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Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for one night after our hiking trip. We had the standard room. The rooms were actually quite outdated, but we still got a good night's sleep, despite the fact that we were located right next to the driveway on the first floor. We could have also upgraded our room to include a sauna for an extra 12€, but we did not use that option. Our friends we were traveling with had a family room, and had separate beds for all of their three children, and a sauna. We could not hear any noise from the rooms next to ours, and the water pressure in the shower was good (we appreciated this, after an overnight hiking trip). The breakfast was delicious with some local touches, like dried cranberries, and you could even bake your own waffles for dessert. There was also a selection of breads, muesli, fruits etc. We had more than enough to eat, and there were surprisingly many lactose-free options as well (like yoghurt and milk). The view from the breakfast restaurant showcases a nice scenery of the Finnish Lapland, since there is also a skiing slope there, and the hotel is located on top of a hill. Overall, it was a good stay. Nothing special, and not much to complain about. So if you are in Rovaniemi area, it's an option to stay here.

We visited the sky hotel via Thomsons holidays, the hotel was very welcoming and the staff very friendly and efficient. Sat at the top of the hill over looking Rovaniemi the hotel has the best views! Out the back the ski slopes are a bonus, but make great walks in the deep snow! Couldn't recommend it enough as it was so magical and close to the Arctic Circle and Santas Village which are a must do! We enjoyed husky sleigh rides and reindeer sleigh rides which are a must do! One night of the stay while enjoying food in the restaurant we even was blessed with seeing the northern lights which are clearly seen some nights from the hotel! Simply perfect! But in December it gets up to -35 so wrap up warm! :) We will be back!

We were 7 adults staying for 6 nights in 3 rooms over the New Year period. It was a pleasant stay. The hotel is situated on top of a hill, around 10 minutes drive to the centre of Rovaniemi. Very conveniently located for winter sports as the ski lift ends around 100 metres from the hotel entrance. Otherwise, no shops or nowhere to eat in the vicinity of the hotel unless one goes to the centre. It is an average hotel, the rooms were of a good size, however the rooms had a step inside, which could easily lead to a fall. Otherwise the room was comfortable, and wife was ok too. Breakfast was ok, nothing grand. So were the evening meals which were buffets. The choice of dishes served never varied much from one day to the next, and even its presentation was nothing to write home about. I would say that both the food are the service were, all in all, quite average. Though one must say that the view from the restaurant is quite scenic. I'm not sure if the hotel had a lift. Our rooms were on the ground floor, and we always had to go up to the first floor to dine.

we had the last room at the end of the corridor which was a bit of a shlep but -we had a fire place and a private sauna. It was a lovely room with a great view and it was warm and cozy and clean and big

Because who doesn't want warm tiled flooring after a long day outside in the snow? Beds are super comfy and soft, just want you NEED after a long day out in the snow. Staff is beyond helpful and sweet. Honestly they were absolutely amazing and incredibly helpful with booking trips, changing train tickets, you name it! Especially Maria at the reception desk, she went above and beyond to help even letting us use her cell phone. Thank you again so much!

We spent 3 nights at this hotel, as members of a big group who occupied most rooms those days. We stayed on a half board basis, and we really enjoyed our stay : cozy beds, very tasty buffet dinner and breakfast, nice private sauna (2nd floor room). What could be better is: wifi signal strength, room cleaning (first day they only changed towels and not even bothered to make the beds....), bathroom amenities (there are none, even soap is out of a wall mounted container). I think all rooms have only two single beds, not one double-bed in them. Atmosphere is pleasant, lobby is small and includes reception and a nice bar..... Hotel is on the top of a hill/mountain, quite isolated but guests can enjoy pleasant walks around it.

I have stayed in Chalet Ounasvaara and i can only say that the resort is a typical finnisk style and is unique ans super amazing. The breakfasft is exceptional and the room have also a small sauna inside private... Very nice Hotel. I want also thank Mr.Mikko the receptionist who is a real diamond there, very helpful and professional. best regards Emanuele Vecchio

Well we always promised to take our daughter to Lapland as she had been to lapland Uk for 4yrs on the trot. We booked 3 nights in various hotels in the area this being the first one. We had a lovely drive in the snow about 30 mins maybe a little more from airport to the hillside location of the Sky Hotel. Whilst it looked exactly how you imagined it the hotel is a little dated and has no Lift, now given all the heavy bags for a bit of skiing a lift or porter is a necessity. We enjoyed a friendly welcome and sat by the fire whilst awaiting for our room but unfortunately the restaurant was shut and if you want a table in the evening book to avoid not eating although the staff do there best for residents. The food in the Restaurants was the best we had all trip and fill your boots because the other places we stayed was not a touch on this A La Carte. The rooms were adequate although dated, the view over the canopy(tree Tops) was fantastic and being able to ski straight from hotel fabulous.

Vanha mutta siisti hotelli. Ystävällinen ja kielitaitoinen henkilökunta. Palvelu on henkilökohtaista. Päivisin vain baari auki. Huoneet perustasoisia ja siistejä. 2. kerros uusittu. Isommissa huoneissa sauna. Kauniilla paikalla ja lähellä erilaisia liikuntamahdollisuuksia. Koska sijaitsee mäellä ja paikalla on rappusia, ei ole paras paikka liikuntarajoitteisille. Ei sisällä luksusta vaan hyvää henkilökohtaista palvelua, ei siis "snobeille". Suosittelen sporttisille. Old but clean hotel. Staff is friendly and skilled in languages. Service is individual. At daytime only Bar is open. Rooms are clean and basic standard. The 2nd floor is renovated. The bigger rooms has own sauna. Hotel locates in beautiful area and there is different kind of exercise possibilities. Because hotel locates in hill, there is stairs, it's not best place for physically challenged. Not a luxury place but very good individual service, not for "snob". I recomend for sporty people.

It was girls trip to hunt aurora and ski, this hotel is a bit remote from city but its atmosphere was perfect ! From airport to hotel, you got two choices, one is taking a shuttle bus which costs you 12€ each and stopped some other hotels or we chose to take a taxi which was around €30 as we were three together, it arrived hotel fast! Hotel lobby was small but warm with open fire, quite a lot of guests hung out there. Receptionists were all speaking good English, we stayed in a room with sauna which was on 2nd floor, beware that NO elevator so you have to carry your own luggage up! Room was heated and quite spacious with a small cute sauna room! Not much amenities in bathroom so suggest to bring your own. Breakfast was good with stunning view, especially if it was sunny you will see a beautiful sunrise! One night we went out to see aurora, there were lots information at lobby to help you hunting it, reception also could make a call to your room if there was. We chose to join a local tour to see aurora, they did pick up and send us back to hotel, and we did see it ! People said the rooftop can see aurora too, although we didn't, it's worth going up to have a panorama of Rovanimei. We skied, receptionist told us we could walk along the downhill slope to reach the ski centre, it was a bit scary since everyone was skiing and snowboarding. After skiing we took the chairlift back to hotel, beware it charged €6@ if your lift pass expired. We had a dinner in the hotel restaurant, it was great with yummy food and good ambience. Service was also very good but food choices a bit limited since there were only 3-4 options for each course. Food presentation was excellent! Transportation was one of the challenge here, but it was ok to spend time in the hotel with ski, bum board and snow. Taxi to Santa village was around 25€, centre was 16€. Some days there was bus and free shuttle, check with reception. Overall, it was a great stay and chill with amazing view and had a hot sauna while outside was freezing!

Room options

Twin Room, Sauna

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, bathtub and sauna

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sauna

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

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74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 228 reviews