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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

4-star4 stars
Torikatu 20, Joensuu, 80100, Finland

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near Joensuu Art Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Windows are thin and the noise from the base could be heard from tye cars driving byAug 13, 2020
  • Room comfortable and spacy, included terrasse. The hotel itself needs renovation.…Aug 11, 2020

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

from ZAR 2,156
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room (Possibility for extra bed)
  • Superior Room (Possibility for extra bed)

What’s around Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu


  • Heart of Joensuu
  • Joensuu Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • Carelicum - 5 min walk
  • University of Joensuu - 11 min walk
  • Ruusupuisto - 22 min walk
  • Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Joensuu (JOE) - 16 min drive
  • Joensuu Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 144 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (EUR 11 per day)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Nightclub
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 431
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1942
  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features


Amarillo - This restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Rosso - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Open daily.

Torero - This restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine. Open select days.

Gastropub Vispiläkauppa - This bistro specializes in local and international cuisine. Open select days.

Bepop - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu’s small print

Also known as

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Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs EUR 11 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

  • Does Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 11 per day. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring Tex-Mex cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Martina (3-min walk), Kauppaneuvoksen kahvila (3-min walk), and Vesikioski (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu and nearby?
    Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu has 2 bars and a nightclub, as well as a sauna and a steam room.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,2 From 132 reviews

Good 6,0
Great Karelian pies, other than that ok
I loved the fact that they had real Karelian pies and egg butter in the breakfast, some of best ones I've found in hotels anywhere. Other than that it's what these chain business hotels are. Rooms are okay, fairly recently renovated, they're clean, service was ok, check-in and check out quick and the breakfast was a standard average hotel breakfast. Nothing spectacular, but does the job and overall what I expected to get. Few more minor issues: 1) In the room the pillows were rather uncomfortable (which is of course matter of taste), but on the other hand they often seem to be, I'm suspecting it relates to the fact these types are cheaper. 2) The fact that room thermostat had a very bright green led right across the bed was somewhat annoying as well and made sleeping difficult until I covered it with a shirt (I've seen this in else where as well, which makes me wonder if people who design and build these places actually sleep in the rooms by themselves).
Juho, us1 night business trip
Good 6,0
Averagely good, no big expectations
Good for those who expect only standard conditions and having a stay for a day or 2.
Ercan, ie1 night business trip
Very good 8,0
All things considered best choice in Joensuu
The good: very central, good saunas and hot tub, breakfast is nice, very quiet and cozy rooms. The bad: had to change rooms because of plumbing issues. Leaky toilet in 1st room, leaky bidet in 2nd. My colleague’s room’s AC was very noisy. Bumpy old pillows. The cleaning person left the trash on my desk twice during the week.
gb5 night business trip
Good 6,0
Spacious but cold rooms
The room was very spacious, but not the most comfortable. It was very cold and it wasn't possible to get it warmer. There are no bath robes and in general the room is quite bare. Similar experience with the breakfast; most of the food was cold and there wasn't much to choose from. It was ok for a 2 night stay, but I would not stay longer.
ie2 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Clean and centrally located
us4 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Great Hotel in the middle of Joensuu
This is a wonderful location right in the heart of Joensuu. There is a parking garage connected to the hotel and plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. I highly recommend this hotel.
Ryan, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Oke stay in Joensuu
The hotel is oke. Nothing special.
Gert-Jan, ie2 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Elevators were bit confusing when you need to use which one depending on where you wanted to go
Juha, ie1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very friendly hotel in very convenient location
Riku, ca1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Nice hotel in the center of Joensuu
Best location in Joensuu, right in the center of the city but still quiet for good night sleep. Clean modern rooms, comfortable beds and small fridge. Excellent breakfast included (you can even fill your vegetarian plates there). Parking garage was $11 per night. Hotel has few pieces of fitness equipment (for aerobic exercise) in their sauna premises. And best hotel sauna I have experienced so far. If you want more strength oriented work out the is fantastic gym next door, ask $5 badge key from hotel lobby. Or go run along the river and enjoy the scenery. Grocery store downstairs in the same building. Did I miss something? For sure I would love to have shampoo while taking shower. But shower gel works fine for couple of days. And vegans and mainstream eaters alike have multiple eateries close by, including great Nepalese restaurant within less than five minutes walk.
Jukka-Matti, us2 night business trip

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu