Ruissalo Spa Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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 opened...so 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.
Great pace to stay. Location is perfect for walking and cycling in the peninsular, there are many miles of trails in the coast and in forests. To the west you have some small beach options, it's about a 15th min walk through a capacious and part a simple cafe. The spa area is good with some things for children. Outside is a small playground, but my 4 year old was happy to walk in the woods or sit in the jacuzzi for hours. Next door is a pleasant marina. The #8 city bus has a regular service but I would propose to rent a car to allow easier access to Turku, Naantali and other parts of the peninsula. FiRent allow for pick up near the port and drop off at the airport, which worked perfectly for me. Breakfast is sold but not amazing. Evening meals very good and seems not especially expensive compared with other places I visited. Staff are very friendly. View from rooms are wonderful. Finally I recommend Kuuva for walking, the next village along and with lovely coastal and first walks.
Stayed at Ruissalo Spa hotel for one week whilst working in the Turku area. The room was a good size with comfortable bed, large flat screen tv, plenty of wardrobe space and well equipped bathroom with large walk in shower. The one thing I found lacking was a safe in the room. I was given an upgrade to a newly refurbished room but to be honest the room still seemed very dated. Wifi seemed good and never gave any problems. There was a mini bar in the room but the prices were very expensive. Breakfast was typically Finnish with a salad bar, hams, cheeses, porridge, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, sausages, meat balls plus a selection of pancakes, pastries & fruit. I chose the buffet dinner onto occasions and was disappointed both times. The staff at the hotel were exceptionally friendly and helped out in any way they could. My biggest problem with hotel was it's location for my needs. It is in beautiful countryside but it is also very isolated. I had to travel into Turku to get a good meal in the evening. I didn't try any of the Spa facilities but they seemed very popular with other residents.
The hotel is located in a beautiful place in the nature. It is far away from Turku, but there are local busses running. The staff was very nice. I had a huge recently renovated room. I don't know if all are so large. The breakfast was average for Scandinavia, nothing to complain about though.
The hotel is on a very nice location but the building itself needs some update. The interior smells and it's a bid sad to look at. On the outside, it seems like there has been very little maintenance lately. The breakfast is not very nicely served and some of it is B quality (eg. the salmon tasted weird). And to top it off, the spa is really just a couple of small water containers with very cold water. Too bad the owner has allowed the place to fall apart like that. One can clearly see that once upon a time this used to be a nice place.
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38% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 86 reviews