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Welcome to Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden! We have everything a good hotel needs, such as amazing employees who are always ready to talk to you, a high-quality restaurant and enjoyable hotel rooms. Tapiola is like a city within a city, with all the services you need. We are located in the heart of Tapiola, right next to the Keskusallas pool. Tapiola Garden and its restaurants also act as the living room and party venue of people living in Tapiola.
Tapiola was built into a garden district
Architect Aarne Ervi is the man behind the design of Tapiola, a district built in the 1950s. The modern garden district gained global reputation for Finnish urban design.
Stages in the history of Tapiola:
1950s. The district of Tapiola is built.
1960s. The Tapiontori commercial building, the Keskustorni central tower, Kino Tapiola and the Tapiola public pool are built around the Tapiolan Keskusallas pool.
1974. Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden is opened in the cultural environment. The hotel is also designed by architect Aarne Ervi.
2017. The expanded and modernised shopping centre AINOA is opened.
2018. The West Metro is expected to open.
Soon by a metro line
Right now, Tapiola is developing quickly. A new metro line is about to open, and Helsinki and the many business centres of Espoo are already within easy reach. You can easily park your car in the new heated parking facility in Tapiola.
The adjacent shopping centre AINOA has expanded into a full-service shopping paradise, where you can find everything you need, ranging from sporting goods stores to toy stores and from pharmacies to cafés.
Grill it! offers tasty food from a wood-fired grill
The best way to start the day is to have a full breakfast served with a smile. Our chefs prepare pies from seasonal berries for breakfast. You can enjoy dinner at our Grill it! restaurant, where food is made from first-class ingredients on a wood-fired grill. On darker nights, the restaurant's fireplace offers a cosy atmosphere. In summer, you can enjoy the sun and cold drinks on our terrace, while admiring the fountains of the Tapiola Keskusallas pool.
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 the Espoo seascape with one of the bicycles we have reserved for our guests. In summer, you can ride SUP boards in the Tapiola Keskusallas pool, and enjoy a crispy salad or tasty BBQ on the Grill it! terrace. In winter, the frozen Keskusallas pool acts as a skating rink. It's the best place to test whether you still have what it takes to stay on skates.
Tapiola is the culture centre of Espoo
Attractive events, such as April Jazz and Espoo Cine, add life to Tapiola. The Espoo Cultural Centre, the Espoo City Theatre and the exhibition centre WeeGee are within a walking distance from our hotel and offer something for every culture lover round the year. You can host your own events at Tapiola Garden. Our cosy function rooms offer an excellent setting for family parties and small meetings. Or, you can come and have dinner, before or after your event.
We wish you warmly welcome to Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, in the heart of Tapiola!
Hotel manager Martin Andergård and the entire Garden staff