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Joensuu is a vibrant and growing provincial centre in North Karelia, which provides tourists with various events, sights and experiences. During summer, the atmosphere of the city is coloured by the relaxed lifestyle of Karelian people, the varied services and the River Pielisjoki running through the city and the many different opportunities it provides. The hustle and bustle of the market square is also a nice addition to the city's atmosphere – this you must see for yourself.
- for any occasion
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland. At Kimmel, you can organize small and large meetings, various trade fair events and unforgettable family feasts. At restaurant Fransmanni, you can also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food as well as our hotel's sumptuous breakfast, and dance the night away accompanied by star performers.
Our hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala-park by the River Pielisjoki. Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is named after the fast-flowing River Pielisjoki and its glimmering foam. We take advantage of the beautiful Sirkkala-park scenery every year by organizing the Osuuskaupparock, which attracts increasing numbers of rock enthusiasts.
We are also located only a few minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Our staff is happy to tell you about what is going on around the town and give you advice on what to see during your trip.
Bus and train stations are located right across the street from our hotel. It is also easy to reach us by plane, since the airport shuttle bus will get from Joensuu Airport to the hotel in a blink of an eye.
Our hotel is a full-service provider: food, drink, good night's sleep, relaxation and evening fun.
Welcome to visit us at Kimmel!
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna – in the heart of the city
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located in the centre of Joensuu and beats with the pulse of the city. When you want a full-service hotel close to everything, Vaakuna is the perfect choice for you. We offer a range of services from lunch and dinner restaurants to a relaxing cafeteria and a nightclub. If you enjoy shopping, various shops are available in our hotel or in the shopping centre directly across the street. What is more, major culture and event venues, as well as sports facilities, are only a stone's throw away.
We serve you with the warmth and hospitality that is characteristic of northern Karelia. Our staff is also happy to give you more information about events and sights in the city. Welcome to Vaakuna in the heart of Joensuu!