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Reviews of Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden Espoo 4 stars

Tapionaukio 3, 02100 Espoo, Finland

#11 of 27 hotels in Espoo

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Based on 284 hotel reviews

8.2

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.6

  • Comfort

    8.1

  • Location

    8.4

  • Facilities

    8.1

  • Staff

    8.7

  • Value for money

    7.3

  • Free WiFi

    7.9

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  • Reviewed: 5 October 2018

    7.9
    Perfecto!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    construction works around the hotel but that is something to get the place looking nice so it was not really an issue for me.

    Gym and sauna were great and I liked that there was complimentary water and tea/coffee in sauna and protein bars in the gym. Really great approach towards customers.

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2018

    9.2
    All you need
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is a lot of construction going on in the neighborhood so it can be a bit tricky to navigate the area

    The location is great next to the new metro line. The price was relatively high but the room was clean and a very nice breakfast buffet was included so in the end it was good value. Staff was very friendly and professional.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2018

    8.8
    Decent place to stay if you need to be in the area.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The interior is a bit old fashioned, and there were roadworks while I was there, although the noise from that was limited. Wifi got a bit spotty in the evening.

    Fairly priced, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and clean.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2018

    7.1
    Good for the price, but maybe not the best option
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It's fine to find a restaurant that can be open when you come back after your walking tour, the meals are good but still it is expensive, especially if you try this wine bottle and want to get an additional drink with your friends. But Finland is expensive as well and this comment might be the same everywhere.

    It's much more affordable to come in Espoo instead of Helsinki city center, and the metro is quite easy to use as there is only one line! Still, except the proximity with the metro line, and a walking tour you can get if you want to walk around this big lake, there is not that much to do around. Maybe to go to the islands but didn't get enough time to visit. Also, they have sauna!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2017

    7.1
    Good place for visting the university and subway access, rather desolate area.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Rather expensive, but probably due to the yearly "Slush" event which attract 10,000+ people to Helsink in general

    Excellent breakfast, good rooms, very quiet, beds rather soft to my taste, but I slept well. Location very good, walking distance to subway station and Aarhus university. Area rather desolate, but there is a good restaurant in the nearby shopping mall.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2017

    7.5
    Nice hotel but seems a little overpriced for what it's worth
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No way to fully close window blinds - stole some precious hours of sleep before an early meeting. Splitting the bill at checkout took a long time, though we asked to do it when we checked in. Most strange - the room has an iron and hairdryer, but no toothpaste/toothbrush ;) I'd prefer it the other way around)

    Nice location in Tapiola, nice view from the room, okay breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    6.7
    nice and friendly staff
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    but waited almost 30 minutes to get a room - there were only 5-6 people in front of me so this does not make sense. Awful first course, to be honest - the blinis. Toilet not clean

    nice and friendly staff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 April 2017

    8.3
    Very good hotel in the Tapiola region.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast was good but not great - other hotels in the area offer a bit better selection.

    Location close to Tapiola shopping centre and a few restaurants - will soon be in walking distance to new metro station which will make access to Helsinki much easier.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2017

    8.3
    Staff were excellent and very helpful, spoke English very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Room a little chilly so switched off the air con.

    Staff were excellent and very helpful, spoke English very well; food very good especially the breakfast a lot of choice with lactose/gluten free options. Location easy to get bus or taxi to Helsinki centre. Large shopping centre 50m away.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2018

    9.6
    Good food, great room with balcony next to large shopping...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good food, great room with balcony next to large shopping mall

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2018

    6.3
    Staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Repair works all around hotel, small room, locked minibar

    Staff

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    10
    Sweet and peaceful place with friendly workers.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Smokers at balconies in rooms

    Everything was excellent, especially liked hotel location, serving- administrations were friendly and professional

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2018

    10
    The staff is very friendly and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent, the beds comfortable and the room and bathroom very clean.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2018

    7.5
    good breakfast
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    paying extra 21€/night for the parking slot outside

    good breakfast

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2018

    7.9
    Excellent breakfast, picturesque location and nice transport...
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Small room for three persons

    Excellent breakfast, picturesque location and nice transport infrastructure

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2018

    8.8
    Picturesque location, nice amenities including pool and...
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small rooms for three persons

    Picturesque location, nice amenities including pool and sauna, tasty breakfast

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2018

    8.3
    problems with Mastercard, two days not possible to pay with...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    problems with Mastercard, two days not possible to pay with MC...

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 January 2018

    9.6
    It was quite cold in the room
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was quite cold in the room

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 January 2018

    6.3
    An Ok hotel with not so good breakfast.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast and the rooms where old.

    Simple hotel with a rather not so good breakfast.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 November 2017

    6.7
    The breakfast had a decent choice, but the food was...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The breakfast had a decent choice, but the food was disappointing. Plastic scrambled eggs, white cheese with no taste and a plastic feeling.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2017

    9.2
    Very friendly staff, every last one of them.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly staff, every last one of them.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    5.8
    very plain average hotel
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Breakfast was really poor (very little choice, very plain). A lot of noise because of construction work in the area

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2017

    10
    Great place to stay in Espoo
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nice place in close proximity to Helsinki. good price/quality, perfect location.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    8.3
    Great stay !
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Pool was cold Sauna not available in the morning

    Bed

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 July 2017

    7.5
    Good for a short stay
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast Rooms are cold and air condition doesn't heat up fast.

