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Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Close to lake - great for walking. Comfy and very clean. Rooms slightly small but practical and good for a short visit. Good shower and very comfy beds. Local supermarket just down the road. Good breakfast. Would stay again.

Our Superior room was spacious, clean and especially the beds were really comfort. The service was fluent and the breakfast was a little bit better than mid-level. The hotel is located perfectly in the heart of the city and still only from a few steps from the harbour.

We stayed for one night in a superior x king room that has a low (160 cm) loft. For our family of three this was a nice choice. One can sleep upstairs while others are watching telly downstairs. Hotel has nice breakfast, friendly and helpfull staff (they e.g. told us they are selling tickets to ship cruise on Kallavesi at reduced price). Hotel is located centrally between Kallavesi lake and heart of the city.

Many thanks to the wondefull staff that helped us with our sick toddler. The cleaning lady came within minutes and did all the dirty work for us and helped with extra towels. The room was nice and quiet situated on the other side of the road from the reception. Hotel gym was small but had a nice view. I got my training done. Parking was easy and downtown Kuopio within walking distance. Breakfast was basic hotel breakfast but we got our stomachs full. Will come again.

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.

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 237 reviews