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Ruissalo Spa Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Situated on an island some 10 km from the city centre this hotel is quiet - middle aged and elderly guests at the time of our visit - and good for relaxation. The receptionist was very friendly both at check-in and check-out. The room was comfortable and clean with a view to the archipelago. Breakfast was good; dinner average. The spa area has a couple of pools + jacuzzi + sauna. There is also a possibility to take a dip inte sea; now in a hole in the ice. We had a relaxing, albeit short stay at the hotel.

Location is very nice in the middle of a beautiful nature and there is sea view from hotel and you can swim in the sea also at winter.Spa had many different kind of alternatives. I tried relaxing massage for legs and it was very nice indeed.

No buzy time,peaceful at spa and all over. Now view to woods/parking area, and stantard room 2person. Bath ok, heat room and noisy battery ;( Helpful staff. Breakfast okey, various and no buzy, Y can enjoy morning start.

For a complete change of routine and location we chose to stay at the Ruissalo Spa Hotel for Christmas. The location is quite and remote and ideal for some peace and quiet, quality sleep, nourishing and plentiful food and all the expected Spa Hotel facilities. For those seeking the same this has to be an ideal venue. For those who do not drive a number 8 bus - fare 3€ - from Turku City Centre (that also calls at the railway station) drops passengers within just a few steps to the front door. The reception is welcoming but the rooms are quite basic with few 'luxury' amenities. We did not have a mini-bar or security safety deposit box for example and during the period of our stay there as no room-service whatsoever. But the gym and swimming pool were well kept although there was no drinking water available within the gym. We could not fault the food but would warn guests that over indulgence in Koti-Kalja, a traditional refreshment served at lunch, dinner and buffet tables can possibly have an unwelcome gaseous effect. I should also mention the staff who were ever present to maintain the tables and keep the food flowing to the masses of guests at this festive period. They could not have had any time to celebrate their own Christmas so our appreciation goes to them for the services they performed.

Helpful people behind the front desk. Some of them speak good English. Has the amenities one may need for a short visit to the area. Not 5 star facility but adequate for the price. Away from the city centre but perfect if you are driving.

Really beautiful location and helpful reception but very basic in all other respects. Rooms have very few facilities.....two beds and a chair. Nice views but blinds broken and cannot be no view. Bedroom floor needs a good clean. Shower room clean but basic. Breakfast is horrible, wide range of items but all of them sub standard quality, poor preparation and presentation. Service non existent but views are beautiful.

We decided to visit Turku for leisure, and surprisingly, this hotel was on top in Booking, however it is 12 km from city centre in a forest island. It was a right solution! :-) Fully equipped Spa hotel with saunas, basins, gyms etc etc. , and wonderful environment for walking , jogging, cycling...., and living , if you like an atmosphere of a level life. Convenient connection to city is by bus (every half an hour), and it is no need to use a car for visits and shopping. In summer the hotel is a bit overpriced, however. Wi-fi , however, does not work properly in the building , it is so unfinnish. :-) and it looks like a problem to be solved immediately by a personnel. Staff is effective and friendly, most are bilingual, at least. Restaurant and breakfast are good enough, however samey, and almost nothing for vegetarians is available in menu. No fresh fruits/berries in summer time looks like a strange joke. Local mansikka=strawberry was available everywhere , cheap and tasty. To sum up, my criticism is oriented to improve the life in the hotel, which, no doubts, we shall visit again.

Slightly far from center of Turku. View from the room was really tranquilizer...slow cruise ships passing by in a distance. The spa was two moderate swimming pools but at the time almost nobody there so really great for us with a kid. No aircon only a desktop blower - be careful on a hot day.

Even if the location is nice and beautiful, the hotel has seen it's best days (well, it never was beautiful) but the rooms are clean. Though calling them "suites" is a high exaggeration. Clearly the place doesn't care much about the customer experience or making money: the transportation (public buses) to the Ruisrock festival didn't work (we waited for an hour for a bus to take us in as they were all full) - it wouldn't require much from the hotel to arrange a shuttle bus for it's guests for these three festival days. Also on Sunday evening, after the festival, the restaurant/bar closed at 10:30pm. There were a lot of potential hungry and thirsty customers left without service. The breakfast buffet was okay = very basic. Overall, I felt a little disappointed for the money (~145eur).

This hotel apparently also has a section that is a skilled nursing facility for physical rehabilitation. It looks like some type of medical establishment - sterile with no carpeting anywhere - so that's probably true. Unfortunately, that also does not make it particularly warm or appealing to tourists. That said, the rooms were quite large and modern. Biggest pro is the hotel's proximity to nature and its nice views of the water and surrounding islands. Food was average.

Ruissalon Puistotie 640 Turku

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Ruissalo Spa Hotel places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Port of Turku and Turku Fair and Congress Center. This 171-room, 3.5-star hotel has a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Turku Castle is also within a 15-minute drive.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 171 rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, and bidets.

Property features

Ruissalo Spa Hotel features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

38.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 97 reviews