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100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.

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Romantic Places in Finland

Forested islands, midnight sun, wood-burning saunas and thousands of lakes.

Southeast Coast, Gulf of Finland

The Gulf separates Finland from Estonia, Russia, and Peter the Great’s window-on-the-west city, St.Petersburg. Finland’s northern Baltic coastline includes its capital, Helsinki, and its most popular seaside resorts.  These resorts include Kotka, a popular seaside village filled with music festivals and sports activities and where Czar Alexander III had a fishing lodge. Another resort is Hanko, a pretty seaside town that was once a favored retreat of Czars and nobles; some of their spectacular seaside villas are now b&b’s.

Villa Maija

Appelgrenintie 7, 10900 Hanko

Villa Maija, an ornately trimmed house with seaside views, is located just a short stroll from Hanko’s harbor and restaurants. Ask for a room with a veranda.

T: +358 19-2482900. b&b. US$ 120-
www.villamaija.fi

Helsinki

This largely 19th century, neoclassical city of half a million people lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. West of the city’s center is the Design District, featuring art galleries, clubs and boutiques.

Klaus K Hotel

Bulevardi 2-4, Helsinki Finland

A sleekly modern romantic hotel located in the Design District.

T: +358 (0) 20 770 4700. 137 rooms. US$ 160-
www.klauskhotel.com

Hotel Haven

Unioninkatu 17, Helsinki, Finland

T: +358 9 681 930. 77 rooms. $200-
www.hotelhaven.fi/en