Best hotels in Karelia

Best hotels in Karelia

Karelia is one of the Russian regions most beloved by tourists. And we perfectly understand everyone who comes here to relax: you will not find such nature anywhere else! And how many unusual places and architectural monuments there are! On vacation in the Republic, you can attend unique excursions, explore the shrines on the islands and, most importantly, relax and unwind as much as possible in beautiful hotels – and we will help you choose the best hotels in Karelia.

Of course, there are a lot of options: the infrastructure is well developed here, and you will find sanatoriums, holiday homes, spa and park hotels, and even glampings. And depending on whether you are traveling to Karelia with children or want to spend a romantic weekend, the choice will vary. In this article we have collected hotels that OneTwoTrip guests liked. We were guided by ratings and various reviews so that you could organize the best vacation in Karelia.

Piter Inn Petrozavodsk

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 10 out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, Gagarin Square, building 1.
Price: about 4600 rubles for a double room.

If you plan not only to relax in nature, but also to devote a couple of days to exploring the capital of the region, choose the best hotel in Petrozavodsk. And the Piter Inn hotel in the very center of the city is definitely worthy of this title. Those who come by train will especially like it: you can get here on foot from the station in just a couple of minutes.

Choose which room you like best – there are standard, superior, and suites. The price includes a buffet breakfast. Guests also have free access to the gym and a sauna for a fee. The hotel’s Paulaner restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. You can have a snack and drink coffee in a small cozy cafe.

Spa Hotel “Karelia”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 10 out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, Gylling embankment, building 2.
Price: about 4800 rubles for a double room.

The best spa hotels in Karelia are located not only in nature – we will, of course, talk about them later. But for those who come to Petrozavodsk, we have an excellent option. This four-star hotel of European level is located in the city center, in an ecologically clean park area on the shore of Lake Onega. The embankment is nearby, and the main attractions can be reached on foot.

But the main thing, of course, is the modern spa center, for which guests return here again and again. There is a sauna, hammam, and swimming pool. Guests are offered various types of massages and beauty treatments – most importantly, do not forget to make an appointment in advance at the reception.

In addition, the hotel has an excellent restaurant, where traditional Karelian dishes are prepared based on ancient recipes. Breakfast is served right there and is included in the room price.


Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 10  out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, Karl Marx Avenue, building 1A.
Price: about 5000 rubles for a double room .

This cozy, modern hotel is located on the shores of Lake Onega, and its rooms offer stunning views. Moreover, the hotel is located in the center, close to the main attractions: for example, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral can be reached in just 5 minutes. Getting to the station and airport is also convenient, but if necessary, you can ask the reception to organize a free transfer for you. 

You can choose either a standard room or a spacious suite with a lake view. Children are provided with cribs, bathrobes and toiletries free of charge. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

A buffet breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant. You can also have lunch and dinner here, choosing dishes of European and Russian cuisine from the menu.

Hotel “Severnaya”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.5 out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, Lenin Ave., building 21.
Price: about 3300 rubles for a double room.

This four-star hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, a 15-minute walk from the railway station. The building itself is an architectural historical landmark, while guests note the modern service of the highest level. The interior of the central hall, restaurant and rooms has recently been renovated.

All rooms are decorated in a classic style. You can stay in a standard or family room, suite or even an apartment with three rooms and a kitchenette.

The hotel has the Severny restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Petrozavodsk, which serves local cuisine. In addition, they recently opened their own brewery here.

Hotel “Cosmos Petrozavodsk”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 10 out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, st. Kuibysheva, building 26.
Price: about 4800 rubles for a double room.

Are you looking for an unusual hotel? “Cosmos Petrozavodsk” is located in a ship-shaped building right on the shore of Lake Onega, and most rooms offer beautiful views. Reviews often note the hospitable, polite staff who do everything to make you feel at home here. 

The hotel has easy access to the main attractions, because it is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, not far from Lenin Avenue. The train station can be reached in 10 minutes, and the airport in 30.

Guests can relax in the sauna and then cool off in the mini-pool. The hotel also has a beauty salon “In the Clouds”, which offers various spa treatments. There are also two excellent restaurants in the building.

Hotel “Sacvoyage”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.3 out of 10.
Address: Petrozavodsk, st. Sverdlova, house 10.
Price: about 4000 rubles for a double room.

This small, cozy four-star hotel in the historical and cultural center of Petrozavodsk will appeal to those who appreciate minimalist design and brightness. The advantage of this hotel is its calm, intimate atmosphere – there are only 23 rooms, and the staff manages to devote time to each guest. The price includes a buffet breakfast, and in the evening they offer free tea with cookies and sweets. You can have lunch and dinner in nearby cafes and restaurants.

