You have to agree that the name is weird, but regardless of that, Hotel Hospitz is a nice boutique hotel in Savonlinna's city center. It is small, just few rooms in two floors. But it has a bookable sauna in the basement, with direct access to the beach in front. Such a nice swim!
Here are more pictures of the beach. Note the Olavinlinna castle in the background. We think we saw a one of the Saimaannorppa's by the castle waters, by the way. The water is very clean all around, despite being in the city - perhaps explained by the rapid flow through the constrained part around the castle.
Here's the sauna:
I also liked the breakfast, served from a boat:
Here is the hotel itself:
Here are some pictures of the castle. Note the big smokestack:
Note also one of the early designs for a water closet, high up on the tower side above the lake:
For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2023 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other saunagoers or swimmers and visit when there is simply no one else or the facility has been closed or booked only for me.