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


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

2.1.2020 XHOME-blog (in Finnish): Microbial safety at hotels – case Lietsu

1.1.2020 Staycation by Kati -blog (in Finnish)

28.11.2019 Viikko Pohjois-Karjala: Sustainable tourism at Lietsu (in Finnish)

27.11.2019 Karjalainen: Each item in Lietsu has a story (in Finnish)

27.11.2019 YLE North Karelia (in Finnish): Lietsu is ready to open doors (Radio interview: interior designer Marja Nevalainen; Radio interview: entrepreneurs Maria ja Helena)

30.9.2019 Old post house transforms to a hotel (in Finnish)

1.3.2019 New hotel to be opened in Joensuu (in Finnish)

28.2.2019 New entrepreneurs in Joensuu – Business Joensuu (in Finnish)

28.2.2019 Business Joensuu supports new entrepreneurs (in Finnish)


Student Thesis in English


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