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Pirttitie 17 Rötkönen, Rovaniemi 96200 Finland
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Two ways to accomodate in B&B Casa Arctica! Private gueshouse or modern apartment.Situated in idyllic residential neighborhood, established in 1998, B&B Casa Arctica (former B&B Kesäpirttilä) offers you a private, peaceful and high-quality cottage to rest and enjoy during your visit in Rovaniemi, the city of Santa Claus, less than a kilometer from the city centre. The city sights, shopping and restaurants within a walking distance! The guesthouse has: kitchenette, bathroom, private sauna, fireplace, spacious bedroom for 2-4 persons, free WIFI.The guesthouse is also equipped with flat-screen TV, radio, hairdryer, tableware and steam iron etc. The guesthouse is naturally central-heated. If you come by car in wintertime we have an electric hook up possibility. Accomodation according to Your wishes: You can either choose to have breakfast or make it yourself in well-equipped kitchenette. If you choose to have accommodation with breakfast it will be served in our dining room or delivered to you in the guesthouse.Our modern apartment is only 150 metres from our B&B. It is in a terrace house with private entrance. It has living-room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with sauna and large balcony viewing to the riverside. The apartment (40 m2) is suitable for 2-4 persons. It is only 300 metres to Arktikum museum and science centre and 800 metres to the heart of the city.The apartment has: kitchen, bathroom, private sauna, bedroom with double-bed, living-room with sofa-bed for 1-2 persons, free WIFI.The fully furnished apartment is equipped with cable TV, Blueray DVD-player, PS2, radio. hairdryer, steam iron, tableware and private parking with a hook up possibility.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Hiking
Ski rentals
Airport transportation
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Mosquito net
Wifi
Skiing
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
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Fireplace
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swedish
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annie_horner_1979 wrote a review Dec 2017
City Beach, Australia53 contributions45 helpful votes
Kiki was so welcoming. The studio we stay in was a central, perfect location. The unit was immaculate and very comfortable. A very good range of products in the kitchen and the bed was comfortable. Will definitely stay there again :)
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Shin G wrote a review Oct 2017
Santiago, Chile10 contributions6 helpful votes
The place is perfect for a couple or a family. It is a ten minutes walk of the center of Rovaniemi. It has a big bathroom and sauna (included in price). It is a incredible silence inside, so you can disconnect yourself of the world if you want (however It counts with a very good Wi-Fi). Moreover, the hosts are very helpful and nice people.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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framboise001 wrote a review Mar 2017
NYC33 contributions19 helpful votes
Kiki was a great communicator before and during our stay. She was easy to be in touch with via email and answered all questions. We stayed two nights in the apartment in Rovaniemi. It is a beautiful, clean and stylish one-bedroom with a private sauna, a full bathroom, patio, kitchen and living room. We arrived a few hours before check-in and Kiki was kind enough to let us drop off our bags prior to check-in time. Once we checked-in, we found loads of information waiting for us: maps, recommendations re: activities and local museums, wifi code, brochures for local excursion companies, magazines about Rovaniemi. She thought of everything! While small and dozy, this apt is big enough to accommodate 1-3 people. It is within close range to the city center (about a 10 min walk), the supermarket and the bus stop that takes you to Santa Claus Village. We loved our stay in this beautiful apt. If I ever return to Rovaniemi, I will certainly contact Kiki!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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milesopie wrote a review Aug 2016
Paignton, United Kingdom132 contributions82 helpful votes
We stayed at the B&B cottage next to the owners house. The cottage is small and cosy, with everything you need - we especially liked the sauna. The cottage is in a great location, a short walk into the centre, the Artikum museum and the river. The owners live across the garden and were friendly and welcoming. We loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Globerwalker wrote a review Mar 2016
Seoul, South Korea371 contributions212 helpful votes
We were booked to stay at this B&B but when we arrived we were advised that the hot water wasn't working so she would offer an alternative place to stay. This turned out to be the studio apartment downtown and she drove us down there. This actually turned out to be better for us than the Pirttitie property as this place is a bit out of town and the roads were too icy to easily walk into town (and we did not have a car). We went there by bus but got dropped off at the wrong place so had to walk along the icy streets a way, so best to get a taxi there if you don't have a car. The Studio was in a very convenient location in a local apartment block. It doesn't look much from the outside but it is very nicely decorated inside and has everything you may need. A fully equipped modern kitchen, even with some basic provisions, a bathroom with shower (it just didn't have a sauna like the other place), a bed/sitting room, big TV, wi-fi, plenty of storage, a balcony and a small lift to get access up the stairs. Even though it was right in town it was very quiet. Nearby, there is a big modern shopping centre just across the road and down a bit and a taxi rank next to McDonalds virtually next door. The lady who runs this business (Kikki) was very helpful and friendly and carefully explained how everything worked and left us with plenty of maps and information. As it is not a hotel, there is no reception on site, so you would need to give her a call if there are any issues. A lovely cosy little apartment to stay in, with a really handy location and represented good value at just under 100euros per night.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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AnnieLondon wrote a review Jan 2016
