The 10 best hotels in Lahti. Holidays in Finland

The history of the Finnish city dates back just over a hundred years, and during this time from a small village Lahti has become an important tourist center, attracting travelers all year round.

Lahti is the real gateway to the Scandinavian country! It is here that the largest port is located, from where cruises depart on Lake Vesijärvi, Päijänne National Park and other parts of the country thousands of lakes. In the snowy season, Lahti plays the role of the world capital of winter sports: the monumental complex with grandiose springboards is not only a base for training professionals, but also a venue for international competitions in alpine skiing and snowboarding. Endless lakes and forest paths in winter turn into natural skating rinks and ski slopes, suitable for both professional athletes and amateurs.

A pleasant addition to the trip to Lahti will be a rich cultural program. Especially popular are the Ski Museum, known for its stimulators, and the wooden concert hall “Sibelius Hall” with excellent acoustics.

A comfortable rest after a day full of sports and urban tourism will be provided by the best hotels and apart-hotels of the city.

Scandic Lahti City

Scandic – Quality Assurance

A popular hotel brand in Northern Europe as always meets the standards of Scandinavian quality and is distinguished by excellent service. Guests of the popular hotel are waiting for accommodation in comfortable rooms of various categories: from the most economical to premium class. In the cold winter cold, you can relax in the traditional sauna or enjoy a strong drink in the cosy hotel bar.

All Lahti at your feet

The cultural and sports life of the city is concentrated around the hotel. Within walking distance of the city’s theaters and museums, as well as the famous Market Square. For those who shop for holidays, Scandic is ideal: the Trio Shopping Centre is right in front of the hotel.

Perfect breakfast is the best start to the day

Scandic cares not only about comfortable accommodation, but also about the proper nutrition of its guests. The incredible variety of the buffet is represented by organic products, including eggs from free-range chickens and vegetarian dishes. Gluten-free and lactose-free breakfast menus are also available.

Ekaterina: “I liked the location, nice and attentive staff, everything you need to eat, good breakfast.”

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Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

Legendary hotel in the heart of Lahti

The rich history of the hotel began even before lahti was awarded city status, when Lahden Seurahuone was a popular restaurant in a small Finnish village. As a guest house, the institution has been operating for almost a hundred years, and during this time the most honorable guests have visited the hotel: royal persons from Sweden, Finnish officials and even Soviet politicians.

The legendary hotel is ideal for admirers of classic style in design and a modern approach to service. The location of the hotel in the heart of the city will complement the picturesque picture: the most important cultural sites, popular restaurants and shops are right on the doorstep.

Rooms with design décor

Despite the solid age of the hotel,the number of rooms keeps pace with the times. Special attention should be paid to the unique rooms of the “luxury” class, where fashionable design solutions are harmoniously combined with the splendor of the classical style:

  • Suite Taavi: luxurious room with private sauna, decorated in traditional Scandinavian tones and complemented by authentic décor elements
  • Suite Karolina is suitable for connoisseurs of eclecticism: bold combinations and bright colors in incredible harmony with Finnish classics and wooden floors

From haute cuisine to strip food

The culinary panorama of the historic hotel traditionally attracts guests of the Finnish city, and guests have a unique opportunity to enjoy the best restaurants without unnecessary searches.

Trattoria serves gourmet Italian cuisine with a glass of wine directly from Tuscany, and after a sumptuous dinner, it’s time to sample signature cocktails in the cosy bistro bar. Enjoy a friendly conversation over a glass of beer in the relaxed atmosphere of the Kuja Street Café.

Irina: “Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, comfortable bed, warm, clean, delicious breakfasts. Wonderful hotel, we will be back.”

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Greenstar Hotel Lahti

In the fight for the environment

Eco-tourism is rapidly gaining popularity among experienced travelers, and it is not only about approaching nature during the holidays, but also about the principles followed by both the tourists themselves and hotel complexes.

The Finnish brand Greenstar is based on the idea of preserving the environment. Those who are not indifferent to the consumption of natural resources will definitely like this hotel. Confirmation of the eco-concept is the fact that electricity for the hotel is obtained by processing waste from the forest industry, and not coal. Complementing the ecological picture is the Silmu restaurant, where guests are waiting for dishes exclusively from local organic products.

Perfect room a step away from the train station

For those travelling around Finland by train, Greenstar Hotel Lahti is a great choice, as the hotel is located just 60 metres from the train station. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a comfortable stay in bright rooms with wooden floors and perfectly selected interior details. Traditionally, for discerning guests, an increased category in Finnish is available: a room with its own sauna.

Elena: “The location is very convenient, good breakfast, friendly and attentive staff.”

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Opiston Kunkku

Economical accommodation

A cozy hostel,located in an architectural creation with a rich history, offers inexpensive accommodation to its guests. Economy accommodation options are available in rooms with a shared shower, while private bathrooms are available for those who prefer privacy. There is an equipped kitchen for general use, and you can warm up in the Finnish sauna at an additional cost.

