Visit here first time and i had high expectations because this is very expensive place!!
So I was with kids and the first night we stayed suite and the smell was awful!! There was indoor air problems!! I think there was mold in the bathroom!!my son has asthma so he had some symptoms!:/
We change the room but they didn’t give any compensation for this big problem!!
When we paid the room they didn’t find at first our gift card and they want much money! After awhile everything was fine again but I don’t understand this confusion about this level place!
So this was a big disappointment for us!
Not coming again!
We really liked the plce. The hotel room in the main building was really nice, personal with unconventional interior. The only negative aspect was poor sound insulation to the neighbouring room. The breakfasts and dinners were very nice, we especially liked the Kotaravintola dinner. The spa built inside a rock was really awesome. Very nice in winter conditions - we will return in summer.
We stayed in a hillside villa and our expectations were quite high. The interior looked great, but there were some disappointments, like the rooms didn’t have blackout curtains. The blankets were also too thin. Outdoor jacuzzi on the terrace would have been a nice touch. The spa has also nice deadwood and stone interior, but there wasn’t any proper jacuzzi and the swimming area is very small and the water too cold. There are several saunas but unfortunately the landscape sauna was not open. The highlight of the spa was the outdoor cold water pool. The downside was that on womens’ side there was only two functioning warm showers and the dressing room was very cramped. We had festive dinner on the mezzanine, but unfortunately the service was very unprofessional and the wine menu inadequate and food (duck with oat risotto) bland and cold. The event area was hot like in a sauna. The other evening we went to neighbouring Kuru Resort and had a fine dine experience. We had sunny weather and enjoyed the activities and scenery. The breakfast buffet was diverse but glutein free offering was poor. Overall I would say the environment of Järvisydän has lots of potential but details need improvement. Everything was also overpriced.
We stayed here for one night on one of the boats with a wonderful view of the frozen lake. We went out with the brilliant guide Heikki on a snow sleigh to the snowy scenery of Linnansaari National Park. We had a walk in the woods and then cooked sausages over the fire while learning about Finnish culture and wildlife. We'd love to come back here in the summer for the summer activities on the lake!
We had an amazing 3-course meal for dinner at the restaurant, the only complaint was the waitresses weren't very friendly there.
We visited the spa, we went around 5pm and it was really busy and full of noisy kids. There was no room in any of the saunas so we didn't really enjoy the spa. It got quieter after 6 pm as that's was over 18's only so we should have waited and gone at 6pm. We'd definitely be back, thank you to Heikki for his amazing knowledge!
This was a great couple getaway for us. We stayed two nights in the scenery suite and we were happy about the accommodation. Cabin was clean and spacious enough for two persons. Cabin didn’t have TV but that’s something we didn’t miss during our stay. Cabin has a small fireplace and it might be bit challenging for some people to start the fire but we didn’t have any problems.
We had dinner in the hotel’s restaurant (fish and reindeer). Restaurant is nice and quiet and it provided privacy as tables are not too close to each other. Big fireplace in one corner is also nice.
Reviews seem to mention often that the spa is small but we found it just perfect for us. It might not be best for the families who expect waterslide etc for the kids but atmosphere is suitable for the couples.
We had an activity included in our accommodation package and we rented e-bikes for two hours. We had super fun biking to one of the islands and routes nearby hotel.
We will definitely return to Järvisydän during the summer. Best thing in during the stay was the genuinely friendly staff who were there when you needed them.