The hotel is situated on the shores of the Oulujoki river and in the corner of Ainolan Puisto Park, and Lasaretti’s 49 rooms have views overlooking the river and the park-like yard of the historical building of the former county hospital, built in 1849. “Visitors could be fooled into thinking that we’re in a remote part of the countryside, but we’re only a short walk away from Oulu city centre,” says hotel manager Kaisu Peuralahti.