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Things to Do in Espoo

Matinkylän kartta, Hotel Matts.

Espoo—a Versatile City Holiday Destination

Have a holiday in Espoo both a modern and close-to-nature city in Finland. When staying at Hotel Matts you have incredible opportunities to what Espoo has to offer in sports and outdoors as well as services.

We are located next to Espoo’s Matinkylä’s versatile services and excellent transport connections, such as the metro. You can also get to Helsinki’s events and attractions in no time, and you don’t need your own car for that! You can also rent a city bike, which you can use to enjoy the most beautiful outdoor routes in Espoo by the sea.



Kellumo's relaxations

As a Hotel Matts customer, you get Kellumo’s relaxation at a discounted price. Deep relaxation center Kellumo, opposite Hotel Matts, offers relaxation floating and Neurosonic-low frequency therapy. Both services have been scientifically proven to reduce stress hormone production, heart rate and blood pressure.

Ask our reception for more information.

En bastu i Hotel Matts i Esbo.

Experience Finnish sauna

The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. You can enjoy the Finnish Sauna on our 7th floor. Please ask about the daily sauna hours at our hotel’s reception.

Our suites and 3-bedroom apartments have their own saunas.

Sea & Archipelago

Experience the newest and finest route in the archipelago of the Helsinki metropolitan area!

The Western Archipelago Route is the only waterway that connects the archipelago destinations of Espoo and Helsinki. Along the journey, you can enjoy the beautiful archipelago and make stops, for instance, at Lonna to dine or at Vallisaari to admire the nature.

As a guest of Hotel Matts, you get a special price on FRS Finland’s Western Archipelago Route tickets. Ask more from our reception.

Museums & Exhibitions

Sateenvarjot taivasta kohden.

Experience Espoo's cultural offering

There are museums for modern art lovers as well as history lovers.

For fans of live performances Espoo City Theater offer unique experiences. English subtitles are always available for the performances.

Ateneumissa on alkanut Eero Järnefeltin näyttely, joka jatkuu 25.8. asti. Näyttely esittelee Eero Järnefeltin (1863–1937) mittavaa tuotantoa sekä taiteilijan merkitystä Suomen taiteelle sekä suomalaisuudelle.

Exhibition of Eero Järnefelt in Ateneum

Ateneum is now hosting an exhibition of Eero Järnefelt, which runs until August 25th. The exhibition showcases the extensive works of Eero Järnefelt (1863–1937) and his significance to Finnish art and identity.

Did you know that you can quickly hop on the metro from here to Ateneum, downtown Helsinki in just over 20 minutes?

Mauri Kunnaksen näyttely WeeGeessä

Mauri Kunnas Exhibition

Mauri Kunnas exhibition is perfect for the whole family!

In this exhibition featuring the beloved author, visitors get a glimpse into Kunnas’ personal story and the process of creating his books. On display are detailed pencil sketches and colorful watercolor drafts.

Read more about the exhibition.

Romantic Time for Two

Dreams for Lovers, aikaa sinulle ja hänelle.

A Mini Vacation for Two

Give your loved one spa and relaxation moments, a romantic dinner or various activities. There are countless possibilities for a program of time together, so it can be pared down to exactly what suits you and him best.

Get inspired here!

Program for Families With Children

Perheloma Espoossa Hotel Matts

The shopping center Iso Omena is located right next to the hotel. In Iso Omena, you can also find entertainment for the whole family, for example the Finnkino cinema or the Duudsonit Activity Park, which has all kinds of exciting activities for children. Espoo’s seaside with its beaches is located only about 2 km from the hotel. To move around the local area, you can use City Bikes from spring to autumn.

Duudsonit Activity Park in Espoo

Experience a fun day at Duudsonit Activity Park! The park is located right next to our hotel, in the shopping center of Iso Omena. Everyone staying at Hotel Matts receives -30% discount on the ticket price 20.6.-31.7.2024. Ask more at our hotel reception!

Find out more about Duudsonit Activity Park (website is in Finnish)!

Outdoor & indoor activities

city tour hop-on hop-off bussi

Hop-on Hop-off City Tour in Helsinki

Step into a comfortable double-decker bus and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the capital city of Finland! Our hotel guests receive a 20% discount on the City Tour’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour.
Ask for the discount code at our hotel reception!


Matinkylän uimahalli.

Matinkylä Swimming Hall

In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Matts is a new and modern Matinkylä Swimming Hall, which includes a 50-metre pool with eight lanes, a multi-functional rehabilitation pool with jacuzzi seats, a cold-water pool and a paddling pool and a teaching pool for children.

See opening hours and fees!

Matinkylä swimming hall will be closed from June 1, 2024, to July 31, 2024.
There is also Matinkylä beach nearby, which has showers and changing rooms. For more information, visit Espoo.fi!

Kaupunkipyörät Nokkalan Majakan edustalla Espoossa.

Espoo Waterfront Walkway, "Espoon Rantaraitti"

The walkway is altogether 40 kilometres long on the Espoo coastline. It offers great sea views in the fresh sea air. The way from Hotel Matts to the coast is only 2 kilometres and you can walk there, ride a rental bike or take the bus. Don’t forget to stop at Nokkalan Majakka for refreshments!

