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Koli's new village hotel reflects the atmosphere of the national park's hiking trails

Opening in summer 2023, Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä serves both as a gateway to the national park and the centerpiece of Koli village. The diverse hiking trails literally start from the hotel yard, making the cozy village hotel a natural base for active guests. The atmosphere of the national park's trails is reflected in the hotel, with an interior inspired by Koli's beautiful seasons and outdoor living. The village hotel will serve as an addition to Break Sokos Hotel Koli, located close to the peaks of Ukko-Koli.
 
"Koli is a diverse place with varied landscapes, activities and seasons. In the future, we will also offer variety when it comes to accommodation. Break Sokos Hotel Koli, located close to the peaks of Koli, offers scenic rooms, a restaurant with a spectacular view, a spa and direct access to slopes. The new Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä will serve as a good base for active holidays next to hiking trails, but still located in the middle of Koli village," says Hotel General Manager Pasi Ripatti.
 
Fascinating details inspired by nature
 
The atmosphere of the village hotel, changing with each floor, introduces guests to the different seasons of Koli – from the misty spruce forests on spring mornings to the snowy peaks of Koli. The hotel will sport many fascinating details, like the surprising wall bars found in each room.
 
"The interior solutions reflect the surrounding nature and outdoor living: earthy tones, hiking trail signs, patterns found on the cliffs of Koli. Local carpentry work and materials from local producers, such as soapstone, are utilized in the furnishings," says Nina Ahlroos from Schauman Architects. "Wooden and stone surfaces are used throughout the interior, alongside colours and nature motifs. The design is calm and serene – a characteristic feature also of Koli."
 
National park excursions with packed lunches continue in the hotel
 
Packed lunches are an integral part of excursion days. They are served by the village hotel's unpretentious restaurant Kannonnokka and café Puronmutka. Young guests can continue their excursions in the cottages located in the lobby's play corner and on the climbing wall. The top floor of the hotel houses a resident sauna and a private sauna with a fireplace, jacuzzi and scenic balconies.
 
Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä will open in summer 2023.
 
  • located in the middle of Koli village, next to nature trails
  • four floors, 130 rooms, two restaurants, three retail spaces
  • top floor sauna and a private sauna with jacuzzi and scenic balconies
  • Parking for 130 cars, 10 electric charging points
  • own solar power plant, own district heating system
  • distance to the peak along the hiking trail 3 km, by car 5 minutes, shared transportation option coming soon
  • the village hotel has applied for both Green Key and Sustainable Travel Finland certifications
 
More information:
 
Hotel: Pasi Ripatti, Hotel General Manager, Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä and Break Sokos
Hotel Koli, tel. 050 354 4766, e-mail pasi.ripatti@sok.fi
 
Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä business premises and Koli tourism region:
Tiina Kanninen, Divisional Director, Tourism and Sales / Northern Karelia Cooperative Society and Chairman of the Board / Kolin Matkailu Oy, tel. 050 440 3385, e-mail tiina.kanninen@sok.fi
 
Break Sokos Hotel Koli Kylä is a relaxed hotel close to nature, located in the middle of Koli village, next to the hiking trails of the national park. The village hotel offers its guests a pleasant stay either enjoying Koli's diverse nature and activities or relaxing at the hotel after a day of hiking. The new village hotel is expected to be completed in June–July 2023. The hotel is operated by the Northern Karelia Cooperative Society.
The village hotel will serve as an addition to Break Sokos Hotel Koli, located close to the peaks of Ukko-Koli.
 

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