Wellness trip to Tallinn
We are a group of young students from Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus.
We are studying for a bachelor's degree in hospitality management which is called "restonomi" in Finnish.
We spent three lovely days in Tallinn 28.11.2016 - 30.11.2016 learning about wellness business there in hotels, spas and restaurants.
This project was really different from our regular school, but very informative and it was lots of fun to be a part of it. Now you can take a good seat and read about what we experienced in Tallinn during our trip…
During the Christmas season Tallinn’s old town is filled with warm atmosphere. There are lots of small stands selling various Christmas treats and Estonian hand made goods.
Our second guided tour started from the old church. With group M1A there was a guide named Igor taking us for a tour. It was freezing cold to be outside that evening. However, we learned interesting facts about history and luckily there was a free spa in the hotel where we could go melt our toes that had turned into ice cubes and relax. There is a small glimmering deer statue in the Old Town we heard a story about. It is said to be the origin of the Tallinn's German name "Reval".
After a long day it felt so luxurious to float in the hot water. It was a perfect wellness experience. Also the three different saunas: Finnish Sauna, Salt room and Steam sauna were really nice. We tried spreading the salt gently on the skin and then sat in the Salt Room for a couple of minutes. Surprisingly the salt started to tickle on skin a little bit, so it had to be washed off. In the Spa you can also try that fish treatment where little fishes eat the dead skin off your hands or feet making them very soft afterwards. How exciting is that!
The dinner was in a trendy new restaurant called F-Hoone and the food, drinks and the place were all amazing! Dining in the old loft building with a good company was very fancy and the bruchettas with different toppings tasted awesome. Perfect and affordable restaurant that we totally recommend.