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Vilppulantie 51, Laukaa 41370 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Laukaa
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Varjola is an idyllic guesthouse in beautiful Finnish Lakeland countryside. With quality accommodation in hotelrooms, Varjola offers beatiful rustic restaurant and full range of activities in the nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Hiking
Skiing
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Foot bath
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Sofa
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish
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Anu wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our one night visit was so bad. The Varsta suite was run-down and dirty. There were spider webs, ants coming in from corners (maybe ant hill under the house, because it was so bad..) and from everything we saw that cleaning has not been done well at all. There was very bad smell in separate sauna and shower was off from wall (only holes in the wall told there used to be some kind of holder for it). At some places terrace was rotten wood. So it really would need some maintenance and repair. Receptionist at the bistro was stressed out and we didn't feel ourselves welcomed in any way (we came at 5 pm and our suite key was missing..). There weren't enough workers so it was a small amount of people they could serve food to. The breakfast was the only positive surprise. In the morning I told about our disappointment face to face, but there weren't anything they could do. I was told to send email and I did, but the responce from the boss/householder was a joke. He obviously has his own way to do business, takes your money for sure but you don't get the value 😉
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Varjola Restort, Guest Services / Front Office at Varjola Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear anmaala, We are deeply sorry about this incovenience considering the maintenance, cleaning and reception/restaurant service. Obviously this is not how we would like to serve our customers and guests and we apologize for that. However, we are hoping that in case of these certain situations, we could kindly be informed immediately or as soon as possible, so that we could act rapidly. In Varjola we want to serve each customer as good as we can and we hope that our guests feels that they are most welcome to us. :) Best Regards Terhi/Varjola
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Hanna N wrote a review Jul 2021
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The suite was a bit run-down and dirty. There were spider webs behind the curtains (and in the separate sauna which belonged to our reservation) and dry contact lenses on the bathroom floor. We booked the room because of the air condition but although we set it to 20 celsius the room temperature was 28.. Would maybe need some maintanance.. It was a huge plus that dogs were allowed but it was unfortunately too hot for them. The breakfast was the only positive surprise. We left one night early but nobody seemed eager to know why..
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juhnu wrote a review Apr 2019
Finland157 contributions46 helpful votes
We rented one smokesauna plus had a small, quick dinner at Varjola. Good service and place was clean and nice. Smoke sauna worked like it should and all our quests lined it. Quick dip to lake , next to melting ice. Dinner was ok. Will come later again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Varjola, Myyntipäällikkö at Varjola Resort
Responded 26 May 2020
Hi, thanks for your visit to Varjola and it is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your time. You are warmly welcome once again!
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Maria L wrote a review Mar 2018
Kuopio, Finland10 contributions
We went for a weekend getaway with friends. The smaller accommodation options were similar to a hotel room; the big Villa was very roomy and nicely equipped. Smokesauna with warm baths outside very relaxing. Breakfast was good. The staff was especially nice and friendly, always ready to help with problems or requests. I am sure the area will be especially enjoyable in the summer with the big river and a horsefarm just next to the venue. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Irit O wrote a review Jul 2017
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Family of 4. We geared up and the actual rafting lasted 30 seconds or so the rest was just paddling. I wish we knew that in advance because we drove 2 hours to get there and we were quite dissapointed. The guide was helpful and this is not his fault
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Riikka Ruunaniemi, Marketing at Varjola Resort
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear Irit, thank you for your feedback. Kuusaa river where we offer river rafting is one of the biggest white waters in southern Finland. Even though it is big white water in this levels in Finland, it is not similar river area than bigger streams in northern areas/mountain sides. I apologize that you felt this river rafting experience dissappointing. We try to focus more about informing customers about the duration and facilities of this river.
