On day two of our mid-September job in Lahti, we'll stay at the the Cumulus Hotel Lahti since the Sokos hotel is fully booked. The four of us are on a job 5 kilometers from the center of Lahti.
The volume discount with the Cumulus hotel chains in Finland allows us to get 3 superior rooms, each room costing just below 100 euros/person per night. For virtually the same price as at the Sokos for a twin room, at Cumulus we got a superior room place with surprising amenities. The Cumulus Hotel Lahti is located almost smack in the center of Lahti. Restaurants, shopping areas and the indoor market Kauppahalli is close by. If Sokos Hotel Lahti is full, just call Cumulus, and you may be "comfortably" surprised.
It is 7 pm on a September day in Finland and I am in the 6th floor of my superior room sitting at a thin, long desk. It's a nice surprise to walk into this room and find little items around the room welcoming my stay. This truly makes me feel superior. A glimpse from my window at 7 pm.
My room consists of not only a bathroom, shower, toilet and sink, but also a long narrow desk with a phone, a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar, an iron, a designer reading chair and a closet for storage. At 8 pm it is getting dark outside, so I'll turn off the lights and take a picture from my window. Click!
I ordered pork in steak sauce, shish-kebab with veggies in lemon creme sauce, and alphalpha on top. My meal comes with boiled tomatoes and fresh bread. The meat...juicy...! Just right!
For breakfast, a generous seven courses are offered, that is, if you eat a lot! Muesli, cornflakes with dried apricots and orange juice.
Across from the hotel is the shopping center Trio where you'll find Cafe Sinuhe and Cafe La Deliquette, Mariankatu 21, along with many other shops. Only a block away from the hotel, you can eat Viking food, served Viking style at Haralds, Vesijärvenkatu 24, Lahti, +358 44 766 8400 www.ravintolaharald.fi/.