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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Fabulous place and weather but the Service was a disaster. Two people did the best they could, but the amount of STAFF was about 25% of what should have been. For us customers it meant long waiting times and shorter stay in sauna. Drinks and...Food were ok once we received them.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

This app does not find sauna, just the restaurant but this review is only for sauna section. It was amazing, definitely worth visit. Just take a towel and swimming suit with you and dip in. Two different saunas (regular and smoke version). Three pools and...open water (lake) possibility with plus 4 degrees temperature water. Nice effect shower also, with rainstorm and birds singing. Just visit this attraction.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020

We visited here in a warm summer evening and again in Christmas holidays. Restaurant is very good, not far from fine fining. However, it may be recommended to order the whole 3-dish menu to become full. In a nice and warm summer evenings the restaurant...was quite full and service somewhat slow. In winter outside the peak season the service was very fast. The most peculiar thing in this complex is the sauna / spa department with particularly nice facilities and lakeside view which might be the finest one in its class in Finland right now. Yes, you can swim here in the lake too. Lake water may be really warm during the summer heat waves (highest probability for them is in mid or late July) but equally fantastic experience it is to take a short dip in really freezing water in winter time (smoke sauna is just next to the stairs to the lake). Outside pool was warm enough for convenient swimming in winter too. Swimming suit is mandatory in spa area and saunas too which is different e.g. from German speaking Europe. Kids only allowed during daytime.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 19 September 2019 via mobile

I've been in this place for a business dinner. Locstion is amazing and food was very good. I tried also all the saunas and a quick swim in the lake under a sky full of stars and it has been a unique and beautiful experience.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

We had a great day at Saana: never having experienced a Finnish "social sauna/spa" before, I was very excited to find out how it'd be! The staff and other guests were friendly and polite. The spa itself was top class: the variety of saunas was...perfect (smoke and traditional), they were all very clean and spacious with beautiful views over the lake. There's also an opportunity to dip into the lake was great (even though it felt super cold!). Also, first time I've ever seen an outside infinity pool in Finland! Amazing!! We also did a scheduled cruise which left straight from Saana's pier. The local lake scenery was just breathtaking! Relaxed way to see the area without actually having to walk ;) Just sit back and have a glass of wine on the deck. Saana's restaurant had a very good selection of food and drinks, and my beef dish was delicious (good size portion). The bartender was happy to mix the drinks the way we requested. Super service! We didn't have time to try to the City golf, but it looked like a lot of fun.. hopefully next time as we'll definitely want to go back on our next trip to Finland!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Went for some lunch just to see the place and how it is. And it is beautiful. Next time will do the whole sauna/spa experience. Food was pretty good. Salad table left something to hope for but soup was also included and that was nice...and tasty (shrimp soup). Lunch was also pretty big and tasty, this was nice. Service was good as well.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

First off - the building and views are spectacular. Food and service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress was friendly and endearing, but knew nothing about the wines and we were not given a wine list although we asked for one. We had...the burgers and two different pizzas. They were ok, but not amazing by any means. Afterwards we wanted to have a couple drinks from the bar, but they had almost nothing we asked for and the staff ended up googling the recipes for cocktails whilst making them (and the cocktails were not very special or unusual to warrant googling as one would expect good bartenders to know how to make drinks..). The staff was very friendly though, and the building itself is gorgeous. Would not go for food again, and at the bar I would only order basic stuff.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

Kuopion Saana is just what Kuopio has been craving for. It is a well designed and beautifully built building at the lakefront. It has a very similar vibe as Löyly in Helsinki, but in my opinion is even more enjoyable. It’s a perfect place to...unwind and enjoy the summer. The sauna and spa facilities are large enough and the place didn’t feel crowded. It’s a great place for couples or a group of friends. The restaurant and bar area is also very cosy and the building has large terraces. I will definitely return here the next time I’m in Kuopio.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5