We came to Ruka on a skiing holiday in February with Crystal and stayed at the ruka village inn, we booked half board which alowed us to eat across in PisteBar every night and can defiantly say its the best value money ski holliday we have had. The hotel is fantastic the rooms were perfect and the sauna just want we needed after dealing with -30 temperatures on the slopes (make sure you read the manual on the sauna, turning it on wasnt as obvious as the dials made out). The small kitchenette had everything you needed to russle up something if you were going self catering. I cant really comment on staff etc as we didnt really encounter any or need to, we were given are room pass codes on the bus on the way in and just walked straight in with our bags and up the lift. Breakfast was had in Cowboy's which is attached to the reception area and consisted of a continental style buffet which was perfectly addiquate. The Ski room downstairs was ok it mainly was just some lockers to keep them in but it helped. Its only across the little roundabout in the village centre and your at the bottom of the chairlifts so location wise it couldnt be better.
Ruka itself is brilliant its so compact but yet doesnt feel like theres nothing there, everything interlinks and has been built sympathetically. The ski runs are ideal for anyone learning or on there 1st few weeks of skiing wide open runs with barely a sole on them. Mainly tree lined and stunning vistas everywhere you look. Quiet is an understatement there were times we were lucky to see anyone on the same run as us, theres enough also to keep you happy when it comes to variety with a decent quantity of runs to last the week. PisteBar was the place to go during the day at the bottom of the ski runs and again on a saturday night but its really doesnt get going till about 11pm.We did most of the trips on offer Husky sleigh rides, Snowmobiling & Ice Fishing all were excellent and added to the enjoyment of the holiday and best of all we got to see the northern lights which were the icing on the cake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In year 2012 renovated RukaSuites apartments provide different sizes apartments that are made especially for the needs of an active family. Apartments are located in walking distance from the slopes and ski lifts. ... more less