Original Sokos Hotel Ilves

Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere, Western Finland, 33100, Finland | 4 star hotel
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A sprint to the Finnish

A travel blog entry by quinlet on Jun 16, 2014

Finland is almost as far as I can go in Europe and, strangely, I have made 4 or 5 visits here over the past 10 years. But all of these have been to Helsinki - a very pleasant city. This time I am going up country to Tampere.

Tampere is known locally as Manse from its designation as the Manchester of Finland and was the heart of its 19th …

Sayaniemi Camping, near Puhelin

A travel blog entry by johndibbo on Jun 18, 2014

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A very quiet and peaceful evening, blessed with no midges as it was cold but this made the skies clearer and the light and colours spectacular. We walked a little, enjoyed our evening meal with some wine and a good, long sleep. En route to Tampere now for a look see and perhaps a shop before we find somewhere for the night, we shall see! Having been here before helped ...

Meat and Beer

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000 on May 24, 2014

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23 May 2014: Today was mostly just another travel day as we made the mundane bus trip from Turku to Tampere. Arriving in the late afternoon, we threw are bags on our backs and walked about a mile to our hostel, which was nothing special, but did have a decent view of the busy street just below the window. Starving, we didn't waste any time grabbing a late lunch. The restaurant, called Napoli's, was just across the street, and, was an ...

Naked men in elf hats

A travel blog entry by malnoon on Oct 17, 2013

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... freezing water. On my first go I hesitated before getting in the water, but then there were people standing behind me waiting to get in so I had to get in. After a few trips back and forth from the sauna to the water I got better at it. By the last go I was able to do panicky doggy paddles in the water before getting out. Today I tried the oldest sauna in Finland today, Rajaportti sauna (over 100 ...

Day 25 - Turku to Valkeakoski

A travel blog entry by magicbus1 on Jun 13, 2013

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... Turku from irresponsible parkers, so as soon as we could we drove across the river to a supermarket. Our lack of Finnish didn't prevent us from buying the necessaries. A helpful fellow customer explained the 'choose, bag, weigh, and bar code it yourself' system to Alison in the fruit and veg department. (I find them hard to cope with even in Scotland. Perhaps it's a man thing.) We think we even managed to buy a litre of the correct type ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Hatanpaan Valtatie 1, Tampere, is near Hameensilta, Cine Atlas, City Sokos, and Body Store.
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