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Reviews of Scandic Tampere City 4 stars

Hämeenkatu 1, 33100 Tampere, Finland

#15 of 43 hotels in Tampere

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Based on 804 hotel reviews

8.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8

  • Comfort

    7.7

  • Location

    9.2

  • Facilities

    7.9

  • Staff

    8.4

  • Value for money

    7.1

  • Free WiFi

    8

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  • Reviewed: 28 April 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Super friendly staff, awesome breakfast, perfect location and the room has a pretty nice city view. My experience with Scandic Plaza Turku was not that great and I was a bit skeptical to book Scandic again this time, but everything turned out way better than I expected :)

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Family Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room showed signs of decay with a crumbling ceiling, worn sofa chairs and a general ”80’s feel”. Considering the room in question was a ”superior family room”, the bathroom was very small. Though all-in-all it was clean. The hotel has a small general sauna (no pool), and is also in need of a general fix-up.

    Fast check-in

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Air conditioning didn't work, and our room remained way too hot to sleep in (25c) throughout our stay. Opening the window helped a bit, but you couldn't do that for long as it was freezing outside. This was a major thumbs-down in an otherwise pleasant stay.

    Very clean and tidy all over. Spacious and stylish, even though slightly outdated. The best breakfast buffet we've ever encountered with plenty to choose from and everything fresh and delicious. Excellent wi-fi.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could do with a refresher/facelift. Breakfast a bit of a lazy affair.

    Location couldn’t be more central, with all restos, shops, railway station and bus stops immediately outside the hotel. Good parking.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Room too cold, changing temperature sensor did not seem to help at all. Noise all night due to window to the high street. I got overcharged for laundry.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    There were not enough cushions. In the bar there was a private event, so it was closed for hotel customers. The restaurant was very crowded and waiting time 30-45 minutes.

    The location and the breakfast were excellent and the staff very friendly, tha rooms quiet.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    What is irritating is that there is a second Scandic hotel just across the train station and I ended up trying to check in in the wrong hotel. Maybe they should employ more fantasy in Nordic countries/Scandinavia and invent some new hotel names instead of calling every second hotel Scandic. Breakfast room was extremely crowded on all days. They recommended me to go for the early breakfast hours, which on a weekend is rather a disgrace

    average Scandic hotel, you know one, you know them all. Breakfast, level of comfort and even room architecture were almost identical to other Scandic hotels I stayed in Norway and Sweden. Quality is acceptable but that's just it. Staff at the reception was very friendly and helpsom with local guidance. Location in front of the train station is practical but also means that surroundings are rather ugly.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lack of facilities. No laundry service. No movies available to hire. Room wasn't cleaned each day. On days room cleaning was done it was only to change towels and make the bed. Left our dinner dishes in room and didn't replace dirty coffee cup. We had to take it all down ourselves.

    Great location - just across the road from train station and close to all shops.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It would be nice to have more than one chair in a family room. In the check-in desk, I would like the desk personnel not to announce the room numbers aloud (security risk).

    Excellent location next to the railway station and main city bus routes and near to shops and restaurants. The family room was big enough for four. I liked the soundproofing (very silent during the night), the tea making facilities in the room and breakfast with a variety of choices for different tastes. Extra points for breakfast for taking into account allergic and vegan guests.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    There's really not a whole lot to do or see, except for the lakes.

    The staff were friendly, courteous and very helpful. The free breakfast was always huge with lots of choices. The cruises on the lakes were very enjoyable.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Lighting in the room could have been better. Traffic noise at night a little annoying.

    Outstanding breakfast buffet; even pate for the toast! Very good bar/ restaurant next door.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    OK hotel but not worth the money. The bathroom was not properly cleaned and the shower screen was too narrow and after shower the whole bathroom floor was wet. Breakfast was OK but the food in the hotel restaurant is not worth trying with their prices.

    Location is good in the city centre next to the railway station and close to the bus station.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2016

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    honestly i am not sure how to rate this hotel. i got a great deal with booking dot com. but this definitely isn't a 4 star hotel. at least not the twin room i had for myself. while the room and bathroom are big ( huge plus ) the atmosphere of the rooms is quite cold and definitely not welcoming. furniture could be replaced. there is no kettle in the room, apparently they have some in other rooms that are more expensive. i find this quite weird because a kettle is a basic equipment... also the rooms were not properly cleaned during my stay. cleaning staff only took care of the trash, exchanged the towels and made the bed.

    location VERY comfy beds room was clean when i arrived the reception staff is very friendly wifi very fast

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Showering brings the water quite far in the bathroom, luckily there is a towel one can use to dry the floor. Maybe a bigger divider or a shower door would work better?

