Tampere, Finland is a sought-after vacation city. When hotels in Tampere city are booked, stay at Hotel Waltikka which is a 35-minutes drive from Tampere city center. Waltikka is 20-minutes drive from the Ideapark shopping center.
We paid 75 euros for a double bed. Very reasonable. There are large rooms available for families. Go on a weekend or during the summer and you will get a family discount. Ask for company deals - Hotel Waltikka is willing to give discounted rates for large groups of over 15 persons. In the summer the second night is cheaper.
On a Friday night we ordered a warm chicken salad at this largest hotel near Tampere, located a half-hour drive from Tampere center. The dining atmosphere is amazingly quiet and peaceful, with a wide choice of foods in the menu.
You will get:
A good night's sleep on this queen-size bed and virtually noise-free during the night.
Showers and bathrooms are large and clean. Water pressure coming from the shower head is strong, making shower-taking a joy.
A suite with a bedroom and a separate large living area/room. A bit like a junior suite. Plus a 32-inch cable TV. Other rooms at Walktikka also have 32-inch TV sets.
If you are traveling with a family and want an evening snack, check the mini-bar prices before eating smaller meals at the hotel, the mini-bar may be more economical.
They also offer a yummie breakfast with fruits, vegetables, fresh juices, cereals, porridge, fresh whole wheat, rye breads, and lots more. We got to enjoy our coffee. Don’t worry if you arrive at breakfast late! We discovered that they keep the food on the tables, so no big rush to eat breakfast in one gulp.
Not far from the hotel is a great swimming hall with real Finnish saunas and a gym that offers a solarium, large complex for indoor games and a cafeteria.
Also, see the famous works of the famous Finnish sculptor Emil Wikstråm. Take a tour of a huge room of sculptures. Emil Wikstråm created the famous Helsinki Railway Station statue. Visit the official website of Visavuori.
A children´s adventure park is open every day from May to the end of October. It\s located next to the swimming pool nearby the children's traffic park (liikenepuisto) and is a great place for children to learn about real traffic laws by practicing with pedal cars and bicycles.
During the summer, spend a day or two visiting some immaculate forest paths. These are great for just getting out and walking in Finnish nature. Mettivuori at the Korkeakangas area is 1 km in length. Pappilanniemi in Sääksmäki is 1.5 km in length. The Rapola Ridge Nature and Historic Path is 1.6 km in length.