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De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant

Kirkkokatu 54, Oulu 90120 Finland
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#8 of 10 hotels in Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant is fully renovated, 17 room boutique hotel in a heritage protected building near the centre of Oulu. As early as in 1906, the building was used to house, care for, and provide food for elderly upper-class women from Oulu. It was a private retirement home. Swedish fighter pilots were also housed in the building during the World War II. Today, we welcome you to this wooden Art Nouveau villa to enjoy some peace, quiet and delicious food among the beautiful ceramic tiled stoves and log walls. Cozy and delicious! The ideology behind our charming and atmospheric restaurant is based on our very own vision that combines modern cuisine with De Gamlas Hem’s traditions. We favour seasonal produce as well as the best local products. Just like a hundred years ago, the dining hall is still “wonderfully suited for entertaining guests”.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish
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Darrya wrote a review Nov 2020
Finland152 contributions106 helpful votes
We really loved this boutique hotel in Oulu. It felt safe and taking good care of its customers. Rooms are small but adequate. Loved their lunch. I love the atmosphere and christmasfeel. Great bonus is a free Hukka membership for a day, it’s a huge gym and sport center near by.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Pohjola Veli-Pekka, Owner at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Thank You very much for Your feedback!
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VikingOlaf wrote a review Sep 2020
Tampere, Finland87 contributions21 helpful votes
This beautifully renovated hotel served as my accommodation due a work trip in Oulu for a few days. I stayed in two different rooms. Both were very comfortable, clean and had a nice modern bathroom. Most of the rooms have also an old stove as an ornament. Although the rooms are not very spacious, they still are very comfortable. The rooms are quiet as the old building itself absorbs a lot of sounds and noices. The bed was great to sleep on. The tv is good, but still missed some international channels. The peculiar reading light serves also as a shelving, which I noticed much later. The reception and generally all staff members were very friendly and helpful! Also the lobby and the five o´clock tee/coffee time was great. It was also nice to notice that the hotel honors the Swedish volunteer airmen, who operated in Finland during the WW2 and stayed in this building during their mission. The breakfast was very good and the facilities nicely decorated and spacious. I did start my days with content. Too bad I didn´t have time to try the restaurant. Maybe if there would have been some info about it in the room itself would propably have persuaded me to try to dine. The hotel is easy to locate and has a free parking lot. There are also a few bicycles to borrow. For warm sunny days/evenings there is a large terrace as well. What I missed actually, being in Finland was a sauna naturally.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Pohjola Veli-Pekka, Owner at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Thank You very much! Welcome again!
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GSM56 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom17 contributions26 helpful votes
This was late booking to visit family who live in Oulu and having time with sister-in-law and her partner. It was what my partner could find at short notice for a visit to home town between Christmas and the new year. We were all very pleasantly surprised by the quality and friendliness of the hotel and restaurant. The food was magnificent high quality finish Nord in cooking at its best. Everyone loved the meal. The bar was well run and coated with a number of family and fresh IP groups way over filling the place with humour and quality service. I did feel for them given the highly mixed and in some cases raucous groups.!!! The decor of the repurposes care home was excellent. Only fly in the ointment the beds are fare to narrow for two Normal to small sized people!! Also the on suit facility’s are idiosyncratic privacy had all of us couples very amused and slightly red faced . Over all very nice stay recommended to all who want a try oulo experience of quality. We will use it again for sure. It is also convent to the twin center and the airport train station etc.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: As for bed size!!!
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Response from degamlashotel, Duty Manager at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 02 Jan 2020
Hello, thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our kitchen has received lots of positive feedback and we are glad that also you liked the meals. Bed sizes vary from 140cm to 200cm, depending on the room type. We wish you warmly welcome again!
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FiveCatPalace wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia66 contributions59 helpful votes
Every aspect of our stay was wonderful. The heritage building is beautiful and has been considerately designed in its update and transformation to a charming boutique hotel. Comfiest bed and our room was surprisingly quiet. The restaurant is excellent and you will not want to go anywhere else for dinner. Highly recommend that you stay here & enjoy the professional & welcoming service at De Gamlas Hem.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from VPPOHJOLA, Omistaja at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Thank You very much for your feedback! We would like to see you here again...
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moyeen wrote a review Aug 2019
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
The hotel is stylish and authentic. It's not part of a chain, which is rare these days. Staff are friendly. The location is a short walk from the center and you can borrow a bike for free to get around. You can also use the facilities of a massive local gym. Unfortunately despite these positive aspects, I had a wretched night's sleep. The air conditioning is very noisy and cannot be turned off by guests. It was left on by a staff member. Also the curtains don't block out sunlight. I was seriously considering sleeping in the garden. With 3 hours sleep, the evening and the following day were ruined. Mistakes can happen anywhere and I might have been unlucky. Perhaps my senses were too sensitive after a long day. This is a new place and it's a local business (i.e. real people, not a corporation). But this stay was wretched.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from VPPOHJOLA, Omistaja at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We're really sorry. We made a mistake and the air conditioning was too loud. We will be better in the future. Welcome again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Kauppahalli (1.0 km), Toripolliisi (1.0 km), and Oulu Cathedral (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Uleaborg 1881, Ristorante Pizzeria Da Mario, and Kauppuri 5 Burgers.
Is De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Oulu.
Does De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kauppahalli (1.0 km) and Oulu Cathedral (0.9 km).