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Summer Hotel Villa Aria
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Savonlinna
Canmore, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“student residence”
Reviewed September 1, 2010

This really isn't an hotel, it's a student residence which rents out rooms during the summer. The reception is manned (by really nice receptionists) from around 2 pm - 9 pm so definitely advise them if you are going to arrive at any other time. On arrival I was given a key to my room plus another to the front door so that I could come and go as I pleased: not sure if there were any other guests staying while I was there, I certainly never saw any! Nice view over the lake and the room was one of the quietest I've ever been in. The room was small and the bathroom tiny.
Breakfast isn't available in the "hotel", instead you get a voucher to use at one of the little outdoor cafes just over the bridge .... it was pretty cold and wet when I was there so it would have been nice to have breakfast indoors rather than an un-heated shelter.
No wifi in the Villa Aria but there is free wifi in the coffee shop on the ground floor of the Hotel Seurahone which is just a few minutes walk away or you can use a computer in the bookstore on the main street to check emails etc (also within easy reach).

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

I stayed at Villa Aria for two nights with friends and it was just what we expected for the money - which wasn't bad at all. The location was peaceful, a stone's throw off the center, so you could get a good night's sleep. Basic rooms, perhaps a bit small for three women with their luggage.. We would have liked to have a radio or tv in the room, just for news and background noise while getting ready for the night, but then again you had the birds singing just outside the window. The only thing we could really complain in the room was the dirty floor! It was stained all over, really hope the cleaners would have had more time for the rooms or more staff for cleaning. Loved the fact they had a fan in the room, not that common in Finland.
People at reception were wonderful, organising taxis, helping out, giving tips etc. We were told that we could have used the laundry room for free, iron was available and sauna could have been reserved - though one does not want to have a go when it's +34C outside... Breakfast was good and very fresh, different breads and rolls, croissants, carelian pastries (karjalanpiirakka), cutlets, cheese, veggies, eggs, fruits, berries, meatballs, sausages, cereals, yoghurt, tea, coffee..perhaps I even forgot something! The room where it was served was a bit crowded, but there were extra seats in the yard.
A tip for people looking for a pint, the closest restaurant is just across the road and it has nice lounge chairs next to the beach! Still, don't overlook the lovely veranda at Villa Aria. Go get yourself a bottle of wine or cider from town and relax by the lake view. A nice cool spot after a sunny day!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

As it named as "summer hotel", I won't expect too much with the price 78 euro for one night. I wan't stay during the opera and ballet festival, the room price is then lower. Breakfast is served only in opera and ballet festival. But they provided us a free breakfast card and -6 euro discount at market place (assigned restaurent). Staff is nice and helpful!

Room is spacious with lake view, but lots of dead insects near the window. It takes 5-10 mins walk to the market place and railway station. The way to Olavinlinna is very beautiful.

I would like to stay here again next time!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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Reviewed August 11, 2007

Stayed here one night with my wife for the Opera festival. This seems to be one of Savonlinna's student dormatorys that are turned into a so called "summer hotel" for the festivals. The room rate was something like 140 euros. Small hard beds, Ikea furniture. Breakfast with limited options. Not much else. I.e. the hotel offers very little for the money.

  • Liked — Old wooden house
  • Disliked — Rooms, value
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Summer Hotel Villa Aria
Address: Puistokatu 15, Savonlinna 57100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Savonia > Savonlinna
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Savonlinna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Summer Hotel Villa Aria 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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