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Hotel Karelia & Spa

Emb. Gyullinga, 2 near Onego Lake, Petrozavodsk 185005 Russia
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#3 of 14 hotels in Petrozavodsk
Travellers' Choice

See why so many travellers make Hotel Karelia their hotel of choice when visiting Petrozavodsk. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Hotel Karelia offers guests an array of room amenities including a minibar and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral (0.2 mi) and Holy Cross Cathedral (0.4 mi) make Hotel Karelia a great place to stay when visiting Petrozavodsk.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Petrozavodsk's popular cafes such as The Kukhnya, Deja Vu, and Ottolina, all a short distance from Hotel Karelia.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like City Park and Embankment (0.4 mi), Monument to Peter the Great (0.3 mi), and Embankment of Lake Onega (0.4 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Karelia as you experience all of the things Petrozavodsk has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Indoor play area for children
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jimmy Y wrote a review July 2019
Hong Kong, China154 contributions66 helpful votes
Excellent views, great location, friendly staff. Great value of price paid. The room rate was very reasonable. They arranged the boat trip to Kizhi Island before our arrival. And taxi train station pick up. Very good SPA inside the hotel. Although you have to be patient when having dinner at the hotel restaurant. Took a while for the foods to be ready. Within 10 minutes walking distance to the pier for Kizhi Island.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dina_Zakharova, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Hotel Karelia & Spa
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback and rating. We are glad that you took the opportunity to visit the island of Kizhi. It's great that you enjoyed the spa zone and had a dinner at the restaurant. Sometimes the waiting time can be a little longer than usual, because we cook with fresh products. We apologize, if you had to wait a very long time. We will be glad to see you again!
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rph80 wrote a review Oct 2018
Warsaw, Poland363 contributions212 helpful votes
The Hotel Karelia has a great location on the lake, which affords it wonderful views. The building itself is a remodeled Soviet intourist, which means it will be familiar to frequent travelers to the region. The hotel is perfectly nice, and clean, but it has no soul, and the rooms are small and lack charm. Still, the rooms are light and clean, with surprisingly soft beds, and have everything you will need, despite the cramped bathrooms. The breakfast, which is not included in your room rate, is not worth the $5 it costs, so I recommend you skip it. The hotel service is not really worth mentioning, although they came through when we needed it most by booking us a trip to Kizhi island, the point of departure for which is very close nearby. The Hotel Karelia might not be the best option in town, but it is not a bad one.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JnL_676 wrote a review July 2017
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions20 helpful votes
The hotel is surrounded by nature and very close to Lake Onega. The train station is only a 15-minute ride away, and taxis can be easily booked through the hotel at a competitive price. Rooms are furnished simply (so don't expect Starwood-style luxury), but clean and well-appointed. The only down side is that the water-flow of the bathroom shower is a little weak (which is unexpected given this is a spa hotel). The location and restaurant more than make up for it - one can enjoy the peace and beauty of nature within a pace; then have a quiet and sumptuous meal at the hotel restaurant, which is huge, suffused by natural light through tall glass windows, and never too crowded. All in all a great and all-rounded get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
HappyFrogTravels wrote a review Mar 2017
Barcelona, Spain287 contributions28 helpful votes
I chose Hotel Karelia for its proximity to the port, since our main goal (just like for most of the people) was to visit beautiful Kizhi. In the meantime we wanted to enjoy great views, and it was such a pleasure. The hotel has a great restaurant, and a spa centre. Our room was confortable and clean and even included a balcony with outstanding views. The reception staff was friendly, helpful, and even spoke good english!! All hotel guests get a discount for a ferry to Kizhi. Absolutely recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2016
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upper story rooms have outstanding views
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Response from Виктория Ж, Администратор at Hotel Karelia & Spa
Responded 22 Mar 2017
Dear Guest! Thank you for your positive feedback. It's great that you had a great rest in our hotel. Welcome again!
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Petr K wrote a review Dec 2016
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We were attending an event, which was held in Hotel Karelia. We have used their services, as we have booked a trip to Kizhi Island directly throught hotel Karelia. When coming back from the trip, the boat got delayed to such extend, that we have missed our train (40minutes). At first, when called upon responsibility, the staff of the hotel tried to convince us that the delay was within a range of tolerance stated in the rules. When we checked the rules written in russian, there was no such statement, so obviously they just tried to cheat us, hoping we wouldnt be able to check the validity of their excuses. Finally, we have gotten some recognition of our claim for the refund, but we were told to contact the responsible person by email and obviously this was just another trick, since our emails were mostly ignored. This all convinced us that the staff of the hotel are not honest people and it would be worth avoiding services provided by this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Виктория Ж, Администратор at Hotel Karelia & Spa
Responded 27 Dec 2016
Dear Guest! In response to your review we inform that hotel "Karelia" does not arrange trips to Kizhi island. Bookings are provided by Transport Company "Kizhskoe ozherelje", whose agent is presented at the reception of the hotel. Responsibility for the delay of the arrival from Kizhi island to Petrozavodsk holds directly LLC "Kizhskoe ozherelje ", not the hotel ?Karelia?. For obtaining additional compensation for expenses incurred by you on the travel from Petrozavodsk to St. Petersburg, please contact directly the Transport Company at visitkizhi@mail.ru. We sincerely hope that this situation does not affect your opinion about the hotel "Karelia". Уважаемый Гость! В ответ на Ваш отзыв сообщаем, что отель «Карелия» не оказывает услуги по перевозке туристов на о. Кижи. Бронирование билетов осуществляет агент транспортной компании-перевозчика «Кижское ожерелье», который присутствует на ресепшен отеля. Ответственность за опоздание рейса несет непосредственно компания-перевозчик ООО «Кижское ожерелье», а не отель. За получением компенсации дополнительно понесенных Вами расходов на оплату проезда до г. Санкт-Петербург, пожалуйста, обратитесь непосредственно в компанию-перевозчик по адресу visitkizhi@mail.ru. Искренне надеемся, что описанная Вами ситуация никак не повлияла на Ваше мнение об услугах отеля «Карелия».
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USD 64 - USD 79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
RussiaNorthwestern DistrictRepublic of KareliaPetrozavodsk
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Karelia & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Monument to Peter the Great (0.5 km), Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral (0.3 km), and National Theatre of Karelia (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fregat Restaurant, Restaurant Karelia, and Yablochnoye.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Karelia & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Karelia & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matrimonial Palace (1.3 km) and Temple of the Icon of Mother of God of the Sign (1.8 km).
Does Hotel Karelia & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.