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Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments

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Hiihtokouluntie 16-18, 22 Rukatunturi, Kuusamo 93830 Finland
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Aurinkorinne apartments are located in the spectacular lookout by the lifts and the slopes of Lake Talvijärvi. The services of Ruka village are within the walking distance, approx. 400 meters.
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NomadicJuggler wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
We went there for this February half term, myself a intermediate-ish skier and two improver daughters, staying at block O, a studio with two single and a sofa beds . Previous reviewer said it all. The apartment was clean with all the amenity, even with dishwasher powder and shared washing machine in block Q with laundry powder, enough toilet rolls, kitchen roll, bin bags. Only we wished there were more than minimum mug cups, glasses and small plates, though with dishwasher in our room, I should not complain too much about it. But the location was not really "ski-in". These apartments are on the Village side of Ruka. Blocks incl. O, P, Q are on the far side from the T-bar lift that takes us to Village. The path to the T-bar is about 100m, but salted and cleared during the day, i.e. not suited for skiing back. Also unless you are an experienced skier happy to be skiing on the steep hills on the Village side, you need to commute to the Valley every day. But during the busy half term, while morning ski schools start at 10;00 in Valley, Gondola from Village to Valley only starts at 9;30 with que quickly extending to 10-15 minutes wait. T-bar taking you from near the apartment to the Village to change to Gondola starts at 9;00, therefore, good time management is required if you need to arrive at Valley for school in time. Also out of 7 days we stayed, gondola was completely or partly suspended for 3 or 4 days! Then bus to Valley from Village runs every half an hour, therefore again, good organisation is needed. If I were to stay at one of these apartments again, I will make sure I will book ski lockers in advance, ideally in Valley side. Carrying my ski kit + my younger one's up and down the hill to Village as we were not sure about T-bar for the first few days or as gondola was not working and we had to leave early enough to catch a bus became a real pain. I was feeling even angry the property was advertised and probably priced as "ski-in", and was not recommended to book ski lockers, which were already full when I realised they were a must! (This will not be the case if you are comfortable using T-bar from Day 1 and do not have time pressure to attend ski lessons.) Upside of the location is, Village has everything while the Valley merely has a few restaurants mainly catered for skiers during the day, and a little branch of supermarket. Ski rental, lift pass and locker shops are located on both Village and Valley. As they are the same shop, you can rent and return at any of them. There are a few path in between these apartment blocks that lead you down to the frozen lake Talvijarvi. My kids really enjoyed sledging around there and making snow angels on the lake. RukaTonttu hotel by the lake has a lovely restaurant. Though during the half term, without booking you would not get a preferred time for dining with small children at any restaurants. Subway, Koti pizzeria and supermarket were very handy. Overall, we all loved Ruka. A short 30 min bus ride to airport is a bonus. Valley has husky and reindeer farm as we go down a blue slope, where kids found new love of going up and down the bumps between trees.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Bridget_Guernsey wrote a review Mar 2020
Guernsey130 contributions83 helpful votes
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I stayed at Aurinkorinne with my husband and daughter two weeks ago during half term. Firstly, Ruka is only about 25 minutes' bus ride from the airport which is good. We stayed in D3 which is right next to a drag lift so if you are organised and can ski a bit already, you could ski from the door. We, however, were beginners and really the apartment was not particularly convenient for us. As others have noted, it is a steep uphill walk to the village, taking 5-10 minutes, depending on whether you decide to scramble up the 'cat's ladder' (see photos) as we called it, or whether you go the long way around. You then have to get a gondola from the village to the other side of the mountain for your ski lessons, and the gondola doesn't go if there is more than a breath of wind, meaning hanging around for a pretty unreliable bus. Getting ourselves to the nursery slopes on the other side of the mountain, with all our gear, every day , quickly became very tedious indeed. I would definitely stay in the village next time, or Ruka Valley (the side of the mountain where the nursery slopes are), as the hassle of getting to our lessons every day really detracted from the enjoyment. As for the apartment itself, it was really lovely. Everything was new and clean. There were plenty of towels and it was really warm. The sauna was a fun addition and the clothes drying cupboard was useful, (although to be honest, just hanging your clothes on doors would dry them out as it was so warm). There is a washing machine, fridge, freezer and cooker. I don't think I saw a microwave or a dishwasher. One thing that was really missing though was an adequate supply of saucepans. There was one medium sized saucepan and considering that D3 is supposed to be a 6 bed apartment, one medium sized saucepan really doesn't cut it!! I would say that although it is marketed as a 6 bed apartment, really any more than four people would be very uncomfortable. The second bedroom is tiny, and whilst it has bunk beds purportedly for 3, it would be a very uncomfortable squeeze with 3 people in there and there would certainly be no room for all the luggage. And having someone sleeping in the living room would make life difficult too. I would definitely not recommend this apartment for more than 4 people (ideally two adults and two children). There is a TV but the range of english speaking channels is extremely limited. Luckily we took a couple of box sets with us, but otherwise we would have had slim pickings! The wi-fi was really good however, and free. Just a side note, as it was half-term in both the UK and Finland, the slopes were jam-packed with people. Advanced skiers were whizzing past beginners, and snowboarders and ski-jumpers were all using the same slopes. It was a bit disconcerting. We would def go outside of school hols next time. Overall though the apartments are lovely, warm and well equipped for the most part. If they were only more conveniently located, we would definitely stay there again, but next time we will definitely be staying in the village.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Marjo Heikkinen, Asiakaspalvelu at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments
Responded 3 May 2020
Thank you for your feedback and welcome back to Ruka!
