Old fashioned Spa Hotel
A very relaxing few days, although I meant to book Sokos Hotel in Oulu Centre. Staff could not be more helpful and plenty of them. All of them spoke sufficient English to get by. An excellent bus service takes you into Oulu Centre for 3.30 euros and 5.80 to airport. But there is no cash point so bring some pocket money. There's a service charge for transfering bills to your room though. just have a drink less and your covered.
Breakfast buffet is very good and you'll want for nothing, even to Rice Krispies, strawberry yoghourt, and acceptable scambled egg. The view is lovely in the morning and in the evenings there are some special sunsets (as you look west across the beach to the small islands beyond.
A small camping site half a mile away has a shop and a cafe bar. And, just by the harbour wall there is a viewing tower from where you can see the wind turbines well offshore. To the north there is a lagoon with plenty bird life and another bar/restaurant.
There is plenty for families to do: swimming, flume, massage, training and all manner of accompanied exercising. It's quite a happy place especially the wee family pizza bar that is a bit cheaper and caters for all. It might seem a bit dated but for all that there was everything you could wish for.