The charming Lahdenpohja is located among the Ladoga Skerries. This is the land of lakes, coniferous forests and a unique natural monument – Ruskeala National Park. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world come here. They are accepted by hotels of different levels of comfort. The best of the most original and comfortable are presented in this list. It is difficult to say which option will appeal, but everywhere guests will find amazing Karelian hospitality and a lot of local entertainment.
- 1 Park – Hotel Yakkima
- 2 Sorola Village Park Hotel
- 3 Cottages Filina Gora
- 4 FOREST PARK RAUHALA
- 5 Arugula
- 6 House on Ladoga
- 7 House on Bolinder
- 8 House in Akulovka
- 9 Houseboat Rauhala
- 10 Houseboat Rauhala 2
- 11 HouseBoat Kovcheg
- 12 Our house Karelia
- 13 Плавучий коттедж Лагуна
- 14 Lagoon De Luxe Profishers
- 15 Hygge Camp Karelia
The hotel complex is located on the shore of Lake Paikjärvi on the territory of the former Finnish hospital. For accommodation there is a three-storey building with 33 rooms. The fund includes double Standards and Standards +, triple and quadruple superior rooms, a two-storey cottage with a kitchen and amenities. The price includes parking, children’s room, breakfast. A sauna can be booked at an additional cost. After breakfast buffet, the restaurant is à la carte. The chef specialises in Russian and Karelian cuisine. For leisure there are mangal areas on the shore of the lake, fishing, a rope park, boat trips and extreme rafting.
“What a beautiful place! Nature, lake, silence, forest. You rest not only your body, but also your soul. Rooms without frills, comfortable, spacious. Very hospitable staff” Evgenia, Russia
The recreation center offers service of the European level. Cottages with a terrace and a view of Lake Ladoga are rented, the rooms are located in the central building. The fund presents the categories of comfort Junior Suite, Standard Deluxe and Suite, houses for two, family cottages, with sauna or jacuzzi. The price includes parking and Wi-Fi. In the morning, delicious homemade breakfasts are served upon request. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the main building. The cottages have kitchens. Coffee makers or kettles are available in each room. Barbecue facilities are installed on the street. On the lake built its own pier, it leads to a well-groomed path. For the New Year holidays, each house is decorated with bright illumination. In summer, guests enjoy a private beach.
“Brand new hotel with modern appliances and excellent interiors. The road is good, any car will pass without difficulty. The restaurant prepares excellent dishes, so I do not recommend refusing breakfast. There is a place to walk and meditate” Anastasia, Russia
The complex consists of two wooden cottages. In one house there are 3 bedrooms, in the other – 4. For self-preparation and meals, kitchen and dining areas are equipped. Near the houses there are barbecues. In summer, guests can rent bicycles, badminton, balls. In winter, people come here to go skiing. The receptionist can help arrange horse riding or fishing trips. For younger guests there is a safe playground with swings and a slide. The complex has a sauna and services are available at an additional cost. Shops and a pharmacy are nearby. Near the pier there is a boat rental point (there are life jackets for children’s sizes).
“The hospitable hosts welcomed us as welcome guests. Living conditions exceeded expectations – spring water for drinking, a terrace with a beautiful view and comfortable furniture for tea drinking. Equipped with a good sauna, though without a pool, but it is not necessary. We had a great time and are going to come back again» Vera, Russia
Two cozy Finnish houses with all amenities are located on the shore of Lake Ladoga. Each of them can accommodate up to 7 people. The first bedroom has a large double bed, the second – two single beds. Extra space on the pull-out sofa is located in the spacious living room. Panoramic windows offer views of the surrounding forest. For cooking, there is a mini kitchen, on the terrace there is light furniture for summer tea ingestions, next to the house there is a barbecue. The staff speaks Russian and English, so foreign tourists often stay here. The administrator will help guests to organize a sauna, fishing, develop a route for hiking.
“I liked the fresh renovation and space in the house. There is beautiful nature around. We walked to the mountain stream and lake. The porter helped with the fishing, found the boat and gave out the gear. In the evening we roasted fish on the coals. Excellent!”
The recreation center is located in the neighboring village of Mikli. It consists of several wooden houses located among the rocks and skerries, on the shore of Lake Ladoga. The owners recommend this place for family holidays, corporate events, private fishing and seasonal hunting. This is a untouched by civilization area of nature with comfortable living conditions. One of the cottages is equipped with a sauna. It offers free parking, boat rental, internet, a children’s playground on the street, a barbecue area. Next to the hotel there is an exit to the ski slope. Guests take care of food on their own. To do this, there are kitchens with stove, refrigerator, kettle, dishes. The houses are located on a private territory closed from unauthorized persons.
