Best Hotels in Mikkeli Finland

The former Novgorod pogost of Mikkeli was founded in 1270. Over the centuries, the territory passed to Sweden, then to Russia, until it became part of a sovereign Finland. The city was founded in 1838 by decree of Emperor Nicholas I. Until 1917, it was part of the Russian state. Due to its favorable location, in 1918 the hotel “Seurahuone” housed the headquarters of the White Guard troops. In those years, there were already luxury hotels in the city. From 1941 to 1943, the headquarters of the commander-in-chief of the Finnish army, Karl Mannerheim, was based here.

Mikkeli has a rich historical heritage. Guests of the city visit the Cathedral in neo-Gothic style and the largest church of the rural parish in Finland. There is an old observation tower, a museum-estate of the parish priest, an infantry museum.

In the center of the city there is a football field, which in winter is poured under a free skating rink. Of the entertainment, indoor and summer water parks are popular. Hikers will appreciate the amazing nature of Eastern Finland. The lake district is immersed in coniferous forests. There is unusually clean air, peace and quiet.

Visiting Mikkeli and not visiting Visukhalhti Recreation Park would be an unforgivable mistake. It is an entertainment area for visitors of all ages. In addition to the Wax Museum, there is a children’s adventure park “Dinosauria”. These are attractions, playgrounds, a real circuit. For lovers of thrills there is an extreme entertainment park “Xon”. Here you can jump with a bungee, run in huge balls and even become a nucleus for a catapult. In summer, they go boating here, and in winter on rapid aerosleds. A campsite with a tent area is available on site.

Mikkeli hotels annually receive a huge number of tourists. Almost every one of them has an equipped sauna, a swimming pool. Choose the most suitable will help a small review.

Scandic Mikkeli

The hotel is located in the pedestrian zone of the central part of the city. All attractions within walking distance. The Infantry Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Guests are accommodated in comfortable rooms of different price categories. The cheapest are located on the ground floor. Buffet breakfast is organized in the hotel restaurant. Packed “take-to-eat breakfast” can be ordered at the reception. A games room is available for younger guests.

Dmitry: “The hotel provides very convenient free parking. We arrived with a small child, so they put a baby cot in our room, gave us wet wipes, a bottle warmer. The bar and lobby are very beautiful. Good breakfast. Stable Wi-I.”



Hotel Uusikuu

The modern Hotel Uusikuu is surrounded by a coniferous forest. Single, double and family rooms are available. Meals are not provided, but there is a grocery store nearby. A place for cooking is equipped. According to travelers, this is one of the most inexpensive holiday destinations in Finland. Within walking distance is the recreational center kalenvankangas, a lift to the ski slope. A little further in 7 kilometers is a golf course. Near the hotel there are routes for hiking and cycling. The center of Mikkeli is only one and a half kilometers away, so at any time you can walk and see the local attractions.

Valery, Russia: “This quiet place is located next to the illuminated ski track. We had a spacious and comfortable room equipped with a large refrigerator, microwave, kettle. It is quite possible to accommodate up to 4 people. The room has 2 beds, a double sofa, for which an additional set of linen is provided. There are no service personnel. This is a vending machine hotel, the main thing is to remember the pin code from the front door.”




Cottage hotel complex Visulahti welcomes guests all year round. You can rent a whole house or a room in one of them. Meals are not provided, guests prepare themselves in the equipped kitchens. The mini-hotels are located in Visulahti Park, 100 metres from Lake Saimaa. At the disposal of visitors is a mini court, sports grounds, a landscaped beach. In the summer, there is a water park, an entertainment park “Angie Dino” with giant robotic dinosaurs. In winter, ski slopes are laid.

Love, Estonia: “Nice beach, quiet in the evenings and in the mornings, you can play mini golf and tennis. There are playgrounds for other games. In the mornings there is a free sauna by the lake. Shops 5 km away.”



Kyyhkyla Manor Hotel

7 kilometers from the center of Mikkeli in an old mansion is Kyyhkyla Manor Hotel. Each room is decorated in an original style. In the interior there are antiques. The hotel has a library. Breakfast is served every morning. On the territory there are gazebos, paved asphalted paths, as a decor there is even a cannon. A terrace is available for relaxation. There is a seasonal restaurant on the shores of Lake Saimaa.

Andrey, Russia: “Breakfast is excellent in a historic building, delicious, clean, beautiful. Beautiful lake interesting historical buildings and garbage museum, sports grounds, attentive unobtrusive, inconspicuous staff.”



Harkaniemen Tuvat

Comfortable villas on the shore of the lake welcome guests all year round. The centre of Mikkeli is a 10-minute drive away. No meals are provided. In summer, hikes to berry and mushroom places are organized. Along the way, guides introduce medicinal herbs. They can also be collected. The hotel practices wellness sessions according to the Wellness system. Relaxation is carried out with the help of the sound of “sing bowls”. Visitors are offered sound bathing, massage, traditional and therapeutic Finnish sauna. Lovers of a healthy lifestyle come here to enjoy the pristine nature, peace and tranquility. Fishing on the lake is especially popular with guests.

