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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Sokos Hotel was a very nice hotel. The rooms were spacious and well accommodated. It was right next to a waterway and had a nice view of the city. It is right in the heart of the shopping district. In fact, one shopping center was assessable right from the building. The main shopping street was a block or so away. The hotel had a map of Finnish shops for artisans of Finnish products. I walked the city and had a wonderful day exploring.

We stay only one night, but have to say, that staff was really kind and the room was nice. We sleep so well and breakfast was also really really good. Only one thing we were missing was bathrobe&slippers.Definitely we come again and highly recommended to everyone!

Good location and service. Good breakfast. Durin our stay we noticed thath the walls are like paper, so during the weekend you can hear if there are people partying, watching tv or having a loud conversation in the room which is not nice wheb you are trying to sleep. Next time i will book another hotel.

Ilves is reliable and a good price/quality choice. The staff are friendly and the sauna & pool section nice. The past 3 rooms that I stayed in were not properly cleaned, though. I had to change rooms because the bed was obviously unclean. The last time, there was some dusty cobweb hanging from the ceiling in the room corner. I had to tell the staff twice about it, before it was cleaned. Once, I found a dusty piece of cholocate under a chair. Seriously Ilves, you need to step up and clean your rooms MUCH better.

Did spend one night during the weekend. We had our room on the 4th floor. The room was good and cleaned well. The size was not that big but we just slept there so it did not matter. The situation of the hotel was good. The breakfast was very good. The breakfast space was very practional and for personnel it was easy to watch and refill the platters.

Good position, wonderful view from 17th floor. There was a long queue when arriving, this was a busy weekend because of the school holidays. The staff contacted me beforehand by phone and arranged a nice bottle of sparkling wine waiting in the room.

We liked the room, it was pretty modern and the view to town was quite nice also. This is one of the best hotel locations in Tampere if you want to stay in the heart of the town. Breakfast was ok. We actually didn't try the swimming pool area ourselves but we have heard it's nice :).

Everything supreme. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Room and bed excellent, nice view from 18. floor, very quiet, nothing disturbed our sleeping. Breakfest good. Parking garage maybe not spacy enough.

I stayed in the hotel on early october 2017. Hotel is nicely located, is very clean and has got very good breakfast. Only bad thing I can say is that way to parking hall is very narrow and I scratched my car when going trough the gate. Car is normal family wagon. On the wall there was signs that many other have scratched their car.

Once again I found myself in Tampere and staying at the Ilves Hotel as I was booked in by the company I was visiting. My problems arose the moment I walked up to reception. Having flown 20 hours to get there, the plane arrives early in the morning in Helskini, so I found myself at reception at 8:00am and was told that my room would not be ready until 3pm. Yes, yes, they need time to clean rooms and designated check in is 3pm, but there was not even an offer of a place to have a shower and freshen up. Unfortunately, something must have been on in town and I could not find another hotel with a vacancy. So, I had o persevere with the unhelpful and unfriendly staff. "So the cleansers have started to cleans the rooms", I asked. "Yes". "So there is a chance if they cleans one of the rooms I could stay in, that my room may be ready earlier?" "Yes". "Cool, cool", I responded hopefully, "So, given that I appear to be the only person waiting for a room, is there a chance that we could actually ask the cleaners to prepare my room first?" "Yes" I was in my room by 9:30am. Do you think they could have actually been a little more reactive and flexible without me prompting them? (Please , please do not respond that the check in time is clearly 3pm; I've already stated that). Anyway, the rooms are small and very pricey for what you get. I was there for a week and twice I returned in the evening to find that my room had not been cleaned. The hot breakfast is quite average with a choice of watery scrambled eggs, lukewarm sausages, black sausage and some potato dish. You can also have an omelette made to order. The coffee is bland and comes out of a machine. If you can find somewhere else to stay in Tampere, I woudl highly recommend it.

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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 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 664 reviews