Historical Turku

Historical Turku

Turku Castle is one of Finland's national treasures. The sturdy castle, built of grey stone, whose oldest sections were built in the 1280s, has stood witness to many of the significant events in Finnish history. Make the most out of your stay and explore Turku more that one day! Enjoy the dinner by the River Aura, visit the lively market square and eat fresh berries in the park. You can also visit Åland Islands easily from Turku by booking a cruise with Baltic Princess or Silja Galaxy

 

Naantali - Home of the Moomin Family

Naantali - Home of the Moomin Family

If you are travelling with children you must visit Naantali! It's only a short drive from Turku. The President of Finland has a summer residence Kultaranta close by. But most importantly it's the hometown of the beloved Moomin Family! You can easily visit the Moominworld if you are arriving Turku in the morning or leaving to Stockholm in the evening. We higly recommend to book an overnight is the Naantali Spa or one of the nice hotels in Turku.

Hotel Scandic Plaza

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In the center of Turku you can usefully stay at the Scandic Plaza. It is located on a pedestrian street with shops, department stores, the Market Square and Turku Swedish Theatre around the corner. After a day on the town, you can relax in the sauna and have a nice dinner at the hotel's Scandinavian restaurant Bryggman's.

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Scandic Plaza is a famous functionalist gem in Turku. It is conveniently and centrally located - you are close to the mall Hansa, museums, medieval cathedral, cozy market hall and Turku Swedish Theatre. All around are several authentic pubs and good restaurants. Free parking for hotel guests and you are welcome to borrow a bike and explore Turku surroundings.

Address: Universitetsgatan 29, 20100 Åbo
To downtown: 300 m
To port: 3 km

Rooms: 117 Floors: 6
Restaurant / bar / nightclub: yes/yes/no
Sauna/pool: yes/no
Parking space: yes
Allergy-/ handicapped accessible rooms: yes/yes
More info: trouser press, hairdryer, minibar, iron, kettle and safe. Included in the roomservice? Gym, children's playroom. Wireless internet. Pets are allowed (only in the smoking-room).

 

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Scandic Julia

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In the center of Turku you can stay at Scandic Julia. It is located on a pedestrian street with shops, department stores, the Market Square and Turku Swedish Theatre around the corner. After a day on town, you can relax in the sauna and have a tasty dinner at the hotel's Scandinavian restaurant Bryggman's.

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At Scandic Julia, you stay comfortably in air-conditioned and tastefully decorated rooms. Some of them also have their own sauna or are specially adapted for the disabled. The hotel restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and in the vicinity, such as along the Aura River, you will find many quaint shops, cafés and restaurants.

Address: Eriksgatan 4, 20100 Turku
To downtown: 0 km
To port: 3 km

Rooms: 155 Floors: 4 (3-6 level.)
Restaurant / bar / nightclub: yes/yes/no
Sauna/pool: yes/no
Parking space: yes
Allergy-/handicap accessible rooms: yes/yes
Other info: TV, air conditioning, children's playroom, wireless internet. Pets are allowed (only in the smoking-room).

 

 

 

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Radisson Blu Marina Palace

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Where do royals stay when visiting Turku? Of course, at this beautiful hotel by the River Aura. You can enjoy high quality rooms, pleasant atmosphere, good restaurants and the great location that is close to the center yet quiet and a bit remote.

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The "flagship" among Turku hotels! Modern, trendy, high-quality and atmospheric. Marina Palace is located by the River Aura where you will find many attractions and restaurants. The rooms are nice and you will get plenty of sleep in the specially designed Magic Dreams beds.

Address: Slottsgatan 32, 20100 Turku
To downtown: 1 km
To port: 2 km

Rooms: 184 Floors: 7
Restaurant/ bar/ nightclub: yes/yes/no
Breakfast: served mon–fri 6:30–10; sat–sun 7:30–11. NOTE! ! Simple breakfast (not buffet) daily 5–7:30.
Sauna/pool: yes/no
Parking spaces: yes
Allergy-/handicap accessible rooms: yes/yes
Other info: Shower / bath, toilet, telephone, TV, radio, trouser press, hairdryer, iron, mini bar, PC / IT outlets. Room service. Gym and beauty salon. Wireless Internet.
Pets are allowed.

 

 

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Naantali Spa

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Scandinavia's perhaps best spa hotel is located in Naantali, the small town 15 km from Turku. Here you will find everything you could dream of: swimming pools, a wide spectrum of spa and wellness treatments, restaurants and beautiful nature by the sea. Ideal also for families.

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Choose from Suite Hotel, Spa Hotel and Spa Residence

Address: Resenärsvägen 2, 21100 Naantali
To Naanatli downtown: 1,5 km
To Turku port: 16 km

Rooms: 251 Floors: 4–5
Restaurants/ bar/ nightclub: yes/yes/no
Sauna/pool: yes/yes
Parking spaces: Parking in Spa Residence garage 13 euros / night
Allergy-/ handicap accessible rooms: yes/yes
Other info: phone, television, shower, toilet, bathrobes and a minibar. French balcony, or terrace with sea view. All rooms have free Wifi. Pets are allowed, preliminary booking needed, price 35 euros / visit.

Breakfast: mon–fri 7–10, sat–sun 7–11.
If you go home with the morning boat, talk to the reception about the opportunity for early breakfast.
 
With the local bus from Turku
From the harbor: bus No. 1 to Turku Market Square. From Turku Market Square: bus number 6 and 7 (Aura Way's side) through the bus station and Raisio til Naantali. Departures daily: once every 15 minutes. Price: 3 Euro / adult, 1.50 Euro / children under 15, free for children under 7 years accompanied by paying adult. See also: www.foli.fi
 

 

Special Packages
» Feel-Good package
» Family package
» Sunday Special package

 

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Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs

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A stylish newly renovated hotel in the heart of Turku. Hamburger Börs is known for its many restaurants - as a guest here you can change the restaurant under the same roof as the mood switches. At the top of the hotel you will find a nice sauna and swimming pool. The rooms are spacious and you can book up to two extra beds. Paid parking.

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Address: Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku

Restaurant/ bar/ nightclub: yes/yes/no
Sauna/pool: yes/yes
 

 

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Things to do in Turku

Turku Touring's Tourist Information serves travellers and citizens in the centre of Turku in Aurakatu 4. You can get a bundle of brochures and tips from the travel professionals! For more information visit www.visitturku.fi/en

Moominworld

Remember to save at least one day for visiting Moominworld, Naantali! Go and see the Blue Moomin House and other attractions. And believe us - it's one of the most memorable moments to meet and get a warm hug from the Moomin character! The stories of beloved author Mrs Tove Jansson really come alive in the most beautiful landscape. Did you know that Tallink Silja is the official sea carrier of the Moomin family?

www.muumimaailma.fi

 

Turku Castle

Turku Castle is one of Finland's national treasures. The sturdy castle, built of grey stone, whose oldest sections were built in the 1280s, has stood witness to many of the significant events in Finnish history. It is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. Don't miss this sight while your visiting Turku! During the summer guided tours are arranged daily.

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