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Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort

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Pühajärve Spa & Holiday Resort is situated on the shores of Estonia’s most beautiful lake, close to the nation’s winter capital, Otepää. The area is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, among Estonian and foreign tourists alike. The spa resort offers its guests cosy but modern accommodation as well as spa treatments and conference services. Pühajärve is an ideal destination for both health and recreation as well as a luxurious spa holiday. Tasty dishes and lovely atmosphere can be enjoyed in the hotel pub, restaurant or in a tower cafe with wonderful views over the lake. There is always something to do – the hotel has it`s own bowling alley, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and many hiking trails in the surrounding. Necessary sports equipment can also be rented. Come alone, with a friend or with the entire family, stay for a few days or for the entire week – you will return home refreshed and relaxed.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bowling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Anna-Liisa K wrote a review Dec 2022
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Yacuzzi very very cold! Supposedly 32°C but we were shaking. It's not a spa, rather a swimming hall. There's 1 jacuzzi, 1 swimming pool, 1 kids pool. Men and women saunas are separate (finnish sauna and steam sauna). Our bed kept falling 2 pieces, otherwise room was ok, but nothing special. Robes are in the room, but for a 110kg man a bit tight so, no slippers.... Breakfast was kinda ok but coffee is nowhere near drinkable. Orange juice has the color but zero taste, yellow water basically, but lingonberry juice was like pure syrup... In the pub snacks are nice but they don't serve coctails. Luckily we were got gift card for this place from a friend and we didn't pay for this. If you are expecting a nice romantic getaway, then it is definitely not the place!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peetu k wrote a review Nov 2022
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old fashion,unpleasant,cold room,stinking mole,going back in time atleast 50years. i would not call this SPA HOTEL! one(,too cold water)swimming pool,one too hot sauna,feet burning at the floor,one small steamsauna.not even niceor pleasant environment. that is SWIMMING HALLnot SPA! Food at the dinner disgusting peace of sh... at the price of 12euros! breakfast much better,but coffee macjine broke off,cusomers asking and complaining and hasseling around...restless place. at the pub having a great coffee and a class of vine,ok-and friendly staff,also at the reception and restaurant andspa". Outside envi pleasant surprise,nature,water,walking routes. free bus from Pyhäjärve hotel to Otepää:.drivers acting oddly(Locals in 40 th generation?never been even at Tartu,perhaps.?) all looking disturbingly same,never said a one singleword,responding hello,tere...only looking at you like a mummy. when getting of the bus and thanking:aitäh,still no speaking.Expect to all locals.So.they are selectively mute! First that kind of experience in my life.Oukei!!! Otepää-Tartu buses were totally different case. So,thank you drivers Otepää-Tartu.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Piret V wrote a review Aug 2022
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While the rooms are not the newest and have seen better days, our overall experience was great. We got a room upgrade for free (as we were travelling with a 6 year old and there was just this one room free) so instead of s double + extra bed we got a two room family room. It was like 10 meters away from the play room so 'yay!'. The swimming pool was a pretty good size, there were a kids's pools and a jaccuzi, but not a lot of attractions for kids, but okay for a swim nonetheless. Compared to some 4-star spas I've visited over this summer this was definitely a good deal. Breakfast was okay, nothing exceptional. Pub food was pretty good. Overall the staff was accomodating and the location is beautiful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Leo V wrote a review Jul 2022
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Hotel Spa at super location. Was only at the hotel, no spa. The hotel is shouting inside restoring. Other wise ok. Very friendly staff. I was also eating at the pub, food and service below average, felt like went 20 years back in time, when I looked and tasted the food.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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EstTraveller wrote a review Aug 2021
Tallinn, Estonia444 contributions129 helpful votes
I stayed in Pühajärve with my family for one night and it was a good experience. The booking system on hotel's webpage was really messy so we had to use 3rd party website but this was a minor inconvenience. The room was average but clean and we had a complimentary extra bed for our 4Y old daughter. The staff was welcoming and helpful. We really liked the pool area - a decent size pool for swimming, couple of kiddy pools and a jacuzzi with an amazing view. I think there was a sauna or two as well but we did not visit these. The focus of the hotel is on treatments not the saunas and water area. The breakfast was really abundant and tasty but this huge hotel had only one coffee machine (which was also slow and needed constant cleaning)! As some people drink coffee in the mornings there were two options - stand in the line for 10-15 minutes (and hope that the machine does not need cleaning in this period of time) or just give up. Many gave up. This fact just blew my mind - just get couple of more machines, there were around 100 people having breakfast when we were there! In spite of that coffee failure (do not mess with people's morning coffee!), the overall experience was very good and we would definitely return when needing a lodging in Otepää area.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Riivo M wrote a review Feb 2021