“Great holiday home. You can go here and forget about the city noise for a long time. The kitchen is prepared a huge selection of dishes. At the entrance, a terrace is built, a table and armchairs are set up. You won’t be bored. If desired, you can watch TV with satellite channels or take a steam room in the sauna, which is melted with firewood. Everything here breathes nature and it’s beautiful!” Victor, Russia
The owners of a two-storey wooden house on Ladoga receive guests throughout the year. But the house is in special demand in the New Year period. It has everything provided for an excellent winter holiday in the lap of nature. In addition, they accept pets here. A small surcharge is charged for their accommodation. It offers a brazier, a sauna and a wooden outdoor vat (Japanese bath), a kitchen, a living room with a fireplace. The shore of Ladoga begins right at the house. In summer they sunbathe here, and in winter they ski.
“The house is nice but the place is not very picturesque. It is good to come here with your family for weekends or vacations. If the child is alone, then it can be placed in the living room on a euro cot or sofa. From household appliances everything is there: microwave, washing machine, refrigerator. Decent shower and plumbing. No problems with water» Svetlana, Russia
Modern wooden house on stilts is located on the shore of the lake. Inside it is divided into a bedroom and a kitchen-living room. The dining area has a high chair with a countertop for feeding the baby. The bedroom is on the second level, which leads to a comfortable wooden staircase. The bathroom comes with a washing machine. Pets can be brought here, you will have to pay for their accommodation. Terrace and barbecue will help to relax and spend a pleasant time cooking kebabs. A sauna is available as wellness facilities. not far from the house there is a cozy sandy beach.
“Very polite host gave us a good welcome. The house has everything for life and recreation. you do not think where to get an iron or wash things. All amenities are provided. Sauna is new, clean, well maintained. The house has underfloor heating” Igor, Russia
One-storey wooden house is built right on the water. This is the dream of any fisherman. I got up in the morning, threw a fishing rod, caught fish, and then baked it on the coals. Next to the house there is a small island. A bridge leads to it. The island offers beautiful views of the lake and its shores. Nature itself offers a lot of subjects for artists-painters. Upon check-in, the owners give guests a boat with a motor. On it you can go for a walk and swim to the neighboring islands. Modern design of the rooms will not leave indifferent any tourist. For a useful rest there is a sauna. Local wood is used in the interior decoration. In the rooms he breathes freely and sleeps pleasantly. In winter evenings it is pleasant to sit by the fireplace.
“My husband and I love ecotourism, so we chose this accommodation option. Shops are far away, the nearest one is 8 km away. But nature, silence, tranquility. By the way, the hosts leave the initial set of products for guests. Then you can go for food on your own. Here rest nature lovers, who are terribly tired of the city noise” Lina, Russia
This houseboat is located directly in Lahdenpohye. Floating hotels are in great demand among vacationers. In terms of arrangement, they resemble tourist liners. All amenities are provided here, and on the terrace-deck there are sun loungers for sunbathing. The house has a sauna. Strong hardened Russian tourists prefer to jump from the steam room into the lake. The water in it does not always warm up to a comfortable temperature, but can this stop Russian men? The house has three bedrooms and a spacious living room with kitchen. The best option is to come here with a company of 6 people, but if you make room, you can spend time and eight. Next to the houseboat there is a marina and a motor boat rental. The city centre is just 5 minutes away by car.
“The house is beautiful and very modern. The interiors are decorated in the style of minimalism, a lot of wood, panoramic windows, the bathroom has a multifunctional shower. Parking is available next to the pier. This is the perfect place to relax with friends» Elena, Russia
The 140 sqm holiday home can accommodate 8 guests. It has 4 bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a sauna. The interiors are designed in a single color scheme and style. This is important for guests with delicate taste, and the owners are well aware of this. In order to attract the attention of guests, the owners offer service at the European level. Outside the house on the perimeter built a wide terrace. It is equipped with sun loungers. Lifebuoys are provided for the safety of guests. There is an age limit for guests. The hotel does not accept guests under 14 years of age. It is also forbidden to come with animals.
“This is one of the best houses in Karelia, which has to be booked a few months before arrival. There is a huge demand for it. Despite the fact that floating hotels are opened everywhere on the coast of Lake Ladoga, this one has the best recommendations. All guests are sure to leave something in memory of themselves. Usually these are all sorts of spices and seasonings that are rarely found in these parts, but they are ideal for fish dishes. Here you want to relax and come again to plunge into the extraordinary atmosphere of hospitality, cleanliness and fresh air” Olga, Russia
HausBot “Ark” is a state-of-the-art hotel on a pontoon, located in the picturesque area of Lahdenpohji. The house consists of two floors. Each room is a duplex apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and sauna. An external staircase leads to the roof, there is a terrace for sunbathing. Two more terraces are located on the ground floor. One of them goes to the slope with a forest plantation, the second (with glass railings) – to the lake. The house is connected to the shore by a wooden bridge. Inside the building are magnificent euro interiors in muted colors. The living room has a fireplace. On the windows there are roller blinds of the black-out system. The staff is additionally fluent in Polish and English. Here they take with pets, the rules of residence must be previously discussed with the administrator.