    Location and staff, super friendly and professional

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2017

    10
    Perfect.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Perfect. Good location....

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 March 2017

    7.9
    Location and staff were great.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location and staff were great.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2017

    8.3
    Comfortable, Clean and Quiet.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    ...

    Comfortable room, good clean bathroom, plenty of options for breakfast.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2016

    6.7
    OK but very expensive
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    very expensive and no better than Ibis ! breakfast could be better for this price

    close to restaurants close to workplace

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2016

    8.3
    very good location for Espoo business facilities
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    very basic rooms

    WiFi, restaurant, location, cleanliness, staff

    Stayed in November 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    4.6
    Restaurants are quite nice as well view from dining area.
    • Couple

    Room is very, very poor-almoust hostel level. Sewage smell wellcomes us! No toileteries-shampoo, cream etc.

    Restaurants are quite nice as well view from dining area. Bed quite good even single beds

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2016

    8.8
    Nice & comfortable room & bathroom, Nice breakfast ,...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    No free parking, was not stated on line, balcony door was not air tight cold air cooled the room (out side was -15 to -20 c ) I used 2 blankets! was aware of door issue only at last day.

    Nice & comfortable room & bathroom, Nice breakfast , 2 min from a shopping center, was 10 min drive to the office.

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    10
    Lovely view of the lake at the back of the hotel.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Was a little disappointed with restaurant. Reserved table for 8.30, arrived at 8.25 and told to wait by the bar. Ended up asking about my table at 9pm only to be told I could have just sat down. Not given any water at the table unlike everyone else in the restaurant. Food however was excellent.

    Lovely view of the lake at the back of the hotel. Shopping malls nearby. Only 20 minutes from Airport. Will definitely book again on next trip to Helsinki

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2015

    10
    We were a group of friends having a girls night out and this...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    We were a group of friends having a girls night out and this hotel suited our needs perfectly. Gym, pool and sauna were all great. Staff was absolutely amazing and friendly. Location of the hotel was great, very easy to get to the Helsinki nightlife. Also plenty of restaurants nearby.

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2015

    7.1
    Hotelrooms are very nice, hotel overall nice
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    As a regular visitor, restaurant is very overpriced, a menu that has a cheaper option that changes everyday (todays special)would be nice for people who stays there regularly. Otherwise good, personal in restaurants very nice.

    Hotelrooms are very nice, hotel overall nice

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2015

    8.8
    Good location, in the park, you can hear birds' singing...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Long queque to take breakfast, little space for taking food for so many people. Not very comfortable opening hours for evening sauna.

    Good location, in the park, you can hear birds' singing from your balcony. Shopping centre just 50 m from the hotel. Friendly staff. Good bus connection with the centre of the city.

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2015

    6.7
    - Clean room (exception the table next to my bed)
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    - noise of air condition during the night I asked by booking for a room without any noise because of my soft sleep and getting a room with mor than 50dB (measured by IPhone) - not towels in Sauna area. You have to take fro. Your room

    - Clean room (exception the table next to my bed) - Sauna o.k. (But not a wellness temple) - welcome - location

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    9.2
    Vegetarian menu is an issue at restaurant
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Vegetarian menu is an issue at restaurant

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    6.7
    Slow service in restaurant had to ask for meny
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Slow service in restaurant had to ask for meny

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    9.6
    Everything was ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    --

    Everything was ok

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2016

    6.7
    Balcony
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Cold room, no morning coffe.

    Balcony

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2016

    9.6
    Technology in the breakfast area
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Having to find my room key card every time I wanted to go up in the lift

    Technology in the breakfast area

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2016

    6.3
    Nice breakfast, overall nice level of service.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Food ridiculously expensive in restaurant. Rooms very cold in wintertimes

    Nice breakfast, overall nice level of service.

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2015

    6.3
    Nice and clean rooms
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Poor breakfast, parking area. Do not reasonable for such a price

    Nice and clean rooms

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2015

    7.9
    Location
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Cleaning service was very bad, towels were not changed although I put them on the floor, glasses were not washed...

    Location

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    8.8
    The helpful and very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    The very helpful and extremely happy staff.

    The helpful and very friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    7.1
    Good location for business in Tapiola/Otaniemi area.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Good location for business in Tapiola/Otaniemi area.

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2015

    9.6
    Location and friendliness of staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Location and friendliness of staff.

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    9.6
    The attention of the staffs
    • Group

    I had good experience with staff for not discriminating against black or white.

    The attention of the staffs

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2015

    7.9
    Breakfast was good, kind staff.
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    One bed out of three was too short for an adult.

    Breakfast was good, kind staff. overall good impression.

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2015

    8.8
    easy access.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    GPS can not be trusted due to many new roads in the area.

    easy access. Nice location

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