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Lossiranta Lodge & Tavis Inn
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Over-priced”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Several nice touches, e.g. candles, garden fruits, copious breakfast brought to table outside room.

However we were not allowed to use the sauna (even though paying €120 - it appeared only more expensive rooms were allowed), the TV was very small and had only a few satellite channels working (and then not without interference), obtaining Internet access entailed oneself figuring which connections worked.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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canberra
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights and were allocated a room with spa and sauna. The lodge is only 200 metres from the castle so it was very convenient for the opera that we attended on our first night. We were shown how to use the wood fired sauna but never quite found the time to use it. We did use the spa and we had a quick swim in the river using the lodge's boat landing. The water was cool but bearable. It was fun to do and we recommend it. We loved it so much that we decided to stay another night following a cancellation. We were allocated a room in the house which cost 190 Euros but as it was very opulent we felt that we got good value. Breakfast is provided in an open air area next to the water and it was such a lovely experience. The staff here can't do enough for you. Ethernet was provided in the lodge but we had to go up the road to a sister lodge to use wi-fi as there was no Ethernet in the house. There are only 5 rooms so it feels very personal and with all the lawn area leading to the lake it is almost like a seaside bungalow. A great way to chill out if you can spare the time to stay a few days.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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paris
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105 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2011

I am not quite sure why this place is listed under Specialty Lodging as it makes it harder to find in the Tripadvisor search engine - possibly because it is unique and special?

In any case, it is NOT a luxury hotel - forget the fancy soaps and creams and fluffy bathrobes and that - but is UNIQUE with a pleasant staff, clean and charming rooms and a perfect, unique location. I would absolutely return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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St.Petersburg
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2010

We've stayed here for one night, and were very surprised by this hotel.
very good location. great view to savonlinna castle, extra comfortable beds, small kitchen. the breakfast was just wonderful: it was a basket with coffee, juice, warm bread, butter, cheese, ham, muesli and another stuff.

The only one thing: we didn't found wireless internet :(

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Annandale, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2008

While the Lossiranta Lodge is not a "fancy" place, it is very functional. Among the plusses are the location directly fronting the local castle, the wonderful breakfast outdoors (although the weather was pretty brisk when we visited in late August) and interesting touches, such as the shower and the bathroom being one and the same.

We stayed in the Garage room, which was perfectly adequate for our needs. I think that some of the descriptions in travel books make the exterior "outbuilding" description sound a little more rustic and romantic than it is. I was surprised at how ugly the building itself is. Certainly from the outside, one cannot tell how the individual rooms once functioned. Inside, however, based on our room, the owners have done a nice job of providing a good accommodation. The only real negative was lack of parking on the grounds, which meant that luggage needed to be dropped off, then the car moved onto a nearby street. I didn't expect that in a rustic location such as Savonlinna.

I cannot imagine how much this facility costs during the opera festival, but it was a reasonable value at late August prices.

  • Liked — location, friendly and helpful management
  • Disliked — no on-site parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2007

We stayed at the Lossiranta Lodge for 2 days last week as we were attending a wedding in Savonlinna. The hotel is in a fantastic spot opposite the castle. The room we stayed in (the laundry room) was clean, bright and modern with all the facilities we needed. Breakfast was outside on the first morning overlooking the castle and in our room the second (due to the rain). The staff were very friendly, providing tips on where to eat & drink in Savonlinna. The hotel is about a 10minute walk to the centre and we would recommend the Huvila Brewery for a good spot for food & beers! Overall a very enjoyable stay.

  • Liked — the views of the castle
  • Disliked — distance from centre of town
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2007

We stayed two nights at "Saunakamari"- room with a sauna -heated by a proper wood. Also a jacuzzi and really a view to the castle Olavinlinna. We could easily put on bathdropes and have a nice swim from a dock. Peaceful and reached everywhere by foot. Garden is also a place for relaxation with this superioir lake- and castleview!

  • Liked — location, view and sauna
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lossiranta Lodge & Tavis Inn
Address: Aino Ackten Puistotie Olavinkatu 8, Savonlinna 57130, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Savonia > Savonlinna
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Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Savonlinna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lossiranta Lodge & Tavis Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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