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K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

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K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

Was on the point of booking the Crazy Raindeer but am now tempted by the K5 hotel in Levi! Can anyone advise and help us with a decision? We are a couple in our 50s, non skiers, looking for peace and relaxation, lively evening chat, not too many kids, but looking forward to kids' activities such as huskies, and raindeers.

We like relaxing over a meal and don't mind going half board, but would prefer a hotel dining room that's attractive and not too much like a 'canteen'.

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1. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

Neither one of the restaurants (in K5 or Crazy Reindeer) can be considered a canteen. Bistro K5's design is more minimalistic Scandinavian whereas the restaurants at Crazy Reindeer are more rustic and decorative.

Bistro K5: http://www.k5levi.fi/en_restaurants/

Restaurant Sky in Crazy Reindeer: hulluporo.fi/poro/esivu.php?id=30&kieli=en

Restaurant Ämmilä in Crazy Reindeer: hulluporo.fi/poro/esivu.php?id=176&kieli=en

Edited: 11 December 2013, 17:12
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2. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

"looking for peace and relaxation"

This sounds like a cabin to me. Crazy Raindeer is one of the liveliest hotels in Levi, K5 might be a bit more quiet. Defintely avoid half board; after a good breakfast you'll be fine untill dinner. Dinner every evening in the same restaurant does not sound very exiting, no matter how good the place is.

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3. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

Many thanks for the useful advice!

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4. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

There are good restaurants outside hotels too. The Panimo (Brewery) is nice and locals seem to like the Tango. Best menu I think is in Ämmilä, nice touch of classic & local ingredients with a twist. All of these are in the village.

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5. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

Ämmilä is in Crazy Reindeer... Myllyn Äijä is the best to my taste. Arran was really good but haven't tried it now when it's called Narran... Also Pihvipirtti has good food.

You can also buy a dine around packages that would allow you to eat in different places every night: hulluporo.fi/poro/esivu.php?id=189&kieli=en .

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6. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

We've stayed at both hotels. Nothing wrong with Crazy Reindeer, but K5 was worth the extra money - in a quieter area, less children, and a nicer dining room. The main problem with K5 was the distance from the slopes but it was well located for everything else.

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Have stayed at k5 5 times - would recommend - quiet,friendly - plenty to do there. Always gone half board - recommend the food and restaurant - very relaxing after busy day.

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8. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

I'm at the k5 right now. It's nice only a 5 min walk to slopes. Relaxed and chilled. Food OK, limited choice but can pay extra for a la carte however not running at the moment. Would recommend.

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9. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

Just picked people up from Crazy Raindeer defiantly go for K5.

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10. Re: K5 hotel or Crazy Raindeer? Doing too much research now!!

How about Sokos Hotel Levi? That's in the middle of all, rooms are very comfortable (most rooms have also own sauna - ask for one) and the hotel restaurant has good food and nice atmosphere. Other restaurants are also close. If the hotel is full it mmight be little crowdy at breakfast.