it was included in the price. Staff was so friendly, helpful and available at all times paying attention to the little details. Hotel has an excellent location in the heart of Kuopio: few steps away from the central market square, harbour, lovely lake and nature, best restaurants, bars, railway station, etc. Great value for money!

The hotel is nice, clean and comfortable itself: It has a good location at the middle of the town, near the church. I had a superior room which was more like a suite: One bedroom and a living room. Televisions at the both of the rooms, coffee and tea making facilities. Bath room was stylish with a shower cabin. I hate bath tubes... Althought there could be bigger table at there near the sink. Liked the make up mirror. Room was new and fresh. Did not hear much of the sounds by night. Early morning there were some traffic sounds from the street. Hotel was full of guests at the time and breakfast was full. When I decided not to eat the breakfast there (had to hurry to the train) the waiter did something which I keep telling to everybody: She asked what kind of sandwiches I liked and made them for me to eat at the train. There were also juice, an apple and chocolate. I was so pleased and when I left she welcomed me back to Savo-land again. This is what I call an excellent customer service! Five stars to that waiter.

Our room was really a small one. Not sure if it was small only because it was a cheap offer. Windows were on parking site, so there was nothing nice to say about the room itself. Breakfast room was updated since last visit and it was spacy, and due the holiday season full and noisy. The breakfast itself was very good. You need to pay of parking place. Service was okey and hotel is situated near harbour/lake, so it easy to reach. I can recommend anyway.

Stayed three nights the first weekend in Sept ’17 and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. There are two buildings, the original building looks out over a beautiful park, my room was in the newer building. There was a relaxed atmosphere despite the hotel fully booked two of the nights. The room was comfortable, clean and exceptionally quiet. Buffet breakfast was extensive, both hot and cold service, with an attentive wait staff. The front desk staff was especially helpful with recommendations for restaurants and transportation. The city is designed for pedestrians and the hotel is only a few blocks from the main square, with loads of shopping and restaurants. Would gladly stay again.

The hotel is centrally located: 10 minutes walk to the beach and the market place, 15 minutes walk to the railway station. The hotel is a quite big complex on both sides of the street. The lobby is in the new wing. The restaurants Ehta and Frans & Sophie are in the old wing which is actually three different buildings. It can be noticed from the room hallways. They have three different styles. Our suite was located at the other end of the old wing. It was a quite long walk from the reception. There is an underground passage between the wings. The suite was a spacious room. The bedroom and the bathroom were colourful. There was a blue free-standing bathtub and a sauna in the bathroom. The living room would need some refurnish. There was a small sofa table in the middle of the big room and the two sofas were so far from it that it could not be used while sitting. We had dinner in the new Ehta restaurant which is a burger restaurant. The service was excellent from a male waiter speaking the funny Savo dialect. The food could have been better. My burger was salty and my partner's pike perch was tasteless. The breakfast is served at Frans & Sophie restaurant. It had a good selection of food and plenty of free and clean tables.

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 University of Kuopio and Puijo Tower.


Free breakfast is included with your stay and is served each morning. 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 10 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.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 265 reviews