We decided to spend weekend at Lappeenranta and my spouse wanted to stay in the city center and since we were travelling by train this was excellent choice. During the weekend city was celebrating festival "Linnoituksen yö" (English translation "Night of the fortress") and due to this all normal rooms were booked already and we had to take a suite.
The room was facing the fortress, it was in the 4th floor and had a balcony. Two rooms and very large bathroom with separate shower and separate tub plus huge vestibule. Seemed like the interior had been done all over not so long ago and it was neat. But drapes were off the ceiling and drinking glasses were dirty. I would have hoped that they had made improvements to windows as all the noises from festival continued until late night and afterwards you could hear all the noises from the street below - drunken people, moped, taxis etc in other words no relaxed sleep.
Breakfast in the restaurant was standard Scandic breakfast with really nothing particular in it not even bacon. The breakfast room was bit too small and there were queues to just one coffee machine and just one juice machine.
Location to train station is just less than 2 kilometers so it was walking distance. The fortress, city center and docks are right there - just block away. The street below was under constructions (Summer 2012) and due to the mentioned festival there were lots of drunks and people urinating at the corners - not something you'd like to see with 5 year old kid. Also above our room there is a sauna and some sort of conference rooms and during our stay there were having some party and one totally drunk guy was tripping off to reception with just towel on. Not good.
Reception was Russian lady who did not speak fluently Finnish or understand entirely her Finnish - in our own country and our own language was bit difficult and frustrating.
All Scandic hotels have free WI-FI and you can just ask for access codes from reception. Did not used WI-FI on this stay.
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