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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice friendly service, excellent location, good view towards lake. We liked especially the breakfast buffet with local touch good bread selection. IN the evening we found the restauratnt a good choice fot the evening snack, a tasty hamburger.

Friendly staff showed us the direction to the underground parking across the entrance. Beware there is only a lift from the upper floor, not the bottom one, so best unload the luggage in front of the reception first. The room was spacious with a great view over the river. Everything was meticously clean. We used the pool every morning, really nice too, complete with a hot sauna. Breakfast is busy, but such variety of warm and cold choises, and even some finnish treats. Friendly staff had restaurant recommendations when we asked. Highly recommendable!

We stayed 2 nights. On arrival there were one persons towels missing from room. After having a nice day in Tampere se came back in the evening, unfortunately the housekeeping had forgotten to replace the used towels so this time there were no towels in our room! On top of this, when packing our kids toys, noticed that there were lot of dust, an empty bottle and other dust under the bed, dicusting...

Jos tykkää nakeista ja lihapullista, aamupala ok. Kevyempää huonosti tarjolla. Huone ihan ok. Palvelu aulassa vaisua. Punttisali oli pettymys. Poor breakfast, only heavy alternatives available. Cannot recommend. Parking space limitted. Service poor. Rooms ok. Gym really small, few equiments. No weights.

Friendly and fastl service. No long waiting in reception and the attitude was very professional. I asked some questions and I got iimediate the answers which I needed. The room was very clean and peaceful. The breakfast was supricing good with very large choice.

Sokos Hotel Ilves is one of my favorite hotels in the world. It was so nice to stay here for two days during my business trip. Rooms are spacious and very cosy. All the staff is very helpful and nice. I like the atmosphere, it's luxury. And the lady, who makes omelettes for breakfast, soooo delicious, thank you :) Me like :)

Very good, always nice to be there, beautiful views. Good morning, a little noisy because the constitution site. Breakfast was testy, so was a dinner in the evening. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi were fine. The location of the hotel is the best.

Like said by many, the location is excellent and the view is great from the hotel room, and, for example, the needs of families have been taken into account well. However, when checking out, the service personnel suggested that we had consumed a bag of potato crisps and a bag of candy from the mini bar. This was simply not true. We were not required to pay for them, but this kind of mistakes simply cannot be allowed to happen. The hotel's system of accounting for mini bar items is thus obviously not foolproof, so be prepared for such surprises if you stay at Ilves. This is the first time I have encountered such an event in any hotel in any country. As further points of criticism, the check in area is a mess, with queues going here and there, and people cutting in line nonchalantly. Finally, as we had one normal room, and one superior room, I can say that the normal room offers a better price-quality ratio, as the only difference is having bathrobes and slippers, skincare products and a bottle of water in the latter.

Scandinavian hotel don't have a reputation of being the most spacious and comfortable hotels in the world, but the Ilves in Tampere is challenging that assumption for me. The rooms are relatively spacious and very comfortable. Certainly a good choice in the center of the city.

All was good, I did miss that good omelette, what is usually made on breakfast :( Also this time there was no pillow for my dog as it was last time. Otherwise everything was great and me and my dog had a wery pleasant trip to your hotel.

Hatanpään Valtatie 1 Tampere

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.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast served 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 Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 612 reviews