Guesthouse Borealis
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Guesthouse Borealis

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4.0
#1 of 9 B&Bs in Rovaniemi
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Guesthouse Borealis, your Rovaniemi “home away from home.” Guesthouse Borealis aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas (0.7 mi) and Rovaniemi Church (0.8 mi) make Guesthouse Borealis Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Rovaniemi.

Guesthouse Borealis Hotel is a family-friendly bed and breakfast offering a kitchenette in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Kotipizza, Rosso Rovaniemi, and Martina, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Arktikum (0.8 mi), which is a popular Rovaniemi attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the bed and breakfast.

Guesthouse Borealis puts the best of Rovaniemi at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Room features
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, German, Swedish

Location

Asemieskatu 1, Rovaniemi 96100 Finland
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186Reviews7Q+A8Room tips

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HomeandAway22 wrote a review Jan 2020
Andover, United Kingdom196 contributions51 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really liked my stay here, so quiet did not feel like a Guesthouse at all.

From the airport I got a taxi which was 30€, which was what I expected to pay but I did not know there was a shuttle bus for 7€, when I emailed the Guesthouse I was not made aware of this.

But they booked this for me once I left.

My main aim coming here was to see the Northern Lights.

First night was too cloudy, we only saw a hint.

Second night was much better, even though I have seen much better in Norway, this was so beautiful and my guide from Wild About Lapland was amazing. If you go into their website you book your first tour and for the second you email them and ask for a code for 40% off second tour.

The breakfast was just what I needed, bread, fruits, meats and of course tea and coffee. (Oh and chocolate biscuits!)

The walk to the centre is 20 mins but it does not sem that far at all and I really enjoyed the walk in the snow.

Wrap up warm at -12 and the wind it can take your breath away.

Staff were all so lovely, and a girl told me she would post my postcards on her way home. So thank you so much for that!

I do not tend to go back to countries I have been to , but if I did, I would stay here again.

Thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gudrun Hassinen wrote a review Dec 2020
Helsinki, Finland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ten days before Christmas we decided to see some snow in Rovaniemi, but had only limited time. We took the night train arriving on a Monday morning, and the afternoon train back to Helsinki next day Tuesday. Although we booked a room for only one night, we were welcomed with coffee when we arrived at 8 am and we could leave our travel bag there totally outside of the booked and paid for time of stay. Breakfast was ample and the entire feeling was very cosy and comfortable, maybe because the house is not modern. Without luggage, we could enjoy a previously booked husky ride, snow-mobiling in the evening, visiting the Santa park and walking around town enjoying restaurants. Thank you very much !
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: so wonderfully heated - better than hotel rooms
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Sakina Adnan Bharmal wrote a review Jan 2023
Stuttgart, Germany9 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was perfect for us, really easy to go to the center and the Santa village. 5 min walking train station. Buffet Breakfast with good choices. The bedroom was fine, clean and the space was perfect for the 2 of us. They have in-house self cooking kitchen with pots, dishwasher and induction available. On the website there’s no information about laundry service but they do have in-house laundry service for 8€ / per load.

Receptionist people are helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms are quieter. Breakfast is really nice and supermarket is 5mnt walking
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Fabiana-Althea wrote a review Dec 2021
Milan, Italy83 contributions36 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night here just before coming back to Italy. We needed an affordable accommodation in Rovaniemi, a simple place where spending some hours before taking a very early flight.

As there is a silver lining in every cloud, I start saying that the personnel have been very available.

On the other hand, we paid 120 per night for a place that worth not more than 60 euros. Consider that we paid 140 per night for a 4* hotel in the city center, and the only reason we did not spend the last night there was that it was fully booked, as well as the other similar hotels.

This place may be suitable if you are looking for a no-frills place, but only if you find a room for a good rate.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sonja wrote a review Dec 2020
Paris, France35 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights. The rooms are clean and homely, ours faced a downhill slope with some trees. The location is very close to the train station which was good for us, also buses to the santa village are leaving close by. A 15-minute quite straightforward walk to the city centre which was nice in the snow. The guesthouse is not right next to other houses so it's pretty quiet. The staff is very nice and made some arrangements to adapt to our arrival and departing schedule. Breakfast was good and is included in the price. Wifi worked well. Beds were nice and we slept well. All in all a very nice stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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YGE wrote a review Mar 2020
Europe24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in a single room for two nights. It was really cosy and clean!!! I had been travelling for a couple days and slept really good in the comfortable bed.

