SaimaaHoliday Oravi
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SaimaaHoliday Oravi

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Lakeside villas Sääksi and Norppa, both with 6 bed rooms, fully equipped kitchen, 2 x saunas.
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4.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Oravi
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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SaimaaHoliday lies literally at the heart of Saimaa, the largest lake district in Europe. Located in between the national parks of Linnansaari and Kolovesi we offer excellent surroundings for nature activities all year round. Fishing, paddling, boating, seal watching, tour skating, snomobile safarit etc. Accommodation in apartment style in Hotel Oravi or in our high quality villas by the shores of Saimaa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Hiking
Ski rentals
Skiing
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Karaoke
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Finnish and 1 more

Location

Kiramontie 27, Oravi 58130 Finland
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Savonlinna Airport
25.7 km
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Joensuu Airport
1 Attraction
within 10 kilometers
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Tomi Wickman wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Worth to visit. Gasoline for your boat. Quite Nice restaurant aside even though a bit pricy, but on the other hand no other options. A small grocerystore included with basic stuff. The personnel are friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tomi Wickman wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice boat ride to an island ehere you can BBQ for free by the open fires. Beautiful nature worth to visit
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Volkolas wrote a review Jul 2012
Oslo, Norway
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This being the lake region in Finland, there are naturally many bugs in summer. Something as obvious as screens on the windows would have probably helped the situation here a lot. Our room had only one screen in the living room, which also had a big hole in the middle of it which let in all the bugs. Our bedroom had no screen at all and the first night we slept here with the window opened (it was very warm) and the next morning we woke with several nasty, itchy bug bites. The next night we kept the windows shut and it was hot, stuffy and unpleasant -- however, no bug bites. The facility is quite new -- probably built within the past 5 years - but I think they over-looked several key details, like having screens on all the windows. Also, the walls here are very thin and you can hear EVERYTHING from every corner of the room, plus sounds from the neighbors on all sides - not much privacy. This facility is also built very close to the main road and even though there´s not a lot of traffic, it is loud whenever cars go by. The lake area is quite beautiful and if you like to kayak, there´s very good paddling. You can rent a decent fiberglass kayak from them for a reasonable rate for the entire day. Breakfast is not included and it can easily be skipped it as we went once and it was grim and totally forgettable. Better to buy what you want in the little market on the property or better yet, go to one of the nearby markets and stock up and prepare your food at home.
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Date of stay: July 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from SaimaaHoliday, Manager at SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Responded 4 Oct 2012
Thank you for the review because it will give us a chance to fix the problems. At the moment some rooms are still without mosquito nets but by the beginnig of next summer we will defenately have new mosquito nets in every room. Fortunately in winter time there are no mosquitoes.
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DocMarkL wrote a review Aug 2019
London
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Camped here the night before and the night after staying on the main island in Linnansaari. They have ferries three times a day to the main island.
Tent fee includes use of the shared bathroom/shower facilities and a sauna at specific times of day (didn't get to use)
Overall a good place to crash overnight in a tent though perhaps a little pricey? 20 euros?!
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nachtblaad wrote a review Jun 2016
Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a package that included the room, breakfast for two and kayaks/indian canoe rental. We visited in early June, during the off-peak season.

The establishment has many diverse businesses: restaurant/cafe, cottages, supermarket, petrol station, hotel/apartments, boat tours, boat taxis, equipment rental. All that an outdoors enthusiast traveller or someone stopping by for a day would need.

The staff were all warm and friendly, ready with suggestions and alternatives on what we could do in the area. They were also ready to connect travellers together to pool rides on the boat taxi for shared cost during the off season, a welcome gesture.

The room was of great value, and exceeded expectations for the price paid, with your own toilet/shower, a stove, fridge and a drying cabinet (this device was new to us and we were glad to have tried it; wonderful machine). There is a shared sauna on the premises (included with room), which you can book with the receptionist to ensure that you have privacy during that time slot, which we did. It was a great way to relax near the end of the day.

The guys at the supermarket let us sample some of the fish (which we liked and ended up buying). There was everything you needed meats, veges, olive oil, butter, etc.) to make a decent dinner indoors, which we did, in our room (it had pots and pans, plates and cutlery) :). Or at least one of us did. The other helped to eat it and wash the dishes in the sink in the room (it came with dishwashing detergent too).

Breakfast was non-buffet but had more than enough food for the both of us. Our table was laid out before the agreed time and when we arrived, the food was sent to our table. It included porridge (oats), orange juice, meats, cheese slices, tomatoes, cucumbers and yoghurt. They had asked about our dietary restrictions and food allergies the day before and adhered to or requests. Great move!

We thought it might be too much of a physical stretch if we were to kayak or row out to the islands (up to 5km away for the main island), hike around and kayak back. The package (or the staff, don't know which) was flexible enough to allow us to offset the price of a two-way boat taxi (which would otherwise have cost EUR 45 one-way), which we appreciated.

