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Hotel Aakenus

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Needed a stopover on the drive north and booked this place last minute. The hotel is a little dated and I thought it was little pricey for what it was. However, parking is free and there was a good choice of food at breakfast.

The hotel ooks rather outdated. While the beds are made up, badrooms are not cleaned on a daily basis. It is located in an unassuming neighborhood not far from the city center. Breakfast is okay. The dinner buffet is quite bad with plain, overcooked food that is served luke warm.

On the busiest period of the year for the city, this hotel offers a good choice. With free parking and decent sized rooms at about 400m from the city centre is definitely worth it. Towels are old and the staff has the standard Finnish attitude, which is not as friendly as in the Mediterranean but still are helpful

We spent 4 nights at the Studio Valta, around 5 minutes walk from the city center and it was fine, the kitchen was equipped, the oven worked so we had breakfast and dinner in the studio. The bathroom should be plugs and it was falling apart..the shower was great though. In my mind i was expecting an ultra modern lifestyle but i found everything so old!! People at the reception are cool, i am used to the southern hospitality so yes they are cold and not talkative at all but its just culture difference. Overall it was FINE! Highly recommended if you are staying in Rovaniemi for a few days, its next to everything! Not pricey at all compared to other structures!! Thanx Aakenus Hotelli

We stayed here for just one night but enjoyed it. The hotel is close to the city center and its shopping and dining opportunities. The breakfast buffet was great and tasty. We can recommend this place for all those looking for a cheap but comfy place in Rovaniemi.

Quite basic hotel but good for one night. You can park around the hotel for free and with a 10 minute walk you are in the city center. Good breakfast buffet. There is no lift so pay attention if you have heavy luggage.

+2 Centigrade we we arrived after 9pm. piles of snow left over from their winter still abounded but the room was well heated. the room had a microwave and a hob, oven and even a fridge! Hardly a necessity around here at this time of year! Not the most modern of places but it did the job.

We just had breakfast in Aakenus. The food was ok and does not differ much from typical hotel breakfasts but the atmosphere and environment was just like in Kaurismäki movies. I liked especially home made cakes and buns. Some does not like the environment but others may enjoy it!

It is located about 700m from the town centre. The Arktikum (about 1 km away) and the railway station (about 1.5 km away) are within walking distance. The room was clean and tidy, and spacious to house twin beds. Basic facilities were available and breakfast was adequate for a morning walk. Though I stayed for only 1 night, I found the staff very friendly.

The room and hotel were clean but furnishings were tired and dated. It was actually kind of depressing, especially after a full day of traveling and you just want to get to your hotel and relax, it wasn't very inviting. The staff was friendly enough, but when we asked the lady at the desk for help to get the TV working we were met with a big sigh and felt like we were disturbing her as she stomped up the stairs to our room. She fixed the TV but it was awkward, and why wasn't the TV working properly in the first place? The breakfast buffet was decent, I didn't love the food but that wasn't the hotel's fault. The dining room was equally dated and as depressing as the lobby and rooms. Everything was clean though, no complaints about that. The hotel was also gracious enough to hold our bags in a secured room (for free) after we checked out but still had several hours before we had to catch our transfer, that was a nice touch. It was a short walk to the center of town so location was fine, but for a few dollars more you can stay in a nicer hotel right in the town center.

Koskikatu 47 Rovaniemi

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Aakenus places you within a 10-minute stroll of Lappia House and Arktikum. This 45-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Lordi's Square and University of Lapland are also near this Rovaniemi hotel.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 45 rooms feature desks. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Aakenus enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a TV in a common area. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff can provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 215 reviews