Scandic Polar
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Scandic Polar

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Scandic Polar standard
Room & Suite (18)
My breakfast on day one, quick look at some of the healthier breakfast available
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2.5
#12 of 12 hotels in Rovaniemi
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Peaceful & comfortable contemporary hotel in the centre of town; near Lappland's nature and attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Location

Valtakatu 23, Rovaniemi 96200 Finland
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44Reviews7Q+A2Room tips

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Claire M wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel has a very good location. Everything you need you will find it around. Of course, small renovation will be appreciate.
Very quiet, beds were comfortable, breakfast was okay there is choice for everyone.
Small issue with the TV in the room but solution was found.
We arrived on a Saturday, cleaning was done on Sunday but waste was not changed and after that no cleaning until Wednesday, and we left on Wednesday so we asked for towels, another waste bag and paper toilet on Tuesday. We said at the reception Monday evening that no cleaning was done on Monday but nothing changed on Tuesday and we decided to ask ourselves for anything we needed but beds and room were not cleaned for 3 days. That is absolutely inacceptable for the price for the room. That is the only big bad point but very important.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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DevzeroDotnet wrote a review Feb 2024
Goettingen, Germany25 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights on a business trip. The hotel has everything you need or expect. While available, I did not try the sauna.

The rooms were clean and of average size. You can open the window, something I value highly.
The beds were a little narrow and reminded me of a hammock. I slept well anyway.

The room was much too hot, but the receptionist was very helpful and solved the problem.

Breakfast was good, although nothing special.

In general, the hotel shows its age. In one way, it’s the charm of the 50s. But some aspects would benefit from renovation and modernization.

The staff, not just the receptionist, but everyone, was very friendly and helpful!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ottofin wrote a review Dec 2022
Kauniainen, Finland8 contributions
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very outdated interior with unpleasant smell. Pictures on the rooms were not even close to the truth.

Very old bathroom with some loose floor tiles. Sauna was not the cleanest one and the operating panel was broken.

Quite good beds with extremely warm quilts.

Room temperature was almost 24°C. Way too warm.

Very basic breakfast.

The staff was rather friendly!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Location is good. Right at the city center.
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Isabela L wrote a review Feb 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel899 contributions77 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the hotel 6 nights / 7 days in February 2020.
My The room (352) was clean and comfortable . Free WiFi is available in all areas.
The bathroom was clean , with minimal facilities (only soap , shampoo and hairdryer) .
Helpful and polite staff .
You can request an electric kettle at the reception .
Great breakfast and dinner , with wide range of tasty food .
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Hotel-RS-Polar, Receptionist at Scandic Polar
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Hi Isabela L, Thank you for taking time to give us a nice review! I'm happy to hear that everything went well on your stay. Hopefully we will see you again. I'm hoping you all the best! Best regards, Heini / Receptionist
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karan rajesh wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just wanted to take this opportunity to mention how my stay at this hotel has been extremely pleasant mainly due to the level of service provided by these three ladies.
All the processes at the hotel sailed smoothly due to the professional conduct of both Hanna and Maarit. And breakfast time at the hotel was extremely pleasant due to the services provided to me and my family by Sanni who is a part time worker there.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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samuk wrote a review Jan 2024
Tampere, Finland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was last renovated in the 80's latest. A bad smell of an old building in the corridors and the room. The decoration was simply terrible with curtains from the 60's and worn-off wooden furniture of some once-brown colour. A smell of mold in the bathroom. A band-aid on top of the sewer in the shower room. The bed was 80 cm wide. TV was very small. If this was 50 EUR per night then fine, but 200 EUR for a place like this is a robbery in broad daylight.
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Date of stay: January 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sami O wrote a review Dec 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is from 60s or 70s and has been renovated min 30 years ago. Some new paint and new furnitures but in general awful and old. I highly recommend not to stay here as it is overpriced motel. Air quality weak and it is worn out totally. It should be called motel of the gold digging times...
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid the hotel itself
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TAMAN1951 wrote a review Dec 2023
Liberty Lake, Washington8,245 contributions870 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel needs a little TLC as is is quite dated.

Room was an OK size but beds were lumpy.

Not really attractive.

Common area very dated.

Staff was top notch and the single reason the rating is as high as it is.

Quite costly for what it is.

No real in house restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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piajarvenp wrote a review Jul 2018
Ii, Finland11 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in Polar two nights. First room we got was just above the bar and smell was awful. We changed room and that one was so hot, there is no air conditioning at all... Hotel is very old and needs a huge decoration. Only good thing was breakfest. First and last time in this hotel for us.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ryan M wrote a review Feb 2020
Fairbanks, Alaska42 contributions24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was good. The rooms were a bit run down. The cleanliness of the rooms could be improved. The shower really didn't have any pressure. I wouldn't reccomend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Hotel-RS-Polar, Front Office Manager at Scandic Polar
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Hello N7477QNryanm, Thank you for this review and your stay with us! It is of course great to hear about our staff and our brekafast, but otherwise I'm so sorry to hear about the disappointments. I still want to thank you for letting us know all this, and hopefully someday in the future we can offer you a better experience. Kind Regards, Rosa Hotel Manager
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Answer from piajarvenp
Ii, Finland11 contributions3 helpful votes
I think yes. All Cumulus hotels are now part of Scandic hotel group.
Answer from Hotel-RS-Polar
Rovaniemi, Finland
Hello! Previously we were Rantasipi Hotel Polar.
Restlesspinay asked a question Dec 2017
Marikina, Philippines87 contributions132 helpful votes
is Rantasipi polar the same as Cumulus Polar?
Answer from Hotel-RS-Polar
Rovaniemi, Finland
Hello! Yes, now we are Cumulus Resort Polar, previous name Rantasipi Polar.
chocolatteapples asked a question Nov 2016
Singapore5 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi does your hotel provide kettle?
Sami O wrote a tip Dec 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the hotel itself"
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Ottofin wrote a tip Dec 2022
Kauniainen, Finland8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location is good. Right at the city center."
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PRICE RANGE
€222 - €397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cumulus hotel rovaniemi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cumulus Rovaniemi
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandRovaniemi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandic Polar
Which popular attractions are close to Scandic Polar?
Nearby attractions include Lumberjack's Candle Bridge (0.2 km), Angry Birds Park (0.4 km), and Lordi's Square (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandic Polar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Scandic Polar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scandic Polar?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandic Polar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arctic Restaurant, Ravintola Roka -Street Bistro, and Monte Rosa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scandic Polar?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does Scandic Polar have airport transportation?
Yes, Scandic Polar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Scandic Polar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Rovaniemi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scandic Polar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scandic Polar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
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