Lapland Hotel Ylläskaltio3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
fabulous 4 night break booked through travel zoo/fleetway travel/ monarch. It was called the artic experience and was an all in price which included taster experiences, snow suits and boots . I have looked at a few reviews before I went and read the hotel was dated but clean and comfortable and that was correct. The large bar area in reception is fine and has some soft seats . The restaurant upstairs is large and very casual and the bedrooms are in need of a refurb but they are perfectly adequate and comfortable. We only used the sauna in our room once but I would say it was a bit dangerous because I slipped on the wooden stool climbing up on the seat and nearly landed on the burner as it is not well protected . The bedroom was very warm as was the hotel. I turned off our radiator for the entire stay and the room was still fairly warm. The snow suits we were given from Lapland safaris in the hotel were good and kept us nice and warm outside. Lots of people are wandering around in them. The evening meals we had in the hotel as we upgraded for 20 euros per nigh each. We quite enjoyed the food and so did most people we spoke to although the choice is limited ti 1 fish 1 meat and I vegetarian option buffet style. For example reindeer, or salmon or vegetable lasagne. Every night there was a lovely homemade soup and fresh baked bread. The people who worked in the hotel are very friendly and the monarch reps were nice. Didn't hard sell any trips but we chose to do one with them and 2 we booked direct with the company's. Just down the road from the hotel there is 4 companies that do all the same type of trips , reindeer safari sleigh. Husky safari, snowmobiling. Snowshoe walking etc. The trips are fairly pricey but I really enjoyed them all. I.e 135 euros each for reindeers , 152 each for the huskies. 100 for the snowmobiling. All the trips are really well organised any warm clothing needed is provided and the guides are friendly and informative. There are a few restaurants around and a bar all within 10 minutes walk. I would love tome back
Stayed here one night because Levi was fully booked. The hotel is not in walking distance to skiing hills - but the snowmobile tracks are passing the hotel if thats in your interest. The bed pillow is one of the worst I have ever seen. How could the cleaning staff have any pride in their work when leaving that on my bed? If I went out, killed a fox and stuffed it into the pillow cover, it would propably have been better. Have some pride in your work cleaing people! Could not turn up the heat in the room, heaters at max, but still freezing. When you want hot water in shower, it takes like 2 min before you get any.... Breakfast is pretty basic, nothing to brag about at all... On the positive side... price was ok.
This hotel was a very pleasant surprise. I suppose we had anticipated something less comfortable, it being such a northerly latitude to spend a holiday. But we were wrong. Our room was very comfortable, clean, well-maintained and with the requisite great view. The sauna was a real bonus. Sitting in your own private sauna, sipping a glass of wine....What's not to enjoy? The clothing provided was ideal and there was lots of help and advice on hand. But most of all, I must say how impressed I was with the kindness of the catering team. I have some very severe food allergies and was dismayed to find, on our second night, that the main dishes all contained ingredients which would make me very ill (the nearest hospital is a considerable distance away). I complained about this to my husband, a member of staff overheard and I was quickly reassured that a special meal would be prepared for me. Which it was. And it was delicious. The same happened the following evening, because the chef felt he didn't want to take any chances. I cannot thank the restaurant team enough for their kindness and caring attitude. The scenery in this region is beyond description, in it's spectacular beauty. I am sure we will return here again and again and I'll be very happy to stay at this lovely hotel.
Wow... what a holiday! We booked through monarch and the artic experience and it was incredible. You get amazing food at the hotel, we booked bed and breakfast so we could eat out. It's all you can eat for breakfast and you get slightly different options every day, including cooked breakfast, toast, cereal, waffles etc. You get a tour guide who is really helpful who goes to all the activities with you and is located within the hotel. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfy and there was a fridge in the room, we stayed in a family room with a loft bed up the stairs. There's a sauna and a shower. The reception area is nice to sit in during the day and evenings as there's a bar. Lots of places to visit around the hotel including the frozen lake where we saw the northern lights which is near to a massive supermarket. Incredible holiday. We will be coming back next year!
