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Rukankyläntie 15, Rukatunturi 93830 Finland
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Five-story Hotel in heart of Ruka pedestrian village near lake, 25 km from Kuusamo & airport. Different type of rooms and apartments. Apartments are in wooded surrounding ab 350 meters from the main hotel. Most of standard class rooms are renovated 2012 and 2013 with cosy decor . Spacious superior class rooms with balconies available. In every apartment you can find a sauna where you can enjoy after the refreshing day spent outside. Free wi-fi in hotel rooms and lobby area. Day Spa - in the hotel permises; facial and body treatments.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid public parking on-site
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Hiking
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Karaoke
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Mhilleb wrote a review Sep 2022
Lohja, Finland6 contributions
Rooms were above average. Rooms have basically everything you expect. Food was also good. Breakfast had a quite wide selection of everything. The quality of customer service was variable. Another half of staff were the most kind while another half were quite rude.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Klavdiia B wrote a review Mar 2022
Finland18 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very pleased with our stay at the Scandic apartments. Location is very good and ticks all the spots for the great time at the resort. I was very pleased that hotel took into the account the request for the 2 level apartment we have requested. We were very lucky that our view was towards the slopes, perfect view for relaxing during the evening time! We had everything what we needed, perhaps oven could make it even better, yet not a big thing: you can still cook all your meals without any problem. Totally recommend for staying, will absolutely come again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 24 Jun 2022
Hi, Good to hear that your stay went well! We try to grand wishes with best of our ability anytime we can. We do have some apartments with oven and rest should have micro with oven function. I hope that we will see you again. Summer wishes, Katariina / Reception
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Tez C wrote a review Feb 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
I recently stayed at the Scandinavian Rukahovi hotel as part of a Crystal Ski half board package deal. The hotel is in an excellent location, in fact, I don’t think it could be any better! 20 seconds walk and you’re at the gondola. Covid restrictions in Finland meant that bars had to close at 5 pm and restaurants at 6 pm although takeaway dinner is available in the hotel until 7pm. I actually quite enjoyed the buffet dinners and tried some new things like reindeer, moose and pike! As well as the hot buffet selections (normally one meat, one fish and one vegetarian dish) there was always a salad bar, two dessert options and a tea/coffee bar. Breakfasts were lovely and plentiful with options to suit all including a separate gluten free station. It was taken in the large 3rd floor restaurant overlooking the slopes. It was very nice to see the restaurant staff sitting down to eat their breakfast after the buffet was closed. I stayed in a superior room which was very spacious with a balcony (looking over the back but I did get some good views-see picture attached!) The room had a sofa, a comfy chair, two comfy beds, a large dressing table, large wardrobe and hanging area, a drying cabinet and a huge bathroom with an amazing hot and powerful shower. There was also a hairdryer in the bathroom. There were no central controls for the heating but we did not have the radiator on all week as it was plenty warm enough, in fact, we opened the balcony door slightly on a few nights to let some nice fresh air in. The superior rooms are in the main part of the hotel as you exit the lifts and luckily our room was on the third floor which also housed the breakfast restaurant and the saunas. Saunas are separate for men and women. There are signs in saying no more than two persons right now because of covid restrictions but I rarely saw anyone else in there when I went. There is a playroom for children opposite the saunas and in the large reception area there is a pool table, sledges to hire and board games. There are quite a few areas to sit down and relax there but we weren’t sure if you could after 6pm just now. Also in the ground floor is the ski room. It is large and houses individual cages which you can get a key for from reception. Certainly very handy instead of carrying your equipment up and down to your room. On that note, I was shocked on a couple of occasions to see people coming to dinner in their ski boots. The restaurant floors are wooden and as I saw on a couple of occasions can be quite slippy. I personally found it quite rude and unsafe (dropping snow onto the floors) to not even have the decency to pop them off. Oh I’m fact, I did see one guy take them off at the table he’d sat at, right next to the buffet. Imagine the smell! Maybe a reminder in the room info and restaurant entrance that ski boots shouldn’t be worn in there? Anyway, would I return to the hotel? Yes I would. The staff were all lovely and friendly despite me only knowing a couple of words of Finnish. The hotel is clean, well presented and like I said at the start, is in the best location in Ruka :)
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A superior room is good as it has a sofa, a fridge, a balcony and is in the main building so not...
