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Scandic Pohjanhovi

Pohjanpuistikko 2, Rovaniemi 96200 Finland
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#11 of 14 hotels in Rovaniemi
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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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Raija wrote a review Mar 2021
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The words shabby chic describe my room in Pohjanhovi. I prefer this kind of genuineness over what standard modern hotels offer. The history of this old hotel was also nicely presented in several show windows. My visit was during the pandemic so there were only a few other hotel guests. I enjoyed the quietness during my stay and loved the views to the near by river Kemijoki.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Maisha R wrote a review Mar 2020
104 contributions61 helpful votes
When we arrived at the Scandic Pohjanhovi, I was really excited about the location. Across the street from the hotel is a mall with shops and eating options, down the street were numerous restaurants and stores, and a short walk from the hotel along the Ounasjoki river was the Arktikum museum. Our room looked as though it had been recently updated. Two twin beds were pushed together and the bathroom was small - and the shower was very tight - but functional. At first look, it seemed like we were in for a great few days. But, after getting in bed, I saw a wad of hair under my pillow, hair strands were scattered around the sheets and floor, and the shower. Each day, hair - which was not ours - was around the room. We weren’t sure if things were not well cleaned from the previous guests or if it was the housekeeper’s hair. In any event, the attention to detail just wasn’t there. I certainly never walked around the room without my shoes on and I began to inspect everything before sitting or lying down. The breakfast buffet was complimentary but not very impressive. There was salad, cold cuts, cheeses, yogurt, fruit bread, and cereal. The hot dishes included oatmeal, eggs, bacon, meatballs, beet balls, weiners, Finnish pancakes, smoked reindeer cream cheese, lappish bread and cheese, juices, and hot beverages. While there were many food options, nothing was very flavorful and the hot dishes were not warm. They offered the same thing every day. One thing we did enjoy was the food at Restaurant Bord in the lobby. We went to eat near closing time one night and they were kind enough to serve us. We had pork schnitzel stuffed with reindeer and sautéed reindeer. We also got carrot cake and a chocolate coconut smoothie at the cafe adjacent to the restaurant. 3 stars overall...the room cleaning really needs work.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lunamore wrote a review Mar 2020
Istanbul, Turkey809 contributions200 helpful votes
The hotel’s location was great but we did not like the hotel a lot. The room we stayed was too old and needed re-decoration. The bathroom was very old too. But the staff was helpful and nice. If the hotel rooms are renewed, it will work.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hotelli-Pohjanhovi, Shift Leader at Scandic Pohjanhovi
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear lunamoresa, Thank you for your valuable review. I'm very sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I want to apologies that you found our hotel old. It is true that our hotel is not the newest one and in some parts renovation is needed. Regardless this, we try to keep places clean and cosy so that our guests could enjoy their stay with us even though we are not the most modern hotel. It is very nice to hear that you have received nice and helpful service from our staff. I will forward this review to my colleagues and I'm sure they will be very delighted. I hope that we will see you again in the future. Hoping you all the best, Hannamaari
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Tomer S wrote a review Mar 2020
Barcelona, Spain259 contributions64 helpful votes
very nice hotel , the hotel is clean and in a good location . the food is nice , We had breakfast and dinner there. the location is just near the river and when we was there the river was all ice and it was amazing . from the hotel you can walk 10 min and then watch the Aurora ( northern lights)
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Date of stay: February 2020
OkulluSeyyah wrote a review Feb 2020
Canakkale, Turkey42 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel is very well located. You can reach whatever you want. Bus stop is at the front. Located near the river and area is quiet. We stayed 3 person in a room. Two buildings are connected with underground tunnel. You can enter throuh the end of the central building via your room card, you do not need to go via reception all time. All room facilites are functioning well. Heating and isolation is perfect, It was minus 26C and already warm indoor. Bath and toilet is adequate, if you need only function. Do not wait for luxus in the room, but everything was functioning. Room was clean and everyday room get cleaned, trash was emptied (we did not arrive before 16). Breakfast was fine you can find whatever you need. Specialities for Lapland was included, buttercream, berrysauces etc. Glutenfree food was available. You can drink tap water in Findland, do not buy bootled water. We did not have time to visit fin bath and pool.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: River side has good view
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Response from Hotelli-Pohjanhovi, Front Office Manager at Scandic Pohjanhovi
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Hi OkulluSeyyah, I'm so happy to read about your experiences with us! It seems like you've had a great time in Rovaniemi and everything has worked so well. I warmly welcome you back to Rovaniemi and to stay with us someday! Kind Regards, Rosa Hotel Manager
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US$91 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, Kauppayhtiö, and Yuca.
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.