There's a shared kitchen, which is really handy. Although, if you're a light sleeper i'd suggest to ask a room that's not on the ground floor.

The breakfast, for me, was too sweet. But for others this could be okay. The staff was really friendly, location is good too. Right at the train station, and about a 10-15min walk to the centre. It's a great place. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maria&Ben wrote a review Apr 2022
31 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little family run hotel has exceeded our expectations. Meticulously clean, our apartment offered plenty of space, all the kitchen amenities and a private sauna. Breakfast was fresh and generous (and catered for intolerances), staff - very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sanna K wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The house smelled like mildew, and also some strong perfume trying to hide the smell. Service was not very friendly, and the breakfast was poor. The view in the neighbourhood was depressing. First and last time to visit there, not worth of the price.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jim B wrote a review Oct 2013
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Borealis. Clean, comfortable, quite. Good breakfasts (sadly no porridge), very convenient kitchen. We booked a triple to get extra room, and it was worth it. As we were catching the 7:10 train the morning we left, the person on duty kindly made us up a breakfast the night before. We certainly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raf S wrote a review Apr 2012
Leuven, Belgium14 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of three that booked for one night.

The hotel is situated near the train station were we arrived in the morning. Our room was available in the late afternoon but it was not a problem to drop our luggage (as in most of the hotels I think). The only minus point here that the storage room is a hallway and everybody can just walk into the hotel and take whatever they want.

The room and bathroom were clean and big enough. There were heaters in the room but that was not necessary although it was really cold outside (winter time).

In the morning we enjoyed the breakfast. It was basic but plenty and nice. The breakfast room is really small though so you have to wait a little while before you can take place.

In general we were all really pleased by the hotel and the staff.

Next time I'm in Rovaniemi, I'm taking the same hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kettakop asked a question Mar 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland16 contributions
Is there a shuttle from the airport?
Answer from Ruby D
Tallahassee, Florida90 contributions55 helpful votes
If you arrive at the airport in the morning or in the early afternoon and don't have a lot of luggage, I would recommend you going straight to the Santa Claus Village (if it is on your list). It's near the airport. After the Santa Claus Village, you can take Bus #8 (3.5 Euros one way) to the train station, which is only a 5-minute walk to Borealis.
Answer from Mayur0783
Bengaluru, India43 contributions17 helpful votes
Its always good to join the local tour, since they take you to the best spots (dark remote places) where the probability of spotting the northern lights is high. At the end of the day, you need clear skies to spot them, irrespective of the prediction on the activity. I ran out of luck during my trip to Rovaniemi in October, since it was cloudy during my complete stay for 3 nights!
Answer from ghost_dagger
Hong Kong, China25 contributions8 helpful votes
For the bus to the city centre, please check with the front desk, actually it takes only 20 min walk. For the bus to inari, it departs at the railway station.
Sakina Adnan Bharmal wrote a tip Jan 2023
Stuttgart, Germany9 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are quieter. Breakfast is really nice and supermarket is 5mnt walking"
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Gudrun Hassinen wrote a tip Dec 2020
Helsinki, Finland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"so wonderfully heated - better than hotel rooms"
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Vicki A wrote a tip Dec 2018
Brunswick, Md.1,313 contribution494 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the higher floor, larger room so you have more room!"
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plfin wrote a tip Aug 2017
Siikajoki, Finland135 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask room "not at street side""
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MaaritHki wrote a tip Mar 2015
Helsinki16 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the courtyard side are more quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
€83 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
guesthouse borealis hotel rovaniemi
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandRovaniemi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Borealis
Which popular attractions are close to Guesthouse Borealis?
Nearby attractions include Science Centre Pilke (1.2 km), LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier (0.8 km), and Lordi's Square (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Guesthouse Borealis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Guesthouse Borealis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guesthouse Borealis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guesthouse Borealis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Roka -Street Bistro, Monte Rosa, and Cafe & Bar 21.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guesthouse Borealis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, and Finnish.
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