Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
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... is towards the end of summer, it was still light till about 9pm and weather was quite comfortable. Even at that time of the night, there were a lot of runners, bicycle riders, dog walkers, everyone trying to take in the beautiful evening by the water.
The next morning, I donned my running gear and headed over to an island called Seurasaarenselkä, close to Saara’s house. Running over the bridge, past tiny cottages and several lakes, through the woods, in clean crisp air ...
... proof 200ml bottle so I will be anyone's soon... anyone... where are you... anyone???
Went into the city on Friday - about 25mins on tram/train and €2.20 (AUS$3.50 approx) for a 70 min ticket. As per normal I had hightlighted a map with all the touristy sights I wanted to see when I looked them up while I was in Warsaw - yes, by now you should all know I'm anally organised!
First stop was The Helsinki ...
... and I were surprised that such a beautiful building had been carved from just one rock. Back on the bus we drove past the Olympic stadium we had visited with Nan and Aunt Sal the day before. We returned to the centre of Helsinki to see more historic buildings in the city.
After the tour was over and we left the bus, we wondered back to the hotel past the lovely Promenade Park where people gather to enjoy picnics in the ...
... our bags
that extra yard and have had to suck it up. We certainly enjoyed the view and
have many great photos.
The beds were comfortable and the showers great. It was a very pleasant experience. At
breakfast, we sat with a group of Chinese young people with only one male speaking
any English. I drew a map of Australia to show them where we came from, after
Aunty Sue had asked them where they came from and after some thought, one girl
... else, in some street with a name four miles long. The (for once, fairly kindly) official mimed walking out of the door, right and right again, and up the street, but when we did that all we found were banks and post offices. Eventually I accosted a young, very solid woman in a short green minidress who turned out to be one of the nicest Russians we met; she went into the post office and enquired on our behalf (with minimal English to explain to us) and then saw us ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility