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Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Ikaalinen, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meetingplace forme and my wife. Both were coming from different directions through finland and starting next morning the other one home and the other one to work again far away from each other. We had a good sleep and nice start for the rest of the week.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Ilves in late June, 2016. On the second night we decided to check the renovated pool /spa using the beautiful stairs leading to the area. As I descended the marble staircase along the outer perimeter I slipped due to the inherent slipperiness of marble having been worn by 30 years of foot traffic....

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has the best lication in Tampere. The rooms have great views. The decoration is nothing special but it is clean and the bed is really comfortable. It took lng to check in. I would choose this hotel again because of the location.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Sannala, Thank You for writing us about Your visit. I am sorry that for some reason check in was slow during Your time of arrival that's not usual with us. Good to hear that You liked the location. We truly are in the middle of the city so it's easy to go around and explore our beautiful Tampere. Have...

Kotka, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with excellent location. Beds and pillows are awesome comfy and plush. The view even from a tenth floor was staggering and the hotel has eighteen floor! I stayed for three nights, the breakfast varied entirety but same kind porridge served every morning and gluten free selection was limited.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear kirsi62017, Thank You for Your lovely feedback. Many thanks for the suggestions to improve our breakfast. I'll make sure to forward Your review to the manager in charge of the breakfast. It is lovely to read that You loved the view and our comfortable rooms. Welcome back to visit us again! Have a happy Summer! Best regards, Heini Schubin...

Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel during a business trip. We also had the ball room booked for a party, and even though the food was good, the price was quite high compared, and service wasn´t quite as friendly as one would expect. But the hotel itself was nice, clean and close to everything that an adult travelling to Tampere might...

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Johanna K, I am truly sorry that our service during Your stay didn't meet Your expectations. I will make sure to forward this review to the manager in charge of Ballroom to improve. I am glad to read that You all in all enjoyed Your stay. Welcome back to visit us again! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager Original...

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One night stay while in Tampere for a short visit. Hotel in the centre of town with a lovely view of the lakes and the cardboard factory. A little hard to find the entrance if arriving by car - not very well signposted. Parking available at the hotel, but parking spaces extremely tight. Staff very efficient and friendly and all...

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Savonlinna, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good. next nigth is too expensive thats vhy i go to other hotel. First nigth price is ok but the other is too much . idont like go to other hotel because the next is not so god like ilves. think the idea that one and the segond night , same price/nigth

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear 71heikkik, Thank You for Your feedback. It's wonderful to hear that You've enjoyed Your stay. Our prices depend on availability, that's why during Your stay You might have different rates/night. On summertime we have specialrates online, when You book from sokoshotels.fi. Please do have a look! Welcome to visit us again! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager Original Sokos...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is as good as you could possibly wish for in Tampere. Nice view from 14th floor, too. However when you arrive by car, the garage is small and the parking slots there are really tight, makes it hard to fit you car in. Tidy room and friendly service.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slept here one fridaynight. Close to everything, there is shops and restaurants downstairs. And even a big nightclub. Nice views from topwindows! Service at the desk was excellent, they asked if we already had plans and then recommended things to do.

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear 799sannav, Thank You for Your great review! We are dlad to read such positive words. Have a great summertime and please come soon to visit us again! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel very well located. It´s quite big so, consequently, you won´t get a very personal service. Nice breakfast buffet. Really close to the train station and to many shops and malls. Very few amenities (soap and shampoo are on those containers attached to the wall, which, personally I hate, they look like the things you find at public toilets).

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Ilves_Tampere, Service Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves, responded to this review

Dear Bidean2015, Thank You for having the time to write us feedback. I am sorry that toiletries in Standar-room weren't to Your liking. In Superior-rooms and suites we do have more variety on toiletries. (conditioner,body lotion, bath soap are included, shaving kits etc.) Have a great start of summertime! Best regards, Heini Schubin Service Manager Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This central, 19-story high hotel offers fantastic views over the city in a prominent location in the heart of town, at the back of Tammerkoski. The hotel is close to all services such as shopping center and restaurants, as well as the lively nightlife. Sokos Hotel Ilves has 3 restaurants, pub and a nightclub meaning that your palette will never get bored. Your taste buds will be pampered with Northern European delicacies, flavors from Italy, Mexico and France though you are only on a visit in Finland. The hotel has meeting facilities for 300 people and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to stay in contact with important business associates as well as friends and family. To truly relax during your stay, take a dip in our pool or unwind in the sauna, the perfect tonic for a day of business meetings or sightseeing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

Address: Hatanpaeaen valtatie 1, Tampere 33100, Finland
Region: Finland > Pirkanmaa > Tampere
Price Range: $165 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Ilves 4*
Number of rooms: 336
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Tampere
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#2 Business Hotel in Tampere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tampere
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“Best views on the upper floors.”
joniai, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the 10 floor or above with a view over the river”
Tatherley, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lake side rooms has nice view”
Seagull4free, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the higher the better”
JuriR_13, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“High floors have great views”
  • A view of Tampere from across the lake
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PaulMD12, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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