Spent four nights at Hotel Yllaskaltio as part of a package. Transfer from airport very smooth and well organised and within 45 minutes we had arrived at the hotel. We checked in (early), the room was cosy and functional, with a sauna in the bathroom. Beds very comfortable and the room was warm and inviting after days spent in the cold. That said, the rooms are not luxurious but you come here for what's outside not to lounge in five star luxury. The artic gear issued as part of the package was essential, and although it appears bulky and hot when clambering into it, allowed us to have lots of fun in the snow and cold. We upgraded to half board, and the restaurant was welcoming, with a good selection for breakfast and dinner. The bar serves some good local beers, and the wine list hit the spot. The activity morning included in the package was brilliant fun. We were sceptical at first, especially when we realised we would only get an hour and a half, but when there, it's was magical. The dog sledding was our favourite and the snow mobile and reindeer were good fun. They are just short tasters, and you can book longer excursions. We booked a night time snow mobile safari, which was hairy, but amazing. The trip to the snow hotel included in the package was fantastic. Such a beautiful place, try the ice shots, but remember to hold the bottom of your ice shot glass...they are slippery little things. The staff at the hotel were exceptionally friendly, and always happy to answer queries. We spent lots of time on the lake especially at night, a short walk, cutting through the supermarket car park. Tip- take a flask ( hip and coffee) to extend the amount of time you can spend out waiting for the lights. We were lucky enough to see them although the full moon and cloud cover restricted the full experience, but nevertheless still magical. Would not hesitate to return to the hotel, and will be booking the Artic Experience again next year. 5*****
The whole trip has been organised by Monarch and we have been met, transferred and welcomed in to our hotel. Staff was friendly, we had an activity day where you try everything for free before you book and we had reindeer rides, husky ride, snowshoe walking and snow mobile ride. If you don't have licence you can be a passenger. Also trip to Ice village been also thrown in the deal so we had a ball! Hotel was clean and not over crowded, free sky suits and boots provided. Staff is friendly and helpful . Rooms are spacious and have an upstairs bedroom as well as downstairs bedroom. Bathroom has a sauna in it!!! So we spent days enjoying the snow and exploring the place and excursions and in the evening enjoyed the sauna to warm up , then out again to watch the Northern lights. We watched it outside the hotel which was free (no need to pay to be taken to lake or other places if you can get there yourselves or like us - watch it just outside the hotel) There is local supermarket where you can get all you want and mite need . Good food , drink and plenty shops for souvenirs also .Free use of sleighs and you can take it out of hotel grounds with you . It was wonderful experience and we will definitely recommend it and will be back ourselves . The only thing is there no lifts - a lovely man helped me carry my suitcases upstairs and food can be hotter and better . Otherwise its is wonderful time throughout! BOOK AND ENJOY :-)
I was in the hotel one night and strictly on business, so I can't say much about activities around. At least the ski lifts are something like four kilometers away. Some shops are quite close to the hotel, though. In the village they turn off all the street lights at 10 pm, so that people can watch aurora borealis better (in winter). Staff was really friendly and the lobby was homey. Breakfast was ok - nothing extraordinary, quite typical for a Finnish hotel. The room itself was a bit worn, though. I think they could do some fixes in the near future... There was a private sauna in the bathroom, but I didn't have time to try it.
Travelled with Fleetway/ Monarch on a 3 day Arctic Experience. The taster sessions were just enough and enjoyable.The Snow village trip was great. Recommend the Snowmobile ride in the evening. It is extra but we were out for 4 and a half hours and when we arrived back at the Ski slope the northern lights came out to see us which made our trip worthwhile.Dave our guide was great on this trip. Rooms are basic but with having to walk to and fro in your snow gear they do their job.Sauna was a nice addition and great for drying out clothes. Food... now this isn't great.. breakfast was ok but for 3 days I could live with it and there are other great places outside of the hotel to eat.Staff were good .I would advise booking trips asap as they sell out fast. Enjoyable break and would stay there again and do the same trip. Very pretty country
At first disappointed with the room as very basic,soon realised that for the activities we were doing and the wearing of snow boots and snow suits, the room decor was about right. The hotel staff very friendly and accommodating, very helpful in the restaurant helped my wife with her allergy to fish. We would stay again when we arrived Lapland Safaries had a well organised area for distribution of snow suits and boots.
Stayed here on a Monarch/Fleetway Northern Lights Experience, the hotel is pretty basic in terms of rooms, the room decor does the job but very much 3*. The rooms can get very chilly on the ground floor especially as the window was open when we arrived in -20! The breakfast is ok, but personally i wouldn't bother paying for lunch or dinner - better to walk into the village (10-15 mins) and get something from the restaurants and shopping centre there. Quite frequent buses up to the ski slopes if you fancy a lesson. All round was fine, would stay again due to location and experiences around and about.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Lapland Hotel Ylläskaltio places you within a few miles (5 km) of Kellokas Visitor Centre and Kesankijarvi. This 72-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. In the mountains, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Yllas Ski Resort.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's buffet restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 72 rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect to find WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Rooms also include hair dryers. Limited housekeeping is available.
At Lapland Hotel Ylläskaltio, guests have access to a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for EUR 15.10 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and securing valuables. This ski hotel also has a terrace.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 164 reviews