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Hotelli Punkaharju

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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish, German and 2 more
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Acventurer wrote a review Aug 2021
51 contributions58 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
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
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
David-A-Frazer wrote a review Jun 2021
Espoo, Finland223 contributions68 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
US$178 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotelli Punkaharju
Which popular attractions are close to Hotelli Punkaharju?
Nearby attractions include Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (1.0 km), Punkaharju Ridge (1.3 km), and Aseman Taidelaituri (0.8 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 Nila, and Inkeritalo.
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.