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Original Sokos Hotel Arina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was excellent place to stay, just a little disturbance from the street. Breakfast was quite all right, especially the pancakes. The city itself is a little boring. The service was ecxellent, we even got the room at 12 o´clock.

Everythig was ok: service, room, garage, facilities, breakfast, price, frendliness etc.I do not not have anything to complain. In the room next door they said that the dush with tuch control caused some problems because the touch control is too sensitive.

I've stayed in Arina during past year almost 30 times. Location is great, staff friendly, wifi works and rooms are nice. Black S-card gives me good benefits; free meals, free room upgrades and bonus nights. Always a pleasure!

This hotel has an excellent location in Oulu center. It is next to the Valkia mall and the pedestrian zone with all the stores and restaurants. 400m to the market square at the sea shore. We had a room towards the courtyard - not much of a view but quiet and comfortable. Good breakfast with a lot of gluten & dairy free options. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, but that should be no surprise in Oulu.

This hotel has a very central location, so there are a lot of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. Despite that, it's relatively quiet. The rooms are very typical, rather modern with all the normal furniture and fittings. My bathroom was equipped with an automatic-type of a shower which didn't work too well; a couple of times water just started running without my doing anything. However, the staff told me they had noticed the problems and were going to change them back to normal ones. The breakfast room was kind of nice with a homely atmosphere. The buffet breakfast was similar to that of most Finnish hotel chains. This hotel has several bicycles for guests to borrow. I tried it one evening and it was a really nice way of seeing the local sights.

This hotel is right in the middle of Oulu pedestrian street, which has the advantage that there are lots of restaurants and bars around it (there's a very decent Mexican restaurant and bar attached to the hotel, which serves dinner quite late). The hotel has good if not spectacular rooms but it definitely has great breakfast and one of the best saunas in Oulu. Helpful staff and an easy stroll to the water's edge makes this a great base for really good value.

Had a roadtrip to Oulu and stayed at Sokos Hotel Arina. The hotel is centrally located right next to a mall. I did park to a nearby parking hall and I was able to pay for the parking at the hotel for a fixed price. The check-in went fast and reception people were nice and helpful. The room had a double bed which I found really comfortable. I didn't eat at the hotels restaurants but there were at least a couple of them in the same building or nearby. Breakfast was the standard breakfast like in this hotel chains other hotels.

Have stayed there on two separate trips. Easy walking distance to train station, shopping and market areas. Rooms quiet and comfortable, but on the small side, try to get one with an outside (city) view. Decent breakfast buffet.

Friendliest hotel this far in Finland. Service was great and even better room (living room+bedroom) was available when travelling with dog. Air quality was good and room was quiet and well decorated. Breakfast was average but well energy giving. Location in the center of the city was great.

We live permanently overseas and whenever we visit Oulu we always try to stay at the Arina. The location couldn't be better, service is friendly and rooms are clean and tidy. The breakfast restaurant was beautiful and food was really good. The kettle would have been nice for a cup of coffee or tea in the room. Thank you and see you next time!

Pakkahuoneenkatu 16 Oulu

Hotel highlights

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

Original Sokos Hotel Arina places you within a 10-minute stroll of Oulu Cathedral and Oulu Market Square. This 260-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a fitness center and a nightclub. It's in central Oulu and also a short walk from Toripolliisi Statue and Mannerheim Park.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Amarillo, which specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine. Get a pick-me-up at the 4 coffee shops/cafés.


All 260 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Original Sokos Hotel Arina have access to a nightclub, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for EUR 17 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Standard King Room with Extra Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room with Extra Bed

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 237 reviews