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Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments

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Hiihtostadionintie 1 Rukatunturi, Kuusamo 93830 Finland
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#4 of 30 Specialty lodging in Kuusamo
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RukaTonttu apartments are located in a beautiful setting next to lake Talvijarvi. Distance to the nearest lift is 100 meters and 600 meters to Ruka pedestrian village. The apartments are well-equipped with e.g. kitchen, sauna and a fire place and final cleaning and bed linen are included in the price. There is a parking lot area, where each apartment has in use one car heating post. The cosy RukaTonttu restaurant serves next door. Please, notice that this site concerns only RukaTonttu apartments in blocks A, B and C. RukaTonttu hotel/restaurant is located in the next building and is a separate company.
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Jonas L wrote a review Feb 2017
Oulu, Finland13 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a long weekend at Rukatonttu early February. RukaTonttu is located only a five minute walk from the Ruka center with all restaurants and services. Peacefully located by a lake you can either stay in the hotel or in apartments. We had a very nice, clean and cosy hotel room in the basement with an entrance practically out on the lake. Outside you also have the possibility to swim in the lake around the year (yes it's cold). If you ski the nearest lift is only some 50 meters from the hotel and if Nordic skiing is of interest it can be done on the lake. We will definitely return. Worth mentioning is the very nice personnel managed by the very owner Matti.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristiina A wrote a review Mar 2016
Helsinki, Finland152 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed in the smaller (43 sqm) apartment in RukaTonttu. The advertising states that it's suitable for a small family. This is to be believed. We were just two adults so the place was ok but it would not work for 4 or even 3 adults. One or two kids might be ok. That said, the apartment does hold everything - a sauna, two toilets, kitchen area, dinner table and a small couch plus two bedrooms (one of which only fits a bunk bed). There's also a drying cabinet and outdoor storage for skis and a balcony. A big big minus is the non-existent soundproofing. You can hear everything from above, below and next door and this can be a bit embarrassing or downright annoying (think barking dogs). But the location is unbeatable, you can hop onto your skis literally from outside your door and go downhill or crosscountry. The Ruka village is 500 metres away (escalators going up) with all its services. The RukaTonttu customer service is very good and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1234Owl wrote a review Jan 2016
Barnstaple, United Kingdom373 contributions26 helpful votes
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January 2016. We stayed in the hotel but transferred to an apartment. HOTEL - is very comfortable. Twin beds. Hairdryer. TV. It has a drying cupboard for damp clothing. Under floor heating in the shower room is extremely nice. There was no shower gel or shampoo. Only criticism is that the room was too hot. We had to request kettle as there was not one in the room. APARTMENT - The apartment had two twinned bedrooms. The lobby area has a coat cupboard and there is also a drying cupboard too. The shower room has under floor heating, a toilet and sauna. There was also a separate toilet. Table and chairs that seat six. Didn't use the log fire as, again, the apartment was too hot. Would say that if the top damper of the log burner (on the wall) is pulled out... it lets in a tremendous draught. All the apartments appear to have a balcony and there is a launderette in the basement. Everything you need for self catering is there. RESTAURANT - Breakfast was included in our package. Usual fare on offer, cereal, hot and cold food together with tea/coffee/squash. Lunch time snacks available which is fresh cooked and hot. Had two evening meals one of which Matti prepared planked smoked fish... really tasty ! LOCATION - Beautiful location in Winter and would imagine it to be in Summer also. Set on a vast lake surrounded by fir streets. Ski Slopes can be seen from the hotel/apartment and are lit in the evening. It is about a 450m uphill walk to the escalator that takes you up the hill into Ruka Village. However, on the occasions I used it.. it didn't work and had to walk up the 75 steps! We were told that you have to push a button and it would start but the button is not in an obvious place. It brings to out to a car park and the village is not far from that. You have to have a reasonable amount of fitness to walk into Ruka. RUKA VILLAGE Plenty of bars/restaurants/shops/supermarkets etc. All in all... a pleasant trouble free vacation. Thank you to Matti and his team... professional and very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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galiavu wrote a review Aug 2015
Tel Aviv82 contributions37 helpful votes
In late August, Ruka is something like a ghost town, with dozens of fancy ski challets, all locked and deserted. But Ruka Tontu hotel is small enough to feel cozy even in off-season's low capacity. It's beautiful setting and comfortable rooms are nothing compared to the excellent service of Matti, the manager, the most patient and helpful man we have met in a long time. Coming back from Karhunkierros trek earlier than expected due to a knee problem, he received us with open arms and helped us re-plan our trip and change reservations in our next destinations. All of that he did with a constant smile and true willingness to help us and make us feel happy and relaxed. Thank you Matti!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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k4tti wrote a review Jun 2015
Southern Finland, Finland7 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent here one night in June after walking the Karhunkierros trail. I don't know if our room was larger than the ordinary ones since we reserved a room for three adults and two dogs, but at least the room that we were assigned to was reasonably roomy even for our lot, with lots of cupboard space (plus a drying closet!). So if that's the size and equipment of a standard room, I'm sure that it would be a very good option for a longer skiing trip - you really have some room to live there even with all your space-consuming winter stuff. The room was clean and seemed new, no signs of wear and tear that are usually apparent in non-allergy hotel rooms that are allowed for pets. The hotel didn't really acknowledge the presence of our dogs at all, a thing that some Finnish chain hotels tend to do (giving some kind of a welcome package with treats and poo bags etc.), certainly not a problem for me, just a notion if anyone else traveling with pets is interested. We did not have dinner at the hotel restaurant, only breakfast, but it seemed really cozy and nice with the lake-view and all. The time of our stay was probably the quietest period of a year, so no wonder there wasn't that many staff members around. The ones that we encountered were friendly and helpful. Overall, we were really happy with our brief stay.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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A9889 wrote a review May 2015
