Hotelli Hanasaari - Hanaholmen
Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo, Southern Finland, 02100, Finland
More about Espoo
The wooden old-fashioned style room with fireplace
Enjoying one of the pies with a coffee
Little bit green in the middle of beton. (Finland)
Travel Tips for Espoo
The “Hip Flask” Towers designed in 1960 by Viljo Revell are one of the prominent features of Tapiola’s skyline. They are placed on the small hill close to the Tapiola Center, and as you approach from the lower area they seem to appear between the trees looking more monumental than the 7-floors towers can be. Beautifully designed curved line of their façade encloses typical floors with smaller flats, originally intended for singles and couples without children. Each of the towers also features common rooms at their roof-terrace, with the inevitable Finnish sauna.
Tapiola Bowling hall
This is maybe old bowling hall but in a great location just next to the Tapiola shopping centre. You can spend a nice afternoon playing here and go afterwards to one of the restaurants around here. You can get it all on-site.
The Nuuksio National Park
The Nuuksio National Park is located in the municipalities of Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti and it is administrated by Metsahallitus. In summer Nuuksio provides good opportunities for hiking, fishing, mushroom and berry picking, padling and nature trekking. Nuuksio also has an extensive network of hiking routes.The nature in Nuuksio changes from rough pine heaths to lush stream valleys and fragrant marshes. The area has nearly 150 lakes and ponds.
Tung Hing is very well hidden Chinese restaurant in Tapiola. If you don't know its exact location, you are deemed to fail finding it. That's too bad, as it is one of the best Chinese restaurants that I've tried in Finland. The secret of finding it is easy: locate K-market Aslak. There are stairs that ascend near the main entrance of the shop, seemingly to nowhere. Climb the stairs, pass the barber shop and turn left (there's no other option), and you'll see the gate to the restaurant.
The special thing in Tung Hing is that the various portions actually taste different -- in some Chinese restaurants, it really doesn't matter what you order, you'll always get the blandish generic chopped meat in a sauce and rice. That's not the case here, the chefs use spices and there are both mild and spicy portions available.
Apart from the food, the decor is very traditional for a Chinese restaurant. The service is swift, as usual. Sometimes you may even spot a smile on a waitress.
The Central Tower (Keskustorni) was designed in 1961 by the famous Finnish architect Aarne Ervi according to his previous winning project for the area of the Central Basin. The tower is an important structural element of the urban composition of Tapiola, situated between the lively shopping centre and the Keskusallas (The Central Basin), marking the urban centre by its verticality.
The tower is vertically divided into three parts: the lower one with the base on free-standing columns, 11 floors of the office space and finally the free shape on top of the tower also known as “the butterfly” that originally housed the restaurant, its characteristic illumination once being the characteristic feature of Tapiola and one of the first things one would notice in the middle of the forest while arriving from Helsinki.