Radisson Blu Marina Palace: The Best Place To Stay In Turku

Our tour of Finland's well-designed accommodation continued in the exciting city of Turku along the Aura River. The Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel welcomed us for a few days of exploration in Finland's oldest city.

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We enjoyed a delicious welcome plate of fruit and chocolate while we checked out the features of our spacious Superior room, starting with our view of the river.


In addition to wireless internet, we also enjoyed movie channels included in the room rate. The big bathroom was stocked with amenities and cosy robes and slippers. In the morning we enjoyed a huge breakfast buffet in a dining room overlooking the river.

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The hotel is modern and perfectly located in the city centre yet we heard no street noise at all during our stay. The bed was really comfortable and, as we were a bit under the weather during our stay in Turku, ensured we got plenty of rest. Along with a bowl of hearty soup and delicious Italian food from room service, we felt very warm and nourished during our time there.


We were too busy exploring the city to take advantage of some of the other hotel amenities like the saunas and free bike hire (Turku is the perfect place to ride a bike). It's possible to have a drink or meal in the restaurant or bar on the river level. We made use of the handy 24-hour coffee bar in the lobby for drinks and snacks at the end of the night; there aren't many convenience stores in the area.

The Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel should be your home when you visit Turku. Check out the city with us in our next few posts.

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7 years ago

That’s such a pitty there are no cheap hotels there, but your place seems to be a great idea! Thanks for the recommendation!

7 years ago

Looks like a fantastic place to stay: stylish rooms, great view and delicious looking breakfast. Sometimes when traveling there is only so much cheap accommodation one can handle. (Does cheap exits in Finland?) Occasionally you just need to break the budget and indulge in a night or two of luxury, especially when traveling as a couple.

7 years ago
Reply to  Addison S.

I’m not sure about hostels, but no, there isn’t much “cheap” accommodation in the cities. Though Turku is certainly more affordable than Helsinki =)

I just saw an episode of Andrew Zimmern’s show in Finland the other day. I’d never really considered the country as a destination GGT might be interested in, but after seeing that and reading this I’m starting to reconsider.

7 years ago

I didn’t know anything about Finland before we went there but I have to say that it is now one of my favourite countries. I’m sure you guys would enjoy all the nature in Lapland as well, which we didn’t have time to see this trip.

7 years ago

Love the coffee bar and the use of red throughout the hotel!

7 years ago
Reply to  Andi

Coffee bar was so handy! =)

7 years ago

I remember my pleasant stay in this very hotel a couple of years ago very well. And I loved Turku! Be sure to take a boat ride into the archipelago – it is sooo beautiful! Maybe even an evening with a concert of the excellent Turku Symphony Orchestra? The Navel Museum was also fun.

7 years ago
Reply to  Zenaida

We loved Turku as well, Zenaida! =) Stay tuned for our next few posts about it…I see we’ve missed some excellent activities though…will have to return!

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