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TESSA R wrote a review Feb 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom54 contributions24 helpful votes
Location is perfect! We stayed in block B which was right on the slope next to drag lift so it was literally ski in and ski out. You could also do this with blocks A, D and E. The others may involve walking a few steps. The apartment was really cosy and warm and the sauna was a welcome luxury after skiing. Well equipped with everything you need for a weeks stay including dishwasher tablets etc. Loved the log fire but really didn’t need it due to how warm the apartment was. We had dinner included and was able to take the drag lift up and ski back down the easy blue after dinner right to our door without any fuss. We took our Amazon Fire Stick so could watch anything from home on the TV using this, (except BBC). Great showers and drying closet a bonus. Overall excellent value for money and perfect location for skiing.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marjo Heikkinen, Asiakaspalvelu at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Thank you for staying in AurinkoRinne apartments and thank you for your feedback!
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Lucy B wrote a review Jan 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom67 contributions60 helpful votes
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We have just spent 7 days in the apartments. We were in block P. Unfortunately from this block, the slopes (accessing using the T bar, on run number 6 (blue run), is almost impossible. We decided to rent a ski locker in Ruka Village, to save us carrying our skis and poles every day. It is a 10 minute walk from the apartments to the village. From the village you can get the gondola across to the valley where there are a choice of lots of different runs. As beginner skiers, this ski resort was perfect for us. Lots of nice blue runs, using button lift, chair lift or gondola to access (creating a bit of variety). If the gondola is not working (due to high winds) a replacement ‘non stop’ bus will be in service. This takes approximately 10 minutes to get from the village to the valley and vice versa. Despite being advertised as non stop, it is available every 40 minutes or so, with no scheduled time. It is completely random, but just wait at the stop and it will come along. As for the apartments themselves .... They are very cosy. Consist of two single beds (very European way, no double beds available). Log fire - we had no need to use this as the room was so warm. Sauna Clothes dryer Kitchen Shower room / Toilet Lots of wardrobe and cupboard space. They provide toilet rolls and kitchen washing stuff ie dishcloth and washing up liquid. Towels are provided and spare bedding is also available. No cleaning service provided (unless requested and paid for), however this did not pose a problem to us as we just changed our towels throughout the week and left bedding unchanged (only in the apartment for one week). There is a washing machine in block Q There is only one machine, but it is free to use. A wash takes approximately 1 hr 25. There is no specific drying facility, however the rooms are so warm, that our clothes dried overnight just hanging them in our room. There is a ski locker outside the front door of the apartment, there is a key so skis can be left securely, however, like I have already detailed, we could not ski from our apartments, so chose to hire a ski locker in the village instead of using the one outside our apartment. We had a really lovely stay, and would definitely return. With the knowledge that this side of the valley (village side) is known as the ‘wild west’, and the valley is known as the ‘easy East’, in future we would probably opt to stay in the valley. The benefit however of staying near the village is that there are restaurants/bars and the supermarket... though we have been informed that a shop is being built in the valley in the near future. There is only one cash point in the village. There is a small pharmacy, but it only sells simple over the counter medications ie paracetamol, ibuprofen and cough sweets etc. The items available are limited, and what they do have are VERY expensive (approx €5 for 16 paracetamol).
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Apr 2020
Thank you for staying in AurinkoRinne apartments and nice to hear you have enjoyed your holiday in Ruka!
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GERtravels wrote a review Dec 2019
Kildare62 contributions46 helpful votes
The Aurinkorinne Apartments is a little unusual in that there is no reception, you enter your apartment with a key code. Once inside you feel very cosy. We booked a two-bedroom so bunk beds for the kids and a double. The apartment had a real fire, firewood, balcony and a sauna! It's right beside the ski run so even if you're not a skier its lovely to watch people of all ages passing by. You do need to walk up a very steep hill to Ruka village which isn't far... but the high is steep and might be too much for less mobile travellers. We felt very comfortable and would certainly return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Ruka (0.4 km), Shopping Center Kumpare (0.4 km), and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruok Burger, Hanki Baari, and Classic Pizza Ruka.
Are pets allowed at Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.