Most hotels are of a high standard with all modern conveniences, such as a bath and/or shower, WC, telephone, radio, TV and mini-bar, in every room. Hotels often have a sauna and swimming pool, too. Most hotels include an ample breakfast in their room rates. Restaurants in hotels serve meals until late at night and are open to the public as well as guests.
It is becoming increasingly common for hotels to offer accommodation at reduced rates, especially for groups, in the summer and during weekends, or for holders of hotel or city cards. Offers may apply to accommodation alone or include other services.
Finnish hotels are open all year except for the summer hotels, which are open June 1-August 31. These budget hotels are university students’ living quarters used as hotels in summer time, and the prices are lower than in ordinary hotels. Most rooms have a WC and shower. Certain summer hotels are part of the Finnish Youth Hostel Association (SRM) chain.
Spas and Treatments
Finland has had spas ever since the 19th century, when Russian aristocrats came here in search of rest and relaxation. These spas, and the treatments they offer, have been revived in recent decades. Well-equipped spa hotels provide physical and spiritual rejuvenation for weary urban souls. Many Finnish spas use native treatments and emphasize the importance of nature in wellbeing. Saunas, cleansing rituals, peat wrapping and, for the more adventurous, dry cupping are all available.
Finnish day spas offer you relaxing treatments during your city break. You can try exotic Finnish treatments like a reindeer milk facial in Lapland, Nordic Body Scrub with Nordic Sea salt, rolling pin massage or arctic cloudberry peeling. Let yourself be pampered!
There has recently been a renaissance of spa treatment in Finland.The present-day spa establishment is in essence a modern hotel with up-to-date specialized equipment, staffed by trained doctors and nurses.
The spas operate mainly as boarding establishments, and they provide various kinds of health baths, natural treatments and physical therapy. Cosmetological treatments are usually also offered. A stay in a spa, however, can also just be a pleasant holiday with the added advantage of special treatment tailor-made for the individual holidaymaker.
Spas also offer packages of different lengths. These include slimming, fasting, beauty treatment, rehabilitation, relaxation or recreation packages.
Families with children are also very welcome. Many spas offer lots of fun for children and they have special programmes for them during the summer and other school holidays.