Lietsu is a boutique aparthotel
in the very heart of Joensuu.

Boutique aparthotel Lietsu was established in 2019. The hotel occupies two top floors of the old Post House in the centre of Joensuu, Finland. Fully renovated, with 31 rooms, Lietsu offers comfortable accommodation with a charming Karelian twist.

For all press and media enquiries please contact:

Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel Joensuu Maria Saastamoinen yrittäjä

Maria Saastamoinen


+358 50 568 9242

Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel Joensuu Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen yrittäjä

Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen


+358 50 541 7289

Lietsu Services Ltd

  • founded in February 2019
  • CEO Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen
  • Chair of board Maria Saastamoinen
  • operates Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel, which has 31 apartment rooms in the city centre of Joensuu
  • accommodation at Lietsu starts 6th of December 2019

Image gallery


Download our official photographs here.

Photos: Johanna Kokkola /Salamavisual. Photos of the hotel building: Maria Saastamoinen.

Photos from the opening ceremony 27th November 2019 (Photos: Sari Siekkinen)

Press releases


We will publish news about Lietsu here.

12.1.2020 Brand new hotel concept Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel

Publications about Lietsu


30.3.2023 Go East Reisen: Nord-Karelien, Finnland, Reisebericht März 2023

23.2.2023 Gour-Med: Finnland – Nordkarelien entdecken (auf Deutsch)

30.1.2023 House of Coco: Discover the Winter Wonderland of Nort Karelia in Finland

Visit Karelia Stories of Sustainability 2022: Lietsu – Sustainability with a brave vision

30.5.2022 ETRAC project: Discussions on How to Sell Ethical Tourism – ETRAC webinar

11.4.2022 TalentHub Joensuu: The Multicultural Workplace: Lietsu

27.10.2020 Business Joensuu: Too Educated to be Entrepreneurs?

8.1.2020 SHAPE Ecotourism blog: A hotel with a caring heart

26.3.2019 Business Joensuu: New Entrepreneurs’ Bold Initiatives!

26.3.2019 Business Joensuu encourages entrepreneurship through real-life examples


Student Thesis in English


Kamenkova Vitaliia & Senkova Kseniia, 2020: Marketing strategy for attracting Russian customers. Case: Lietsu Hotel