Not so many places to stay nearby but this is definitely a good one. Spa is very small but hotel itself does the job. Nice rooms with good tv, bed and WiFi. Breakfast is good. A small gym is okay. About 20min drive to Iisalmi. Location is beautiful, next to the river and nature.
Spa hotel was full so I got a room in the charming country house that has earlier been the main hotel building - spa activities since the 18th century! Small but atmospheric and clean room with modern bathroom block in the corner. There is an extra corridor door to keep noise out. Occasional cars passing may disturb light sleepers on the road side. I had massage before sauna and enjoyed a refreshing dip into the special cool pool. The pool area is quite small but you're not here for water park amusements! Friendly neighbour-feel staff. All you are used to having is served at breakfast.
For those desiring peace and an above average hotel experience, this is certainly worth a look. The hotel has a modern side and a historic building. We slept in the quaint historic building, with modern rooms. Floors creeked, but it was all part of the experience. Everything was very clean and suitable for allergic people. Location is excellent, if you are not looking for city life. The river flows right passed the hotel and offers excellent fishing opportunities. Spa is small, but offers what is needed for an ok sauna/bubblebath experience. Nice possibilities for walking and enjoying nature. Many health and beauty procedures available. Extra points for the reception staff service and the breakfast, nice spread and tasty.
Having visited Runni in the past, it was a very pleasant surprise to see and experience the results of the renovations. While we weren't there for a long stay, we did appreciate the improved room and the updated dining room. The sauna-swimming pool area wasn't changed but it was all right previously as well. We stayed in the newer part so cannot say anything about the old (Kartano) part.
Excellent gourmet dinner and also the breakfast was full of choises. The spa area is clean and fun. Contemporary interio design is calm and cosy. The lovely and cheerfull staff makes your visit enjoyable and happy. I recommend to drink the healing water
We spend one night here when we travelled to south. Spa hotel Runni locate peaceful place in coutryside and there is great opportunities for outdoor activities. We didn't tested spa services. Room at the Kartanohotelli (separate building near actual hotel) was spacious three star class room. Fried vendace at the reastaurant was delicious. Quite standard service and service times, nothing bad, nothing special.