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Hotel Kalevala

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Hotel Kalevala is a private, family-run hotel situated by the Lake Lammasjärvi in Wild Taiga,Finland by the Russian borderline. We are offering special holiday packages year round, including huskysafaries, scooter safaries, Christmas Holidays, cross country skiing etc. for winter. At the summertime most popular activites are bearwatching, hiking along the Russian borderline, cycling, fishing, picking berries & mushrooms.Nearby the hotel is Petola Nature Centre (exhibition about the large carnivores in Finland) and Winter War Museum.In Kuhmo Village, only 3,5 km from the hotel we recommend a visit at Kuhmo Arts Centre and Juminkeko; information centre for Kalevala (our national epic) and Karelian culture.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing
Hiking
Ski rentals
Ski school
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Ski In / Ski Out
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, German
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TR_ wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked the Christmas holidays package and spent 5 nights at hotel Kalevala. It was by far the best Christmas experience ever. We had a modern room facing towards the frozen lake with a great view. A fairytale visit to Santa's facilities, a snowshoe walk, a short reindeer sleigh ride, smoke sauna and evening sauna w/ jacuzzis were included in our package and totally worth their price. Additionally, we did a husky sleigh ride and a snowmobile ride, which were a once in a lifetime experience. Food was tasty. There is just a minor improvement suggestion: Please label the dishes in restaurant. Although everything was good, we didn't know what we were eating several times. Would we come back? Definitely, but in a different season because we don't want to spoil our memories of this great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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bcs488 wrote a review Oct 2022
Grand Rapids, Michigan256 contributions123 helpful votes
This is a very nice hotel that takes full advantage of it's lakeside location. I very much enjoyed the view of the lake from my room. Also I like that the trees were not all cut down between the lake shore and hotel, this is a more eco-friendly type of development method more builders should be mindful of. I was here with a group visiting Winter War sites for two days and every one enjoyed the food very much. There were breakfast buffet items I did not get to try because the plate was full before I got to them. Staff was very attentive and there was a rather relaxed atmosphere here, maybe because of the view of the lake from most any place in the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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NeilMG91164 wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom115 contributions92 helpful votes
The hotel is in lovely location. Clean hotel and very quiet surroundings Staff lovely, friendly and attentive. If you want a hotel away from the crowds and enjoy the outdoors this is the hotel for you
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Date of stay: July 2019
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OzBJM wrote a review Apr 2019
Torquay, Australia187 contributions72 helpful votes
I booked a very last minute / 1 month away for New Years package, which was very very expensive. I Thought because it was last minute, however I spoke to some others on the package that they paid only a bit cheaper over a year in advance. The building is nice, but the rooms are really like a lodge or dorm. Very small bathroom, very small bedroom, very low quality TV, wifi barely worked in our room (we were at the end of the wing), no ammenities etc. The daily food was good some times but I feel like they tried to be super efficient just a bit too much. Meaning the same food would be on for a couple days. Bread was a bit stale after a few days.. which may just have been that it was new years and things were closed. It was a bit unorganised and people didn't really know what was going on for the first day or two, but then things started to flow. There was lots of downtime which we didn't really plan for, and given the internet was a bit poor, made it hard to watch netflix for example. It was a really unique new years eve experience and the redeeming quality was the staff, even though they seemed to a lot of different jobs, were all very pleasant and tried their best. We also met a bunch of other people who we shared some good experiences with.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Richard E wrote a review Feb 2019
Stretford, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Travelled as part of a group of 10 in January 2019 for 4 nights for an activity holiday. The hotel is very isolated which is nice, with all the activities nearby although the husky farm is about an hours drive by snowmobile which were both great fun. Temperatures were very cold at -23 to -28 but we were well wrapped up. Our local Finnish guide was excellent and gave us the correct equipment when necessary and made sure we were all ok. The food in the hotel was basic but very good including bear one night and plenty of fish. After the activities the hotel sauna and indoor and outdoor jacuzzis are available from 16:00 - 19:00 each day with dinner served at 19:00. There are also options to book saunas, Jacuzzis etc through reception which I did on a couple of occasions. Staff were very good and attentive. Especially the owner. I will have fond memories of this hotel and holiday and would like to go back again doing summer activities. Recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Susilauma wrote a review Jan 2019
Helsinki, Finland101 contributions45 helpful votes
