Best Western Hotel Apollo,  Oulu

3.5/5  - based on 107 guest reviews.
Asemakatu 31-33, 90100, Oulu, Finland - See map
+358 8 52211 +358 8 372060



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The Best Western Hotel Apollo offers all the right amenities for business and leisure travelers. The hotel has 70 rooms with sauna, shower or steam bath in different rate categories. All guests will receive a complimentary continental breakfast, 56 free satellite channels in 12 languages including Viasat movie channels. Free wireless Internet access in all rooms. On the fifth floor there is also LAN. Extra amenities include a business center offering copy, fax, Internet and common sauna. Bar Apollo, the Karaoke Bar nightclub and Night Club Yohuikka are located onsite. The Best Western Hotel Apollo is conveniently located in the Oulu city center nearby sights and attractions such as Rotuaari Pedestrian Street, Market Hall and Market Square. Hotel is near major transportation access including the railway station, bus station and 15 kilometers from Oulu Airport. For outstanding service while traveling, make a reservation today at the Best Western Hotel Apollo in Oulu, Finland!

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Best Western Hotel Apollo,Oulu
  • 3
    « Comfortable stay for short stay »

    Room was clean & pretty small. The bed was very comfortable & hotel Location was about 10-15 minutes walk to the busy shopping district - The Bobby @ Market place that not to be miss when you visit Oulu . Hotel also served with BF & offer free parking facilities at the hotel.

    « Comfortable »

    The hotel is comfortable, I had the chance to stay in a room with sauna and I really enjoyed it. Breakfast is nice and good as well. The karaoke bar at the lobby is really funny, with several international songs you can pick.

    « Good alrounder but ! »

    Nice room (with sauna) which was ok. The breakfast was fairly standard scandanavian style which was also ok. The staff were more than helpful with recommendations/help/etc for the downtown area. The downside was that there was a music bar on the opposite side of the street which would empty at around 0400 so there was a lot of noise from the street giving an early morning wake up call and broken sleep. For the hotel position then it's brisk 5min walk to the downtown area where there are any number good resturants and bars. Would stay again but on condition of not overlooking the music bar.

    « Good for the price »

    I had a room with 2 single beds. It was plenty big enough for one person. The bathroom was small. There was a kettle and tea/coffee/chocolate supplies. I liked the hot chocolate. The bathroom was compact, the shower had good water pressure. Everything was nice and clean. I did not hear any noise from outside and slept well. Wifi worked well and good reception on tv. Lots of seats in the breakfast area which was well stocked. This trip I seemed to be plagued by roadworks but the digger and large hole in the road outside the hotel seemed a bit much. The very nice man on reception says it has been going on for a while. Luckily you can circle round quite easily to approach from a different direction. The car park seemed quite small for the size of the hotel though I was lucky and found a space ? it did test my parking skills though. Plenty of shops, restaurants etc in a very short walk. I didn't investigate the services on offer at the Erotiikan Pika across the street so can't report on those. I can say this is a very decent hotel for the price.

    « In the middle of the city »

    I stayed there five nights. Good breakfast, litte parking and in the middle of town. You could rent a bike at the Hotel. The little public sauna is at the fifth floor My room was not very big, but big enough for sleeping.

    « Good value for money »

    Stayed one night, as been also earlier few times. Room was equipped with sauna, which was a nice extra. Room was renovated some time ago - clean and nice with stylish, wooden furnitures. Bed comfort and wide buffee breakfast with reasonable price. What else would you need for a business trip ?

    « Useless without luxury »

    The hotel is old, but it has all the necessary things such as a good breakfast, clean rooms and friendly and helpful staff. It's also close to the center. If you're not looking for something special and only want to sleep and have a good breakfast I'd recomend this hotel.

    « Reasonable hotel if you get a room with a sauna »

    This place is very average and would barely get three out of five if it hadn't had a private sauna in the room. I wouldn't recommend staying here at one of the rooms without a private sauna, but one of the rooms where it's included is just about worth it, especially for foreign tourists like us who were a little nervous of trying a public sauna, but wanted to experience it while in Finland.

    « Not a good experience »

    Visited Oulu last week and stayed there for 2 day . Hotel is an absolute no from me. We had book double room it was very very small and the bathroom was exceptional . I had never seen such a small bathroom it was even smaller than aeroplane bathroom . Parking was clumsy and very difficult to park most of the time we had to park on the road . Dissatisfied is the word that came to our mind . Not recommend at all .

    « Old structure, good position, just for one night »

    The hotel is old and the interiors (rooms included) need some make up... Anyway it is clean, located 5 minutes walking from the port (all restaurant and pubs are located there) and offers free parking and breakfast, along with coffee and pastries available for guests till 9 pm. Staff is very kind and helpful. For just one night is not so bad...

