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Hotels Joensuu – 2 hotels
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!
Welcome to experience modern-day Karelian luxury!
You are warmly welcome to Joensuu and to the shore of river Pielisjoki! We offer you fully renovated spaces, hospitable service, delicious food and the buzz of the Karelian lifestyle, located near nature experiences. You can spot an otter couple dive into the river when having breakfast, take a walk or a run by the river or enjoy dinner made by our masters of the kitchen and at the end of the day fall asleep in the arms of our comfy beds!
Finely done in the hands of people from North Karelia
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel has gotten a new spark. We opened the walls towards nature. We brought strong colours and earthy materials to the rooms. We built new suites with their own balconies, a massive ballroom, a proper sauna department, new Bistro Heili and a night club Las Palmas for the night lovers.
The renewed Kimmel was made together with local electricians, carpenters, beer brewers, Karelian pie bakers and craftsmen. Enjoy their works of art!
The star of events in Eastern Finland
Samba carnivals, entertaining concerts or gigs and parties. Former President Kekkonen eating pork chops, singer Danny in his wolf fur coat. Biathlon contestants, festival guests and fans of the rock'n'roll. Kimmel has always been the place for events and event guests. Now it's even better. We organise celebrations and parties for up to a 1000 people or serve coffee for a small group in one of our glass cube meeting rooms.
Lots of local. A bit of luxury. Taking care of you with a big heart. Welcome to enjoy the sparkle of the renewed Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel!
While the renovations continue, our cosy city hotel Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is open.
Our hotel re-opens on Friday the 30th July 2021 and the first rooms can already be booked! We are very pleased to welcome you as our guest!
The renovations of Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel have progressed quickly. Our first 130 new standard rooms exuding the modern-day Karelian luxury are finished on the 30th of July 2021.
Suites with a view and Superior rooms
Our new superior room and suites offering everyday luxury with strong colours and earthy materials are finished in September.
Bistro Heili is a relaxed meeting place
Our new Bistro Heili replacing restaurant Fransmanni offers good food with a mastery touch. The new restaurant opens in September. The new bright restaurant is a good place to enjoy a drink or dinner. The menu consists of delicious but easy bistro food with a seasonally changing menu including local flavours.
Number one event venue in Eastern Finland
There will be a total of 13 new meeting and event spaces in Kimmel. The smallest ones are sympathetic glass cubes located right next to Bistro Heili. The old suite is transformed into a more relaxed creative meeting space with a sauna.
The actual meeting wing has eight meeting spaces which can be divided into smaller spaces or into a one big space for up to 600 people. The main event and occasion space is the stylish Sirkkala hall with river views. Kimmel can fit up to a 1000 people when combining all the new spaces.
Your event can last until the early hours in our night club Las Palmas offering a relaxed atmosphere.
"New Kimmel is stunning and stylish North Karelian event house with versatile services. We warmly welcome people from Joensuu and the neighbouring areas to come and eat in our new restaurant, to have a meeting or to spend a staycation weekend", General Manager Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo recommends.
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.