Santa's Hotel Aurora
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Santa's Hotel Aurora

View from the top of the Luosto fell
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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Luosto
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Unique Arctic Glass Igloos with glass ceiling and walls anta's Hotels has built 10 entirely new kind, lavishly appointed glass igloos in Luosto by Santa's Hotel Aurora. Rooms have been introduced in February 2015. Santa's Hotels' glass igloos are intended for year-round use. The new glass-roofed, arctic view rooms offer a whole new opportunity to experience Lapland, the ever-changing nature by bringing it closer than ever. Staying in these rooms a unique landscape of Luosto presents itself outside the windows every day in a new way. Northern lights, midnight sun, autumn colors and winter polar night are nearby and you can experience them while enjoying the comforts of a hotel room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Paid internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Ski In / Ski Out
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish

Location

Luppokeino 1, Luosto 99555 Finland
Name/address in local language
267Reviews14Q+A48Room tips

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r0ycekukreja wrote a review Mar 2020
Shimla, India16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Igloo room for our honeymoon for two nights. It was completely magical. Nothing we have experienced before. To be clear, it’s not a five star hotel, you’re paying this price for the location, experience and view. The room is small but cozy and has all the basic necessities. The staff is very friendly, the restaurant feels like it’s straight out of a Christmas film. The food and drinks are amazing too. We highly recommend choosing Santa’s Hotel Aurora if you’re confused between various hotels with igloo rooms (like we were). Luosto is easily accessible from Rovaniemi and it’s a beautiful town.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alex C wrote a review Jan 2020
Gulf Breeze, Florida25 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came in Dec 2019 for our honeymoon and he hotel gifted us a little glass elf. Since we've gotten it we take it everywhere! We spent money on extra alcohol and gifts because this hotel was so awesome. Our room had its own sauna and the staff had no qualms about me being heavily tattooed and running outside to jump in the snow after the sauna, like a true Finn, they laughed. We didn't cause any disturbances and didn't run through the lobby, but in other places my tattoos have been an issue. Our server for dinner was Maria and she was by far one of the coolest and down to earth servers we had while in Finland. She talked to us about her Sami heritage and recommended some dishes.

On to the hotel itself, breakfast was included and there was a wide variety to choose from. Walls weren't thin, beds were comfortable. TV was a bit far away but we didn't use it. The hotel itself great Christmas decor in the lobby and room. The lobby even had some chairs and board games by the fire for the cold blooded. Lots of info on the bulletin board in the lobby as well. But the staff are what made this for us. If Maria wouldn't have been our server it would've still been a great experience but she really took it over the top for us.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Keith B wrote a review Jan 2020
Broadstairs, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We often spoke about our visit to this little hotel and how much we enjoyed it. People say that returning to a place is a mistake as it does not live up to the previous visit but we can honestly say it was even better than before, and the new chef has improved the menu considerably. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. A sauna in the bathroom and log burner in the bedroom adds to the Scandinavian atmosphere. There are plenty of snow-related activities nearby to fill your days. We rarely go back twice but we might make it a third time in the near future!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Stephanie D. wrote a review Dec 2021
Brest, France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 5 nights in this hotel. Very well situated (at 1h15 from the airport, at hundred meters from the ski station and very close to all entertainments) in a beautiful wild area. I was travelling with my two daughters, the room offered enough space for 3 and was equipped with its own sauna. It was very clean, comfortable and quiet! We enjoyed our stay, all the more that the staff was awesome, super friendly and very kind. Whereas the reception was not opening before 8am, the staff showed up at 6:30am the day we were leaving just to make sure everything was okay and the taxi we ordered was there ! I really appreciate this kind attention. Breakfast was delicious and the Restaurant outstanding. One of my daughter is vegan, the chief offered different meals to accomodate her diet. This was wonderful vacations in a great place, if I ever go to Luosto again, I will surely look to stay in this hotel again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We had a room downstairs, it was quiet with a view on the backyard very snowy and firs
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JS wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed a night on our way back South from a week long hike in Muotka. The basic room we booked ahead was very afforable and pleasantly modern. We had previous experience with Santa’s Hotel from their Saariselkä location and it was nowhere near as enjoyable. Everything here was very neat and taken care of, timeless and clean. We enjoyed the sauna in the room, the bed was very comfortable and the basic room had everything we needed. It was bigger than we expected, too. Our only mild complaint was the toilet paper which seemed very cheap and thin.

The breakfast was lacking varierty (ie. no bacon, scrambled eggs etc) but it is off-season and it wasn’t very busy at the hotel so it made sense. Still very enjoyable and tasty breakfast, calm area to eat and pleasant staff.

Overall, our stay was everything we wanted and the price was very affordable considering the quality of the service and the stay in general! The small grocery store and a good restaurant (Punakettu) were within an easy walking distance, too, and we got to park out car right in front of the hotel entrance.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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baileys456 wrote a review Jan 2023
Saltash, United Kingdom206 contributions122 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was perfect for myself and my husband to visit Lapland. Lovely location in a small village right next to a ski slope.