Nuuksio national park

Nature is close everywhere in Espoo and very reachable from our hotel. For example, you can travel to Nuuksio national park for a day trip. The ride there in the car is only about 20 kilometres. The park is also reachable by bus.

Nuuksion luonnonpuisto on upea retkikohde, jossa voi helposti majoittuessa Hotel Mattsissa.
Golfpaketti Espoo

Golf in Espoo

There are several high-quality golf courses in Espoo. The nearest golf courses of Hotel Matts are Tapiola Golf only 6.5 km away, and Löfkulla Golf 12 km away.

Ice sports and skiing in winter

There are many artificial ice rinks in Espoo where you can skate in the winter. See Espoo’s artificial ice rinks here. Ilmatar Areena is only a kilometer away from our hotel, where you can find public skating times. See Espoo’s public skating times here.

In the Espoo area, you can also go skiing in the winter when the weather is favorable! Read more here. You can check which tracks are available for skiing on the Ulkoliikunta.fi service.


Delicacies by the sea

Lovers of restaurant experiences will find something to do and enjoy in Espoo. Go on a tasting trip to the beach cafe-restaurant Nokkala Majakka!

Nokkalan Majakka on upea rantakahvila-ravintola Espoossa vain kahden kilometrin päässä Hotel Mattsilta.
Brunssi Espoon Matinkylässä ravintolassamme Hotel Mattsin katutasossa lauantaisin klo 12-15.

Restaurant Freja

Our hotel restaurant Freja is situated at the street level and offers a versatile breakfast, lunch, à la carte and brunch. Freja’s à la carte menu takes us on a delicious journey through the familiar and less known flavors made of the ingredients of the season.

In Freja’s atmospheric bar you can enjoy hot and cold drinks as well as a little salty snack. Our bartenders conjure up the best cocktails of the season – also as non-alcoholic versions.

Espoo in a Nutshell

Ilmakuva hotel Mattsilta Espoon Matinkylässä.

Espoo was founded in 1972 and is the second-largest city in Finland with 288 000 inhabitants (Sep 2019). Espoo as an area though has had a settlement for the past 8000 years. The surface area of Espoo covers 312 km² on land and 216 km² on water. Espoo has 165 islands and 95 lakes and 58 kilometres of coastline. Almost everything you can find in Finland; you can find on a smaller scale in Espoo.

Visit Helsinki

Metro asema, Metro station

Get to know our neighbouring city Helsinki, our capital! Helsinki city centre is easiest to reach by metro. The closest stop is literally on our doorstep and the journey only takes about 20 minutes.

Hotel Rooms

Hotel Matts standard-room in Espoo.
Standard rooms

Relax in our stylish 24 m² Standard rooms. If you need additional space, two rooms can be connected to each other. In this case, you can easily move without having to pass through the corridor. Pets are allowed, but please remember to notify the arrival of the pet in advance.

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Superior-room Hotel Matts.

Stay cosy and sleep tight in the comfortable double beds in our 24 m²  Superior rooms. Rooms are situated on the 6th floor and have a French balcony overlooking the peaceful courtyard.

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Hotelli Hotel Mattsin junirsviitti Espoon Matinkylässä.
Deluxe Room

Stay in a tastefully decorated 34 m² Deluxe Room that brings extra luxury and space to your visit. The room has a king-size bed to guarantee a good night’s sleep!

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Hotelli Hotel Mattsin sviitti Espoon Matinkylässä.
Sauna Suite

Extra spacious and comfortable 49,5 m² Sauna Suites bring value to your stay: a separate bedroom with a luxurious king size bed, a cosy Scandinavian living room and a spacious bathroom with a private sauna!

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Hotel Matts' Studio in Espoo.
  • 1 room (140 cm bed)
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony
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Hotel Matts' apartment in Espoo.
1-bedroom apartment
  • Bedroom & living room (140 cm bed)
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
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Hotel Matts huoneisto kolmio
2-bedroom apartment
  • 2 bedrooms (2 x 180 cm double beds)
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
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  • 3 bedrooms and a living room
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Sauna
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Distances from Hotel Matts

Matinkylä Metrostation: 0,1 km | Shopping Center Iso-Omena: 0,3 km | Cinema Finnkino Omena: 0,3 km | Matinkylä Ice rink: 1 km | Duudsons Activity Park: 0,3 km | Seaside café-restaurant Nokkalan Majakka: 1,8 km | Matinkylä Beach: 1,9 km  |  Espoo Museum Of Modern Art EMMA: 5,7 km | Otaniemi: 7,8 km | Espoo Metro Areena: 4,8 km | Tapiola Golf -nearest golf course: 6,5 km | Outdoor museum Seurasaari: 12 km | Matinkylä Swimming hall – opens 2021: 0,1 km| Helsinki City Centre: 13 km | Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: 29 km

Find out more what’s happening in Espoo from Visit Espoo’s homepage.