Visited during summer. Amazing destination with wild nature all around. Perfect place to go hiking as the pine forests around are dry and easy to walk. Rented a rowing boat to see the lake. With a short walk, you can reach a small connected island with is all sand - beautiful beaches! Wild blueberries and lingonberries grow everywhere. Unfortunately we were there too early and they were not yet ready to be picked. Rooms would need some renovation, age shows. But luckily this is an outdoors destination.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Caroline M wrote a review Jan 2019
Faversham, United Kingdom27 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed as a group of 10 part of a organised single holidays for 4 days which was long enough the most exciting activities were included with opportunity to pay for extra other activities to fill our free time, sledges are permanently available for free with a nice safe hill for their use. Room Was very nice with all amenities one would want from a hotel room I am usually a very bad sleeper but here I slept really well. Food is very limited set menu but alternatives can be arranged if needs be I had pork offered on barbecue night as I don't like the salmon on offer. Breakfast is very basic and unadventurous but for me personally my needs were covered but you like a fry up, for breakfast not going to happen. The hotel spa offers a wide range of jacuzzis, massage treatments and saunas. If you like nightlife this is not the place to be the nearest (very small) town is a taxi ride away I didn't visit it but I believe there's not much there. The staff are all very friendly with very good English they will always go out their way to help you if they can. Highly recommend if you are after a quiet active getaway.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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cubbybear1976 wrote a review Jan 2019
Northolt, United Kingdom33 contributions13 helpful votes
My Husband and I went on a new year package, the trip was a real mix! I really struggled with the food, I admit I'm fussy however there was no variety to choose from. Breakfast was the same every day, Dinner was heavily fish based! Everything was recycled, what you had for dinner one day would be served for lunch the next day! Food wastage was definitely at a minimum here! Alcohol was very expensive, a cheap bottle of red cost €40 which I could by in the U.K. for about £7-10. Our room was fairly dated in decor however it was warm and clean. Activities we done over the 6 days were good fun, I know they were tasters but maybe a little longer would have been better. Cannot fault the staff, they were all friendly and helpful. The grounds we had to explore were absolutely stunning! Overall we had a good holiday however it was very expensive for what we got for our money. I'll have fond memories of this trip but wouldn't go back there however it has opened up my mind to visiting other Scandinavian Countries.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Shannon May wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions15 helpful votes
The room reminded me of my Grandmas house, very average. The internet was very flaky (Unless you sat down at the lobby). They tried to fit it but turns out everyone was in the same boat. The food selection was very limited and very basic (gets boring after a while) (especially if you don’t like seafood). However tasted good. They also are very into conserving food, as lunch food would quite often be dinner and then tomorrow’s lunch. Service was always good and always friendly. (Which you don’t see very often) While 1 activity was included everyday, it was quite often just an hour and then you had to try and fill the rest of the day with expensive other activities that would be booked out when you went to put your name down. Probably would only recommend this to a family who were looking for a cheap get away.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BandS16 wrote a review Aug 2018
Banbury, United Kingdom31 contributions13 helpful votes
A nice hotel just outside Kuhmo situated on a very attractive lake. Our pleasant room had lovely views over the water. Although breakfasts were ordinary, dinners, chosen from a short menu, were very good with a focus on local specialties. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Wi-fi didn't work in our room but was fine in the reception area where there is plenty of seating. There are opportunities for bear watching nearby. We stayed over the weekend and found to our surprise that both the Winter War museum near the hotel and the local Nature Centre were closed on Saturdays and Sundays so if you have a choice perhaps weekends are not the best time to be there.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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€97 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kalevala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kalevala?
Nearby attractions include Kuhmo Arts Centre (3.5 km), Wild Taiga (0.5 km), and Kalevala Spirit (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kalevala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kalevala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kalevala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kalevala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Torilla, Nelja Kaesaa, and Kaesan kotileipomo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Kalevala?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Kalevala have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Kalevala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Kalevala?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Kalevala offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kalevala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kalevala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kalevala Spirit (0.2 km).