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Koitelin Residenssi
3.5 out of 5
Ylikyläntie 180, Oulu
The price is $374 per night
11.67 mi from city center
Koitelin Residenssi
Lapland Hotels Oulu
4 out of 5
Kirkkokatu 3, Oulu
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0.3 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (807 reviews)

"Very comfortable and warm, loved the heated bathroom floor. No minibar."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Lapland Hotels Oulu
Hotel Lasaretti
3.5 out of 5
Kasarmintie 13, Oulu
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0.81 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (445 reviews)
Active stay

"Lasaretti has really nice location and good facilities to relax. Fitness with more than just crosstrainer or bike, fully equipped. Nice sauna."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

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Scandic Oulu Station
3.5 out of 5
Kajaaninkatu 17, Oulu
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The price is $115 per night
0.32 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (981 reviews)
Neat and tidy but with that “nursing home feeling”

"Renovated some time ago, the architecture of the hotel still reminded me of a nursing home or something like that. Everything was near and tidy, however, so no complaints whatsoever. Due to COVID-19, the hotel had made a healthy and tasteful breakfast available in a take-away bag, which was good ..."…"

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Scandic Oulu Station
Scandic Oulu City
4 out of 5
Saaristonkatu 4, Oulu
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The price is $138 per night
0.13 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (697 reviews)
Business trip, comfy bed, great breakfast

"Comfortable bed, spacious room, same superb breakfast as I’ve come to expect at Scandic hotels. Brilliant gluten free offering including dedicated gluten free toaster"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Scandic Oulu City
Roost Pakkahuone 13
3 out of 5
Pakkahuoneenkatu 19 A 13, Oulu
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0.22 mi from city center
Roost Pakkahuone 13
Best Western Hotel Samantta
3 out of 5
Välitie 1, Oulu
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11.8 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (165 reviews)
A well hidden place to stay.

"The hotel is on a plaza close to restaurants and shopping. On Fridays and Saturdays they have music until 4 a.m. next day. This may wake you up."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Best Western Hotel Samantta
Break Sokos Hotel Eden
4 out of 5
Holstinsalmentie 29, Nallikari, Oulu
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The price is $149 per night
2 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (649 reviews)

"Very good rooms and service! The food very tasty and a really good breakfast! The swimming pool is amazing."…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

Break Sokos Hotel Eden
Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu
4 out of 5
Hallituskatu 1, Oulu
The price is $234 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"The location was great. Parking a problem. Nice view."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu
Pikisaari Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
Pursitie 6, Oulu
The price is $77 per night
0.52 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

"The guest house is recently renovated and it gives the cosy feeling"…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

Pikisaari Guesthouse
Original Sokos Hotel Arina
4 out of 5
Pakkahuoneenkatu 16, Oulu
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The price is $121 per night
0.08 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (457 reviews)
Solo weekend

"Very well located in the city ceter, it has a parking inhouse that costs 18 EUR per night, the breakfast is excellent, there are a lot of nightclubs nearby"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Oulu Hotelli Apartments
3 out of 5
Asemakatu 41, Oulu
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0.39 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (173 reviews)

"Super great, we preferred washing machine too and then will be best"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Oulu Hotelli Apartments
Nallikari Holiday Village Villas
4 out of 5
Leiritie 10, Oulu
The price is $164 per night
1.97 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"We stayed in one of the villa cabins. It was very comfortable. Close to the beach and we had our own private sauna. Loved it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Nallikari Holiday Village Villas
Forenom Aparthotel Oulu
2.5 out of 5
Uusikatu 26, Oulu
The price is $77 per night
0.14 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"Code worked fine which was useful for an un-rushed late check-in. Noise, certainly where I was situated as minimal. Clean, provisioned, and what I expected. Regards,"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Forenom Aparthotel Oulu
Nallikari Holiday Village Cottages
3 out of 5
Leiritie 10, Oulu
The price is $111 per night
1.97 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (35 reviews)
Edullista majoitusta merenrannalla

"Monta kertaa on yövytty, kaikinpuolin miellyttävä ja kohtuuhintainen isollekin porukalle jos käy vain yön nukkumassa. Kaikki tarpeellinen löytyy keittiö, suihku ja riittävästi nukkumatilaa jopa 5-6lle henkilölle asti."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Nallikari Holiday Village Cottages
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Visiting Oulu

Visitors to Oulu are sure to enjoy the shopping, restaurants, and riverfront. Tourists can also enjoy the city's entertainment choices, museums, and opera houses.

  • There are 58 hotels and other accommodations in Oulu
  • The closest major airport is in Oulu (OUL), 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Oulu

The city is notable for landmarks like Toripolliisi Statue, Oulu Cathedral, and Tietomaa. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and Oulu Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Oulu Market Square and Mannerheim Park.

In Oulu, there are 58 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Lapland Hotels Oulu - This 4-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. Expedia travelers love its clean rooms and location.
  • Oulu Hotel - Apartments - Our customers like the central location and clean rooms at this apartment. Amenities in this 3-star apartment include a kitchen and free WiFi.
  • Hotel Lasaretti - This 3.5-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and central location.

Getting Around Oulu

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Oulu Central Station. Oulu might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Oulu

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 35°F during the day and 7°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 68°F, while the average at night is 27°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 70°F with nighttime averages of 42°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 47°F and nighttime averages of 13°F
  • About 0.94 inches of rain falls on Oulu each year
  • Usually July and June are the hottest months with an average of 66°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 11°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Oulu?
Pikisaari Guesthouse is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This inn offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Lapland Hotels Oulu and Hotel Lasaretti as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Oulu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best options available in Oulu.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Oulu?
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What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Oulu?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good choices for your family trip include Lapland Hotels Oulu and Break Sokos Hotel Eden. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Tietomaa.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Oulu?
Break Sokos Hotel Eden is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features bathrobes and a full-service spa.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Oulu?
Lapland Hotels Oulu is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Forenom Aparthotel Oulu and Scandic Oulu City.
What's the best place to stay with easy access to Oulun Energia Areena?
Adjacent to Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu Hotelli Apartments is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star apartment offers free WiFi and in-room kitchens. Other good options within a short distance include Lapland Hotels Oulu and Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu.
What about the best place to stay close to University of Oulu?
One of the top choices for your stay is Lapland Hotels Oulu, located 3 mi (4.9 km) from University of Oulu, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Radisson Blu Hotel, Oulu and Original Sokos Hotel Arina are two other good choices within 5 miles.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Oulu?
Break Sokos Hotel Eden is a top 4-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free buffet breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Lapland Hotels Oulu and Scandic Oulu City. Head to Oulu Beach or Nallikari for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Oulu?
Break Sokos Hotel Eden is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Lapland Hotels Oulu and Scandic Oulu Station.

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