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Responded 22 Mar 2022
Hi 994tezc, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel and share your experiences. It is good to hear that your stay with us went well and you got to enjoy the short distance we have to the slopes. I will forward your note on the ski boots in restaurant. It is shame that corona restrictions had effect on your holiday, but hopefully next time you get to enjoy our country and hotel without them. Sincerely yours, Katariina/Reception
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RasIOM wrote a review Jan 2022
Douglas, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
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Ruka's a small resort, with a lot of charm. We stayed in Ruka several years ago, and noted the great location of the Rukahovi hotel, so it was our first choice this time around. We're glad we did - we're staying in a superior room, which is spacious and comfortable, with a balcony overlooking the gondola lift, ski slopes and town centre, making for some great photographs. There's free wifi. Leisure facilities at the hotel itself are limited, but with some great skiing and lots of opportunities for winter activities on your doorstep, I'd be surprised if anyone would be spending a lot of time indoors. The hotel's location is fantastic - in the middle of everything, and literally a few yards from the new gondola lift and rental shop. There's a cosy bar and restaurant area and a separate restaurant area for breakfast - unfortunately all closed at 6pm due to Covid restrictions, but that's not the hotel's fault, and all venues in Ruka are currently under the same restrictions. Staff have been friendly and helpful at all times. The room has been kept clean and warm. We booked full board, and are getting a choice of three courses for dinner, focusing on local specialities - salads, soups, burgers, dishes and desserts - with fresh salmon, reindeer, mushrooms and berries featuring heavily. The menu doesn't change, but we've enjoyed everything we've eaten very much. Breakfast is excellent and has featured a large choice of Finnish and continental dishes, with some fresh local berries, breads and juices. The room has a few rough edges, but they're minor - blown bulbs, sharp edges on a crack in the shower door - but it has a drying cabinet, lots of storage space, efficient heating and a screened vent to the outdoors to moderate the heat. We got a free lockable ski store, right next to reception, which was very useful. The balcony was a great feature, with large windows looking up to the slopes, which are lit up at night - stunning views. You really can't beat the location of this place if you're looking to stay in Ruka village itself - a short trip in the gondola gives access to Ruka valley, and the nursery slopes on the other side of the hill. The gondola is weather-dependent, so doesn't run all the time, and you're reliant on the ski bus to get to the nursery slopes if it's not running. If you want the better shopping, food and entertainment in Ruka village though, this hotel is a winner. Location can't be beaten, the food is a well-cooked selection of local specialities, and the staff are great. We'd heartily recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2022
Hi RasIOM, We are happy to hear that your experience with us was good and that you enjoyed our location in Ruka village. It is good to hear that our superior room and the slope view were to your liking and hope that your holiday was fantastic. Hopefully we will be seeing you again and next time there will not be corona restrictions and you get to enjoy our restaurant and lobby bar fully. It is good to hear that our restaurant and breakfast were good. We will be contacting the maintenance regarding possible cracks or sharp edges on shower tiles as that can be dangerous and will need to be fixed. Sincerely yours, Katariina / Reception Scandic Rukahovi
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Chris wrote a review Jan 2022
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The quality of the room is ok but of a distance from reception up a lift and down and up stairs so if you have mobility issues that’s a problem. No sauna in room I was led to believe there would be and all saunas out of order or you have to pay! pool table out of order and food no al carte just cold gloop if your going half board. Restaurants close at 8 due to covid no nightclub nothing to do part from ski and sleep
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Aug 2022
Hi, thank you for your visit and feedback. We are sorry that the visit did not go as you had hoped. We hope to see you again so that we can offer a better hotel experience. Best regards Petri
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5nowFlake wrote a review Jan 2022
Helsinki, Finland29 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location in central position of Ruka Village. It is truely ski-in, ski-out hotel. Rooms have not been refurbished in whole (our room had newly done bathroom but not bedroom). If you want to have something fancy, this definitely is not your choice. But in my opinion there is a good value for your money at this hotel. Breakfast has something for everyone and tables were cleaned quickly. If you ski, there is a ski room where you can keep your skis and don't need to take those to your room. There is a drier in the room (for ski clothes, helmets, boots etc).
