Our story

Welcome to Tapiola Garden, the living room of Tapiola residents! We have everything you would expect from a fine hotel, including an excellent and sociable staff. Tapiola, where our hotel is located is like small town with all the services of an urban centre. Tapiola is changing and developing rapidly right now.

Tapiola is a cultural environment

Architect Aarne Ervi has had the most visible impact on the look of the Tapiola district, established in the 1950s. After its establishment, the modern garden city made Finnish urban planning world-famous. In the 1960s, the Tapiontori commercial building, the Central Tower, Kino Tapiola and the Tapiola public swimming pool were constructed around the Tapiola Keskusallas central pool. Tapiola Garden was opened in 1974, also designed by Ervi.

Soon to be along the metro line

It is easy to reach us from all directions. You can leave your car conveniently at Tapiola's new parking facility. The new metro line is not yet quite finished, but even now, you can get to Helsinki and the business centres in Espoo from here quickly and easily. The new Ainoa shopping centre with its diverse range of services was opened in the Tapiola centre right next to us last autumn. You can shop for presents or why not indulge yourself.

The house berry pie and charcoal barbecue food

A fine day begins with a good breakfast and a nice smile. Our cooks make pies for breakfast from the season's berries. You can have dinner at our Grill It! restaurant, serving food made of first-class ingredients cooked on a charcoal barbecue. When it is dark, the fireplace in the restaurant gives the place a warm and snug feeling. In summer, you can enjoy cold drinks in the open air on our sunny terrace with overlooking the fountains of Tapiola Keskusallas central pool.

Exercise in water, on land and on ice

Our saunas are heated on weekday evenings and in the morning and in the evening at weekends. A quick swim in the sauna section's swimming pool is a great way to get the heart pumping. In addition to pedalling on the exercise bikes at our gym, you can go for a tour around our famous garden city with one of the bicycles we have reserved for our guests. During winter, Tapiola Keskusallas is turned into a skating rink. It is a good place to test your skating skills.

Tapiola is Espoo's cultural centre

Tapiola's interesting events, such as April Jazz and Espoo Cine, bring new life and excitement to Tapiola. The Espoo Cultural Centre, City Theatre and WeeGee Exhibition Centre, all within a walking distance from us, serve lovers of culture throughout the year. You can arrange your own event at Tapiola Garden: our comfortable meeting rooms offer an excellent setting for family celebrations and small gatherings. 

You are warmly welcome to Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, right at the heart of Tapiola!

Hotel manager Martin AndergÄrd & Tapiola Garden staff