Room was extremely clean and so cosy. Having a log fire and a sauna was such a bonus.

We were half board and found a great selection at breakfast, with traditional foods to try. Dinner was 3 courses with no choice for us, it was absolutely delicious.

Staff were so friendly and helpful, we felt very welcome from day 1.

Village had a few shops and restuarants to try, but everything shuts down around 10, and considering it was dark from 3pm. It was nice to sit in the bar which carried on serving drinks or chilling back in your room with your own sauna and log fire.

Lapland Safaris office is right next to the hotel, so just walk over to take your excursions.

included in our holiday at this hotel with Nordic Experience was a night in the glass igloo, we did this on our last night. So luxurious and just perfect.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Louise F wrote a review Jan 2024
Durham, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing!
We stayed in one of the igloos & it was fabulous. Small but just what we needed for an amazing family stay. The heated glass roof clears the snow so you can lie & see the stars & aurora, whilst in the cosy igloo.
The main building is lovely & only a very short walk away. The restaurant was really nice offering a good selection of delicious food served by very helpful staff.
The resort itself is small & beautiful, lots of walks & stunning scenery. There is a ski slope which was a 2 minute walk from the back of the hotel.

I would certainly recommend & hope t return one day
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma-Kate2007 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom180 contributions78 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Santa’s Hotel Aurora in Luosto was the perfect choice for part of our honeymoon. Maria's thoughtful assistance in arranging a beautiful room added an extra touch of magic to our stay. The resort's proximity to the ski resort, just a 5-minute walk away, made it incredibly convenient for us to enjoy the slopes during our visit. The staff's exceptional helpfulness further enhanced our experience, making us feel welcomed and well taken care of throughout our stay. A fantastic place for a romantic getaway coupled with great accessibility to outdoor activities!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rickypar wrote a review Mar 2022
Genoa, Italy195 contributions118 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Maybe a perfect place for skiing, but nothing more to do in winter. we can't reach the amethyst mine because on Sunday it's closed. The food was good, the room has a sauna inside. Staff was really nice
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ground level rooms have an easy access
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Waye W wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I originally booked at Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle. But due to low season, there was no staff or breakfast there so I requested to re-book us to Santa's Hotel Aurora in Luosto.

Staff were very nice and tried to solve our requests.

The igloo room is definitely some experience, but you can't really expect to see aurora from the room. There are too many lights around the igloos. Unless the aurora is very strong, you won't be able to see it due to the light pollution. It is better that you go outdoor to find the aurora.

The price is high if you aim at seeing the aurora, otherwise it is a nice room with good facilities and decoration.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't choose the igloo if you aim at seeing aurora
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Answer from Catherine W
Singapore, Singapore264 contributions119 helpful votes
Hi Juliet, yes it is true that the bus only runs at certain timings and you cannot miss it, otherwise you’ll have to wait for a couple of hours. You may find the bus schedule website online (posting guidelines forbid me from sharing the bus link here). For tickets: You can pay the bus driver in cash onboard the bus (not sure if they accept card, as we paid in cash). The bus stops directly in front of Santa’s Aurora Hotel so it’s very convenient, and brings you directly back to the airport/train station too. Just be sure to inform your driver that you are staying at Santa’s so he can let you know when you’ve reached!
LockersLondon asked a question Jan 2019
Hertford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Can you arrange a visit to see Santa if we stay in December?
Answer from Sofia Karimäki
Lapland, Finland
Hello, We can arrange private Santa Claus visit to your room in any time. Also Santa Claus visit is at the lobby 4-5 times X-mas period.
Mickmacpaddywac wrote a tip Jan 2024
Carlisle, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's a decent size fridge in the room."
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tinablueeyes87 wrote a tip Feb 2023
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms very tired and old"
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rickypar wrote a tip Mar 2022
Genoa, Italy195 contributions118 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground level rooms have an easy access"
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Stephanie D. wrote a tip Dec 2021
Brest, France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room downstairs, it was quiet with a view on the backyard very snowy and firs"
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Waye W wrote a tip Oct 2021
7 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't choose the igloo if you aim at seeing aurora"
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PRICE RANGE
€99 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aurora chalet hotel luosto
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aurora Chalet
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandLuosto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa's Hotel Aurora
Which popular attractions are close to Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Nearby attractions include Amethyst Mine, Pyhä-Luosto, Lapland (4.1 km), Luosto Adventures (0.2 km), and Luosto Ice Skating Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Vaisko, Restaurant Aurora, and Torvisen Maja.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Santa's Hotel Aurora have airport transportation?
Yes, Santa's Hotel Aurora offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Santa's Hotel Aurora located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Luosto.
Are pets allowed at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa's Hotel Aurora?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.
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