We visited this little gem and loved it! Hotel Vuokatti is located on beautiful lake Nuas in the Kainuu region Eastern Finland. Its a privately owned small hotel where you experience a taste of luxury through the attention to small details.
There is a beautiful finnish sauna, nice swimming pool, tennis court, miniature golf, gym etc. all included in the price of the room. Breakfast was also included and it was wonderful. There is a terrace with a lake view where we ate a healthy meal. They offered all the traditional breakfast ingredients but there was also a selection of different seeds, seed bread, organic oat drink etc. which was nice.
The only disadvantage was our rooms high tempature and lack of air conditioning. Our visit was on an unusually warm week so this is probably not a problem normally.
The owner was present our whole visit and welcomed the visitors warmly. We will definitely come back to this special place, which is only few meters away from the Vuokatti ski center.
We have stayed in this place earlier and found it quite nice then. But our latest stay changed completely our opinion. We usually travel with our hole family including our dogs. So we did this time too. And we payed extra for having dogs in the suite. But couple days after our stay, the hotel sent us an extra invoice for the extra cleaning. The cleaners had even took photos of the dog hair on the floor. Yes, there were dog hair on the floor, but that's why we paid extra! So, I guess vacuuming floors and carpets doesn't include in the "normal" cleaning of these suites. Strange! We even took the biggest carpets away when we came to this suite to avoid them getting dirty. Never the less they claim that it took two more hours for the cleaners to vacuum the cartpet on the balcony and at the hallway!
What suprised us the most, the cleaners had taken a photo of my husband's pillowcase to show how much they had to do extra work!!! Don't they usually wash the linen after every guest..???
So my advice is that if you stay in these suites, do the cleaning yourself before leaving and be extra careful in the beds ( maybe it is best to bring your own linen?) so the cleaners don't have to take photos of your beds.
This was certainly the last time we stayed in this place. We have never ever got an extra invoice from any hotel or aparment or cottage! Stay away!
All in our company of 4 people enjoyed staying here. We had trouble to find a cottage where we could book only one night so we decided to give this place a try. And we all where very positivly suprised , in my opinion its rare the actual place looks beter then on internet/pictures. But it did. We had a suite for 6 persons with own sauna. Everything very modern and fresh! Big balcony also. We even had two tv's. Close to ski track on the lake. Close to super market also. They even had a own sauna house and cold outdoor pool at the hotel that you could use for free. Refreshing. Top modern sauna with panorama view, i seen a lot of saunas but this one of my favorites. Dont miss it. Could definitly stayed many more days here and if i go back to vuokatti i will stay here again.
Hotel room was having one bedroom. Good for families. Very small hotel. Breakfast very basic. Nice view to the lake from the breakfast area. Free parking beside the hotel. Arrived in the evening, when there was no staff anymore. Got inside with door code and got a key to the room from reception. Nicely arranged.
Hotel is beautiful, I stayed at room 30 (second floor).
From 1am a background noise from the water pipes or may be air conditioning or something like that made my night sleepless, can't adopt to this noise.
I have to drive 8 hours without a sleep today, afraid of felling asleep while driving.