Taking time off is an essential part of the Finnish lifestyle and happiness. There is a need for extra pampering, especially before, during, and after the long winters that Finland is known for. In this article, we introduce you to 5 hotels that combine Finnish nature, excellent gastronomy, and wellness – so that all your focus can be on re-discovering your own happiness!
Meeting and Congress Hotel, with a newly renovated spa, is perfect for anyone looking for beautiful and peaceful seaside surroundings. Majvik Spa area is available to all hotel guests, and you can pamper yourself in a jacuzzi, pool, or sauna or even dip in a cold pool (after the sauna session). Among the Majvik Spa, visitors can dive into Finnish sauna culture by booking a beach sauna for private use and groups.
Psst. If you would like to dive even further into finding your inner Finn, you can book one of the well-being activities organized by FoRestful in the relaxing settings of the Majvik Hotel.
It is a lovely little gem and a must-visit place for anybody interested in Finnish design and architecture. At Hanaholmen Hotel, you can enjoy two different saunas, a swimming pool, and a lounge area with a fireplace as part of your hotel stay. The incredible views of the surrounding Baltic Sea feel like a soul balm, and the 70's architecture brings you an excellent plunge into the moment. Besides that, you are welcome to enjoy a delicious menu and drinks at the hotel's Restaurant PLATS – known for changing menus based on their fisherman's daily catch!
Psst! If you are planning a visit during the autumn or spring months, put Hanaholmen's Art & Wine Staycation on your list! A one-night hotel stay that combines an art tour, wine tasting, pampering in the pool and saunas, as well as a perfect dinner at Restaurant PLATS.
A place hidden among Espoo's 95 lakes and ponds – with Lake Korpilampi just one step out of the hotel's spa area! Here, you can really roam into the surrounding nature and pamper yourself with some activities – such as a squash or Fat bike tour offered at the hotel; or skip directly to the spa area where you can enjoy the Finnish sauna, swimming pool (12 meters long), jacuzzi or even pool for children. Your belly will take care of Restaurant Korpilampi inside the hotel. There, you will fulfill your appetite with amazing food and soul with a never-getting-old view of Korpilampi Lake and surrounding nature.
Tip from us: To discover your inner Finn, try a dip into Korpilampi's lake right after your sauna session!
It is a jewel among manors in the area and a perfect place for anybody needing extra pampering. Next to the lovely hotel rooms and fascinating history of Backby Manor, you can dive into traditional Finnish saunas and aromatic steam baths or even book facial and pampering treatments. Your food appetite will be taken care of in the Manor House Restaurant, which offers delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
It is an ideal place for anybody looking to connect peaceful nature connection with nearby city vibes. Radisson Blu is located right by the Baltic Sea and the 40km long Espoo Waterfront Walkway that just invites for a recreational hike or walk exploring nearby nature reserve Laajalahti. In the hotel itself, you can enjoy a pampering session in the rooftop pool with saunas and a delicious experience in the Bistro Ranta Hotel restaurant.
Tip from us: Whether joining breakfast as a hotel guest or coming for a weekend brunch, take advantage of Radisson Blu's excellent selection, including honey produced by local bees from Espoon Hunaja!
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