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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed at the hotel as part of a tour group. The room was clean and comfortable. Nicely decorated and furnished. The best part was the lighting above the headboard. It appeared to be the northern lights and changed to different colors as well as intensity. Hotel was centrally located within easy walking distance of shopping as well as restaurants and local attractions right off the river. Was a great place to see the midnight sun.

This was my second visit to this hotel and I would still recommend it . Rooms are clean, well kept and spacious. Staff was again friendly and everything was done efficiently. Maybe the hotel restaurant is a bit over priced, but quality of the food is good. It is my choice in Rovaniemi.

Never been to this hotel before, was a pleasant surprise. Outside a very typical hotel building, but inside a few nice surprises. Rooms were recently renovated to Lappish style, but not overboard (for a finn). Room on the quiet side was really quiet (this not being the high season of partying tourists) and across the aisle was the sauna, very handy! Sauna had a nice cooling area with sofas, refreshments and beautyproducts for and after sauna. Restaurant was a mix of castle hall, roudhouse and a saloon and staff was efficient and friendly (young).

Stayed for 2 nights with a friend. Overall clean with basic amentities provided. Twin beds were too close and not able to move further that seemed like a queen bed. Beddings are quite comfortable though. Breakfast so so.

From the time of booking we felt very confident. Everything was organized, confirmed and prepared in a proper manner. Reservation for our first dinner was made without any problem by e-mail. Very friendly staff members, always ready to help. Central location, basic but comfortable and clean rooms with comfortable beds, excellent breakfast with vast choice of food including local Lapish specialities. Airport bus stops literally in front of the hotel doors. The same stop serves you when you need to get a bus to Santa's village (reception provided us with it's timetable). Arkticum is just 20 min. (may be under 10 min. if you take a walk straight through the town) of pleasurable stroll along the river. Angry Birds playing area (for families with kids) is only 5 minutes walk. We also enjoyed dining in their French bistro twice and had an excellent lunch in Amarillo mexican restaurant. We loved everything. There is a luggage room if you need to store anything after your check out. Thank you Sokos Vaakuna!

Stayed for two enjoyable nights here where the double room had plenty of space and looked to have been refreshed recently. A nice touch was the faux northern lights display opposite the bed. The hotel is well located and the staff were very helpful and professional. There is an attached restaurant which is pricey but provides quality meals as well as breakfast which is also of a very high standard. Our one complaint is that no toiletries are provided aside from soap dispensers. Guests should also note that they will require a taxi to reach either the Bus or Train Stations. Allow 15 euro. .

This is a Sokos Hotel and there comes some basic quality with that. Rooms were kinda new and clean. Nice staff and good location. Breakfast nice and tasty. Tv system was horrible though. Could change system with something that works :)

Excellent hotel, beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast and diner! Helpfull personnel, always kind! Definately our hotel again for our next stay in Rovaniemi!! Close to the mall Sampokeskus, a 2 storie shoppingcenter, close to the Rovaniemi Tourist Information, right across the bureau of Lapland Safaris for all your excursions! Busstop also across the hotel, to bring you to all kind of destinations, like Santaclausvillage(10min.) or Ranua Zoo(1hour).....

The hotel is located in a great area for restaurants and shopping (walking distance). It is also located right be a bus stop. The rooms are nice, roomy and clean with extra benefits like heated floors in the bathroom and "northern lights" lighting on the wall. The sauna was also very nice. The breakfast buffet was also a great way to start the day (good selection and taste). But the best part was the wonderful staff - they went out of their way to be extremely helpful. The fact we did not speak Finnish did not make any difference (we were a little worried about that). I would definitely recommend this hotel.

The hotel is a great base for exploring Lapland by way of organised tours either side of the hotel or making your own itinerary by way of bus 50 yards away and a short ten minute walk to main bus and train station. The rooms were warm and very comfortable the staff were extremely professional,attentive and the breakfast was exceptional A totally superb experience from start to finish Many many thanks Rodney

Koskikatu 4 Rovaniemi

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a 5-minute walk of Lordi's Square, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi is within a 15-minute stroll of Arktikum. This 4-star hotel has 159 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. It's in central Rovaniemi and also close to Lappia House and University of Lapland.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and is served from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Fransmanni, which specializes in French cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi's 159 rooms are recently renovated and provide minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi enjoy a nightclub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle at scheduled times for EUR 14.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a meeting room, a computer station, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 415 reviews