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Hotel Tulikettu is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Sotkamo, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Hotel Tulikettu offers guests an array of room amenities including a refrigerator and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers newspaper and baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features an indoor pool and a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Restaurant Messi, which is a wine bar that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Enjoy your stay in Sotkamo!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Indoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Karaoke
Tennis court offsite
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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English, Russian, Finnish
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Emilia L wrote a review Jun 2021
Vantaa, Finland1 contribution
Very old. Is stuck on 70s. Is big need of renovation. Room was smelly, pink and bad. Big old tv, noisy minifridge, no soap or shampoo in the shower. Toilet had to be put on by ourself. Owner promised a hot sauna and a pool everynight till 18-21 everyday. To our disappointment sauna was cold and the pool looked like it was not been cleaned in weeks. As a price of 190 euros for 2 nights this was very disappointing. Not going again. Plusses were: owner is super nice and friendly. Close to city center and the beach. Very beautiful scenery. Hotel has a lot of potential which makes me sad to write an bad review.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Katri wrote a review Aug 2019
30 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the beginning on June. It was quite a cold and rainy evening so we decided to book a hotel instead of tenting. Waste of money! The room air was as cold and wet as outside. Even the towels didn't dry out in the room during the night. When we went for breakfast it was like a ghost hotel, no lights at all. When we got home I wrote an email telling about the cold and wet room temperature and asked if it would be possible to have some refund. It took weeks (and two reminders) before they even bothered to answer me and when they finally answered they just wrote "The matter has been dealt with and it has been concluded that no action are taken." I understand that nobody is very keen on giving refunds but also the customer service at this point was really low. They could at least have apologised for the bad experience. I really don't recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simo P wrote a review Jul 2019
Helsinki, Finland7 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is not polished. It is truly genuine place with great service, food and location. I truly recommend this place if you are tired with basic chain hotels and restaurants. Experience true Finland.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarrumies wrote a review Apr 2018
Southwest Finland, Finland20 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is quite oldfashioned and needs partly reparing. However, our rooms were renovated recently. Hotel itself and the surroundings are quiet and we slept there very well. There is only 10 minutes drive by car to Vuokatti ski resort.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Curious Georgette wrote a review Aug 2016
London, UK54 contributions49 helpful votes
We were so disappointed with this hotel. On my first two trips to beautiful Sotkamo, when I traveled alone and stayed with friends, I noted this hotel, and especially noted its ideal location next to the lake and an easy walk to the commercial center of Sotkamo. So when, on my third trip when I traveled with my family and my friend's place was too small to accommodante all of us, it was a no-brainer for me to reserve at this hotel. What a big mistake. This hotel has only two things to recommend it: its location and the fact that it is very quiet. Those are the only positive points about this hotel. Here are the negative points that particularly stand out: (1) the staff barely acknowledge your presence in the hotel, let alone provide any kind of normal services that you would take for granted in even the least expensive hotels (that's without mentioning their poor English - surprisingly poor even for this relatively remote part of Finland), (2) breakfast is horrible. Truly horrible. Exceptionally little choice, what there is tastes as bad as it looks, and you have to serve and service yourself entirely, including setting your table in its entirety and clearing it, (3) the rooms are very small and cramped (at least ours were), (4) the rooms and the hallways are exceptionally poorly lit, (5) when the poor lighting is combined with the hotel's Soviet-style design (architecture) and decoration (or lack thereof), it makes for a very gloomy and depressing atmosphere, in stark contrast to the beauty of Sotkamo that lies just outside the hotel's walls, and (6) our rooms were never cleaned or otherwise serviced at all during our entire three-night stay - not once. We had dinner at the hotel the night of our arrival. We hadn't planned to do so and hadn't especially wanted to, but we arrived in Sotkamo only at 8:30 pm, which was too late to eat in any nearby restaurants as they either had already closed for the evening, or were in the process of closing. I was grateful that we could still eat at the hotel. And surprised that the food wasn't terrible (it was far less disappointing than the hotel's breakfast that we discovered the following morning). That being said, the menu offered exceptionally little choice (just three items listed, and one of those was not available, so in reality we were offered just two options - either a beef dish or pork dish), and service was nonexistent - we ordered at the hotel's reception desk, and once our food arrived, we never saw a staff member again - to offer dessert, more drinks, just to see if we were ok..... We paid far far more to stay here than our stay was worth. I feel that we paid luxury hotel prices for less than the comfort and services of a hostel. Given how little this hotel provides to its guests (little more than a bed and four walls), I can't figure out where all the money goes. I also can't figure out how the hotel can continue to operate in this appalling manner. It is true that it has very little competition in Sotkamo itself, but it has substantial competition in nearby Vuoakatti. This hotel needs a complete renovation of its interior, and a complete transformation of the attitude and approach towards guests by its staff. I will certainly travel to Sotkamo again. And probably also again after that. I definitely will not stay again at this hotel. I'll stay pretty much anywhere, in Sotkamo or in Vuokatti, except this hotel. And my family and I will always remember this hotel and laugh at it as "that terrible place where we stayed in Sotkamo."
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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ManiFeet wrote a review Mar 2015
Greater London, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
If you want to cross country ski or participate in the Vuokatti ski races this hotel makes a good value base. There are trails on the lake and through the woods around Sotkamo or you can take the free ski bus to nearby Vuokatti. The hotel is slightly old fashioned in style but rooms are spacious and clean, the staff helpful and friendly plus there's a good breakfast buffet and the tasty evening meals are good for hungry skiers. There's also a good sauna and pool. It's in a quiet location in the woods by the lake yet is only a few minutes walk to the supermarkets, two sports shops and bus station.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yukondelly wrote a review Jul 2012
anywhere59 contributions36 helpful votes
Pros: room was clean, service was good Cons: bed SO uncomfortable i coldn't sleep (and this was after a 7 hour drive - the last 2 hours of which were in a blinding snowstorm. I had another 7 hours on icy roads to do in the moning, so sleep was kinda important) i learned my first big lesson in Finland, you get what you pay for. This hotel cost about the same as a decent or nice hotel in the US - but if you want to stay in a nice/decent hotel in Finland you have to pay double or triple what you wold pay in the US. Good lesson to learn.
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Date of stay: April 2012Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$89 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandKainuuSotkamo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Tulikettu
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Tulikettu?
Nearby attractions include Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti (5.3 km), Vuokatti Bowling (7.5 km), and Vuokatinvaara (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Tulikettu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Tulikettu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Tulikettu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Tulikettu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kippo, HAAPALA, and Classic Pizza Katinkulta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Tulikettu?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Tulikettu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Sotkamo.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Tulikettu?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Tulikettu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Finnish.