Best Western Hotel Raumanlinna
Valtakatu 5, Rauma, 26100, Finland
Location right in the center of town
The Best Western Hotel Raumanlinna is situated in the center of Old Rauma. Mr. Jones bar and family restaurant is attached to the hotel, which is a guest convenience. Foods featured include worldwide cuisine such as chicken wings, hamburgers and some of the best local beers and ciders: Karhu, Lapin Kulta and Strongbow. There are specific adult drinks favored in this region of Finland. The locals enjoy a Finnish invented drink called the Longdrink. This beverage contains a combination of fruit juice and the alcohol gin. It is served with three ice cubes and comes in a variety of flavors: cranberry, pear, apple and original. Long drinks can be ordered by asking for a "lonkero." This is the Finnish word for long drink. Beers in Finland are rated according to the percentage of alcohol they contain. You will find beers in strength I, II and III. It is upon special request to the bartender that you can obtain a bottle of III "olut". Olut is the Finnish word for beer. It is easy to walk the length of Rauma by foot, and is easy to access the local movie theater as well as free public ice rinks in the winter. Remember that if you are traveling during the winter it is important that you bring your own ice skates, or purchase a pair of used skates fro 1-5 euros at any local kauppa or the Red Cross retail center. All of these shops are in walking distance and they can be found by asking the hotel lobby for directions or by using a cab service. Cab fees are generally 5-7 euros within town during the daytime hours, and 12-15 euros fee for nighttime service. If you collect a business card from your driver, they will most likely be available for pick-up later that evening. Cabs are not hailed in the streets like in some American and European cities. They must be called in advance 15-60 minutes with a pick-up and drop-off address. They are very clean and efficient way to travel in Rauma.
Unique Quality: This hotel location is best recommended for its distance to the main town center and distance to local attractions. It is easy to have the hotel request cab service to and from a place of interest in inclement weather. This is also the main pick-up location for concerts and festivals during the peak summer months for outdoor music and entertainment. Fees for buses are generally 10 euros round-trip or 5 euros per person one-way.
More about Rauma
rauma old town
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Rauma to Olkiluoto
How do I get from Rauma to Olkiluoto? I know it's over the sea but is the best way to go from Helsinki to Rauma by road then Rauma to Olkiluoto by ferry? Are there ferries?!
RE: Rauma to Olkiluoto
it's indeed pretty interesting why on earth you'd want to go there, but here are the timetables anyway:
mon-fri 06:55 -> 07:25
on working days: mon-fri 07:15 -> 07:55
mon-fri 07:25 -> 07:55 (does not go via the bus station - leaves from a factory in rauma called TVO)
mon-fri 11:35 -> 11:55
mon-fri 15:35 -> 15:55
mon-fri 16:30 -> 16:55
on working days: mon-sun 18:20 -> 18:55
the journey takes between 20 and 40 minutes. there is no ferry service as far as i'm aware... about 80% of people in rauma have access to a (private) boat anyway, so wouldn't think it'd be that popular anyway.... so the best way to get to olkiluoto from helsinki is to take a bus to rauma, then change onto a bus heading to olkiluoto.
Travel Tips for Rauma
You have to see the narrowest street in Finland. It's Kitukränn in Old Rauma. No, you can't squeeze a car in it - well, if it's a very small car you might, but it's not allowed to drive thru. You can reach the walls of the houses with your hands when you stand in Kitukränn.
Relating to lace, since 1971 Rauma has had a Lace Week at the end of July, when lace exhibitions gather enthusiasts from all over Finland and also from further. During the week Rauma offers lots of different exhibitions, shows, concerts etc. During the Lace Week there's also the Black Lace Night when shops and exhibitions are open in the night and people are recommended to wear something with black lace. Usually thousands of people (both those who live in Rauma and tourists) go to the center of the town to meet friends and having fun :)
Old Rauma is the largest...
Old Rauma is the largest unified historical wooden town in the Nordic countries. Even today it is the heart of the town, where living, social life and business go hand in hand all year round. Old Rauma area covers an area of 28 hectares and there are 600 buildings, most of which are privately owned. The population of Old Rauma is 800. The lively business is concentrated around the market square.
Old Rauma is the official #1...
Old Rauma is the official #1 spot, of course, being on UNESCO's World Heritage list as a well conserved wooden city quarter. Don't mistake me, however, it's not a museum by any means. The buildings may be old as hell and made of wood, but that doesn't mean all kinds of shops aren't open in them these days -- electronics stores, clothing boutiques, banks, bicycle shops, everything. Old Rauma isn't celebrated by putting it in a glass jar, but by keeping it alive and well! The Night of the Black Lace, in late June, is a night when the shops in the Old Rauma area are open very late, and people walk around wearing as much black lace clothing as they can find. It's a local festival, and though it's not as flashy and huge as the Rio carnivals, it's got a very lovely sort of old-time glamour about it.
This is a small but very nice Franciscan church in Rauma which is unusually decorated if you compare it to most of the Finnish churches (which are Lutheran). This is a very old building too but it's pretty well preserved.
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Best Western Hotel Raumanlinna
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Address: Valtakatu 5, Rauma, 26100, Finland