    Very helpful reception staff. Chef was quite confused when I asked about my pre-ordered special diet breakfast. But everything worked out in the end.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Excellent location for a Tampere visit, especially if you travel by train. Good scrambled eggs. Not that bulk stuff you get in too often in similar hotels.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    One lift being out of order meant longer waits. Bathroom could have been in slightly better condition - there were marks on tiles etc which brought down overall opinion of the room.

    Location, handy for rail station and city centre. Friendly and helpful staff on reception desk. Good sized room and well furnished. Clean. Nice sauna facilities. Superb buffet breakfast. WiFi worked well.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Smoke smell inside my room which was labelled as non-smoking..

    Great location, worried about the noise from the main road but closing the window shut it off completely. Right opposite train station and 10 mins walk from bus station. Good value for money, staff was polite and very helpful. Super comfortable bed.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food prices and alcohol prices too high. You have to go somewhere else to enjoy a pint and eat as a result.

    Location wise, it is best in the city. Staff flexible and friendly. Rooms were modern and high standard.hotel is elegant and modern.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reception, breakfast

    Big cleaned comfortable room

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location is perfect for city strolling.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    breakfast (not too many options for vegetarians)

    clean, personnel

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was very expensive for what it was. it was perfectly acceptable but to be honest I expect a LOT more for that money.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great facilities vet comfortable beds.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Outdated room facing the courtyard. It's not possible to air the room!

    Outdated room facing the courtyard. It's not possible to air the room!

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Very small gym and this aspect was very important for me

    Excelent location.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The pillows are too small.

    The hotel is perfect. The breakfast was extraordinary.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    all

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great breakfast

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Near the center.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Boilling tea pot in room and Fisher at breakfast !

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 8 nights

    bar closing on sundays.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Windows of some doors are to the inner side and this is covered with glass roof. Can't open the window.

    Soft bed and really clean place.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Super location, close to the train station. Friendly staff, and super cosy bed!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great location, amenities v good. Excellent breakfast, free bike hire - lovely city to cycle around

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    bar not open on sundays

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Renovation of the rooms would be nice, they are getting a little tired

    Good location, friendly staff, excellent breakfast

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great breakfast. A lot of things you can choose from. Reliable wifi :) Smoking rooms.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 11 nights

    Restaurant offer might be better, no soups for example

    Choices for breakfast were awesome

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    They did not offer ruis-leippä

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 January 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Clean, quite and very well located hotel with nice rooms and personell.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing specific..

    Location opposite to Railway station Good spread of breakfast

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 December 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent spread of breakfast. They even offered a b.fast box when i had to start early

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very nice Finnish mustamakkara - blood sausages :)

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room had no kettle and one could not be provided on request

    Good location. Great range of breakfast choice

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Airconditioning was not adjustable, although room temperature was.

    Beds were very good.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Housekeeping was bad. The rooms were never cleaned properly.

    Stayed in June 2016

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  • Reviewed: 9 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Only thing I can think of is if the beds could have had a little space between them.

    Everyone there was very helpful. They were sincere in making every effort to help you. The location was excellent. I don't think I could have found a better place.

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The rooms are not clean. For example hot water kettle provided in the room (for coffee or tea) is dirty containing lot of scales and stale & dirty water from many days.

    It is centrally located opposite to the train station, which is quite convenient.

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Breakfast was not as good what you get e.g. from Solo Sokos Hotels but eatable.

    Location is rather good even it's right at the main railway station. Rooms are standard, no big ups or downs.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    • Solo traveller

    Staff were very helpful, and helped advise me as to where to go as I arrived late on a Sunday and didn't know where would be open for food. Breakfast was great, large selection of foods.

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The breakfast was crowdy and it was hard to even find a free table to sit at. The entrance of the hotel is not on the street of the address which made it hard to find as when you walked on that street the hotel was not visible.

    Higher standard hotel rooms, reception area etc. Easy to use Wifi. The location is good with many bars nearby.

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Room and furniture are old and ugly.

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing much, was really nice

    Great hosts, excellent breakfast

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Excellent location - right in the heart of the city

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Airconditioning system makes noise

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing special

    Sauna

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The room was not clean enough, including the bathroom. The place of glasses in the bathroom was dirty, and there was no soap when I arrived.

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I think this is not the four star hotel if you look the furniture in basic equipment in the rooms.

    Location is very good, breakfast is excellent.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nice service and special mention to a very helpful lady in the reception. Big parking lot.

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Very good location, comfortable bed, decent bathroom and excellent hot and cold beakfast choice.

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