Delicious food and fresh coffee

Despite the budget format of accommodation, the hostel is equipped with a magnificent restaurant with an impressive wine list and a well-equipped bar with a charming atmosphere that takes you to the era of the early twentieth century. And the popular Finnish coffee house Kahvila, located in the hostel building, invites you to enjoy an invigorating drink.

Shchitinskaya: “A very comfortable, economical accommodation option. I liked the location, the service, the cleanliness.”

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Kauppahotelli Grand

Secluded place in the center of Lahti

The hotel is ideally located for guests who want to be one step away from the sights and bustling city life, but at the same time on a quiet street. At the same time, within a radius of five hundred meters from the hotel there are all the most basic attractions: the Market Square, the Historical Museum, the famous Ristinkirko Church, designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto.

Best value for money

The hotel offers economical accommodation in double and family rooms with wooden floors, and a pleasant surprise in the cold season will be the presence of tea and coffee making facilities in the room. For those who travel by car – free covered parking in the hotel.

Andrew: “Great location. Delicious varied breakfasts. Friendly staff. Excellent value for money.”

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Lakeview Design Apartment Kallio

Home comfort

You can feel like a real resident of Lahti only in private apartments. Designer apartment with a fascinating view of the lake offers maximum immersion in the atmosphere of measured Finnish life. Two-bedroom apartments are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay and are an excellent choice for a holiday with loved ones. The apartment can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

On the shore of the lake

The highlight of Apartment Kallio is the location right on the shore of a picturesque pond. Despite the small distance from the city center, accommodation in apartments has undeniable advantages: in summer, a sandy beach with a children’s playground is available to guests, and in winter you can get up on skis right at the exit from the apartment.

Elina: “Beautiful location next to the lake. The apartment is clean, spacious, with new furniture and appliances.”

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Forenom Aparthotel Lahti

In the heart of Lahti

The aparthotel is perfectly located in the epicenter of all the events of city life. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and shops, and the Market Square is directly opposite. A complex of swimming pools and ski jumps is just a seven-minute walk away.

Comfort from the first minute

To check into Forenom, you do not need to stand in line at the reception: guests receive a special code on the smartphone, which they can use to register and get into the room. The apartments are individually decorated, but all are united by fashionable colours and parquet floors. Travelers can choose from a variety of accommodation options:

  • Economical single and double rooms
  • Family Rooms with 3 and 4 Beds
  • Self-catering Apartments

Sports bar and live music

The popular Peluri Bar is located in the building of the aparthotel, where the most important sporting events can be watched live. In the evenings, the sports bar turns into a concert venue, where visitors will find live music.

Peter: “Nice apartment in the heart of the city. The hotel is automatic, so there is no risk of being late. Big room (from the word big), everything is there. There is a market on the bottom, which is also very convenient.”

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ChillOut GuestHouse Lahti

Mental rest on the forest edge

Located on the outskirts of Lahti, this secluded guest house perfectly complements the fairytale landscape of the Finnish forest. ChillOut has everything for a comfortable stay in the fresh air in the summer:

  • A forest park area right on the doorstep of the guest house
  • Barbecue area
  • Equipped sun terrace

Economical and private

ChillOut is a great choice for travelers who prefer to save on accommodation without sacrificing comfort. The guest house has only four rooms, which provides guests with exceptional privacy. There is an equipped kitchen and lounge area, as well as several bathrooms for common use.

Konstantin: “Lovely hotel, very nicely decorated. I liked everything very much. We have our own parking, a big plus for Finland.”

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Lahti Huvi House

Authentic Finnish apartment

Accommodation in the two-bedroom apartments Huvi House will allow you to get acquainted with the life of the Scandinavian country. On the cozy balcony you can admire the northern nature and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and in the winter cold – it’s time to bask in the Finnish sauna, located right in the apartment.

Surrounded by nature

The distance from the center of Lahti is an incomparable plus for lovers of outdoor sports. Staying at Huvi House, guests have a unique opportunity to start the day with a morning jog along the forest paths and refresh themselves on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi. In winter, you can do a lot of skiing or fishing in the ice hole.

Yasha: “Great apartment. Everything is clean, cozy comfortable. Delicious brewed coffee.”

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Kotimaailma Apartments Lahti

The best alternative to the hotel

Kotimaailma is a network of apartments united by a common brand. Thanks to this, guests are provided with quality service and support of experienced specialists if necessary. Regardless of the option chosen, all the iconic places of Lahti will be within walking distance.

Apartments for every taste

Travellers can choose from a range of apartments in a variety of configurations:

  • Single Studios
  • Studio apartments for two
  • Spacious one-bedroom apartment
  • Family Apartment with 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Apartment with Finnish Sauna

Irina: “Milota in scandinavian style! The apartment has everything including a washing machine and a coffee machine.”

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Alina Abramova

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