Kotka hotels and hostels
This smart new place is university accommodation but it’s so fresh it doesn’t feel studenty at all. Rooms are clean and bright with a desk, and they connect with a shared kitchen, shower and TV room.
Santalahti Holiday Resort
A sprawling resort on Mussalo, 5km from central Kotka with cottages, hotel rooms and camp sites.
Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
This dignified link in the hotel chain has the best bed in a town of restricted quality accommodation.
Handy for the harbour and popular with sailors and oil workers, it has unusual hallways but a good standard of rooms.
Catering to oil workers, this is the cheapest place to stay in town, but it's in a thoroughly depressing area near the refinery. Rooms are basic but decent value; rates include breakfast and sauna.