Friendly warm welcoming
Reviewed 2 February, 2021
We really like the coffee and biscuits downstairs :). Also the receptionist is friendly and atmosphere comfortable. The room is very spacious and comfortable. The coffee machine is great!! No filter coffee.
A two night visit
Reviewed 25 December, 2020
This Best Western hotel has a nice location close to the railway station. The rooms are OK as well as the bathrooms with nice shower space. Some rooms have an inbuilt sauna. The general look was clean, but walking barefoot in the room was revealing the floor was not that clean. Anyway, you get enough for the price. The hotel has own small parking space, wifi and restaurant. Free coffee and sweet bread is offered for the guests in the evenings at the restaurant. The breakfast is nice, but if you enter the last hour, there might be not everything available any more. The staff is excellent.
When choosing the room, over the karaoke bar will not be the best choise.
Better than you would expect
Reviewed 12 October, 2020
I've stayed in Hotel Apollo on three separate occasions. The first was two years ago, and the room was so small that I hardly could turn around in the bathroom, and the free floor space between the two beds was like from a doll's house. The two latter rooms were marginally bigger, but both times with a tiny sauna, which was nice.
I believe I will return to this hotel if and when I travel to Oulu, but not because of the rooms. Instead, the ground floor lobby is open from early morning to late night, offering free coffee, tea, biscuits, donuts and suchlike to customers/guests. You can also sit in the lobby, which is calm and quiet during daytime, and work on whatever (silent) thing you are working at, and drink as much coffee/tea with nibble as you want. Also, the breakfast is better than in most Finnish hotels of the same price range, and it is included in the room price.
To add to this, the hotel staff is very hands-on, friendly and helpful. When they move around among the guests (like in the breakfast room) they wear masks. Hand sanitizer is available on many spots. And finally, the location is perfect: one minute's short walk from the railway/bus station, and couple of minutes' walk from Oulu's central attractions and shopping areas. The hotel itself doesn't have a restaurant, but there are several very good restaurants just around the corner. Apollo might look a bit worn from the outside, but it's clean inside, and not the least a fleabag. Luxurious it is not, but definitely worth a recommendation.
Reviewed 8 December, 2019
pleasant stay for a business trip.Room was good and had built in sauna. staff was very helpful and friendly. But No extra facilities like Gym at the hotel.Room size is quite small according to the price range.
Nice hotel but not for business
Reviewed 8 November, 2019
It’s a nice hotel with a friendly staff. Good buffet breakfast with local products. Good location within walking distance of stations and the city center. Rooms were clean and not too dated.
The downsides were the bad pillows (too high and hard) and the poor noice isolation. You could hear other room doors being shut, knocked on etc. if you are on a business trip, good nights sleep can be impossible.