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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I got precisely, what I ordered: a clean, peaceful single room in the middle of the city. I expecially liked the beds with no covers on, because the covers tend to be unhygienic. The view from my window was nothing special, but it didn't really count - after all, I mostly stayed in the room at night.

Visiting Ilves few weeks ago. Hotel location is great right at the center. Beds are terrible soft for adult. When sitting on the side you will be elevated almost to floor. For pillows the should have alternative on softer and one harder. We had 2 soft ones and it is not to my taste. Restaurant Frans and Marieare ok but my peppersteak for 28 euros and I get only one miniature 100 gr piece of meat was really ripping off. Bigger size was available 200 gr but price whopping 38 euros. Next trip is to Hotel Torni lets see how there go.

All the amenities you'd expect and a few decent places to eat nearby. They have a good breakfast available, the room is functional, clean and has a desk which is always annoying when missing. Reception staff were helpful and efficient.

Great hotel in awesome location in the city central. We had booked the hotel few months before and all our requests had been noticed - room with a view, a bathtub and almost on the top floor. We enjoyed our stay.

This was my first trip to Tampere on business and I found the Original Sokos Hotel IIves suited my needs extremely well. The room was comfortable and function, the staff were very friendly and the location was perfect for getting about. I found being quite central and only a few minutes walk from the train station was ideal and could travel on foot throughout the city. Being on the water and having a good view was also important and despite a packed and hectic schedule I felt very relaxed in the hotel. The sauna was great and the gym although small had everything I needed, although I found running along the lake front with a sauna afterwards was the perfect exercise for me. I would certainly recommend the hotel to anyone coming to Tampere for a first visit.

Whenever I visit the city of Tampere I usually stay in this centrally located hotel. The service is friendly and the food is good, what more can you ask from a hotel. With a short walk from the train station and a few steps from the main shopping street you just can't go wrong. And if you are looking for a pizza you will find the best pizza place around the corner.

Hotel Ilves is a big hotel with lot of guests. My room on 12th floor was very good with comfortable beeds, nice view over Tampere. On ground floor is sauna and pool located. Ni throng. The breakfast was good.

Visited the hotel for business in early March 2018. The hotel is nicely located in the center of Tampere. Rooms are just fine. Breakfast is decent but boring after two days. I was really dissatisfied when discovered that bathroom was cleaned every second day, just towels changed daily but not cleaned toilet.

Visited mid-Feb 2018 in Ilves after couple of years from the previous stay. This hotel is excellent value, in the middle of Tampere, very nice rooms and air, close to the restaurants within the shopping centre or around it. This was one night in the weekend and we liked a lot the breakfast, which has plenty of choices.

Centrally located, comfy hotel. The room was of good size. The decor is somewhat outdated, but the rooms were clean. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was above average, but can be a bit crowded. Overall a good experience.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tampere Cathedral and Aleksandterin Kirkko
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Original Sokos Hotel Ilves places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Tampere Cathedral and Aleksandterin Kirkko. This 4-star hotel has 336 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Tampere Art Museum and Kaleva Church.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at Restaurant Masuuni, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The 336 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.

Property features

Original Sokos Hotel Ilves features a nightclub, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Self parking is offered for EUR 21 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 728 reviews