The historical ambiance of a old manor, cottage life near National Parks, or a hotel in the center of Savonlinna? Discover the most suitable accommodation for your opera journey from many options. An unforgettable evening at the opera, accommodation within walking distance of Olavinlinna Castle or surrounded by nature in the Lake Saimaa landscape just a short drive away – we have compiled our recommendations below.
To unwind amidst National Parks
Kanava Resort, situated between Linnansaari and Kolovesi National Parks, charms with its location. In the modern cottages in the small and sweet village of Oravi, you can relax and admire the breathtaking views of Lake Saimaa through floor-to-ceiling windows. The cottages come with their own scenic saunas.
Enjoy the idyllic countryside setting at Lomamokkila near Savonlinna, or the stunning views of Lake Saimaa at B&B Taipaleenniemi. Both offer natural tranquility as a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Olavinlinna’s opera. Transportation to the opera can be arranged, whether by shared transport or even by boat from your own dock.
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Responsible luxury accommodation for your opera trip
Eco-luxury resort just over an hour drive from Savonlinna, on the shores of Lake Pihlasjärvi, is the choice for a quality-conscious indulger. High-quality accommodation, a luxurious breakfast, diverse activities, world-class opera, and the gentle heat of the lakeside sauna – what more could you ask for?
Herttua Hotel & Spa on the shores of Lake Puruvesi
Welcome to Kerimäki, on the clear waters of Lake Puruvesi, at Herttua Hotel & Spa. The tranquil Finnish nature, with berry and mushroom forests, opens directly from the hotel’s doorstep. Nearby attractions include the world’s largest wooden church in Kerimäki, and it’s only a 20-minute drive to Savonlinna.
Hotel on an island in the city center
Spahotel Casino is located on an island, surrounded by water, yet only a 15-minute walk from Olavinlinna Castle. Most rooms have a lake view, and you can swim in Lake Saimaa from the hotel’s pier. Summer hotel Vuorilinna is located in the same courtyard as Casino.
Classic Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
In the heart of Savonlinna, Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone pampers opera guests with rooms renovated last year. In addition, there are suite-level apartments that have been popular with travelers for a couple of summers.
Spa resort in the national landscape of Punkaharju
Just about a 30-minute drive from Olavinlinna Castle, in the national landscape of Punkaharju on the shores of Lake Saimaa, is Hotel Kruunupuisto. In addition to various accommodation options, Kruunupuisto has a completely renovated spa, a popular summer café, and a wide range of outdoor equipment.
Unique summer hotel in Savonlinna
Boutique Hotel Willa Aria, completed in 1896 and restored in 2021, charms opera-goers with its high rooms and elegant atmosphere. The lake view of Lake Saimaa is, of course, a pleasant addition to your opera journey.
Legendary summer hotel
Hotel Tott is located in the passenger harbor just a few hundred meters from Olavinlinna Castle and the well-known Savonlinna market square. In 2022, new, homelike apartments for longer stays were opened at Tott.
Romantic and old atmosphere
Hotel Wanha Pappila is located on the waterfront in Pihlajaniemi, Savonlinna. Father of the Finnish language, Mikael Agricola, who visited the site in the 1500s, would surely recommend this to opera guests as well.
Imatra Spa Resort is surprisingly close
If you love car trips in the bright summer night, after the opera performance, you’ll be on the other side of Lake Saimaa in just 1.5 hours. At Imatra Spa Resort, you can comfortably stay in a hotel or suite.
Log suite, birdnest, or scenery suite?
Luxurious Nature Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän is located near Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi, just a 45-minute drive from Savonlinna. From numerous accommodation options, you will surely find the most suitable. Kuru Resort, located 800 meters away, is a private resort for adults only to relax and recover from hectic everyday life.
From the manor by steamboat to Olavinlinna Castle
The 100-year-old manor Rauhalinna has been restored to its original splendor and ensures the comfort of even the most demanding customers. Services include a private chef and various recreational opportunities. From your private pier, you can go directly to the Opera Festival, perhaps on a steamboat.
Also, check out our other recommendations for services in Savonlinna, and perhaps for the dinner concluding the opera night from here.
Photo: Kanava Resort.