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Pohjanpuistikko 2, Rovaniemi 96200 Finland
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#11 of 14 in Rovaniemi
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Versatile hotel with restaurant serving Lapland cuisine, set in centre of town by the River Kemijoki; 8 km to the Arctic Circle.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Safe
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Rumpari wrote a review May 2022
Oulu, Finland173 contributions57 helpful votes
I took a weekend trip to Rovaniemi and stayed for the first time at over 80 years old Pohjanhovi hotel. Have to say that I was positively surprised. A clean room (with a balcony!) was on the 5th floor and towards the river, which offered a fabulous and extraordinary view. Breakfast at the first-floor restaurant was also very good—nice hot and cold varieties. And of course with a view to the river. Customer service was also really good and helpful. The only minor issue was that the room was a bit outdated, but the hotel seems to renew them currently. However, it is easy to recommend Hotel Pohjanhovi for your stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Hannamaari Niemeläinen, Guest Services / Front Office at Scandic Pohjanhovi
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi Rumpari, Thank you for your kind and lovely feedback. I'm so happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we will see you again soon. Best regards, Hannamaari
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Nommii wrote a review Apr 2022
Petah Tiqwa, Israel201 contributions38 helpful votes
Excellent location in Rovaniemi. We stayed in a very nice room in the main building with a beautiful view of the river. Staff is very nice, especially Juuli who is awesome, smiling and friendly all the time even after a long day at work. The pool is somewhat heated, not warm but ok if you actually swim. I loved that the pool and sauna are open till 10 pm and doesn’t close early so guests may enjoy the pool after a day full of activities. Saunas are separate for men and women. I think towels should be provided at the pool, but you can ask reception and they will give you a towel. The reason I am giving a 4 star review instead of 5 stars is because in my opinion they could offer more options at meals. There was not an omelette station , that’s understandable considering that many groups stay in this hotel, but unfortunately the scrambled eggs were not very tasty each day (perhaps somewhat undercooked ). Every evening french fries were available, I think they should have more family friendly options such as pizza or pasta for the younger guests. Many of the kids in our group preferred to eat out because the didn’t like the food very much. On the positive side, there was a salad bar at all meals and desserts. This hotel is a very good option when visiting Lapland, in the center with pubs, restaurants, and shopping centers very close , and of course the beautiful river. The dining room offers beautiful views of the river.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: River view is beautiful
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67mxmB wrote a review Feb 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia125 contributions193 helpful votes
Hôtel with a proud history and nice location, in the city centre, near the river and close to pickup for excursions. However the hotel is very old, not very well maintained and dirty. Poor cleaning service, old linen, terrible bathroom with old plastic and no furniture… Avoid if you wish to relax after your daily activities in Lapland
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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BJSSAN wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very good location with a fantastic view for the frozen river. Near everithing with sauna, pool and a big restaurant. Very nice staff, very attencious and sympatic people. The "take away" service was very good and the food was very nice.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 27 Jan 2022
Hi Bjssan, Thank you for your kind review. I'm very happy to hear everything went well during your stay. I warmly welcome you to stay with us again. Best regards, Hannamaari / Shift Leader front office
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CEGYVRMN wrote a review Dec 2021
5 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is very well located, 5 minutes to the center of the town, next to the river. The rooms are spacious and the breakfast buffet is very good. However, they never change the table clothes so you will eat with the previous guest’s crumbs. The room floor seems to have never been vaccumed. If you have dinner, they will kick you out at 8pm, literally.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Hannamaari Niemeläinen, Guest Services / Front Office at Scandic Pohjanhovi
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Hi Cegyvrmn, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the breakfast and found the location of the hotel suitable for you. I want to apologies the lack of cleaning, I will forward this feedback also to our housekeeping department so they can take appropriate actions. Unfortunately during your stay restaurants were allowed to be open only until 8pm, this was one of the covid-19 restrictions. Neglecting this restriction could have led to closing the restaurant completely by the authorities so it is very important that regulations are followed strictly. I'm sorry that this impacted your stay negatively. I hope you all the best for the future and hopefully we will see you again. Best regards, Hannamaari / Shift Leader front office
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Micaela V wrote a review Dec 2021
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I were for Christmas with my family and we found a nice hotel, easy to reach even for thos on foot. well served by bus and taxi. Very helpfull and kind staff. well stocked and very good buffet restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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amaner wrote a review Dec 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom85 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for three nights. I saw from pictures and the internet that this hotel had a proud history. What I saw when I got there was a spacious but dirty room. I could clearly see urine on the toilet wall. The staff didn’t clean the rooms very well. What’s more, our room was in the second building and on the ground floor there is a safari company. Every night they closed the door so if you were late you had to use the side door and take the stairs as the elevator doors are in the safary company space. Clearly the management can do better than that. Every guest needs a clean room after a snowy day. It’s the least you should get with that kind of high prices.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Chiara F wrote a review Dec 2021
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The hotel is dived in 2 building, so make sure to find out where are you staying before making a reservation, because if you are in the second building you have to cross the street in the cold just to have breakfast and the elevator on that building works only from 9 am to 6 pm. The mattress on the bed are non-existent,the room was dirty, there isn’t a phone so you can’t contact the main desk. We had to ask a few times because they didn’t daily clean our room, stuff really unhelpful with any problem we had. One of our jacket went missing from our room. The only positive things are that breakfast was decent overall and the location is good because is in the heart of Rovaniemi. But the hotel is absolutely not a four star hotel, and the price is definì too high for the service they provide
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Felice123 wrote a review Dec 2021
Hastings, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked here quite late for our trip over Christmas. The reviews were accurate in that the place is very dated, but that alone would not put us off from staying as location is very good, right by the river and town centre and reception staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet nice quality and wide ranging so there should be something for everyone and there was a separate gluten free and vegan section. Rooms tired, but could be better with a little maintenance and cleaning. Fridge was helpful. Bed comfortable, but sheets were scratchy and not changed during our stay. It seemed that making the room up meant emptying the bin and replacing used towels and cups only. The sofa bed was not comfortable for the kids as the cushions kept slipping down as they were not fixed underneath, but we fixed by layering up some extra cushions so was fine. The pool was open despite the booking site saying it was closed. This seemed clean and not many people using it. It could be really nice with a little TLC.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Seems that there is a newer wing which will have better quality rooms, we stayed in the older...
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Shawn wrote a review Dec 2021
Sigonella, Italy4 contributions
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We came here for a family trip. The pictures are nothing like what the rooms actually are. We checked in and went to our rooms and promptly checked out. This place is old the rooms are tiny, broken furniture, disgusting floors and bathroom. Don’t waste your time.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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US$118 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rantasipi pohjanhovi rovaniemi, rantasipi pohjanhovi hotel rovaniemi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandRovaniemi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
212
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandic Pohjanhovi
Which popular attractions are close to Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Nearby attractions include Lumberjack's Candle Bridge (0.07 km), Angry Birds Park (0.5 km), and Lordi's Square (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe & Bar 21, Yuca, and Kauppayhtiö.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Scandic Pohjanhovi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Rovaniemi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Scandic Pohjanhovi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Scandic Pohjanhovi 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 Pohjanhovi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.