Sunila Apartment Aino

The "Aino" flat offers an authentic living experience with the charm of the 1930s and classics from Artek.

Sunila Apartment Aino

The flat is located on the upper floor of the Päivölä terrace house. It has a terrace across the entire width of the flat.



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The flat is located on the upper floor of the Päivölä terrace house. It has a terrace across the entire width of the flat. Access to the "Aino" flat is via a staircase from the rear of the building (east side). On the west side, the flat has a terrace that extends across the entire width of the apartment. The flat has the original floor plan and the original cupboards under the stairs from the year of construction 1939 and is furnished with furniture from the time of construction. The table, day bed, coffee table, ceiling lamp and armchair are by Artek (designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto). The large bedroom has an original Art Deco bed from the 1930s (double bed 160 cm wide) and a candlestick by Paavo Tynell. The kitchen has been renovated and is well equipped so that you can also cook. In the bathroom, the washbasin and the tiles on the washbasin wall date from the construction period; the shower and toilet are no longer original.

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Sunila Apartment Aino

The flat is located on the upper floor of the Päivölä terrace house. It has a terrace across the entire width of the flat.

  • 3 persons

    The bedroom has a double bed (160 cm) and the living room has an Alvar Aalto single bed with high-quality mattresses and bed linen.

  • 45 m²

    The flat consists of a living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

  • 1 bathroom

    Shampoo, shower gel and bath towels are included.

Customer feedback

Sunila Apartment Aino

We value all feedback as it helps us to improve our service and provide memorable accommodation experiences.

    I would book it again, things worked out and it's a quiet place to stay.

    A flat in stunning Sunila with beautiful architecture by Alvar Aalto. Functional, beautiful and harmonious. Beautiful surroundings for hiking and beach nearby. It's a good idea to visit Kotka Merikeskus Wellamo, parks and the archipelago!

    Beautiful flat! The host gave great instructions for everything, and the handwritten welcome letter on the flat table was a nice addition with recommendations.

    Stylishly furnished flat in a chic building. Everything worked out great!

    A beautifully furnished flat in a house designed by Alvar Aalto. Quiet location.

    The spirit and peace of Sunila brought a meditative moment to our holiday. Planning beyond the time of the Aalto couple always works. Kotka is a pleasant surprise in Finland. Thank you Kotka, Sunila and Aino of Päivölä! You were good to us.

    Thank you for an absolutely wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed ourselves very much. During our visit, Sunila was wonderfully covered in an ever increasing snowy mantle. We spent the evening at the Sunila Pirtti for a birthday party. The Pirtti was an absolutely wonderful place.

    A lovely and idyllic apartment, beautifully restored. We slept very well in the fresh bedroom. The furniture and furnishings exude the spirit of Aalto. It was great to get to know the famous terrace house in this way.

Frequently asked questions

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  • Is there parking available?

    Yes, there is free parking on site for guests.

  • What is the procedure for moving into a flat?

    You can move into the flat from 3 pm. You will receive a code for the key safe next to the entrance.

  • Can I contact the host during my stay?

    Of course you can. You can contact the host Anne at any time during your stay. She will be happy to answer your questions and help you.

  • What is the best way to get from Helsinki Airport to Sunila?

    Either by hire car directly from the airport, which takes about an hour and a half, or by train to Helsinki (approx. 30-45 minutes) and from there by bus to Karhula bus station (journey time approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes). From there to Sunila either by taxi (approx. 15 €), by bus or on foot (approx. 30 minutes).

  • Which restaurant can you recommend in Sunila?

    Sunila is a residential neighbourhood where Korttelikotiyhdistys' lunch restaurant Alvariska (Harjukatu 2) is open from 11 am to 3 pm. You can have a simple, inexpensive lunch there (11am.-12 pm.). There are several restaurants and takeaways in the wider Karhula area, e.g. the Aalto lunch restaurant in Karhula Industrial Park or the Chinese takeaway Li Xiang. Some takeaways also offer home delivery (Kotipizza Karhula, Pizza Metsäkulma).

  • What can you do in Sunila?

    Sunila is famous for the architecture of Alvar Aalto, so it's well worth exploring (you'll find literature on this in the flat). We also recommend a tour with Kotka's guides (

    It is also interesting to visit the "Kantola" house in Sunila (the villa of the former factory director). You should check the opening hours at

    Äijänniemi beach is only a few minutes away by car and is worth a visit in both summer and winter.

    Sunila has a sports field with outdoor sports equipment and a new running track that anyone can use free of charge.

    The nearby Karhula River Park is also worth a visit.

    You can go cycling in the surrounding area. The town of Kotka with its many sights (Maretarium, Vellamo Museum, many parks) is also worth a visit. Boat trips to nearby islands are possible from Kotka harbour in summer.

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