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11 reviews
The Cottage
The Cottage
Sauna & Organic Raised Beds
The Lake
The Pier
The Sauna & Lake
Lakeside Walk
The Retreat From Across The Lake
View Across The Lake
View From Across The Lake
Cottage & Row Boat
The Pier
Pine Trees
Lake Sunset
Cottage Living Room
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kuhmoinen, Central Finland

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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Shezz1983
1 review
“A perfect getaway!”
Reviewed 30 January 2017 for a stay in May 2016

I had the most fantastic week at Mairela. It really is set in the most beautiful location, in the middle of the forest, right next to the lake. It was so easy to relax there, it's so peaceful. I loved reading out on the pier, getting to cook my dinner in the grill house and getting to experience a traditional Finnish sauna (I even braved a jump in the lake afterwards!)
I also had a few healing sessions with Sara as part of my week. The sessions were amazing and extremely worthwhile to me. I loved her approach.
It was a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to get away from it all and get back to nature! I will definitely be back!

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9 Feb 2017
Can't wait to see you again xxx
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

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Liked best: Silence, Nature, Fire
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Oct 2016
Thank you guys, it really was my absolute pleasure to host such lovely people who appreciate what is here. Welcome back anytime!
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MarieW201...
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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“Marvellous Place for Recreation and Recovery”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Mairela is the perfect place to escape daily routine and remember what life really is about. Enjoy the silence, the lake, the forest, the lovely garden, the sauna, water from the well, fire after wood chopping, a rowing boot and Sara as a fabulous host! The cottage is cosy and well equipped with everything that is needed. We loved it and will definitivly come back to Mairela. Marvellous place and perfect host!

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Liked best: Silence, Lake and Sauna
Liked least: Mosquitos :)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
Thank you guys, I really enjoyed hosting you both! Welcome back anytime!
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p0ppy40
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nirvana”
Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Mairela is a little piece of heaven on earth. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday modern living and truly engage and immerse yourself in nature, Mairela is the place. The magical organic peat lake is a therapy in itself and a visual sensation beyond words. Golden coloured water serves the traditional Finnish sauna, which is a truly wonderful bathing experience and one that i undertook every evening after preparing kindling to light the fires. Natural spring water can be drawn from a well located just outside the cabin which contained everything you could possibly need for a retreat, including plenty of varied literature and music for meditation and reflection, not to mention an exceptional view of the lake. There are beautiful walks surrounding Mairela that make exploration a fantastic experience due to the masses of natural wildlife and lack of noise and light pollution. Sara was an amazing hostess and great company. If you really want the experience of a lifetime and an opportunity to "get back to nature" this is the trip for you.

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Liked best: The incredible location
Liked least: Returning to civilisation
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
It was my pleasure to host you, come back soon!
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perlakisz...
Zanka, Hungary
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“Like a dream came true for us”
Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Simply amazing place and just like heaven, if you would like to experience the beautiful Finnish nature at a lakeside cottage in a breathtaking setting, with wood burning sauna, water from the well, etc, just like in old times! We loved every second and had an unforgettable time and would come back any time immediately! Of course I also have to mention, that Sara really was a super-kind host, and helped us to get to her place, regardless our difficulties and we cannot thank her enough for everything!

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Liked best: Simply everything, the setting, the sauna
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
It was my absolute pleasure to host such a wonderful couple and I really hope that you make it back here some day!
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