The hotel has a Finnish sauna, which is available to guests for a fee. In addition, at the reception you can rent a bicycle or book an excursion to the famous sights of the region.

Forrest Lodge  

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.8 out of 10.
Address: Sortavala, Reuskula village, house 33.
Price: about 10,000 rubles for a double room.

Choose the best holiday homes in Karelia? Look at the Forrest Lodge complex, located in the village of Reuskula, just 18 km from Sortavala. Here you can stay in a cozy wooden house with one, two or three bedrooms. Each house has everything you need for your stay, including a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and dishwasher.

There is a lot of interesting things on the territory: in summer you can swim in the lake, go boating, kayaking and SUP. In winter, you can explore the surrounding area on cross-country skis or have fun at the ice skating rink. And all year round, a Russian wood-burning sauna and hot tub are available to all vacationers. You can also sunbathe on a special terrace or have a barbecue in the gazebos.

Tourist base “Belichye”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.5 out of 10.
Address:Belichye village.
Price: about 2300 rubles for a double room.

What do you imagine the best resorts of Karelia to be like? Away from the bustle of the city, surrounded by untouched nature, in the fresh air? So you can go fishing, walk in the forest and barbecue. And live in a cozy guest house with everything you need. And at the same time inexpensive! In this case, you will definitely like it at the Belichye camp site.

Wooden houses are located in one of the most beautiful places on the Karelian Isthmus, on the shore of Lake Vuoksa. Guests can use the pier and boats, fish, hunt, and pick mushrooms and berries. On the ground floor of the main house there is a large kitchen where it is convenient to cook. For lovers of various activities there is billiards, table tennis and a volleyball court.

Park Hotel Sorola Village 

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.5 out of 10.
Address: Lakhdenpokhya, Sorola village.
Price: about 15,000 rubles per cottage per night..

Do you want to relax in a European-class hotel, but at the same time surrounded by Karelian forests? Then you are in Sorola Village. There are only seven individual cottages that sleep from two to eight people – privacy is virtually guaranteed. Each cottage has a kitchen with dining area and a private sauna. During construction and finishing, only environmentally friendly materials were used – wood, natural stone. At the same time, the houses have smart lighting and heated floors.

What to do when you get tired of relaxing and admiring the views – if, of course, such things can get boring at all? Play some sports: a fitness center with all the necessary equipment is available to guests. Or explore the surrounding area: you can rent a mountain bike in summer or cross-country skis in winter. In addition, there are excellent opportunities for fishing and boating.

There is a Skala restaurant on site, where they offer delicious breakfasts, and from the menu you can choose traditional Karelian dishes – fish soup, fish, kalitki. The chef also offers signature dishes. In general, it is not surprising that for the request “best park hotels in Karelia” we suggest Sorola Village.

“Point on the Map”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.4 out of 10.
Address: Sortavala, Kalaam rural settlement, Ryuttyu village, building 1.
Price: about 7900 rubles for a double room.

If you are looking for eco-hotels in Karelia, the best ones belong to the “Point on the Map” chain. For example, in Sortavala, on the shore of Lake Pyyaralampi. Each room in the three two-story complexes overlooks the lake or forest. The views here are stunning no matter the time of year! The rooms on the first floor have access to a beautiful veranda, and the rooms on the second floor have access to a balcony.

Nearby in the forest, within a pleasant walking distance along the eco-trail, there is the “Point on the Map” cafe, where guests are offered a breakfast buffet with unlimited approaches, as well as hearty lunches and dinners. Next to the cafe there is the Terra Nordica active recreation center, where you can rent a bicycle in the summer or cheesecakes and sleds in the winter. With the center’s instructor, you can also go explore the surrounding area on an ATV or snowmobile. 

The complex also has barbecue pavilions, a sauna and a pier. And children will enjoy the large playground.

Guesthouse Husky Moa

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.1 out of 10.
Address: Matrosy village, Pryazhinskoe highway, building 106. 
Price: about 3000 rubles for a double room.

This tourist eco-complex offers not only accommodation in a beautiful place in the heart of Karelia, but also a lot of impressions. We boldly include it in the list of the best hotels in Karelia for families with children: they definitely won’t get bored here. You can even book a special quest for them or organize a holiday. They also organize dog sledding trips, trekking along picturesque eco-trails, ATV and snowmobile trips, rafting and jeep tours.

