Set in a typical Finnish mansion, the eco-friendly Putikon Hovi offers free entrance to the on-site arts and crafts museum. The Saimaa Lake is 0.6 miles away. Apartments at Putikon Hovi feature a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with shower. Some also include a seating area. The economy guest rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. Relaxation options include 2 bookable saunas. Cross-country skis and kicksleds can be rented on site, as well as bicycles and rowing boats. A buffet breakfast that has to be pre-ordered is served in the main building. Punkaharju Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. Savonlinna city centre is 24.9 miles away. Putikon Hovi is eco-labeled by Nordic Swan.
Cons: Label (with the name of a hotel) on it's roof is simply white without letters. It was very hard to find it. Nobody waited us in the evening on the reception. We took keys ourself. The room was for non-smokers (# 4), but the smell was like it was a smoking room in the past. Water in shower in the morning was very cold. The swimming pool is without water (does not work). Very simple hotel... looks like motel.
Cons: everything is out of date e.g. furniture and equipment -- the 70s come back! The swimming pool was out of order (without water)
Pros: we got a rather new appartment with 2 bedrooms instead of 2 hotel rooms.