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Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Saariselka
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“Great hotel, would definitely return”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We had booked this hotel as part of a trip to see Santa in Lapland, so were slightly worried by some of the reviews. We needn't have been: the room was gorgeous. More like a small apartment, it had 2 separate bedrooms, a longe/diner/kitchen. We even had our own sauna! It was very clean & cosy. The room was in a block separate to the hotel but the short walk to breakfast etc was great, the kids enjoyed traipsing through the snow. The staff were professional and the food was pretty good, in fact the breakfast was awesome. We booked through Esprit, their reps were great & there whenever you needed them. We had an amazing holiday & would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We traveled here in dec 13, 4 adults 2 children . The hotel is beautiful from the outside, covered in snow and twinkly lights, really Christmassy. The hotel is a little dated and the rooms a little small as there was the 4 of us in one room but well appointed.. Tea, coffee , big tv with a few English channels, hair dryer and a really handy drying cupboard for your outdoor gear.
The breakfast was good and had a fairly good selection. Dinner was not so good , not very much choice at all . But all very edible. Kids could choose from their own buffet( chicken nuggets and chips)
We sat in the bar area on a few occasions around the log fire which was pleasant.
We traveled with Thompson, who were brilliant. The Thompson elves are brilliant, full of energy and are in character at all times.
We were sooo busy while we were here and came home with brilliant memory's .

  • Stayed December 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel over Christmas. Our trip was with Thompsons. Two adults and two children 9yrs and 5yrs. We walked into our room and yes decoration in basic, but it's very clean, comfortable and warm. The food is mostly Finnish and delicious. Drinks are exspensive but in this part of the world they are. Santa Resort was a fab day. We also went taboganning great fun! On Christmas Day we skied we hired our ski equipment at the local resort. We brought a 3hr ski pass which was enough as our children have not skied before. We took the ski bus to the ski resort. At the sky resort is a cafe that serve pizza, ribs etc
We also took a snowmobile excursion to look for the northern lights. My husband and I went on the snowmobile while the kids went in the sleigh. We really enjoyed ourselves. My advice would be to take hand and feet warmers, plenty of layers. Take snacks for the kids high energy ones chocolate etc. please go a amazing experience.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Muttenz, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

If you want to discover Lapland, Saariselkä is a good point to start and the Riekonlinna a good place to stay. We enjoyed our private sauna and the views from our balcony. The staff was also very friendly and the food in the restaurant is very good, although not cheap. Since we spent new years' eve at that place, we could also enjoy the savory dinner buffet! It was excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went on the thomson trip 22nd dec-26th dec and had the best holiday ever. Me my partner and our two children aged 9 and 6. The all in one suits are fantastic that they give you to wear and we hardly felt the cold. The food in the hotel was ok, we always found something to eat. My eldest boy is a very fussy eater and he always ate something. The holiday was such a experience from the thomson reps picking us up and the elves on the coach. They get u to sing and have loads of fun. Cranberry the elf was a absolute star. My kids loved her. She was so happy all the time and loved singing 'when santa got stuck up the chimney'. She deserves a medal bless her.

The santa trip is fantastic, you try reindeer and husky rides. Mini skidoos for kids, ice hockey, artic circle, and visit father christmas on sleighs which is absolutely fantastic. My son started giving santa a big list of what he wanted haha.

We booked on the elf adventure which was quite expensive at £250 but was wprth every penny because like I said before the elves are amazing. We did tobagganning, ice fishing, snow walking, skiing and toasted marshmallows round a fire and had warm berry juice which is really nice. We also cut a christmas tree down and decorated it which my boys loved.

A big shout out goes out to the entertainment team they were absolutely amazing day and night! Koko and jingle bell bazz. They always had time to come and sit with us and have a chat and was just fantastic with the kids. We've been loads of places and this was definately the best place for the kids and beat entertainment we have known thanks to koko and bazz.

An amazing holiday we will never ever forget :)

  • Stayed December 2013
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Headley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We went with Thomson for the Christmas trip (22nd - 26th Dec). The hotel we ok for us 2 adults and a 8 year old. We had a twin room with a put up bed for the 8 year old. The room had a balcony, sauna and drying cupboard. Yes the room and hotel could have been posher but we don't go on holiday for the hotel. We paid extra for full board and as someone who is very fussy I always found something to eat. There was a great variety. I do not know why we had to have the Gala dinner the idea was nice but not practical, normal night were better. We did a couple of the excursions but did not book these through Thomson, before we left the UK we contacted Husky & Co, who we found on the Saariselka websiteand can recommend the 4-5 hour Husky trip and 2 hour snowmobile ride. Lovely memories made for our 8 year old.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The good:
Found reception to be helpful & friendly. Check in quick, few queues. "Some" of the food e.g. bread at breakfast and some of the Finnish food was pretty good.

The bad:
Room (stayed in main hotel) was like something from a few decades ago, cold (not in a temperature sense!) and unwelcoming. A picture on the wall might have cheered things up abit. Paper cups for tea and coffee, surely a couple of mugs would be safer and more environmentally friendly. The only modern bit of the room was a flat screen tv - perhaps that money would have been better spent on decoration? Small size room just about OK for two, but if party size is bigger (3) would suggest trying the apartments.

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Third bed for our 7 year old was like a torture table. Thought our little un was being fussy when she complained so wifey and I tried it out - she wasn't being fussy. Paper thin mattress made sleeping impossible.

Food was generally OK, but as previously mentioned in other reviews, Gala night (Christmas day) was horrendous. Tour operator (Thomson) must take some of the blame, but if you imagine a busy school canteen you get the picture - consider 2 sittings?

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna
Address: Saariselaentie 13, Saariselka 99830, Finland
Region: Finland > Lapland > Saariselka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Saariselka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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