  • 3
    « 3 stars »

    It was a good hotel with standards equal to its price. The location is good. I hope reception staff can put on some smile. The outward appearance look a bit old, but there is sufficient comfort in side. There is karaoke bar outside and guys making some nice in the night, but you can sleep with that. The car parking is too small and very tight.

    « Expensive for the room »

    Needed to stay around Oulu. Tried to find reasonable price with good room and breakfast. This was less expensive compared to other hotels around, still around 100€/twin room. Staff was very nice and friendly. Breakfast was very good with lot of choices. Room was small and toilet/shower very small. After shower everything was wet. Car could be parked on back of the hotel for free. Nothing really bad for hotel, but price and room does not match in my opinion.

    « Pleasant 4-nights stay for a conference »

    I spent 4 nights at the hotel. The city is quite small, so the hotel is well located close from everything: train station, central market, city hall, the river,... (max. 10-15 minutes by walking). People at the front desk are nice and helpful. The rooms are clean. The breakfast was great in the large and comfortable dining area at the ground floor. Ironing and shoe polishing sertvices are free of charge. The hotel is surrounded by erotic bars and pubs, but this was not an inconvenience at all, at least in my case I didn't notice any noise or disturbance. Taxi price from the airport 33 EUR. Enjoy the sauna at the top floor, it is nice. Be careful with the type of rooms you book: they have old & renewed rooms. I must report that I had a small issue: I booked a single room on the top floor, but the first night they told me that all of them were occupied... so they hosted me in a double twin room that was horrible (tiny & old). Second to fourth night I luckily got the room I paid for (much more lighter, decent size, new,...). I attach two pictures so you can see the difference in quality between the two rooms.

    « A cheaper alternative in Oulu »

    This hotel can not boast with a nice lakeside views or beautiful scenery but it is a good alternative if you are in Oulu on a business trip or need a place for a quick stopover. It is centrally located and safe, but some of the nearby houses/businesses seem a bit run-down. The hotel has a nice lobby/breakfast room, and their breakfast is a little above average, with a nice selection of teas and salty and sweet dishes. My room was in the attic, so you had to walk up a flight of stairs, and the room was really tiny, but it was ok for one person. There was everything that you need though, with a shower, minibar and a desk. The price was cheaper too than many of the other hotels in Oulu, and I slept well. I even tried their sauna which was in the top floor - nothing special but it is always nice to be able to use the sauna after a long day. The personnel was nice, but I didn't need anything special.

    « Value for money »

    This hotel is situated near the railway station and has easy access to the ice hockey or to the center of the town. The hotel is clean and the staff are very friendly. It has a decent breakfast selection and this was always well stocked in the morning. The room is clean and functional, free wifi throughout the hotel. The fun part in the room was the steam sauna - shower, a great way to warm up the bones after a day out in the cold. The only reason I didn't give the hotel the maximum rating is that my room was on the fifth floor - the lift only goes to the fourth floor. If you have a heavy bag this could be problematic!

    « A good option with no frills! »

    I spent here one night on a business trip, after a long journey with 5hrs layover at Helsinki airport. Very centrally located, super fast check in and friendly - Finnish style - receptionists. Room was very basic and small, first floor on the main road, just a bit too noisy early in the morning for some roadworks. Breakfast area was cool, everything fine, very happy to find a Nespresso machine with (almost) real espresso coffee, compared to the filtered coffee you find practically everywhere. It's a quite old hotel (the elevator looks almost scary) but overall is well worth the money and for one night one a biz trip more than enough. No restaurant/room service, however I found a delicious Nepali restaurant 3mins away.

    « Good choice »

    Location near to the small centrum of Oulu,very clean and quiet hotel, extremely helpful and kind staff,single rooms are quite small but comfortable. Breakfast buffet with good variety of choices. Small parking area

    « Worth of money ! »

    Nice, clean hotel and good location. Extremely nice and helpful staff. Good for family. Breakfast was quite Basic, but all necessary was included. Reasonable price, if we go someday back to this city, this hotel will be our choice again. Nothing to complain.

    « Business Trip »

    I stayed at the Apollo for 5 nights and to be fair there is not a lot wrong with the hotel. To be honest I would say that the hotel is better than average, it is fairly basic but more than adequate for my business stay. Staff were very helpful and breakfast was also quite good.

