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“Traditional Lappish hospitality” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rantasipi Pohjanhovi

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Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Scandinavia
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92 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Traditional Lappish hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I had hoped to stay at either the City hotel or the Santa Claus, but they were both fully booked during my stay, so I opted for one of the legendary and historical hotels in Finland, Pohjanhovi. I was not disappointed.

The hotel is located next to the Jatkankynttila bridge in the city centre. Some of the rooms have great river views. The location is quiet and central, everything is within walking distance. The airport shuttle bus stops at the door. Staff is friendly and helpful.

The rooms are comfortable, modern and sizable, with a few local Lappish touches in the decor. You get free wifi with a password valid for 24 hrs, you can get a new one in the reception when it runs out. It’s not the fastest connection, but okay.

Breakfast is a typical Finnish hotel breakfast with porridge/muesli, yoghurt, eggs, meat balls, sausages, salads, bread, bread rolls, pastries, coffee/tea, juice…not that versatile on fruit. Breakfast is served in a restaurant with great river views.

Enjoyed the stay!

Room Tip: ask for a river view
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Yavne, Israel
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387 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stayed with a group for six nights.
The hotel has an excellent location, very close to the town center, right on the river.
Rooms were clean and decent, definitely comfortable.
Heating was OK.
Used the sauna regularly, great place with the pool attached to it.
The hotel is mostly used by groups, which might be a nuisance sometimes.
Food was surprisingly good, tasty and fresh, not very much of a diversity , though.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the river.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

The location of the hotel is very centeral. Beautiful view of the river. Has it's own nightclub as well as the center of winter equipment rental for all winter activities. Nice rooms and good food. Ask if the room is equiped with a closed shower and not a plastic sheet...

Room Tip: Prefer rooms on the main building
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Rovaniemi is a small town. Most hotels located along the main street , so there is no big difference between them concerning location. This hotel is situated on river bank therfore lanscapes are nice.. It is next to "LAPLAND SAFARI" building where you can get all relevant equipment and tours.. [LAPLAND TOURS HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!]
Room size is not big. Over heated most of the time , but you can open the window.
Food was nice but since most people stay for a week they better change food selection

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sasi418
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

we have just returned from rovaniemi after staying 6 nights in this hotel. the hotel is in a great location close to the shops , and next to the lapland safari building which is where you get all your clothing for the trips in the cold weather. the staff were very friendly and efficient, the room was very comfortable ,excellent bed ,very clean , great shower , and enough wall sockets for the phones and camera batteries. the dining room is large and seemed to accomodate all the guests at the same time and the hotel was full.the food was good with a lot of variety but the breakfast was superb and in abundance.i would reccommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jackbuny
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

The shower instead of the bathtub would be nice.

Charge the batterie of the cellular phone would be easier, if there were more wall sockets in the room. Now it is impossible to see, what time it is, if you wake up in the middle of the night, because the phone is on the floor in a corner of the room.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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1,521 reviews
200 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel with my wife at the end of January for three nights. The location is convenient to go to restaurants or other hotels to take tour buses. Also, the bus stop to Santa Claus Village is just 15 meters away and it was convenient. Our room was annex area and this was >100 meter away from the reception. The room looked a bit old but it was no issues for the functions. The Wi-Fi, shower room, beds and space for two persons were comfortable. The breakfast had variety of meals. Overall, this hotel can be recommendable.

Room Tip: The room along the river side
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Rantasipi Pohjanhovi

Property: Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Address: Pohjanpuistikko 2, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Region: Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Rantasipi Pohjanhovi 4*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Versatile hotel with restaurant serving Lapland cuisine, set in centre of town by the River Kemijoki; 8 km to the Arctic Circle. ... more   less 
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