The Levin Alppitalot means something like "Alpine style lodging in Levi", but of course our Finnish business partners could have told us anything since our knowledge of Finnish has taken years to arrive at three words (thanks, one, two).
The Alppitalot is a quite up-market apartment building where you will share the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and saunas. Everything is impeccably clean and nicely heated up which is of course essential in the Northern Finnish winter. Our reservation included food and drinks, which means that some nice person comes to the apartment and restocks your fridge with everything you would want for breakfast and pre-/after-dinner snacks.
One word of warning: If you are from continental Europe, you will have no idea what it means to stay this far up North during winter. It is very, very cold, and it is very, very, very dark. Of course you know this in theory and in your head, but to actually be in there is a whole different ballgame.
Our Turkish colleagues fell into depression approximately 15 minutes after arrival, and the Germans and Central/Southern Europeans followed on day 2. Judging by this metric, I must be Turkish as well as I asked myself why on earth I had taken two three-hour flights with Finnair to be in the Winter Wonderland.
As I was not very happy with the location overall, I have to give a lower ranking, but the accomodation is very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The authentic and original Levin Alppitalot / Levi Alpine Chalets provide you with well equipped, comfort oriented, prime position chalets from two person lodgings to spacious 15 person apartments. Great views towards Levi Fell's main slope open from most of the Alpine and Alpine Star Chalets. All apartments feature a private sauna and a kitchen. Most apartments has fireplace too. Levi resort's services couldn't be any closer: the main slope, hiking and skiing trails can be accessed by merely crossing the road. Restaurants, bars, shops and everything else is just a walking distance away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Levi Alpine Chalets Finland - Lapland