The most stylish place to spend a summer evening: Saimaa’s terrace restaurant, with the Castle Hotel silhouette in the foreground.

Cirque de Saimaa brings the spa holiday to a whole new level.

Holiday Club Saimaa spa hotel and holiday world.

In Saimaa, the ice season lasts all year round.

Saimaa and a new dimension for holidaying.

The peaceful Sauna World is located on the second floor of the Cirque de Saimaa spa.

The Castle Hotel in the Rauha area was carefully renovated to create a luxurious castle hotel.

Step onto the stage of experiences; the Cirque de Saimaa spa is calling.

Spend the most beautiful summer days on the spa’s roof terrace. Pool, smoke sauna, padel court... and the bar is also open.

The BowlCircus bowling centre is one of the many recreational venues of Holiday Club Saimaa.

The Holiday Club Arena – experiences on ice at the heart of the spa hotel.

Saimaa, glittering and blue – the heart of the holiday!

You can perfect your swing on the Golf Saimaa pitch and putt course.

Basic Information

Holiday Club Saimaa is located near the city centre of Lappeenranta, Rauha. Holiday Club Saimaa is a full-service spa hotel that provides various activities and high quality accommodation in beautiful natural landscape of South-Eastern Finland.

  • Area 25,000 m²
  • Spa hotel built 2011
  • Resort Manager: Anne Puhakainen
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  • Spa hotel: 229 hotel rooms
  • Holiday houses and apartments: 268, of which 156 Villas apartments
  • Allergy friendliness: special blankets and pillows can be ordered
  • Accessibility for disabled persons: yes
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Spa, Sauna World, Harmony Spa
  • Multi-purpose Holiday Club Arena
  • Conference centre and new festival venue Paviljonki
  • Golf course with 18 holes and practice centre
  • BowlCircus, padel, tennis, gym and more
  • Angry Birds Activity Park
  • Shopping centre Capri and grocery store M-Market Capri
  • Saimaa Adventures – activities and equipment rental

History of Holiday Club Saimaa

Holiday Club Saimaa is situated in an area with long traditions in hotel and boarding house services. The first hotel and spa centre, Rauha pensionaat for turister, was established in 1894 by property manager Gustav Alm. The Russian doctor Dimitry Gabrilovitsch purchased Rauha in 1912 to convert it into a sanatorium, which would provide a variety of services from various bath treatments to galvanic and bright light therapies. The clinic was quite forward-thinking in its time, as evidenced by the range of dietary and vegetarian foods served there. Visitors came from Russia, Poland, Romania, Prussia and America to enjoy the high-quality services – among them princes and barons with their families, along with numerous businessmen. 

The Rauha spa building burned down in 1923, after which the area was sold to the hospital district of Viipuri. The construction of a new hospital began in 1925, and the building was inaugurated on 22 November 1926. The hospital building was designed by Finnish architects. During World War II, the building served as a military hospital, and between 1946 and 1954 it housed a maternity hospital. The Rauha hospital was permanently closed in 2000. 

Now, the tradition of hotel and spa services that began over a century ago has finally returned with a diverse range of services.

Instructions for guests


Rauhanrinne 1
55320 Rauha

Saimaa Hotel Sales
Call +358 300 870 950

Open Mon–Fri 8 am to 6 pm.

Saimaa Reception 24 h

Call +358 300 870 952

Saimaa Meeting Services

Call +358 300 870 923

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Holiday Club Saimaa is located in South-East Finland, Imatra. The nearest airports are in Lappeenranta and Helsinki and railway stations in Imatra and Lappeenranta. You can arrive to Saimaa also by your own car or even by boat from Lake Saimaa. 

Distances to Holiday Club Saimaa

  • Imatra 7 km
  • Lappeenranta 35 km
  • Helsinki 250 km
  • Tampere 300 km
  • Kuopio 230 km
  • St Petersburg: 230 km


Rauhanrinne 1    
55320, Rauha (Lappeenranta)

If your navigator doesn't recognise the adrress you may also use: Tiuruniementie 131

Driving instructions

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By car

Holiday Club Saimaa is easily accessible via Highway 6 through Vesivalo interchange (exit number 62). We are located between Lappeenranta and Imatra. The centre of Lappeenranta is 35 kilometres away, Imatrankoski is 7 kilometres away.

By train

The nearest railway station is in Imatra, 7 km away. There is no scheduled bus connection to hotel. We recommend taxi from railway station to Rauha. 
Lappeenranta Railway Station is 35 km away and Vainikkala Station (trains from Russia) is 58 km away. For timetables, see

By plane

The nearest airport is in Lappeenranta, 35 km away. Other airport is in Helsinki-Vantaa, about 250 km away.
There is a shuttle bus from Lappeenranta airport to Holiday Club Saimaa. For timetables and tickets, see

  • Free parking next to the main road, Anttilankaari holiday house and by the Capri Centre
  • Short-term parking and disabled parking place in front of the hotel entrance
  • Parking is forbidden on the street in front of the hotel
  • Holiday house accommodation includes one parking place close to the apartment
  • Villas accommodation includes a parking space close to the accommodation

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