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Hotel Pyhatunturi

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The public areas are stylish and the overall service very good. The rooms offer spectacular views but they would deserve a basic renovation. Location of the hotel is ideal for skiers and all other athletics. The restaurant is somewhat disappointing as it needs a face lift. Nice bar, though.

This is our fourth year cross country ski-ing in Lapland (3 times in Finland and once in Norway). While the last 3 hotels have been of varying quality, the one thing that has united them is that dinner on a ski package deal has been awful. However, we have now finally found a hotel where the food is just great, alongside being an excellent hotel generally, with under-stated Scandanavian style and real friendliness. The hotel location is wonderful - halfway up a downhill piste, it has panoramic views from the breakfast dining room and great views from those bedrooms/balconies that face down into the valley. The snow-laden trees all around are lit up at night, and look just fantastic. However, beware, given its location, it is a steep walk to get to the hotel from the village/downhill ski base (about 13 mins). The Reception staff were all extremely helpful, and spoke very good English. The bedoom was great - balcony, shower, its own spacious drying cupboard (everything we put in dried overnight), good amount of hanging and shelf space, very comfortable beds. The one thing we could have done with was more drawer space. Dinner was served in the Colorado Bar and Grill. It's run on a concessionary basis, and has been open less than a year. As we travelled with Crystal on a package, we were given a set menu rather than the al a carte. The set menu consists of a choice of 3 starters (2 of which were vegetarian), about 6 mains (at least 2 of which could be turned into vegetarian), and 2 desserts. All the dishes could be found on the al a carte menu; most of the mains we were offered were 'Chef Specialities'. In other words, the hotel was very generous about what it offers, given that we were on a package deal. Importantly, every dish we ate tasted excellent, with really great portion sizes - too much actually - we could only manage 2 out of the 3 courses every night, even though we'd been ski-ing. Breakfast was served in a different dining room, again provided by the Concession. It was an excellent buffet every morning, with a wide-ranging choice of hot/cold, sweet/savoury, healthy/unhealthy! All the restaurant staff we met spoke very good english, were really helpful, and very friendly. The hotel has a really well-equipped gym, and separate saunas for men and women (you need to check with Reception re sauna times). Something which is not well advertised at all is that the hotel offers an hour's yoga class on Tuesday/Thursday evenings run by a fully qualified physiotherapist/yoga teacher, who also offers 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sports massage sessions, which are booked at Reception. These obviously come at an extra cost. The one small negative was that a number of the hotel's public areas (sitting area in Reception / Colorado dining room /Colorado bar) were a little chilly. This detracted from the 'cosiness' of the hotel. All in all though, a thoroughly recommended hotel, alongside a recommendation about Crystal, who manged the ski package very well.

We came her on a package tour with Canterbury Tales. The rooms are basic but nice & comfortable with a few English TV channels and nice bathroom. Bar area is rustic but nice. Not cheap, a bottle of Corona is €7 and a bottle of house red wine €40. The food in the buffet restaurant is again basic, but good enough. Very limited choice! We only stayed 2-nights, so it was fine, but would probably require a bit better if staying for a week.

We were starting a 3 hours walk from Pyhtätunturi hotel. From Pyhätunturi hotel is perfect tp go for long walks, during summer, or skiing in winter, good situation. The surroundings is beautiful around the hotel. The hotel has a nice gym, quit big, and sauna. Had also some drinks and everything worked out very nice.

We come late in night and have dinner in restaurant. Dinner was venison with mashed potato, salad and mouse. It was nice. Staff is very friendly there. Unfortunately we have not used pool or gym as is open until 8 pm. Wi Fi worked well. Breakfast was ok.

The PyhaTunturi ski complex has log cabins for rent, we stayed in one of these for a weekend. These cabins are in blocks of 6; we had the end terrace of one block, half way up the hill between the main road and the hotel at the top. A porch area with boiler and cleaning cupboard, coat hooks and somewhere to sit and put your boots on leads to an open plan kitchenette / diner / lounge; there is also the wet room / toilet / sauna. Then the fun starts - there is a staircase that leads to the bedroom, which has a double and 2 single beds. You walk up the stairs, and the closer you get, the lower the ceiling is. The double bed is under the centre of the eaves, and wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a massive light fitting above the bed. The singles are pushed under the eaves, so you'd have to sleep on the edge and not move too much in the night. All the clothes storage is downstairs, this is clearly just a dormitory. I'm 5'8", and I couldn't sit up in bed without hitting the ceiling. Husband is 6' and spent most of the weekend on all fours to avoid hitting the roof. The bed is also against part of a wall, with a huge gap behind it where the pillows fall every time you move. Nowhere to put a glass of water, pair of glasses, etc.. Kitchen was pretty well stocked, some provisions from previous visitors - pasta, rice, herbs etc. Maybe not enough saucepans for a family, though suspect most are only having breakfast here. Maybe due to the weather, the log burner would not draw, filling the place with smoke - we also didn't find the storage of additional logs. No English TV channels, not enough information in English in the booklet provided about the cabin about the complex - opening hours etc We had the Skibus from Rovaniemi to PyhaKuosto. This starts at Rovaniemi, and terminates at the Pyhatunturi hotel - not clear at all from the schedule. In fact it's quite informal, and will pick up and drop off as long as you can convey this to the driver. If you are in the cabins, the bus stops at the shopping centre and waits while you get the keys, then continues up the hill and drops you at the Huttohippu stop so you only have to drag luggage maybe 200 yards max. It then goes on up to the hotel. It does the same in reverse on the return to the airport. Although the Huttohippu stop is not on the schedule, if there is someone there, it will stop. The Skibus from Rovaniemi is timed around Finnair Helsinki flights, and does wait once it has landed. I wouldn't recommend taking the 06.20 bus for the 09.20 flight, as there is a huge queue for check in, then only one lane for security. No time for a coffee or mooch round the shops.

