The city of students, the center of Musical life in Finland, the northern heart of Karelia and even “little St. Petersburg” – as soon as not called Joensuu.
This small town in eastern Finland welcomes tourists year-round – on ski resorts and island beaches, in interactive museums and cultural center “Karelikum”, at annual rock festivals and in the quarter of artisans. So there will be no difficulties with housing! If only with his choice – after all, at least 10 hotels deserve attention:
The name of the hotel is not just a beautiful word, but a reflection of the concept. Greenstar Hotel Joensuu is part of the green city hotels network, which is eco-friendly and economical. Living in such a hotel, the tourist has almost no negative impact on the environment. And does not overpay – special room equipment and ergonomic equipment allow you to keep prices at an affordable level – from 69 euros.
Rooms are moderately ascetic, suitable for accommodation of three people.
The Greenstar Hotel is located in the centre of the city, next door to The Karelikum. Market Square is a 4-minute walk away. Or rent a bike at the hotel – for free.
But motorists for the covered parking will have to pay 8 euros. Continental breakfast is also an additional service – it will be provided for 9 degrees.
“Iliked: warm parking with direct access to the hotel! methinks. that rested from the long trip not only us, but also the car. The hotel’s location is right in the middle of the city. The nearest supermarket is a 5-7 minute walk away. Responsive staff!
I didn’t like it:it’s a pity that there is no restaurant on site. After a long trip, I really wanted to eat. But in general, supermarkets nearby and the presence of microwaves at the reception easily make up for this disadvantage.»
The Lietsu Boutique Apartment Hotel is based on the concept of “modern Karelian hospitality.” Each room has a unique design and name related to local history, culture and nature. And for the particle “apartment” are responsible refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and washing machine – they are in the room and make it look like a full apartment.
At the same time there isan “apartment”in the center of the city, along the River Pielisioka. You can ride a bike along the waterfront, which the hotel will provide for free.
Breakfast at the hotel is not “continental” but “Karelian.” It consists of freshly baked homemade bread, traditional patties, fish, cheese, fresh berries and local roasting coffee. The price is 8 euros, for the same price you can order a snack.
And accommodation will cost about 120 euros for two guests. Although it is better to come here at least three – the hotel is positioned as child- and pet-friendly. For children, it offers a playground, books, movies and board games, and for the smaller brothers – bowls and baskets for sleep.
“A wonderful little hotel with a very beautiful authentic design. Very new and comfortable Thank you very much to the hotel manager for the hospitality 🙂 and the fact that we waited at night and met :)”
This representative of the world hotel chain is located right on the main square of the city – a great option for tourists who plan walking tours. Right in front of the hotel is a shopping mall.
You won’t get bored inside the hotel, with a bar, nightclub, sauna and fitness centre. And three restaurants are responsible for food: Italian, Spanish and Mexican.
The rooms can not be called spacious, but in general – the setting is worthy of its four stars. Hypoallergenic materials are used in the decoration of the rooms and when cleaning them. Rooms for people with disabilities are available.
Accommodation in a double room with breakfast will cost 140 euros.
“The hotel was pleased. The rooms are clean, cozy. Convenient location, nearby there is all the essentials. Breakfasts deserve special attention. It was insanely beautiful and delicious! Thank you for the pleasant emotions and great service! Be sure to come back again»
One of the hotels in the Scandinavian chain is a 10-minute walk from The Joensuu Railway Station, next door to the Art Museum.
The rooms are brightly designed in white-blue-red tones. Accommodation in the “standard” will cost 150 euros for two guests. For children, it is suggested to book family rooms or improved rooms with a sofa bed.
The accommodation includes breakfast from local organic produce as well as gluten-free or lactose-free. During the day you can visit the lobby bar or restaurant, 24 hours a day open “mini-shop” with coffee and snacks.
“Iliked it: excellent location- within walking distance of the city center, shopping malls, waterfront. Friendly staff. Great varied breakfast.
I did not like it:the parking lot is not always available. »
The Aada complex is located on the main street of Kaupakatu, on the pedestrian part of which is concentrated in many shops. And at the intersection of streets begins Central City Park.
The first floor of the building occupies a restaurant, and it is interesting in itself, and not only as a place of food living. Tourists and locals come here for smoked perch, grilled beef and ice cream with powder.
On the second and third floors there are cozy rooms with wooden floors and even columns. Accommodation for two guests with breakfast included will cost 80 euros.
