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Hotel Ivalo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ivalo
Launceston, UK
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258 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“It's ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights with the sole aim of seeing the northern lights - conditions were perfect and we saw them two out of three nights. The hotel is basic but comfortable - the food we had was of a good quality and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The gift shop is well stocked and cheaper than many other places. One negative is there is no facility for making hot drinks in your room. If you are here for a short time I would recommend it.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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edinburgh,scotland
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

This was an excellent hotel in a very small town.The room was excellent - very spacious with excellent bathroom facilities.I had breakfast,lunch & dinner in the hotel & though it was all self-service,the quality of the food was good.The staff were very helpful & ther was a shop where souvenirs could be purchased.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Vadso, Norway
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45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Slept one night. Ok hotel for money. A little tired, but good sized rooms. Small pillows. Fine with indoor swimming pool and sauna. Ok but basic breakfast. Good service and friendly staff. Tried dinner in the evening, whitch was good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oulu, Finland
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92 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Pretty nice and large hotel in the Fell Lapland! Our room was adequate although its bathroom was clearly outdated. The sleep quality was excellent: quiet location and cool room despite of warm weather outside. The room was spotless clean. Breakfast was ordinary one, unfortunately lacking fresh fruits and vegetables besides bacon. Check-in was very fluent despite of big tourist group arriving at the same time. Ask for a riverside room, otherwise your room can be unpleasantly facing other rooms or hotel's parking place. A 10-minute walk will take you into downtown Ivalo village.

Room Tip: Ask for a riverside room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, California
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100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We spent two nights here as part of a tour. The room is simple, but the location is great. Right next to a river with nice views. May have been ok to walk, but the bugs were swarming. It was fun to compare the shadows at different times of the day. Breakfast was a buffet and more than adequate. We arrived on Sunday and the TV was not working (there had been a power failure). Could not get it fixed till Monday. Warning: in early July, it can be very hot in Ivalo! Overall, the hotel was just fine for where it was. Has sauna and indoor pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Normal, Illinois
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502 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Hotel is right next to the River Inari which you can see thru the window of your room and take a walk at its bank.

Being located so far north and far from populated area this hotel is dated about 70’s/80’s and has spartan but adequate accommodations such as only one bath towel, no coffee/tea maker, paper towels to dry hands in the bathroom, but hotel has sauna.
Free fast Wi-fi in each room. Rooms are clean, and more spacious than regular European standard. Service is pleasant.

No restaurants near the hotel. Hotel food is mediocre. Pizza shop about 8 minutes walk from hotel. About 10 minute walk to the center of town to buy grocery and supplies.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Creston, Canada
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76 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Check in to hotel after a 850 km drive. The receptionist was very pleasant. I must have been tired as I locked myself out of my room before I had my bags inside the door.
Room was spotless. Window opened to allow in a breeze. Comfortable bed and good work station. Internet was high speed and free.
Ate supper at their restaurant. Had a local meal of reindeer. Tasted like elk to me. But not as gamey as venison.
Check out was very fast.

Room Tip: If possible, get a room overlooking the river. So peaceful
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Ivalo
Address: Ivalontie 34, Ivalo 99800, Finland
Region: Finland > Lapland > Ivalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ivalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ivalo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ivalo is surrounded by Northern Lapland's wilderness and the National Park with its numerous rivers, lakes and fells. From Ivalo you can continue on to Northern Norway, the Arctic Ocean and the North Cape, Hammerfest or the Murmansk region of Russia. The activity service Club Nord provide wintertime experiences such as hunting the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), enjoying the Lappish nature driving with snowmobiles, husky dog safaris, reindeer or horse sleigh rides. In the summertime, activities include trekking, fishing, canoeing and even gold panning. A visit to the reindeer farm may be the highlight of your stay or indeed a visit to the Sami Museum Siida and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre. ... more   less 
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