The complex itself is located just 30 km from Petrozavodsk, in a pine forest near the Shuya River. You can stay in a standard room or a separate house with several bedrooms. There is a restaurant and guests can relax in the lounge. There is also a shared kitchen where you can prepare your own meals or snacks.

Cosmos Karelia

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.0 out of 10.
Address: Shuiskaya Chupa village, 3rd km area, building 4.
Price: about 10,000 rubles for a double room.

This country residence is located on the shores of Lake Ukshozero, just a 20-minute drive from Petrozavodsk. The houses are located in a dense pine forest in a closed protected area, where there is everything for a great holiday. It is not surprising that some guests call Cosmos Karelia the best park hotel in Karelia. You can stay here in a cozy room in the main house, a separate cottage or a duplex.

There is no restaurant on site, but the cottages and duplexes have excellent kitchens. Barbecue facilities are also available.

One of the highlights of the hotel is a large sauna tub right on the shore of the lake. There is also a more traditional bath complex with a plunge pool. Here you can order a steam bath from a professional bathhouse attendant.

“Terve Ranta”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.2 out of 10.
Address: Kurkieki, Lenin Street, building 23.  
Price: about 4800 rubles for a double room.

This mini-hotel is located in the small picturesque village of Kurkijoki near Finland. Translated from Finnish, terve ranta means “shore of health”, and will undoubtedly appeal to everyone who is looking for privacy and comfort. Vacationers have access to standard rooms in the main building or separate cottages with their own kitchen.

There is a cafe-shop on site where you can order dishes from the menu (they prefer quick food with local flavor) or choose trout, which is supplied directly from the trout farm. The cafe itself is located on the shore of the lake, and in good weather it’s so nice to sit on the open veranda or swing overlooking the water. 

By the way, you can go on an excursion to the trout farm. The hotel also offers walks in the fresh air, trips to nearby attractions or relaxation in a real Finnish sauna.

“Winter’s Dacha” 

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 10 out of 10.
Address: Sortavala, Tarulinna village.
Price: about 42,000 rubles for a double room.

This park hotel tops all lists of the best hotels in Karelia – and for good reason. Many call it the main point of attraction in the Northern Ladoga region, a real place of power where you can fully relax from the bustle of the city. Anyone who values ​​high standards of service will love this place. And the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the design of the rooms in combination with the Karelian nature are pleasing to the eye.

There is a unique arboretum on the territory, rare trees and shrubs grow. Walking through the coniferous forest and the shore of the lake is a real pleasure. There are also options for more active pastime, for example, ATV and snowmobile tours, which are offered at the hotel.

In addition, Dacha Winter is perhaps the best spa hotel in Karelia thanks to its magnificent bath complex. There is an aromatic Alpine sauna, an invigorating Finnish sauna and a gentle hammam. You can book steaming and aromatherapy sessions or massages.

“Vepsian Farm”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 8.6 out of 10.
Address: Shoksha, Prionezhsky district, Kvartsitny village, Skalistaya street, building 19.
Price: about 5500 rubles per room on two.

The Vepssky Khutor guest house complex is located on the shore of Lake Onega, next to a spruce forest. This is exactly what the best hotels in Karelia look like for winter holidays and summer holidays: here you can stay in a secluded house with your own kitchen and bathroom, lost among the trees or on the shore with a stunning view. It is most convenient to cook yourself, but you can agree in advance to provide meals for a fee.

There is a wood-burning sauna and secure parking on site. In summer you can walk, pick berries and mushrooms in the nearby forest, or swim in the lake. In winter – skiing and skating. And there is excellent fishing here all year round. Not far from the hotel there are several interesting attractions, for example, the ethnic village of the ancient northern people of Karelia – the Vepsians, as well as the Sheltozero Vepsian Ethnographic Museum.

Recreation center “Black Stones”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.0 out of 10.
Address: Sortavala, Kirkkolahti village.
Price: about 6400 rubles for a double room.

The best boarding houses in Karelia are located on the lake shore, surrounded by a beautiful forest. This recreation center is no exception, but there is also a certain amount of mystery here. The fact is that Lake Janisjärvi, on which the “Black Stones” are located, was formed due to the fall of a meteorite, and many guests of this region say that they feel unusual energy here. Come, perhaps here you will find your place of power?

Moreover, there are all the conditions for this, because the comfort of vacationers is very much taken care of here. You can stay either in an ordinary room or a wooden cottage, or in a unique floating house right on the lake.