Finally, on the fourth floor there is a large recreation area with a sauna and balcony.
“Simple rooms, but beds are comfortable. Clean, normal linen. It’s a nice restaurant. Beef steak costs 20 degrees, is very tasty. Good breakfasts, convenient that start at 6:30. Friendly girls at the front desk, always in everything will help. There is free parking in front of the hotel. Nearby is a pedestrian street with shops.”
In a small Finnish town at once two representatives of this hotel chain. Sokos Kimmel is close to the river and Sirkkala Park, and the North Karelia Museum is a 10-minute walk away.
This is not just a hotel, but a whole complex,and the largest in Eastern Finland. There are pop stars, dance evenings and business events. And for tourists first of all interesting sauna and swimming pool – their visit is included in the cost of accommodation.
You can stay in thrifty, standard and improved rooms, as well as in a semi-luxury or suite. The double standard will cost 140 euroswith breakfast, when booking you can clarify the desired view from the window: the city, the river or the garden.
Dinner is offered in the French restaurant, and rest after – on the covered terrace.
“Liked:friendly staff, the hotel is big, beautiful, comfortable rooms, is in a picturesque location, great breakfast.
Didn’t like it:there was no kettle in the room»
By local standards, the hotel is located far from the city centre. And by geographical standards – only 1 km. But still it is very different from the city hotels – because next door is a lake, hiking trails and trails for cross-country skiing. And the room stock here is rather a house – 18 separate buildings, each with two apartments.
Apartments for two will cost 125 euros,for four – in 150 . For this cost, guests get a bedroom, kitchen, attic and their own sauna. For an additional 9 euros you can get breakfast (sandwich, porridge, yogurt, coffee).
“Beautiful accommodation conditions: bedroom, kitchen with utensils and appliances, TV and, of course- sauna! I would like to say some words of gratitude to the sympathetic employees! The recreation center itself, despite its being within the city limits, is located very successfully – and the forest, and the lake, but at the same time to the central square – at hand to hand.”
The hotel is for those who travel by car. Or such lovers of nature and solitude, who are ready to get 5 km to the city center. But here in walking distance is a lake, and the hotel is located on a mountain surrounded by forests. Nearby there are ski slopes of different levels of difficulty.
Breakfast is available for 8.5 euros, and tea/coffee accessories are free in all rooms.
“Iliked it: location, living conditions, in the rooms of a coffee maker, kettle, microwave, in the evenings you can use a clean cozy sauna for free, there is always space in the parking lot. Another pleasant moment: we arrived at 11 am and we were immediately checked into the room, we did not have to wait
Didn’t like it:poor wi-fi at a heavy load in the evenings»
A modern apartment with a kitchen, living room and sleeping areas is a great option for long-term accommodation.
There are 12 apartments to choose from, almost all of them located in the heart of the city. However, when booking, you should carefully examine all the options and choose the most suitable – by location, design or technical equipment of the apartment.
Communication with the manager is remote, the service personnel at the time of residence is not provided.
Accommodation costs for two guests from 125 euros per night.
“The apartment is located in the center. The supermarket is within walking distance. Two separate bedrooms and a comfortable large living room with a kitchen. Everything you need in the apartment is (even tablets to the dishwasher). »
One of the most original options for living in Joensuu is the boat,i.e. the hotel-ship. You can’t swim anywhere, but you can spend the night in a cabin room overlooking the river. It is even more convenient to observe the scenery from the spacious terrace-deck.
When booking, it is worth noting that part of the rooms does not have its own bathroom – it will have to share with neighbors. In this case, accommodation for two guests will cost 85 euros. A suite with a separate bathroom can be booked for 110 euros. The price will include breakfast, and for an additional fee you can visit the sauna.
“Iliked it: polite staff and cleanliness. Good breakfast, the young chef overcame the language barrier with the help of the phone. Good job.
Didn’t like it: there is almost no room in the room. From the bunk bed to the opposite wall – less than a meter.»
Home cozy or equipped with the latest technology, with views of the bustling streets or woodlands, with traditional pies for breakfast or pizza for dinner – in Joensuu you can really find hotels for all tastes.
Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel and AadaHotel Are suitable to make the trip truly colourful. Those who appreciate the predictable comfort of chain hotels are waiting for Sokos or Scandic. Holiday Linnunlahti and Hotel Julieare perfect for nature and outdoor enthusiasts.