Harju County, Estonia69 contributions5 helpful votes
It was my second time staying there. The swimming pool looks very good and I enjoyed the sunset while swimming. In the sauna I could also enjoy the sunset. I am glad there was even steam sauna. The room I stayed was nice. Somewhat annoying were neighbours because they make different sounds and they either don't know this is easily audible (don't hear?) or don't care about others who want to go to sleep, like walking full foot on the floor dam-dam-dam, talking on the phone after midnight, computer or phone sounds, children. I wish there was better sound isolation. The old photos with historical information and paintings and other photos in the corridors are very nice. I had dinners in the pub. The vegan food was very good! I am not a vegan but the vegan menu was much more interesting to try than the other main dishes so I did that in both evenings. The overall prices seemed high but the food was good. And of course the surrounding area of the building complex: the beach of the lake. I happened to be there when there had been colder temperatures recently so the lake was covered by ice and snow and I could walk and visit the two nearest islands in the lake -- what an unexpected experience that was, amazing! Then the nearby forest which is between the Otepää central part and Pühajärve part: I happened to walk there when the sun came out to the end of the day and that was like paradise! It was my first visit to that forest with different hills and ski slopes so it was especially enjoyable. One can't get lost because there are roads around within a reasonable distance. Thankfully somebody had made paths to walk on with a machine so that made the trip possible at all with such snow. It is also possible to walk on pedestrians' path towards Kääriku (~10 km) which is very nice, that walk starts from the beach close to the complex, but I didn't do it this time. There is a higher level park behind the beach where the beach building is and one can see the lake from a higher place which is nicely different than just walking along the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Kristel wrote a review Feb 2021
Tallinn, Estonia21 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a simple and a bit outdated hotel, I was expecting more. Spa was a disappointment as it was just a swimming pool and one small jacuzzi. These were very overcrowded and it was unpleasant. It was also unpleasant that you could see from the pool area to saunas and shower area as the saunas were with windows. Location is excellent and very beautiful, but I would probably not go back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Martin R wrote a review Aug 2020
Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions3 helpful votes
There was a waterpipe behind the wall of our room and it creates a lot of noise 24/7. Our bathroom smells and you cant take a shower without overflooding the whole bathroom floor. The restaurant was totally packed during breakfast and we had to wait for a free table. No Covid19 rules have been followed at the restaurant other than hand disinfection possibility. Social distancing is ignored, food is not protected. Didnt visit the SPA area, hopefully its worth the 2 star rating. Never going back there though..
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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406head wrote a review Jun 2020
Tartu, Estonia43 contributions18 helpful votes
Visited the pub in the Puhajarve hotel once again. Every time I get there prices are higher but food still from deepfryer without any better service. You need to order at the bar and take your drinks, food is brought to your table. If you want a second drink you have to go to the same bar again. Etc Soup Seljanka the Russian meat soup came with a strong taste of horse raddish which I never got before and it was not nice. Thea assortment they changed to a cheaper one but price the same. Not nice either. All over this time wasn't ok at that place and I doubt if I will go back in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eva T wrote a review Nov 2019
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Excellent choice for summer and for winter. Hotel located between 2 lakes. You will access pool, saunas and gym at any time during your stay. Excellent food choice for good price in Pub and Tower coffe( recommend to visit before sunset). You WILL rest herenfrom stress, city noise. Just relaxing nature surroundings and SPA resorts. Location is good. You can access it with FREE public busses from Tartu or Valga. Or by car( free parking) Good wifi connection in any corner of hotel. Very friendly multi languages staff. Ready to help! You can order many health procedures for good price. This place is amazing for making trainee courses and relax rest. We liked very much and we will come again back. ( pictures of Lux with Sauna)
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Nearby attractions include Lake Puhajarv (0.3 km), Otepaa Seikluspark (2.4 km), and Puhajarv War Oak (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include GMP Clubhotel Puhajarve Restoran, Elsa Kohvik, and Edgar Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Puhajarve.
Are pets allowed at Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Puhajarve Spa & Holiday Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.