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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

Very nice and freindly hotel.located at city center.very helpful stuf.restaurants,bars and shoping mall just minuts away.brakfast very good.angry birds park nearby,car rental agency across the street.hotel highly reccomendet

Location is good (parking garage is an extra bonus), hotel was clean and cozy. We got friendly service throughout our visit and the breakfast was exceptionally good and versatile. The city "centre" is a few minutes walk away and good cafeteria's like choco & deli really near the hotel. Price and quality ratio is good compared to other hotels. Can recommend this hotel highly. Time schedule for using sauna is quite small, thus was unable to use it (amount of guests using it at the same time was big).

Hotel is located near city centre, and close to river. It is not close to bus/train station if you travel to Rovaniemi from Lapland by bus, luckily the bus driver dropped us right in front of hotel. We had a room at ground floor and there is a public sauna opens 5-9pm, wish they can have it for longer hours as people may want to enjoy sauna after dinner before going to bed. Breakfast is good with many selection as well as electronic juice dispenser, which is trendy.

Nice hotel, clean and warm rooms. Very good breakfast. Transportation from and back to the airport was easy (Finnair has a shuttle) , it takes about 10-15 minutes. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Close to city center and bus stop is just across the street.

The hotel is located in the center of Rovaniemi, very close to most travel agencies(right in front of Lapland safaris offices). The staff is generous and helpful (speak English), the breakfast was good and the room was clean. There are some restaurants nearby and the hotel's restaurant serves classic and local nordic dishes and desserts which you can take to your room. The saunas were clean and equipped. We enjoyed our stay. T

A nice hotel in the city. Nothing fancy, no big luxery but nice and cozy. They had a very good service, the beds are good as well. Our room was quite small, but our friends room was bigger. Breakfast was ok too, very finish (quite normal since we are in Finnland) , with a good choice . Nothing spesial with the breakfast but something for every one . I have stayed here twice, and would stay here again.

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 400 reviews