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 15 Jan 2022
Hi 5nowFlake, It is good to hear that your holiday with us went well. Hopefully we will see you again next time you decide to come to Ruka. Sincerely yours, Katariina /Reception, Scandic Rukahovi
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starbar101 wrote a review Dec 2021
Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, United Kingdom388 contributions75 helpful votes
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We stayed in Ruka at the Scandic Hovi Apartments (Tui), they are a 5 min walk to the hotel where breakfast is and the village, they front the ski slopes so great views, loved watching the skiers. The apartments are spacious with a drying cupboard, sauna and kitchen/lounge/dining area . Bedroom is up a paddle staircase which was a bit steep. Beds were v comfy. Kitchen had everything you'd need for a few days. WiFi worked great. Check your outside cupboard for sledges. Breakfast at The Scandic was great with lots of choice. Take the gondola over to Ruka Valley, well worth it. Lovely little park in the centre for the kids. Ruka has shops and places to eat and a decent supermarket for a few days
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We walked the long way round to the village, follow the lake and up the metal steps far quicker
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Responded 11 Dec 2021
'Dear starbar101, thank you for your visit at Scandic Rukahovi and thank you for your feedback on your stay. Nice to hear that everything went well for you during your stay. We are really proud of our breakfast. I do hope that we will meet again in the future. wishing you a great holiday season with best regards from Ruka Lea Riekki, general manager Scandic Rukahovi
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FinnishMom wrote a review Dec 2021
Southwest Finland, Finland69 contributions66 helpful votes
Spent four days at Rukahovi, activity getaway with a friend. We wanted to treat ourselves with a fantastic room with a sauna, so we chose the "presidential" suite. This was such a horrible customer experience. First the positives: 1. The room was clean. 2. Breakfast was nice. Then the negatives: 1. The reception wasn't very welcoming. Not a smile, not a "how has your day been". Not an "enjoy your stay with us". The typical Finnish blank face monotonous check-in. 2. The toilet paper. OMG. The cheapest sand-paper that you can find. In a presidential suite. How's the customer experience when the first thing you want to do is to go to the store to buy proper, soft, toilet paper? 3. The sauna. The sauna wasn't getting warmer than 55C. We informed the reception, but they said that the maintenance was out. Then, the maintenance had "fixed" it the next day, but no. The sauna still warmed only to 55C. The sauna was one of the main reasons we chose this room. And now we could not enjoy it. 4. Towels. There was ONE bathtowel per person. No bathrobe. Two ladies in a presidential suite - expectation is to have something to wrap around the head and the body. Needed to ask for more. Got some more. 5. The light blocking curtains above the "presidential bed". They were 2-3 cm TOO SHORT, which led to the light shining right into your eyes when lying on the bed. Has anyone ever tried this experience throughout your hotel? How can you design something this bad? 6. The fireplace. We thought - how cool. We can sit in front of the fireplace and enjoy drinks. Called the lobby to ask for something to start the fire with, they had the lighter and wood available, but needed paper or "sytykkeitä". The answer was that "sorry, the fireplace is out of order, you can't use it". What? First of all - if you have left a lighter lying around, with woods, and the fireplace is OUT OF ORDER - you write ON it that we shouldn't use it. If it is out of order, there might be a security/safety risk with it. Not telling this to customers is horrible. Second of all. FIX IT - it is the presidential suite for gods sake. 7. The balcony. Looked like something from East Berlin in the 70's. Paint peeling off the railing. Beton floor. Plastic chairs. Not very presidential. It would take you 2 hours to repaint the hand rail. I would warmly recommend working with some service designers and customer experience professionals. This was just sad and ridiculous.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 11 Dec 2021
Dear FinnishMom, thank you for your stay with us here at Scandic Rukahovin and your comprehensive feedback on your stay. I am really sorry that everything has not been ok during your stay in the Presidential suite and we have not been able to solve the issues mentioned in the feedback. We will go through your feed back with our team nd act upon it to solve many of these issues to serve our guests better. I do hope that we could serve you again in the future here at Scandic Rukahovi. Wishing you a very nice holiday season with best regards Lea Riekki, Scandic Rukahovi
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vertig0 wrote a review Nov 2021
Finland117 contributions36 helpful votes
I spent a nice short holiday at Scandic Ruka with my adult children. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our ensuite room was peaceful and spacious and equipped with a balcony and a small refridgerator. The breakfast was very good. Definately to be recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 13 Nov 2021
Hi Vertig0 Thank you for staying with us and your nice feedback. It´s great to hear your stay went well and you enjoyed your time in here. Have a nice winter time and welcome back soon:) Best regards, Mirka/ Scandic Rukahovi
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TKarhumaa wrote a review Nov 2021
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For three days stay there was one 3-quarter roll of toilet paper. On monday morning I requested more and was told the cleaner would bring more. By noon tuesday this did not happen. Luckily there is a store nearby so you do not have to use the curtains
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 6 Nov 2021
Hello TKarhumaa thank you for your visit and feedback. We are very sorry to hear about the problems came out during your stay. I will forward your message to our housekeeping so in the future we could avoid this kind of situations. Have a nice winter time and hope we see you again some day here in Rukahovi. You are warmly welcome back. Best regards, Mirka/ Scandic Rukahovi
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US$103 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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rantasipi rukahovi hotel rukatunturi, rantasipi rukahovi ruka
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Rantasipi Rukahovi
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FinlandNorthern OstrobothniaRukatunturi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandic Rukahovi
Which popular attractions are close to Scandic Rukahovi?
Nearby attractions include Ruka (0.1 km), Shopping Center Kumpare (0.1 km), and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandic Rukahovi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Scandic Rukahovi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scandic Rukahovi?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandic Rukahovi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruok Burger, Hanki Baari, and Classic Pizza Ruka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scandic Rukahovi?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Scandic Rukahovi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Rukatunturi.
Are pets allowed at Scandic Rukahovi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Scandic Rukahovi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scandic Rukahovi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Does Scandic Rukahovi have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.