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Rantasipi Valtionhotelli

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Torkkelinkatu 2, Imatra 55100, Finland (Formerly Scandic Imatran Valtionhoteli)
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Helsinki, Finland
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103 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has historical value and it is built in magnificent Finnish national romantic style (art noveu/jugend). A lot of the original décor has been preserved: even if you did not stay in this hotel, you should visit it just to enjoy the architecture. The standard rooms are rather small&modest, if you can, opt for a better room and you... More 

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Southern Finland, Finland
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We spent here X-mas 2015. The atmosphere is unique, the location, too! The hotel was full booked, but the service with all the season's specials worked fine. There were a choice of activities to participate, and the entertainment was just right for a traditional X-mas. Food could not have been better! A wide variety of the season's typical dishes to... More 

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Hotel-Rantasipi-Imat, Manager at Rantasipi Valtionhotelli, responded to this review

Thank you for spending Christmas with us and for taking a time to write this review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and our Christmas entertainment and cuisine. I wish you welcome to our hotel again! Best regards, Riitta Jokinen / Hotel Manager More 

Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We expected more from this hotel, as it's the best hotel in Imatra. First we visited it's restaurant and liked it (in old style with good dishes^ the service was ok, but there were only 3 tables occupied) and decided to move to this hotel. It was a mistake, as we were given a room in spa building (#4008 I... More 

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Thank Marla777
Hotel-Rantasipi-Imat, General Manager at Rantasipi Valtionhotelli, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear we couldn't reach your expectations, please accept my apologies. It is important to us that our guests enjoy of their stays. We will check this room and surroundings of the bathtub, thank you for informing us of it. I am sorry about the failure of service at the restaurant. We will disguss about this and... More 

Lieksa
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of colourful stories of this stylish hotel. We enjoyed this place a lot. I heard a local proverb about the hotel: "Three stars for the place, two stars for the service and one star for food." We met, however, a very helpful and friendly personnel but the food could be better with relatively small changes. I wish... More 

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Hotel-Rantasipi-Imat, Manager at Rantasipi Valtionhotelli, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our hotel and thank you for your informative review. I am glad to hear you met our personnel friendly and helpful. It is a matter of honor to us to provide attentive service to our customers. Thank you also for your development ideas, they have been noticed and taken into consideration. Welcome to our hotel again... More 

Finland
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66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

If you don't want modern hotel, this hotel is right for you. The castle-like hotel is furnished with antiques and gives it an original atmosphere. There is a new side building for spa-guests which is an extremely modern building. I would recommend staying in the main castle building. The spa was an ok experience. You would think that if it's... More 

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Thank Shiho757
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The beautiful building looks almost as an old castle...! The location is just as beautiful too, next to the Imatra river. I stayed here one night while on a business trip. The room was nice and comfortable, but not very spacious. The dinner and breakfast was excellent, and the service overall was good. A little bit pricy for my taste,... More 

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Finland
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101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This hotel is the very reason we visited Imatra and we would not stay elsewhere in the city. The castle-style hotel takes one 100 years back in time to art nouveau era that in Finnish architecture was expressed as jugendstil with a special national twist. Few buildings picture this style as well as the Valtionhotelli by Lars Sonck. Towers, balconies,... More 

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Switzerland
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258 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This unique castle hotel is good, but could be so much better! Unfortunately, the Rantasipi hotel chain does NOT do justice to the 'regal' facilities... Our room in the castle building was nice and well-furnished, but the castle is getting a little tired. The superb architecture inside is very dimly lit, making it unnecessarily archaic. The service, probably well in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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130 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place to stay if you are travelling in South-Easterm Finland. This hotel was built for tourists who came to see Imatra rapids - today there are hydropower stations and the power of rapids are demonstrated during summer daily at 18:00h (the dam is opened for a short momeny). Hotel itself is a sight with art nouveau designs. Rooms at... More 

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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The look says it all...it doesn't look like a hotel but surely looks like a castle. The service is compare to castle not much different I would say. Very clean and tidy inside. Room service is prompt and friendly. Rooms are equipped with all necessary things and nature view. Pets are allowed in hotel. Restaurant is very good as well.... More 

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