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Original Sokos Hotel Arina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very good location in the city centre. Modern room and bathroom. Had a good sleep, no extra noise. Friendly staff at the desk. Breakfast room was a little bit difficult to find but the breakfast was good.

I stayed at Arina three times during the winter 2018 on my work trips to Oulu. The location is excellent at the heart of the city. The rooms are good quality as one would expect from the hotel chain - no surprises there. The staff is very friendly. Good breakfast is served at the third floor.

Friendly staff, good location in the city center. Clean and silent room. Good bed. Good breakfast selection brings you easily until a Late lunch. I started here for four nights and got good value for the money.

Nice hotel, in the middle of the city, comfortable beds, clean. Friendly service! Garage, a nice thing to have in the winter. You should reserve a place ahead to be sure to get a place in the warm garage. They also have a cold one! A restaurant with good international food. Very good blinis and a very well spiced bouillabesse. Service fast and very friendly! They speak English and Russian. Oulu also has a very nice small inside market place with food and different handicraft things. In all a nice old city! Enjoy! Nina

Spend one night here in september 2017. Rooms are clean, breakfast was good and there is good exercise opportunities downstairs in hotel. You can do boxing, benchpress with freeweights or use machiness with airpressure.

Hotel is next to the Valkea shopping mall and alot of good restaurants and pubs nearby. Rooms are clean, nice and modern. Good breakfast with alot of different dishes. Sauna for visitors also available.

Nice hotel, great looking rooms, really comfortable beds. Great location in the city center. Good service and good restaurants. Is bit pricy but worthy. And tired to write this stupid review that wants exactly 200 characters.

We spent two days in Oulu and in this hotel Arina. Hotel is cosy and tidy. Room was spacefull, nice and restfull. Breakfast was good. Hotel Arina is situated in the City center of Oulu - so it’s a short walk to everywhere in the City.

I spent here one night on a business trip. In my previous visits I always stayed at Best Wester Apollo. This is a bit more expensive (€115 vs €85) but overall it’s definitely superior probably in everything. The location is unbeatable, right in the city centre, adjacent to the main shopping streets. The room was very spacious but lacking the least charm. Breakfast was not bad at all. Apparently there’s a sauna open to guests but didn’t try it. Overall it’s a good option for Oulu, not the cheaper but probably worth it if you are not on a budget.

In the very heart of this biggest town in Northern Finland. The receptionist was very kind and helpful, she let me choose the room. The room was surprisingly spacious with a comfortable bed. Very, very clean. No noise. Nice view to the pedestrian area. Superb shopping area downstairs. I especially liked the sauna. Highly recommended hotel!

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 18 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 256 reviews