Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Tampere
Posted Jul 22, 2016
First impression is of a drab, run-down place, but first impressions can be wrong.
Pluses: friendly, helpful proprietors and staff; adequate free parking; 15 minutes walk to the Koskikeskus shopping centre; 12 minutes walk to the Hatampaan Arboretum; small supermarket and plenty of buses close by; comfortable, clean bed; decent size room, clean and with adequate wardrobe space; clean ensuite with excellent shower and heated towel rail; fresh air pumped into room; proper fridge in room; decent breakfast; breakfast room doubles up as a kitchen for guests to use; quiet, despite being in the middle of a commercial/industrial area; good coffee available all hours; pretty cheap.
Minuses: not many: no frills; very heavy carved wood furniture; bed had projections on the corners at calf height, causing a nasty bruise; no air conditioning (pumped air was filtered, but could not be cooled or heated); we arrived on a Friday and the room was not made up until the Monday, then every day; room safe did not work (may just have needed fresh batteries, but we didn't report it as we had no need of it).