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“Warm 80's Alpine Feel - Nice Hotel With Free Sauna and 4 Star Breakfast!”
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Rantasipi Polar
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
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“Warm 80's Alpine Feel - Nice Hotel With Free Sauna and 4 Star Breakfast!”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I had to decide upon my choice for a month because the price of accommodation in Finland is astronomical. I am so happy I chose this Hotel. The room was airy, big and had a good few tv channels. The shower was running lots of lovely hot water. No free wifi, but I knew this when I booked and didn't bother me as I enjoyed a trip to the most Northern Mcdonalds in the world for a nice hot coffee and free Wifi for 1 Euro. The Staff were ok, not that chatty but I loved the alpine feel, the log fire, the 80's feel. The free sauna was divine and did it the traditional finnish way. The pool was adequate for a such a hotel as others did not have one. The Breakfast made it all worth while and the choices of food was huge. I had everything from Porridge to a hot breakfast. Also what was fantastic was takeaway coffee cups for a cold walk in the snow with one after brekkie if you wanted. Bus Stop to Santa Village leaves just around the corner - ideal! And the good thing was it snowed both days. Train Station 25 minute walk and quite far, but was fun in the snow and minus 12 degrees! I will recommend! Thank you!

Room Tip: Doesn't matter where you go, Rovaniemi is a quiet big town!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Rooms are nice & cosy. They are clean and warm as well.
No amenities like soap or coffee & tea in the room. That is a little shame...
Pool is small but nice.
Location is good, staff friendly.
Good hotel, all in all

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kerava, Finland
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Cumulus Rovaniemi. The rooms are big, the staff helpful and the decoration is from 70s - 80s, giving the hotel a great atmosphere. Outside parking is also free for customers, which is very nice.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

In the heart of Rovaniemi. We were a minute's walk from Lordi's Square which was very handy especially when the temperature plummeted.

The decor seemed dated compared to their other hotels across Finland, almost like it was the 70s. But that's not really a problem at all. Breakfast buffet was the same as most hotels, a nice variety of cereal, yoghurts, breads and meat. Though I would avoid the scrambled egg!

The room itself was bigger than I was expecting, as was the bed. Plenty of pillows and blankets were available, though we couldn't work out the aircon unit! Also, the shiny wood flooring made for plenty of static shocks when wearing your wooly thermals - of course, not a problem for the hotel. TV worked fine, some channels overly grainy but we weren't really watching too much of it anyway. My only qualm with the layout of the room was the fact that there were two lamps directly above the bed on the wall, at a perfect height to hit your head on in-fact if you were making a quick escape to the loo in the middle of the night.

The hotel did provide free internet in rooms, but it was via ethernet cable - which was fine since we brought a netbook but could be problematic for those wanting to bring tablets and smartphones only.

Bathroom seemed a but cramped but was everything that was needed. Mind the step when walking in though, caught me out a few times.

Sauna facility was great. Always at a decent temperature (except when the last person had left the door open), area was very clean and the pool was within easy reach.

In all as a place to stay that has a hot shower, comfy beds and warmth when the temperature outside is reaching about -30C, Cumulus is a great and somewhat more affordable way to stay in the 'capital of lapland'. Very good location, well maintained and most of the staff were very friendly. There were a few who didn't even acknowledge us as we walked past but most were friendly.

Would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oulu, Finland
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hotel is one of the basic hotels of the Cumulus chain. Nothing fancy but very good night sleep despite of poor pillows. Actually one can pick more firm pillow at the reception but I didn't bother to do so. The room temperature was quite high, 24° C. Its bathrooom was good in which you can be sure to be able to enjoy a hot shower. The tv set was an old crt one with slight snowfall. Cleanliness with excellent. As this hotel lies in the middle of the city, your room view consists of roofs of other buildings.

The breakfast in a cozy restaurant was very good, as usually in Finland, although missing bacon and locally baked buns. Reception staff was very friendly and sunny. Amount of free parking places outside is rather limited but the hotel has a chargeable inside garage.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

everything with that place is ok, but the internet is terrible!!!
do u remember before 2000 when o logged in by dial-up connection?? this is it!!! it takes u back to your childhood!!! lol!!!
seriously now, they have to fix that. i just paid the owner 5oo euroz for my stay here. just take the money and put modems in each floor!!! jesus!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bargara, Queensland
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

Good location - airport bus/taxi stops right outside but you have to wait in the cold. Close to downtown. Breakfast buffet was pretty reasonable. Restaurant food and prices compared well with local speciality restaurants. However, no complimentary tea or coffee was a bit greedy. Staff were helpful but not very clear in giving directions. Free WiFi available. Welcome to wait for several hours in the hotel lounge after check out as our flight was not going till 6pm.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rantasipi Polar
Address: Valtakatu 23, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland (Formerly Cumulus Rovaniemi)
Region: Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rantasipi Polar 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peaceful & comfortable contemporary hotel in the centre of town; near Lappland's nature and attractions. ... more   less 
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Rantasipi Polar Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

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