European Society for Ecological Economics Conference | ESEE2019

Accommodation

A quota of rooms has been reserved for the ESEE2019 participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel quotas are valid until two months before the conference. After that, we cannot guarantee the availability of the hotel rooms but will assist you in finding accommodation. The hotel fees include breakfast, service and VAT. All hotel fees are payable directly to the hotels.

Please mark your hotel reservation on the conference registration form (will be published in January). Your reservation will be confirmed together with your participation. Kindly inform Aboa Congress and Event Services(info@aboaservices.fi) of any changes in your accommodation reservation.

Below is a short presentation of the hotels. For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services.

Hotels

Holiday Club Caribia
Kongressikuja 1, 20540 Turku

Hotel Caribia, situated on the outskirts of Turku’s city centre, is the right destination for all who long for excitement, energy and action. A spa that’s been realised in the genuine Caribbean spirit, an indulging wellness section nurturing both body and mind and versatile restaurants all ensure that the entire family will enjoy the experience. You’re welcome to embrace the sources of energy that surround you – The hotel Caribia is ready to welcome you! The hotel fee includes free use of the spa and wellness
centre.

single standard 138,00 eur
double standard 158,00 eur

Centro Hotel
Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

Centrally located, close to the Market Square, but away from the hubbub of the city, in an inner courtyard. Simple, modern hotel with a personal touch. Comfortable rooms, with wood floors, shower, hairdryer and cable television

single standard 110,00 eur
double standard 140,00 eur

Scandic Julia
Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Scandic Julia is a modern, recently renovated hotel in the centre of Turku, near shopping streets and the River Aurajoki. Vähätori, the new culinary centre of Turku with its restaurants and interior design stores, is just a short walk away. When staying in Julia, you will have full access to the hotel gym and sauna. The hotel has air-conditioned and comfortable hotel rooms and a bistro-style restaurant. There is a heated indoor parking garage located next to the hotel, and it has a charging point for electric cars. Guests at Julia always have access to free WiFi in their room and throughout the hotel’s public areas.

single standard 148,00 eur
double standard 168,00 eur

Hotel Scandic Plaza
Yliopistonkatu 29, 20100 Turku

Hotel Scandic Plaza is a comfortable hotel with stylish and harmonious interiors in the centre of Turku, along a promenade next to the Market Square. The Hansa shopping centre is located just across from the hotel and the banks of the Aurajoki River just a short walk away. Facilities include restaurant Bryggman´s gym and a parking next door.

single standard 146,00 eur
double standard 166,00 eur

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

The hotel Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located right on the banks of the river Aurajoki, a few blocks from the city centre Market square. The hotel has 184 stylish rooms. A wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel. With an in-house beauty salon and complimentary access to multiple saunas, the Radisson Blu Hotel provides numerous guest services to enhance your visit. After a day at the congress, enjoy a dinner at the hotel restaurant Grill it! Marina or have a drink at the terrace overlooking the river Aurajoki.

single standard or river view 128,00 eur
double standard or river view 138,00 eur

Room reservation and cancellation conditions:

Reserved room will be held until 6 pm on the day of arrival. The hotel is entitled to give the room to another guest after 6 pm. If you plan to arrive after 6 p.m., kindly send your credit card information through our Secured mail system to Aboa Congress and Event Services to ensure that the room will be held until your arrival. You can fill in the information on the credit card authorisation form and attach it to the secured email. Note that the hotel will charge your card only in case of late cancellation or no-show.

A reserved room may be cancelled free of charge 2 weeks before the arrival (except in case of illness documented with a doctor’s note). The hotel has the right to charge the guest for cancellations made later than 2 weeks before arrival or no-shows.

Other accommodation possibilities

Here’s a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options. Please note that there are no quotas reserved in these hotels. Prices, availability and reservations are to be asked directly from the hotel/hostel.

Hotel Helmi

Hotel Helmi offers you a comfortable nights stay right in the heart of Turku next to the main bus station. Our petit and private hotel offers lots of affordable parking places, cosy breakfast served in our own Café Helmi and friendly service from the moment you arrive! We have 34 rooms including a family room a room for handicapped guests.

Guesthouse Tapuli

A small and cosy guesthouse that is located near the university. Address: Kaivokatu 14, 20520 Turku.

Omena Hotel Turku

An affordable self-service hotel in the city centre. Address: Humalistonkatu 7, 20100 Turku.

Hostel Borea

A museum ship turned into a hostel, located next to the Turku Castle by the harbour. Address: River Aura, Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku.

Forenom

Furnished apartments around Turku.

More options and links: Visit Turku

Travelling

In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku.

Ferry

From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

Turku Airport

Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins).

A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.

Helsinki Airport

If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.

Further travel information

Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.

You’ll find more information about the host city and the congress venue here.

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