This was a day-visit with our small family now that the corona restrictions are finally getting lifted. The hotel had just re-opened and the restaurant "Tammen Alla" (i.e. "Under the Oak") was the main attraction for us. The source for the name is obvious from the attached pictures - the terrace of the restaurant is literally under a 150 year old oak. The hotel premises and the surroundings are really beautiful - the hotel buildings have been built for the tycoons of the old, the factory owners and mill leadership from the time the nearby blast furnace was still operational. In fact, the museum "Suomen Valimomuseo" is walking distance, on the other side of the main hotel building and well worth a quick visit.
The weather was perfect for our visit, a rather hot day but the temperature in the shadow provided by the oak was perfect. We had a few different types of pasta and a chicken salad - all to share, and all portions were really good. The vanilla icecream portion with oat biscuits was also perfect. Service was very good and attentive, although the terrace was relatively busy. While the portions were nice and tasteful, the best part of the visit was the overall ambiance of the terrace and the hotel surroundings.
In the end we ended up spending a good part of the afternoon at the hotel and the surroundings. First the lunch, after which we visited the above mentioned museum and walked the hotel surroundings. After this, we were under the oak again, for coffee and dessert. We will visit again during the summer - and will also consider the premises for future business or personal events.