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Punkaharjun harjutie 596, Punkaharju 58450 Finland
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Punkaharju
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In 1845 (during a period in history when Finland was an autonomous part of Russia) Tsar Nicholas I ordered a ranger’s lodge to be built, complete with room for travelers. Over the decades, the building was transformed into the internationally renowned Punkaharjun Valtionhotelli, the oldest state hotel in Finland. In 2016 the hotel underwent a complete renovation and the hotel’s story now continues under the name Hotel Punkaharju.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Wifi
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Sofa
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish, German and 2 more
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zandeerae wrote a review Aug 2022
Belfast, Maine28 contributions5 helpful votes
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I we went her for lunch. All the food was foraged from the surrounding woods and lake. Each dish was not only a work of art, but delicious. Many things I hadn't eaten before. All delicious. I would go again, but of course, depending upon the season, this talented chef would be using completely different products. This was one of the most interesting and wonderful lunches I have every eaten. I do not know about the hotel accommodations. My friend, used to go there with her family when she was young. After lunch, well served in a light-filled airy dining room, with a view of the lake and woods, we walked around the area, down to the lake, where a large boat had just docked. We found out we could have taken the boat(three hours) from Savonlinna, but we drove (half an hour) On our walk, we found many of the plants used in lunch. A delightful few hours.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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TeWe wrote a review Jul 2022
Helsinki, Finland1012 contributions307 helpful votes
We didn’t stay over night but went for breakfast there. A very good choice actually, it was auite nice and the best is that there were a lot of local ingredients. The eggs were especially tasty. The surroundings are quite nice too, if their room pricing was more decent I could imagine staying there.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nasu wrote a review Jul 2022
Savonlinna, Finland5 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a 3-course dinner with a group of 90 colleagues. Ashamed to admit - was my 1st visit here even as a local that I am. But my goodness, for sure it was not last! The service was excellent; many thanks to the beautiful, young, kind staff. The food was amazing, delicious, mind blowing. I had a vegan menu for request and everyone at my table were jealous about my main course; mushroom risotto. Hostess Saimi came to greet us by a delightful speech - she is such a sparkling, empowering person. After dinner we had a chance to take a look at the beautiful renovated hotel, so interesting! It was truly an evening to remember. Thank you and we'll meet again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Antti K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Almost everything failed during our lunch. Waiting time was 1,5 half hours (restaurant was not crowded), and finally the food was a big disappointment. The worst was risotto - homemade oath porage is much better. Positive issues: children food was good, and the staff expressed understanding on our dissatisfaction. This was a big surprise - in summer 2021 we got excellent food and service. What has happened to this place over the last year...?
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Acventurer wrote a review Aug 2021
63 contributions73 helpful votes
We got room 12 which is a crammed little room with a balcony overlooking the roof (see pic)🤣. When I mentioned our disappointment to the front desk they said this is a sought after room due to the small balcony. The staff was very nice. Dinner was good and breakfast great. I would suggest to stay overnight somewhere else and come for a meal or just a drink. This was a stop in a 9 day (in 7 hotels) road-trip in Eastern Finland and this is at the bottom 2 disappointing hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just visit the place for a drink or meal. Don't overnight.
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Odyssey01796509587 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Also rooms are just amazing! Most recommended! Finnish national views around the little town called Punkaharju calms your mind and all the services this hotel is able to give you complies the most relaxing and refreshing holiday you can get. Just forget those beaches in southern europe, come and visit Saimaa!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarmo wrote a review Jun 2021
8 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel was situated in a beautifull landskape. Here you can really be in the peace and quiet. Morning swim in the nearby river was wonderfull. Recommended for a couples. The dinner was well prepared and the service was excellelent. The breakfast was the best I have ever had in Finland, all ingredients from the local produsers or from the forest.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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matkustaja wrote a review Jun 2021
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Forest room was over prized and humble. it was crazy hot and there was none ventilator, you could not keep the window open because mosquito net was 'broken'. No running water. No wifi. Small fridge was very noisy. And only 4 hanger for the clothes. No wardrobe.There was cloustrophbic feeling. Forestroom is not hotel room and it is not camping area, the concept is odd. There should be running water inside the room and table in the outside near the forestroom. It was quite ok to walk to the common showers but outside toilet and sharing it with all, was not good idea, now in this covidtime. Every forest room should atleast have own outside toilet. One night there was group of people drinking and listening music outside VERY loud, 02:00 I did contact to duty person but she didn't do anything. Breakfast was humble. Restaurant's food was good, not excellent. Reception service was little bit like a internship. Nature in the area was beautiful, but there is a lot of work to do to get this concept to running and feeling of staying in the hotel and service should be better. And some kind of security cameras in the area should be obligatory. Main thing to service is that Cutomers are feeling safe and relaxed. I can't recommend this place.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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David-A-Frazer wrote a review Jun 2021
Espoo, Finland246 contributions91 helpful votes
Hotel Punkaharju is a must stay if your are in the area. The views driving through Saimaa District are stunning. It’s a fantastic old building that has been renovated without losing its character. The hotel staff are among the most friendly and helpful I have seen. All fell in love with our dog. Rooms are cozy and well kept. Price wise, we found it excellent value for our stay and wouldn’t haste to stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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iina wrote a review Jan 2021
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We visited Hotel Punkaharju in August 2020 and as we had a dog with us, the only place available was a little cottage about 500 m from the hotel. We arrived 15:45 (check in time was 16:00), we had to wait 15 minutes before we could check in, they could not give the key to us, as there might still be cleaning personnel in the cottage. The cottage was small with no bathroom (we knew this), the bathroom was about 100 m away. There were bath ropes in the room, but both of them were women's size S (I got a funny picture of my husband in it). There was a reading light on one side of the bed, you could not read a book on both sides of the bed (no TV either). Dinner at the restaurant was good, but the breakfast was the worst hotel breakfast I've ever had. Tea and coffee was served, but there was only one type black tea available. Additionally there were only one type of bread, one cheese that stank so bad that you could not eat it, one type of meat (smoked lamb), one vegetable (tomato), porridge, one type of yogurt and one juice. Breakfast at home beats Punkaharju's breakfast any day. The scenery and nature is excellent in Punkaharju.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotelli Punkaharju
Which popular attractions are close to Hotelli Punkaharju?
Nearby attractions include Finnish Forest Museum Lusto (1.0 km), Punkaharju Ridge (1.3 km), and Johanna Oras Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotelli Punkaharju?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotelli Punkaharju?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotelli Punkaharju?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotelli Punkaharju?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Punkaharju, Museoravintola Lusto, and Cafe Rantakivi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotelli Punkaharju?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hotelli Punkaharju have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotelli Punkaharju offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotelli Punkaharju?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotelli Punkaharju offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotelli Punkaharju?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, and Finnish.
Is Hotelli Punkaharju accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.