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Hotel Kalevala

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Vainamoinen 9, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked via Mighty Fine and were transported by taxi from the airport to arrive after midnight. The lady on duty welcomed us warmly and brought us reindeer soup after we had taken our cases to our room. The soup was delicious and so was the welcome drink. The hotel is situated next to a beautiful lake and very quiet,... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Various package tours are the mainstay of this hotel, this can mean large groups and lots of kids particularly at Christmas. The staff is amazingly friendly, helpful, and responsive and go out of their way to keep things interesting for kids. The rooms are fine if a tad small unless you opt for the two room suites. The rooms also... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We booked the Wild Taiga package for couples which includes a full day husky sledding (marvellous), a full day snowmobiling (great), a Finish bone setting massage (terrific) and herbal bath (indulgent), plus a morning cross country skiing lesson (instructive and enjoyable). The trip included use of their thermal gear, sleds and skis, plus half board (and lunch on the excursions).... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Hotel is beatifully decorated for the christmasseason and atmosphere was peacefull. Sauna was clean but it could haave been more cosy and dressingroom was too plain. Breakfast was ok but there was no karelianpies, which should haave been there.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I found the hotel rooms very comfortable, with plenty of wardrobe and draw space, although wifi a bit hit and miss in the rooms, but OK in the public areas, Food excellent, although not a great deal of choice at dinner, but a good spread at breakfast. And catered well for a vegetarian in the group. The staff were really... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Inside my room the decor was quite out dated but everything was functioning and clean. Wifi was hit and miss and often wouldn't connect and then it wouldn't connect in my room but the next night it would. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was lovely and a good variety. If you get hungry through the day bring a food... More

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Sipoo, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hotel was built in 1989, and it is pretty much unchanged. A bit out-of-time, perhaps. Our room was OK. It had an old-fashioned, stuffy wall-to-wall carpet (perhaps it was only our room, as we asked for one acceptable with pets). From photos, it looks like the building is made of logs, but when close, it is concrete. The sauna... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Outside the hotel looks very interesting but when you get in and especially in your room, you'll feel like you were time travelling back to 80's. The furniture, athmosphere and top of all central radio system in the room. But everything worked fine, people were polite, everything was clean and breakfast was good. So good experience overall but with mixed... More

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Shirley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for four nights on a bear watching trip via Discover the world. I won't review that part here as it wouldn't be fair as the two are not linked. This hotel and it's surroundings are stunning from the outside, the room we stayed in had a stunning view of the lake. The staff were... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a winter activity break. The staff were all friendly and could not do enough to make my stay enjoyable. Would definitely return again. The breakfasts were excellent with an enormous choice of food. The evening meals were very varied and ample portions.

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Address: Vainamoinen 9, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
Location: Finland > Kainuu Region > Wild Taiga > Kuhmo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kalevala 3.5*
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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. ... more   less 
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