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"Wahoo it was cool
I love the way it was organised”

”If I could I would stay here forever”

Location, forest around"

”Excellent place for big family weekend
Magnificent views. Quiet. Peaseful. Comfortable. So good for people. Excellent place for spending time with lovely dogs. Excellent price/quality ratio.”

”Nature at your doorstep
Santalahti is the most tranquil place, so beautifully situated among the trees, overlooking the sandy beach and sea.
There's nothing better than waking upp in the morning, going to the sauna, warming upp. And then cooling down with a dip in the sea!
The golf course is stunningly beautiful, a must experience!
I enjoyed seeing the white cheeked  geese, but didn't like their  poop...
I was also surprised that me and my sisters bed was a twin bed? Why  not two singles? Hutt 109...”

”Beautiful spot on the beach
Cabins very well spaced from each other. Not huge but well kitted out. Lovely area”

Olga      Saint-Petersburg
"Beautiful view. Silence and peace. Nothing will bother you."

Artem      St. Petersburg
“Great price! Great view! Super people!”

Irina      Saint-Petersburg
"It really the best way to spent 1-2 nights in long travel with family."

Darius      Saint Petersbourg
"All is well"

Alexei      St. Petersburg
"Lovely quiet location. Summer - a place for swimming, in the winter - beautiful skiing on the golf course. "

Konstantin      Moscow
"Calm, quite and beautiful place. Clean and cozy cottages (we stayed in that with sauna, 32 m2). Ideal for walks/skiing."

Natalya      St. Petersburg
"Everything :)) I like this place very much!"

Alexander      Sankt-Peterburg
"I stayed in 3+2 cottage with sauna. Outdoor temperature was about 2 degree under zero, but indoor is worm. Kitchen equipment is quite good, radio, TV, small and likely sauna - all this facilities for you best mood. On seaside (rugthly 200 meters) we found childcort."

Xenia      St.Peretersburg
"This hotel is very comfortable and relaxed. Beautiful views, sure version for any company."

“Nice place for a family holiday. There is everything for the good weekend with family."

"Beautiful scenery, near the lake. Playgrounds. Many barbecues with free firewood."

"Nice hotel, friendly staff. A cozy cottage with kitchen: stove, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher machin. Sauna great. Nature is super! "

"The hotel is nice, quiet, comfortable, everything you need is there."

Public Smoke Sauna hours at Santalahti

On Wednesdays at 6-10pm between June 27 to August 15, 2018

During Santalahti’s public sauna hours you can enjoy the soft steam of the cave smoke sauna and family saunas.
You can cool off in the terraces and swim in the sea.

  • The smoke sauna is common for men and women, so swimsuits are mandatory. The warm water pool is not in use during public sauna hours.
  • Family saunas are warm separately for women and men, and they also serve as dressing and shower rooms. Dressing rooms have open locker cabinets. The renovation of the saunas completed in the spring of 2017 and the new heaters give a guaranteed soft heat!
  • Each steam room can hold up to 10 persons at a time.


Sauna turn costs 19 € / person. The price includes sauna bench towels / seat covers.
Children under 10 years free of charge when accompanied by parents.
Towel rental 5 €.

Payment is made at the Santalahti Resort reception, Santa Cafe.
Address: Santalahdentie 150, 48310 Kotka, Finland.
No advance reservations.

Remember to bring your swimming costume, towel and detergents.
The use of bath whisks is not permitted during public sauna hours.

» My First Sauna - a guide to the authentic Finnish sauna experience

Cleanliness, health and good steam

  • The smoke sauna firewood is local alder, which ensures clean and healthy steam.
  • Heating is started seven hours before the sauna bathing, so that the heater and the steam can gradually warm up and vent for several hours. This ensures a nice soft steam and good air.
  • We have decades of experience in the heating of the smoke sauna and each smoke sauna has its own tricks to the best steam enjoyment.
  • At Santalahti we only use researched and healthy Mäntyharju Oliviini sauna heater stones (no sulfur, stone dust, radon gas, asbestos and low uranium content) is used.
  • The smoke of the sauna heater stones and the internal structures are changed every 50 heating time.

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