the hotel is pretty good for having a winter holidays and go for skiing, it has a nice gym, a lovely restaurant, lovely decoration, pubs, its a great place to have fun during the winter up in Lappland

Travelled here with Canterbury travel. Departed from Dublin on chartered Aer Lingus staff. We went on a 3 day trip. The entire trip was magical from strart to finish. On arrival at Dublin airport the Aer Lingus staff were all dresssed up. On the screens destination was marked up as North Pole. Once on board the cabin crew sang songs and got everyone into the festive spirit. We stayed in a log cabin. The cabin was so cosy with open fire place and plentiful supply of logs. Cabins were equipped to a good standard, even sledges supplied for the children to play on. Canterbury travel have designed an excellent programme. We got to drive husky sledges, go on reindeer sleighs, drive skidoos. The meeting with Santa was truly Magical and memories for our daughter will last for ever. Once you arrive in resort there are no extras to pay for all activities are included and so are meals. Obviously have to pay for alcohol and In Finland alcohol is not cheap. My tip is bring your own in your luggage the cabins are equipped with bottles openers and glasses. It is cold but you are supplied with snow suits and boots and as long as you layer up you will be fine. On our trip we got down to -24. Even got to see the northern lights. I recommend this trip to all.

We stayed at this hotel on the magical moments tour from Canterbury Travel. This review is more about that tour than the hotel but should give some idea of the hotel. Our adventure began a few days before Christmas. It isn't a cheap holiday but we hoped that by going with a specialist operator it would be worth it. It was. The booking process and pre-holiday information was excellent and give you a good idea what to expect. Our charter was a BA flight. The crew had made a real effort to get into the Christmas spirit: jokes from the captain, carols, Christmas jumpers and hats. It was a start that set the tone for the holiday. Rovaniemi airport was small but efficient and we boarded our coach for the holiday, meeting our guide, Beth. It is hard to speak highly enough of the positive contribution that Beth made to the holiday. She seemed genuinely bothered that everyone had a good time, rapidly building up great relationships with everyone on board and working extremely hard. The visits while searching for Santa were memorable. There were several coaches going around them in different orders but it never felt particularly crowded. At times the coach group were split into two groups, for example one group drove huskies while the othe looked at the dogs in their kennels and learned about them. ( Obviously the group's then swapped!) There are some of his special elves. They are a mix of characters and added to the overall enjoyment. ( Special mentions to Snowy Bowey, Noisy Nod, Tricky Dicky and Mincey.) It may be thanks to Beth, or it may just be how it all worked out but we found Santa on our final visit. This worked perfectly for us. The house was great and the process was managed very well. The only visit that didn't do much for us was the arctic circle shopping centre near the airport. It's in the itinerary as a possible visit depending on time: very sensible given that the transfer is an hour to an hour and a half. The crowds and slightly tacky feel made my wife and I both even more glad that we had paid a little more to do the Santa holiday properly. We took ourselves for a walk on our second night and ( mega bonus) saw the northern lights. Accommodation in Pyha was pretty good. Our room was a twin, with an extra bed for our daughter, so there wasn't a huge amount of floor space. Some families stayed in log cabins. While a romantic idea, we found the convenience of not having to get suited up before breakfast very helpful. The hotel staff were all friendly and helpful. Seeing snow everywhere is amazing. In this area, inside the arctic circle, they have snow from September to April our early May. Deep snow and white roads. The snow tyres on the coach helped the driver who was also excellent. It is cold in the arctic circle. It was unseasonably warm (0 or 1) at the start of our trip but the final day was a more normal below minus 10 ( in fact it was minus 20 at times. The information is clear on this fact and advises the need for multiple layers, good gloves etc. The snow suits were effective but in these conditions you need the layers below. On the visits there are times that you are inside, for example listening to the fascinating life of reindeer and those who farm them. Reading some of the reviews, I can see that they have led to Canterbury Travel making some tweaks. For example, after the journey from the hotel, seats are allocated on the coach. Also, Santa was not at all awkward and made a great impression on us all. Best age for this holiday? Probably children who are in Reception classes up to year 3 or 4 ( so aged between 4 and 9). Younger need to be able to cope with the cold. Older would work as long as they bought in to the experience. This also applies to adults! This is a holiday for people having fun while looking for Santa. There is noise and singing on the bus. If that isn't something you could adjust to, don't go on the holiday. However, you would be missing out on many truly magical moments.

We went on this family holiday as part of a Canterbury travel trip to lap land we went on the 4 day search of Santa. It was awesome. Very well organised to be fair. The fun started in Dublin airport thanks to Aer Lingus who did there very best to spread a festive cheer. Onwards to Lapland. The bus collected us on time and brought us to are hotel. 2 hours away but still quite eventful. We ran over a reindeer. Truly magical trip for kids. Snow everywhere. I'll update further when I leave. Bring plenty of warm clothes. Enjoy.

Kultakeronkatu 21 Pyhatunturi

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a leisurely stroll of Pyha-Luosto Visitor and Culture Centre Naava, Hotel Pyhatunturi is within a few miles (5 km) of Chapel of The Northern Lights. This 51-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, ski-in/ski-out access, and free in-room WiFi. It's in a national park and also within a 15-minute drive of Pyha-Luosto National Park.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 51 air-conditioned rooms feature desks. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

At Hotel Pyhatunturi, guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, a nightclub, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle at scheduled times for EUR 40 per person one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to help secure valuables, and offer sightseeing advice. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

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100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 46 reviews