- PR-trip, blog collaboration with Visit Åland and Tallink Silja
Hotel Arkipelag was located in Finnish territorial waters, in the Åland city of Mariehamn, and the windows of the hotel overlooked the sea. However, not the open sea, for the opposite side shore was also visible. I wonder, if there can be a happier hotel experience than a room with a balcony and a sea view –
There was a car road between the sea and the hotel, but there was not much traffic on that road at least at the end of the spring, and hardly any traffic at night.
Watch the music video attached which I made of my hotel visit, and you will see the hotel and the sea from the balcony –
In the hotel room, there was apple juice waiting for the guest on the arrival. The elegant overall impression of the hotel room and the dark-speaking décor were crowned by beautiful rose bedspreads and pillows on the bed. The bed was suitably soft and good for sleeping. No noise was coming from the other hotel rooms in the night time, even if there was any.
However, the best thing about Arkipelag’s hotel room was its clean bathroom, which featured both a bathtub and a separate wall-mounted shower. Such an ingenious solution kept the bathroom floor perfectly dry and was perfect for a person who is not used to taking a shower in a narrow slippery bath tub.
And when the hotel offered high-quality Rituals products as its bath cosmetics, I had to test the bath tub, even though I had to tweak the night’s sleep due to the busy schedule of the next day. If possible, next time I will bring my own bath foam to the hotel, because the products of Rituals did not foam much, even though they were otherwise very pampering. And what is a bath without bath foam? In the picture below you can see the view directly from the bath tub towards the bath room mirror, front door and the view outside.
So it was a rainy weather during my hotel visit in Arkipelag in Mariehamn, so I don’t know from which direction one could see the sunset – whether it would be visible to the balconies facing the sea or to the balconies on the other side of the building facing the city. However, in rainy weather, the evening can also be enjoyed without sunsets, at the Compagniet restaurant by the hotel, which had an oriental feel to it because of the interior design. For entertainment the restaurant had e.g. billiard tables and a petangue court with real sand, which were in operation even at the time of the corona restrictions. The food in the restaurant was also tasty, but more on that later.
One was also able to enjoy the buffet breakfast with a sea view and the breakfast table selection was comprehensive. I don’t know if a gluten-free pancake would have been possible to have, but at least you got a regular pancake, which Åland is famous of.
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