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Saneesh K wrote a review Jun 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions20 helpful votes
I did a Snowmobile safari at Varjola during end of November 2010 while on a trip to Jyväskylä in Finland. The whole exercise started with a lunch buffet at the Barn restaurant. It was just wonderful during the winter of 2010 with snow and a freezing -30 degree Celsius temperature outside. The restaurant was wonderful with smaller cabinets and bigger banqueting halls offer venues. The snowmobile safaris was for about 25-30 kilometers long where each participants drives their own snowmobile. Each guest is equipped with all the necessary gear for the safari a coverall, gloves, boots and helmet. The guide gave us lesson on how to handle the snowmobile. We then went on the snowmobile journey through the snowy forest. During the safari we were served a hot cup of coffee and sandwiches at the top of a hill covered with snow. The mountains were carpeted with snow and the tree looked black. Altogether it was a feeling of freezing blood with aching hands but a nice view in black and white. As I said in my headline, once in a life time experience of 2-3 hours :)
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SartsaL, Myyntipäällikkö at Varjola Resort
Responded 12 Sep 2014
Dear visitor, Thank you for your feedback! We are very happy to hear that you have had a great experience on our snowmobile safari. Hopefully we will get lots of snow again this coming winter and we hope to see you again in Varjola! Best regards, Sari Laitinen Sales and marketing manager Varjola
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ZorroF wrote a review Jul 2013
Finland48 contributions53 helpful votes
First you see nice landscape, then nice buildings out there... but beware, in our situation it all was fake inside the houses. They make money, and take the shortcut whenever its possible. We had our biggest party there and had so many disappointments. You may have good time when just eating or staying overnight, but when they have bigger job to do, its not going to happen. Never going back there!
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: dont expect too much from "the suites" ashore Kuusa rapids
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Response from SartsaL, Myyntipäällikkö at Varjola Resort
Responded 12 Sep 2014
Dear visitor, We are very sorry to hear that you felt so disappointed with our services and felt that your expectations on your big day were not met. All feedback is valuable to us and helps us in improving our services. Hopefully we will see you sometime again in Varjola! Best regards, Sari Laitinen Sales and marketing manager Varjola
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Isidorus wrote a review Jul 2013
Savonlinna, Finland43 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a business meeting at Varjola with a small group. The marketing promises were superfluous which made us expect something special. They had brand new apartment type accommodation some 400 m from the main building. The accommodation was quite nicely located with a view to the Kuusa rapids and patio in front of the house. For one person, the apartment with four beds was quite ok, but the small room size and lack of storage space made you wonder, how four persons are supposed to fit in with their luggage. The sales pitch had promised "ample country style breakfast" or something like that. What was on offer, was quite standard hotel breakfast - not bad at all, but not having the something extra that was implied in marketing. Contact with customer was a bit reserved as it often is in Finland. However, they arranged a swimming suite for a colleague who had forgotten hers without any extra charge and making a fuss about it. Some of the facilities we already suffering from lack of maintenance and the environment as a whole had unfinished feel and look. I would not consider visiting there privately on my own, because the place lacks a homely feel. Their main business obviously are incentive groups coming for activities.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from SartsaL, Myyntipäällikkö at Varjola Resort
Responded 12 Sep 2014
Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your feedback! Detailed remarks are valuable to us and help us in continuously improving our services. We are a growing business that hopes to serve both business and individual travelers. Regardless of all on going innovations we of course try to keep up a warm, weldoming and finished atmosphere as well. That is something that needs continuous work and attention. Hopefully we will see you again in Varjola either as an individual or business traveler. Best regards, Sari Laitinen Sales and marketing manager Varjola
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PRICE RANGE
US$102 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FinlandCentral FinlandLaukaa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varjola Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Varjola Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kuusaankoski (0.1 km), Laavu (3.2 km), and Peurungan Jäähalli (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Varjola Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Varjola Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Varjola Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Varjola Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Varjola Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola-Pizzeria Laresto, Antalya Pizzeria Kebab Ravintola, and Restaurant Papa's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Varjola Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Varjola Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Varjola Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Varjola Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Varjola Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Varjola Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Varjola Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.