London33 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed in the new studio apartment that they now have. Kikki was a great communicator from the beginning. She met us at the apartment and showed us around and gave us the key. The apartment was super warm and super clean in a very central location. The furniture and fittings were brand new and of a good quality. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to do a lapland trip on a 'shoe string'. Excellent stay.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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MariaD333 wrote a review Feb 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in the guesthouse in February. The place is very comfortable and thoughtfully arranged. Very clean, comfortable bed. A nice kitchen for preparing a meal and includes the basics: salt, cooking oil, tea.. The hosts live across the yard and were very welcoming. The place is in a nice quiet neighborhood, a 10-15 minutes walk from the center. But the walk is very nice, we even handled it with our backpacks and there is not much to do in the center anyway. It is not very big, perfect for one or two people or maybe a couple with kids. We definitely regret we couldn't stay longer!
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled
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MSaloheimo wrote a review Jul 2014
Oulu, Finland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in the apartment at Ounasjoentie. Very nice for a small family. The kitchen is practical when traveling with children. Clean and cosy. Warm at the summer but there was a fan for cooling. Very quiet by night. We went to city centre walking, the distance is quite short.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Roger L wrote a review May 2014
Missoula, Montana14 contributions10 helpful votes
We found Casa Arctica on Trip Advisor and would highly recommend booking Kiki's cottage rather than a hotel stay. Since the early planning stages of our Finland/Scandinavia trip, all I heard from my wife was her desire to visit the home of Santa Claus and to step across the Arctic Circle. Since my duty is to say, "yes dear" I would nod appropriately, smile and answer in the affirmative. Rovaniemi is about 11 1/2 hours driving time north of Helsinki, Finland and once again I said "yes dear" thinking the idea a little far-fetched to fit into our travel plans. The city offers up the largest land mass of any city in all Europe and Casa Arctica is a 1 km walk to the center of activity and only 3,000 meters so so from the river bike path and Articum museum. I believe the cottage to be a converted garage in the back yard of Kiki's home offering sleeping for four with bunk beds and a queen bed. If you are looking for luxury go to a big old traditional hotel, but if you want an adventure - a nice reasonable place with a truly friendly host and lovely sauna, try Casa Arctica. The cottage offers a fridge and kitchenette. We parked the car and did all the sights in the city by foot and even took a walk to the river and watched sunset at 11:10 pm (sunrise came at 2:30 am). In the morning we laced up our running shoes and did our version of the Rovaniemi 10K before returning for a sauna/shower, coffee and laying out the plans to visit Santa and the reindeer. Nothing fancy but nice, clean and friendly. I am very happy I said "yes dear" to Rovaniemi and Casa Arctica.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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jjpPei wrote a review Aug 2013
PEI135 contributions113 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night only, but it was enough to become charmed by the town and area. Our apartment was directly behind the owner's home, down a small laneway. The sauna was excellent and the kids enjoyed the curtained bunk beds, each with its own reading light. Downtown was a short walk away, as was the Arktikum, which I also recommend. The Finnish arctic seems to be a smart and healthy corner of the world. I hope to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bed & Breakfast Kesapirttila
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandRovaniemi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Arctica
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Arctica?
Nearby attractions include Arktikum (0.5 km), Science Centre Pilke (0.4 km), and Lordi's Square (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Arctica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Arctica?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Casa Arctica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Arctica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Roka -Street Bistro, Cafe & Bar 21, and Yuca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Arctica?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Casa Arctica have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Arctica offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Arctica located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Rovaniemi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Arctica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swedish.
Does Casa Arctica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.