I live in Russia which is quite naturally abundant in snow however I use every opportunity to come to Rauhalahti as often as I can in white winter. I travel with my family by car and you can drive miles across the country without seeing other cars! (For comparison: 20 million people in Moscow and the Region alone and 5 million Finns in the entire country). The local nature in winter is marvelous - rocky hills, fur-trees, all covered with snow. The place itself is very calm and quiet - if you come not in high season. So those looking for almost complete isolation - Rauhalahti is for you. I proceed. We always rent an independent cottage - 2 bedroom holiday home (just check their web site for description): Supermarkets with food are nearby so you can either have you meals in the cottage or dine in the SPA Hotel which is 10 minutes walk (or drive) from the cottage area or in town: all is affordable and of very good quality. No need buying bottled water - tap water is potable and safe. Finnish specialities like smoked fish highly recommended. Or you can go for shopping in the city center (car or bus service). The heart of it all is the SPA center with sauna, swimming pool, aqua park etc. which are an excellent relaxation after several miles of skiing (you can rent the skiis). On the sad side is that in my opinion they served better buffet dinners at the SPA center back in 2003 when I first visited the place and later. Personnel is very friendly and extremely helpful - this has not changed. Perfect total relax and absolute peace of mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rauhalahti Holiday Centre is a five-star Holiday Centre, where you can spend an unforgettable holiday with your family or friends. Accommodation facilities range from high-quality, all-year-round holiday homes to holiday and camping cottages as well as caravan and tent places. There are also multiple restaurant and activities in the area! ... more less
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