Vasily, Russia: “Fishing super was caught Vyrezub. This is a rather rare fish, unsaid, many fishermen do not know even by hearsay. Vyrezub seems to have a very close range of distribution and is found only in the rivers of the Black Sea and Azov basins and in the large Caucasian rivers flowing into the Caspian. Pike are very much howling 5 points.”



Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Mikkeli

The snow-white building of the hotel with bright red and blue balconies is located in the heart of Mikkeli. A stone’s throw away is the city market square. Comfortable rooms, friendly staff, historical sights – what else do you need for a good rest? Of course, acquaintance with the local cuisine. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant. In the morning, a continental breakfast is served to all guests, and they order lunch and dinner on their own.

Anton: “A wonderful restaurant with a very beautiful restaurant hall and excellent food. We came to dinner an hour before the restaurant closed, in a large company, and we were all deliciously fed! On the 6th floor of the hotel there is a beautiful sauna with Jacuzzi (free of charge). On the -1st floor there is a small playroom where our children hung out for an hour and a half while the adults were in the sauna. Underground warm parking.”




Ankkuri-Puikkari Raijan Aitta

The owner of a private living house is always glad to guests. Her possessions are located on the shore of the lake among the forest. She has her own farm, but she does not provide full board. Visitors cook themselves. Lovers of fishing and walking along forest trails come here. On the shore near the guest house there is a private beach. In winter, you can go skiing.

Veronika, Russia: “A magnificent house on the shore of the lake, around a large area. It’s the best place we’ve been in Finland. Everything is there, and even more than necessary. Dishes, grill, barbecue area with benches. A separate approach leads to the lake. At the pier there is always a boat ready to sail. The large sauna has a swimming pool and even a drying cabinet where we were able to dry wet clothes and towels. The hostess is very friendly, always answers questions and fulfills requests. She has a chic farm with unimaginably delicious strawberries. We look forward to seeing her again.”



Tertin Kartano

Not far from Lake Sakalampi is an old villa,which today houses one of the most unique and comfortable hotels. Rooms at Tertin Kartano are individually decorated. Interiors are not repeated. The chefs of the restaurant prepare national dishes using local products. Here you can buy handicrafts, man-made products and souvenirs. For leisure, sports grounds have been created, routes for walking have been laid. To see the sights of Mikkeli, you will have to drive (or walk) 7 km.

Natalia: “This is a real Finnish manor, and located near the border. The master’s house, guest house, restaurant and shop with farm products create a complete architectural ensemble. Lovely courtyard with large lawn and driveway. Interesting interior of the rooms with various details. Each interior thing has its own story. We occupied two rooms at once because there were 6 of us. The rooms are fully equipped with furniture, linen, bathroom amenities, umbrellas, and even rubber boots for bad weather. The hosts prepared clean bedding. The rooms are very warm, we even opened the windows. It is very quiet and comfortable. In the morning we had an amazing breakfast. Food in the estate is a separate delight and respect for the owners and chefs. Simple but very tasty dishes made from homemade products are just what we needed before the road.”




Lingonberry Small Cottage with Sauna

Spend an unforgettable holiday on the shore of a forest lake invites a small hotel,which is located 8 km from Mikkeli. The chalet is popular for fishing and outdoor hiking. Barbecue facilities and fishing equipment are available. Not all travelers know about this place. The main visitors to the cottage on the shore are Finnish residents.

Miya, Finland: “Really beautiful environment, a small pretty basic cottage and a lakeside sauna with clear water, the neighbors are nearby but not bothered. Very nice, fast warming up sauna, nice beach and main pier. Gorgeous view of the lake in the evening sunshine.”



Etelranta Cottage

The cottage in the forest on the shore of the lake was originally intended for a country holiday in nature. People come here to fish or spend a weekend. Barbecue facilities are available. The pier has a rowing boat. The hosts provided visitors with board games and darts. Right in front of the house there is a private beach.

“This is not the first time we have stayed in a cottage. There is always excellent service. For cooking and serving, a huge number of dishes are prepared. The batteries have sensors to regulate the heat. The owner always leaves coals and dry firewood for the grill. In general, the owner is very caring and helpful. If we want to see the sights, he is ready to show the way or take him by his own car. This is a very high level of hospitality for Finland.”



Mikkeli hotels are comfortable, equipped in accordance with the modern needs of people, buildings. For travelers to Europe, hotels in the city itself or located near the highway are better suited. Fans of sports entertainment are better to choose cottages or villas located near the recreational complex Kalenvankangas. For a quiet and relaxing holiday in the vicinity, secluded houses for rent are enough.

Alina Abramova

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