    « A nice stay »

    We stayed at this hotel only for a night after arriving on a late flight, before continuing our journey to Lapland. We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the railway and bus station and didn't have too high expectations otherwise. However, we were pleasantly surprised. It's definitely worth paying a few more euros for a room with sauna. There is also a public one at the hotel, but it's more relaxing and private to have your own. The room wasn't too spacious, but functional. The staff at check-in was very nice and helpful on a Nordic scale. Also the breakfast was a pleasant surprise, very tasty and many different choices, including, but not limited to, Finnish food. The city center is just a short walk away. For a short stay it was great. The only negative points were the smell in the bathroom (probably originating from the sauna) and the proximity of erotic bars. The hotel itself has a karaoke bar, too, but in the 4th floor we weren't disturbed by it.

  • 4
    « Enjoyed our stay »

    We stayed here over new year and couldn't complain at all. Good value, a great breakfast each morning, rooms were clean and the staff very helpful. The hotel has a sauna, tea, coffee is available downstairs until 9pm. You're spitting distance from the railway station & ten minutes walk from the city centre. There are numerous bars, restaurants in the immediate area. There is also a k-market 5 minutes walk away. We really appreciated staff allowing us to leave our suitcases there when we checked out at 12.

    « Good location »

    Staying here for two nights on a week-end trip. (Room with sauna.) The location is excellent, between the station and the city center. The breakfast definitely had enough choices for me (also gluten free bread, nb), but nothing fancy. Only possible drawback: it was very easy to hear people talking in the corridor.

    « Good breakfast and nice staff »

    Room was small and bathroom especially. My room was to the street and the music from the karaoke bar downstairs and the people leaving the bar was disturbing on the weekend. Breakfast was really good and hotel staff very very nice and helpful.

    « We stopped in here to get out of the bad weather »

    Our day started in Rovaniemi in pouring rain while on a motorcycle trip. After 4 hours of bad weather we had to find shelter in Oulu at this Best Western hotel. The hotel had a small parking lot with free parking. We checked into our rooms and discovered the bathroom floors were heated. The rooms were not very big, but for two travelers, the room size was sufficient. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. The shower was a little small, my arm would hit the water control while trying to get clean. The hotel has a cold free breakfast which was good. We did not have any reservations for this hotel and the staff person was friendly with us and able to provide information for some local stores. The hotel price was fair. There are a few other restaurants near and we had dinner off site. The only issue I had during the night was a loud argument started around 0200 or so and carried on for about 40 minutes. I did not call the front desk to tell them, apparently no one else did either.

    « Very basic »

    The rooms are small and quite run down and have extremely small bathrooms. The breakfast is ok but nothing spectacular. The reception staff is not friendly, almost rude. The location, however, is good in a nice neighborhood and just a short walk from downtown. All in all, this hotel is bad value for your money.

    « Finland trip »

    A trip to Oulu allowed a visit to Kolari by train in the Arctic Circle. The weather was cloudy but not too cold. The hotel was very convenient for the train station and the rooms included all the usual facilities.

    « Great Location »

    Nice Hotel in the centre of Oulu. Convenient free parking behind the Hotel, with entrance to the reception. Friendly service minded staff and quick check inn. Got a room with a large bed and LCD TV. The bathroom a bit small but ok. The breakfast is only with the basic. Coffee and cake is available from 15:00 in the restaurant. There's no dinner served. Inside the Hotel on ground floor, there is a nightclub that closed at 04:00. The noise from leaving nightclub guest's woke me op both nights I stayed. Book a room to the back of the Hotel!

    « You get what you pay for »

    This hotel has very basic and small rooms. If you prefer big fancy rooms, this is not your place. Bathroom in my room was very small, but clean. Breakfast was good and adequate for the price of the room. Location of the hotel is quite central. Personal in the reception and breakfast room were very friendly and helpful. WiFi worked well.

    « Entirely acceptable hotel »

    This hotel is I would say pretty average, in a good way. Not spectacular in any sense, not very tired, not very trendy, simply a nice bed, a good room and a good breakfast. Staff was very friendly and helpful. A 40s or 50s PV800 Volvo taxi belonging to the hotel was parked outside the hotel when I visited, a nice bonus point for many car nuts.


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·From: city center. The Best Western Hotel Apollo is located in the city center. ·From: railway station. Turn left(to the right if You arrive from north)to the Asemakatu. Drive two blocks and Best Western Hotel Apollo is on your right. ·From: Oulunsalo Airport Drive Lentokentantie (road 815) straight ahead, from the second traffic lights turn to left towards Oulu (road 847). Drive straight ahead to Oulu until you turn right to Hallituskatu. Turn to left go Makelininkatu and the Best Western Hotel Apollo is on your right. Drive behind the house from Makelininkatu to park the car.

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