Hotel Krepelin is located at the centre of the protected wooden house district of Kristinestad, a short distance from the marketplace. Our mission is to offer our guests unique accommodation experiences. We also cater for special occasions for a maximum of 30 persons.
Since 2002, we have followed Hotel Krepelin’s vision by restoring apartments in the protected buildings to their 1810s look, this being the decade in which the main building was constructed. The other buildings are also old: The Bakery, the Spice Storage and the wood shed date back to the years between 1806 and 1870.
Brothers Esko and Harri, who live on the top floor of the main building, are the fourth generation to operate at Krepelin: their great-grandfather Kalle Hektor moved to Kristinestad in 1910, their grandmother Kerttu bought the place in the 1960s, and their grandfather Esko held auctions in the yard. The brothers’ father continued auction activities until the 1990s, after which Esko and Harri’s parents turned the storage areas of the auction house into hotel apartments.
The beautiful main building has touches of the European neo-gothic style. While its features include craftmanship and colour schemes of the late 18th century, the possibilities created by the dawning industrial revolution were also typical of this era. The current entrepreneurs have worked together with local museum experts to combine the old-world look with 21st-century conveniences.
The concept of Hotel Krepelin is “Make yourself at home”. The ground floor of the main building, the Bakery and the Spice Storage contain a total of nine hotel apartments, each one with a private kitchen and bathroom. The hotel has 30 beds, 23 rooms and 9 apartments.
The ground floor of the main building contains one double and two single apartments. The Cowshed, which was renovated by building restoration students, is a family apartment on two floors. The Bailiff’s House of 90 square metres is the largest apartment of the hotel and also suitable for families.
The former Bakery has two single apartments renovated in the old style (2 beds). In summer, accommodation is also available in the Spice Storage and Horse Stables, where many visitors say they have slept particularly well.
The hotel does not serve breakfast but you will find coffee, tea, muesli, oat flakes and spices in the apartment kitchens. Outside the summer season, you can order a breakfast package for an additional fee. Bathing in the sauna is free for hotel guests.
Our new online shop offers such items as wool socks knitted in Kristinestad, Krepelin’s gift vouchers, shopping bags made with recycled cotton, a set of Kristinestad-themed post cards, and bars of vegan and/or organic soap made with meadowsweet, the emblem flower of Ostrobothnia.
The merchant’s buildings and yard were designed for buying, storing, and selling such goods as salt and spices imported into the country. The yard was once busy with horse-drawn carriages. Go along Hotel Krepelin’s guided history tour to hear more about life in the old days.
”A slow town”. Kristinestad is the first and only town in Finland that has been approved as a member of the international Cittaslow network. The Slow Cities movement, which stems from the Slow food philosophy, stresses life in the slow lane, uniqueness and respect for local things, as well as human, environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions.
There are many destinations for independent touring in the local area, and hotel guests can borrow bicycles.