We only stayed a day, but enjoyed ourselves here. The place had free wi-fi and everything you need in the room or within walking distance to ensure a worry-less, comfortable, and homely stay.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SaimaaHoliday, Myyntipäällikkö at SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Responded 16 Nov 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear you liked it here!
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Elizaveta G wrote a review Jan 2015
Espoo, Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just came back home from Oravi cottage where my friends and me had celebrated New Year. We spent 3 nights in cottage #4 and are very delighted. The cottage is very clean and seems quite new. All the kitchenware was available, including coffee machine, teapot, toaster, plates and dishes. Sauna was not in the main house but opposite to it near the terrace. There was not inconvenient. Rooms have very poor insulation. We heard even a whisper from the next room. The fireplace was great! In general the cottage is very cozy and sweet :)
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SaimaaHoliday, Myyntipäällikkö at SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Responded 15 Nov 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. We have heard other complains about the insulation and told our maintenance.
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Michael G wrote a review Oct 2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my seventh kayaking trip in Finland.

Each time, I cant help my self being surprised by the over whelming kindness, politeness and hospitality of Finnish people.

This was my first time using Oravi's services, though not the first time traveling in the area.
We Rented 2 single kayaks for a week and stayed one night at their local hotel.

Once again, I had a pleasant experience right from the very beginning - booking and getting the kayaks was easy. They were very well maintained, everything was at time and the hotel room was cozy and nice.

We were paddling in Kolovesi national park. Needless to say Finland's outdoors and lakes are amazingly beautiful, the park is very clean and very well maintained.

If you like challenges, water, quietness and solitude and the great outdoors, this is the place!
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SaimaaHoliday, Myyntipäällikkö at SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Responded 15 Nov 2016
Thank you. It feels nice to hear, that you liked our services and enjoyed the nature as well.
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CocoHel wrote a review Apr 2011
Helsinki, Finland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights at the Hotel Oravi. This was perfect a place for us who does not want to stay in a noisy big Hotel. The place was indeed fabulous with very clean and spacious rooms. The food was also good.The nature was indeed something I liked the most here which made our staying worthwhile. The only drawback perhaps is that it is quite far away from the main city which makes the travel not quite easy perhaps. But people who wants to spend their freetime without the crowd, this fits in beautifully.
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Date of stay: April 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SaimaaHoliday, Myyntipäällikkö at SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Responded 15 Nov 2016
We are glad to hear that you liked to stay in our hotel and enjoyed the nature as well. We also have taken into consideration our location and came up with the service, where one can take a safaribus to the main city and back.
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johnsonb2009 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife & I visited Saimaa in February and were blown away by both the beautiful landscape & warm, friendly people.

Neither of us had any previous experience cross country skiing or Nordic tour skating, but had a great time learning both in the peaceful surroundings of Linnansaari Park. The team at SaimaaHoliday Oravi kitted us out & provided excellent instruction to get us on our way. We were well taken care of at the end of each day on the ice as well, with delicious drinks & dinner at the local park restaurant (a 2 minute walk from the hotel apartments). All the food was fresh, local cuisine & everything was absolutely delicious. Private access to the on-site sauna in the evening was an extra treat as well.

The best part of the experience was definitely the Saimaa Holidays team though. Marie & team went out of their way to make us feel warm & welcome every step of the way, and we quickly felt incredibly relaxed & at home. We were both very sad to leave after our 5-day weekend stay, and can't wait for a return trip. Thanks Marie & all!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rinaferreirapapenfus wrote a review Jul 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If peace and tranquiliy is your idea of a perfect holiday, a kayak trip with Saimaa holiday is a perfect option. Because it was out if season, they couldn’t offer us a guided trip, but suggested a trip to Linnansaari island instead. The staff went out of their way to create a tailor made holiday for us. They also suggested we book a guide for the first 3 hours to assist us and this definitely ensured that we could find our way through the hundreds of small islands on the lake.

We stayed 3 nights in a very basic block hut with no electricity or running water. You chop wood for cooking and for the sauna. And after a sauna session, you cool down by jumping into the lake! We returned home well rested and refreshed. BUT make sure you don’t forget the mosquito repellent at home...
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anneli T wrote a tip Aug 2013
Nurmijarvi, Finland1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about sauna from the reception it's included in the room price."
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€81 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandSouthern SavoniaOravi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about SaimaaHoliday Oravi
Which popular attractions are close to SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Nearby attractions include Linnansaari National Park (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does SaimaaHoliday Oravi have airport transportation?
Yes, SaimaaHoliday Oravi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is SaimaaHoliday Oravi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Oravi.
Are any cleaning services offered at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SaimaaHoliday Oravi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, and Finnish.