Hotel Alba is in a fantastic location on the Jyväsjärvi lakeshore, near the centre of Jyväskylä. The lakeshore location means several activities are possible at the hotel itself: swimming and rowing in the summer and skating on a ploughed ice rink in the winter. Most of the hotel's rooms have been renovated. The restaurant offers delicious Finnish food made from locally sourced ingredients. The hotel is near the University of Jyväskylä campus and the Alvar Aalto Museum.