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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The check in was smooth, and the staff very friendly and helpful. Hotel is in a convenient location. Our room is quiet and clean, and the bathroom is very well equipped. They offer a good variety of breakfast buffet, and upon knowing we had to catch an early bus, they offered to have the restaurant open a bit early for us so we could have some food before our journey. So very considerate. Will definitely recommend this hotel and will return for sure.

My Family visit the hotel in December for 1 night. The overall service and experience was amazing. The rooms were extremely clean with great decor, the buffet breakfast had such variety whilst all the food was fresh and hot. The hotel also provided sledges for us to use which I thought was a great touch. On our sad return home my daughter realised she had lost her teddy bear. Convinced we had lost it on the way home, after 3 months I just by chance decided to email the hotel and surprisingly Teddy had been left in the room. The reception staff were just totally amazing and have since returned the Bear back to England to my 7 year old very happy daughter. The hotel also enclosed a purse filled with lollipops courtesy of the hotel. Also enclosed was a postcard from a Teddy saying he had had a fabulous holiday in Finland and now ready to come home to my daughter. These personal touches were so heartfelt and can’t believe on the outstanding service that was delivered. Thankyou yet again to you all and making our family stay enjoyable and hope to see you all very soon. Including Ted!

The igloos were comfortable and functional. They were a welcome return after a cold day outside in the snow. The ice hotel was an experience in itself. Each of the suites was sculpted in a different theme. The temperature inside was a steady -5. As older people we found it hard to get into the two sleeping bags and difficult to sleep. After saying all that it was expensive but worth the experience. This is a one time trip.

Ee have accomodate for 1 week in this hotel. The room is simply good and clean and the bath room is modernized. Located in the center and close for everythink. The staff if very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is reach and served in good way. The only point that I was unsatisfied is that when you go to the sauna you need to bring your tawel from the room and if you asked to change it to clean one than you need to pay 4euro and this is un pleasent service. If they provide sauna then provide with a full servic.

Room was big, comfy and easy to access (ie. the building wasn't long or too big). Buffet breakfast was included and while a little confusing at first of how to get around, food was good. There is a charge though if you wish to take food with you out of the spaciou. Location was good. It's on the edge of the city, but also backs onto the lake with pretty views.

Nice located hotel in the centre of Rovaniemi. Modern very clean good sized rooms. Bathroom with shower is also good sized and clean. Breakfast is very complete. All personell in the hotel is very very friendly and make you feel welcome

The room was fairly small, but quiet, warm and with comfortable beds. Everything is quite basic. The hotel is well located so the local market, shops, restaurants and bars are only a short walk from the hotel.

The hotel is located in a ideal location in the city center. Walking distance to the mall (5min) and surrounded by many tour companies. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff were really really nice. The room was lovely and comfortable. Our heater wasn't working, and the staff at the front desk were so quick and kind to give us a heater in the meantime. I loved this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone.

We stayed here for 5 nights the week before christmas. The hotel was great with everything you could need and although it was busy it was not uncomfortable. Great location for Lapland Safari trips just across the street and supermarket and restaurants a short 5 mins walk up the street. We had a double room with an extra bed for our 10 year old and it was plenty of room for us. Breakfast was included and of a great standard. We also used the sauna in the evening to help thaw us out after cold days.

The hotel is nothing special. Rooms are not tiny, but still small. There are no slippers and robes in rooms, while it was a bit cold there in the room. Especially it is cold and uncomfortable in the bathroom, as there is a strong ventilation and when you go out from the shower, it feels extremely cold. Breakfast is also not impressive, we also stayed few night in two hotels in Helsinki - and breakfasts there where has bigger variety of food. It is strange for Finland, but during all our stay there wasn’t any fish for breakfast which is not good. At the same time, hotel has great location. It is located in the city center - one minute walk of major restaurants and it has two own good restaurants - Amarillo (mostly TexMex food) and France and Cherie bistro (where breakfast is served). The bistro is also very good for dinner or lunch (probably the only place in town, where one can eat snails). But it must be mentioned, that visitors of the hotel don’t have any discounts or benefits in these restaurants. Well, it is not bad place to stay in Rovaniemi, but it might be excellent, if someone from management paid more attention to details which may add comfort to visitors.

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.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 488 reviews