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Rantasipi Valtionhotelli

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Torkkelinkatu 2, Imatra 55100, Finland (Formerly Scandic Imatran Valtionhoteli)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a historic hotel located just by the spectacular Imatra rapid - although you can only see water in the ravine during the "rapid shows" because of the hydroelectric power plant. The Jugendstil main building, built in 1903, is one of the most beautiful ones I've ever visited. Our room was in the modern Spa building. The room was... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

In Valtionhotelli are two sides - "the castle hotel" and "the spa hotel". The castle hotel is old jugendstyle building and spa hotel is modern. We stayed at spa hotel side, castle hotel is more romantic, I think. The reception is in castle hotel. There are free parking places, with connection to aux heating in front of both hotels. The... More 

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

Thank you for your informative review and thank you also for visiting our hotel. I am delighted to hear your stay was overall very pleasant. Next time I recommend to try our LinnaSali restaurant in the Castle building. Food is praised to be very tasteful. I wish all the best for you for the year 2015! Best Regards, Riitta Jokinen... More 

Siuntio, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This says to be one of the most beautifully buildings in Finland and it surely is. The hotel is like a castle, it has very nice atmosphere. If you stay here ask a room on the castle side, not the new one. There is a newer building that is not as exciting as this castle. All the hotel interior are... More 

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

Thank you for your stay at our hotel and for writing this nice review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful Castle. I am also very happy to hear you consider our staff more than kind. We emphasise good and flexible customer service as an important part of our quality. I will pass on your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The old style cosy hotel in the centre od Imatra is really nice with a location close to the river where you can see the water from the damm will be released at 18.00. The rooms are clean and nice and the hotel has a room that serves great local food

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Thank you for your visit to our hotel and for taking time to write a review. Tha damn (Imatrankoski) is opened every day 18.00 22.6.-23.8.2015. I am glad to hear you liked our hotel rooms and restaurant. I wish happy Holidays for you and hopefully you'll visit us again. Best Regards, Riitta Jokinen / Hotel Manager More 

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