Krepelin is a small family owned "apartment hotel". The buildings are from early 19th century, ie. rather old. The buildings are well kept. The apartments are in two annexes to the main building and our consisted of a living room, sleeping alcove with two beds, kitchen and bathroom, ie. like a small home. You could also sit in a sunny inner garden just outside your apartment, The place was clean and well equipped. No breakfast service was provided, but there was a nice restaurant less than 200m away for breakfast á 10 euro. To summarize, this was a nice and cosy place, where you could stay for a longer time if needed.
Hotels offer more or less the same facilities wherever one travels but this residence is rather unique. Apart from a vary spacious self catering apartment, rather than room, the hotel contains a museum of local artefacts, a shop containing local handicraft products plus some of historical interest and if you are lucky there can be live music in the courtyard with coffee, sausages and doughnuts offered as refreshment. The location may be a little difficult to find being deep within the city labyrinth but Kristiinakaupunki being such a small and interesting town any resident can provide directions. This is an ideal stopping off point for those travelling along the Bothnian coastal route.