Entertainment is offered traditionally for Karelia – fishing, boating on the lake or riding ATVs in the surrounding forests. You can even take part in a hunt with professional huntsmen. And for those who prefer a healthy lifestyle, on the territory of the recreation center there is a sports complex with a swimming pool and a jacuzzi and, of course, a real Russian bathhouse. And right next door is a zoo where you can watch animals and birds all year round. For guests of the base, visiting is free!

«Salokylya Farm»

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.4 out of 10.
Address: Lakhdenpokhsky district, Lumivaara.
Price: about 900 rubles for a double room.

Wooden houses, lost in the forests of Karelia – seemingly without communication with the outside world, but at the same time, St. Petersburg is only 220 km away, and the territory has everything for a comfortable stay. “Salokylä Farm” (translated from Finnish it means “detached village”) is a family recreation center, and here you will certainly feel at home. 

You can stay in one of the comfortable chalets, a family house, as if straight out of a picture depicting a northern village of the 19th century, or a glamping tent (as if in nature, but with greater comfort). 

And, of course, the conditions here are the most modern: electric heaters, satellite TV, refrigerator, microwave and hot water. Each chalet has a terrace with barbecue area and barbecue facilities. There is a floating sauna on site, so you can dive straight from the steam room into Lake Ladoga. Entertainment options include a mini-museum of Karelian life and a barnyard. Children can play in the playground, and the mini-store sells fresh produce from nearby farms.

Glamping Lago Ladoga

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.0 out of 10.
Address: Sortavala, Haapalampinskoye rural settlement, Havus island.
Price: about 12,900 rubles for a double room.

Glamping is a wonderful modern compromise between a “wild” holiday in a tent in nature and the comfort of a good hotel. It is not surprising that Lago Ladoga is included in the list of the best holiday homes in Karelia: in an unusual geodome you can have a wonderful rest and get an unforgettable experience. Inside there is everything you need: comfortable beds, a toilet, sockets and even fireplaces. Warm, cozy, and what a view of the pine forest and lake in the distance!

There is even a restaurant on site, located in a luxury tent. A delicious continental breakfast is served here every morning, and lunch and dinner can be ordered à la carte. Unusual tours and excursions are also organized for guests.

Yes, an important point: glamping is located on a separate small island of Havus in the Ladoga skerries. From the pier, the geopoint of which you will receive after booking, you will be picked up by boat; the sail to the place will take about 20 minutes. A great start to the adventure!

“Point on the map of Vidlitsa”

Best hotels in Karelia

Rating on OneTwoTrip: 9.4 out of 10.
Address: Ustye-Vidlitsa, Olonetsky district, Vidlitsa village.
Price: about 21,300 rubles for a double room.

We already wrote a little higher that the hotels of the “Point on the Map” chain are the best vacation in Karelia and other parts of Russia for those who want to be closer to nature and at the same time live in the most comfortable conditions. This hotel in Vidlitsa won the Russian Hospitality Awards in the category “Best Mini-Hotel”. And this is not surprising, just look at the photo of this place!

Pine forest, sandy beach, the shore of the beautiful Lake Ladoga. Secluded houses that are located at a distance from each other. The rooms are simple but very stylish and perfectly integrated into the landscape. Each house has a kitchen, living room and even a separate sauna.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and mobile communications from major operators are stable. There are cafes and areas for relaxation and contemplation. You can walk along the shore or walk to the forest lake, play board games or volleyball, go fishing, swim on the lake on a SUP or kayak, or rent an ATV and ride around the surrounding area. In general, it won’t be boring.

“Yurta Lahti”

Best hotels in Karelia

Address: Munozero, Munozero village.
Price: about 6000 rubles for a room for two.

But here is a great option for those who dream of relaxing in nature, but are not ready for a similar life. The Yurta Lahti complex is a real yurt, located in a protected area on the shore of a lake. At the same time, you will relax not in tents, but in yurts of the Euro standard, which have everything for a comfortable stay: shower, toilet, kitchen area and sleeping places for four people. And instead of part of the roof there is a glass dome overlooking the starry sky.

There is a traditional bathhouse on site, after which it is so pleasant to plunge into the cool lake. You can also rent a boat or sports equipment for playing badminton and volleyball. Or just walk through the surrounding forests, breathe clean air and pick berries and mushrooms in season. Not far from the base there is also a trout farm and the Belogorye mountain park. In general, here you will have the best eco-friendly holiday in Karelia!


Choosing suitable accommodation in this region is not easy, there are so many great options to suit every taste. We hope our rating helped you make your decision, and you found the best sanatorium, park hotel or holiday home in Karelia. And you can always book a hotel on favorable terms through OneTwoTrip.

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