“We came as a whole company. One of the bedrooms has bunk beds, like in a hostel. But we didn’t come to sleep. In the evening kebabs, bath, wine. In the morning – fishing, solar and water procedures. It’s deep here, so we dived straight from the roof. It was fun, next year we will repeat” Slava, Russia
The house-boat with an area of 100 square meters. m stands near the picturesque shore of the Ladoga skerries. On the lower terrace, located along the perimeter of the residential part, there is a barbecue and furniture for eating in the fresh air. On the roof there is another terrace designed for sunbathing. The owners rent an inflatable boat and a small motorboat for exploring the islands. Water sports and entertainment equipment can also be rented. The house has two bedrooms and a kitchen-living room. If you do not want to cook yourself, the owners offer to use the service of food and drink delivery. Like many hotels of the coast,“Our House Karelia”helps to organize excursions to the Ladoga skerries and the islands of the Valaam archipelago, to develop an interesting route through the Ruskeala Park.
“It’s the most eco-friendly home in the county. The owners care about nature, so they created a hotel with autonomous provision. So that guests do not jump into the lake from the railing, two bathing areas with a staircase entrance to the lake are fenced. Rowing boat can be used for free, the motor is given for money. The kitchen has all the equipment and utensils. The conditions are excellent!” Love, Russia
Many floating hotels appeared on the coast recently. The novelties of 2020 include the floating cottage“Laguna”. It enjoys a quiet location near a picturesque forested shore. The house has two bedrooms, a living room with a kitchen, a bathroom with a sauna and a shower. The hosts offer an à la carte breakfast. At any time, you can comfortably sit on the terrace with a cup of coffee and fragrant hookah. In the summer, boats are rented, and when the snow falls, snowmobiles will appear in the rental. The staff is ready to receive English-speaking guests.
“Exclusive cottage is located right in the Ladoga skerries. There is not a single house with neighbors around. Only we, the forest with mushrooms and berries, quiet fishing. From the parking lot to the house walk about 200 meters. The territory is guarded, outsiders do not go here” Olesya, Russia
Another floating hotel built in 2021 is located in the skerries of Lake Ladoga. Sleeping places are designed for 8 people. There is a sauna, kitchen, two bedrooms and a living room. Car owners are offered paid parking in a protected area or free parking near the road. The staff will help to organize fishing, provide a boat or motor boat for walks, find an interesting guide for excursions in the Skerries and Ruskeala Park. By the way, very close to the house is the famous marble canyon. This is an amazingly beautiful place where you can make a unique photo shoot. In the coniferous forest in the summer there are many berries and mushrooms. There are 53 species of fish in the Lahdenpohya area. People come here for catch of Ladoga slingshot, salmon, trout, pelia, whitefish, ryapushka, smelt, bream and many others. The som is found to the south. The beauty of the local landscapes will brighten up any, even not very successful fishing. The North has its own unforgettable flavor.
The hotel was opened in the summer of 2021, so there are no reviews yet. But they will. After all, the New Year holidays are not far off, which means that fans of ice fishing and snowmobiling will come to the holidays. They have yet to appreciate the excellent service and hospitality of the staff.
A new format for Russia to relax in a comfortable tent is offered by the Hotel HuggeCamp. The tent camp is located in a picturesque forest on a small cape overlooking the lake. It offers a continental breakfast, independent heating (oven), a King size bed (heated mattress), a dining area for two, a romantic atmosphere. Amenities are located next to each other in a separate wooden structure. This is a separate bathroom with a shower cabin and a composting toilet. Glamping is surrounded on all sides by nature – meadows, rocks and forest. The lake is only a few meters away. Within walking distance is a unique natural monument “Valley of Waterfalls”. For a boat trip through the Ladoga Skerries, a boat is rented. Common leisure areas include a sauna on the shore, a campfire area with benches for evening gatherings, a beach on Lake Paikjärvi.
“If at one time there were such tent cities, then I would spend all summer there. There are only 6 tents. There is a shared veranda where breakfast is served, and there is also a kitchen. Staff can be contacted at any time to request food delivery. It’s cool here!” Marina, Russia
Probably, the last option will be the most relevant for those who want to know Karelia in all its natural beauty. Houseboats are good for a secluded holiday. Classics of the hotel genre is the park-hotel “Yakkima”. For guests of Lahdenpohya there is a huge selection of hotels for every taste.