London, United Kingdom160 contributions97 helpful votes
We stayed for one night at RukaTontuu as we were passing through during the off-peak season (May) so it was very quiet, I think we were the only guests. Although some staff were still being trained in preparation for the summer they were all very friendly and helpful. We ate at the hotel restaurant, and the food was delicious. The room was spacious with a beautiful view out onto the lake. The beds were comfy except for the pillows (definitely needs some new ones) and there were tea/coffee making facilities. We also had a shower and spa bath which was a novelty and we enjoyed. The only difficulty was the plumbing, which in fairness we were warned about, but was nontheless a bit of a pain - if the bath is allowed to drain too fast it floods the bathroom. Overall we enjoyed our stay, slept well and it was comfy. There were a few minor issues which, if remedied, would have made the stay near to perfect. It looked as though they were doing renovations in preparation for the summer.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joyce M wrote a review May 2015
Oulu, Finland1 contribution
We went during off season to ruka at the last week of April. Even though we did not expect much activities happening in ruka least we expected was a good hotel to stay. But as soon as we reached the hotel with our two very small children being very hungry, we were told restaurant is closed due to some issue with their employee who had drenched the kitchen with water. We had to walk up the hill to go to the village to have our breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bad experience. If the hotel had some issues they should have called and informed us beforehand instead of surprising us in the last minute. We din have a car. The second day wen we went to check on room service, the reception was closed. We had to call the receptionist from our cell to check on room service. Finally on frustration we had asked him to return our money and we checked out. Thank god, we got a room in another hotel. We as a family with 2 small children plan for a vacation inorder to take rest and have fun. Not to slog. Even though the hotel had the good will to return the money, still our complain is he could have either arranged for food or at the least could have called and informed us about the situation.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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J R wrote a review Jan 2015
Clitheroe, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
We went to Finland for New Year 2015 with Crystal Ski and to be honest didn't know what to expect. After a short 25min transfer from the Airport we were at the apartment with our key code for the electronic lock. First impressions were a spotlessly clean apartment, well equipped and very warm with the under floor heating. We had a 6 birth room for 4 of us (2 twin bedrooms plus sofa bed) so ideal for us with 2 teenage boys. Plenty of room, free wifi, kitchen with all appliances including dishwasher (bring your own tablets unless you know how to use powder and rinse solution) comfy beds (you do have to make them up on arrival) and an amazing sauna. Clearly, we were skiing and with the nearest lift literally across the road (30mtr) with the ability ski back into the apartment you couldn't ask for better. The Tonttu apartments are just outside the village centre and to walk only takes 10 mins max, not worth waiting for the free ski bus, via a tunnel under the ski slopes and escalator. We were on a half board basis eating in the Tonttu restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was buffet style with choices of porridge, toast, hot and cold meat, cereal, tea and coffee etc etc. plenty of choice. Dinner was a bit strange as there was a fixed started which was sometimes hot and sometimes a bit of salad - do have the beetroot soup if offered - amazing! Main course was a single choice of fish or meat (plenty of reindeer - sorry Rudolph !) well cooked and very tasty although portions are quite small for English standards. Sweets were a single choice of the day but the homemade ice-cream was wonderful. The dining room surroundings were amazing with a big fireplace in the centre as a feature with wood panels and nice and warm. Note that the restaurant is not park of the accommodation (strangely) so any accommodation issues (we had none) need to be reported in the village and all is explained in the apartment welcome book. The skiing is limited for more advanced skiers and irritatingly the few black runs are closed most of the day for training! However, you couldn't ask for a better place for learning, which is why we were there as our 2 boys have just defected to the dark side and become boarders! The tuition is wonderful and in Finland they clearly attract teachers from all over Europe so it is highly likely you will get an English instructor (unlike the ESF mafia in France!) The facilities are not up to the Alps standard but the whole place is a scaled down event. The slopes are very wide and not busy and with 3 hours of daylight skiing under floodlights makes the whole place magical. Do wear plenty of layers as it got to -25C on one day and you will need to wear some kind of face protection (we used cycle balaclavas from Aldi - £1.99 extremely well spent!). There are wooden huts with open fires dotted around the piste so if you have a pack of sausages in your bag the that makes for a tasty hot snack - they even provide the toasting forks! Food and drink is typically expensive everywhere and so is alcohol so fill your bags with wine at the airport. There is a small supermarket in the village centre where we bought soup, bread, pasta and pizza for lunches - being able to ski back was great and with a hot boot and clothes warmer in each apartment then all your stuff is toasty warm for when you go back out. As to Crystal Ski other than the welcome meeting (which a delay at the airport meant we missed) and them dropping off a card for departure time the day before we left - we never saw them. We did make a comment on our feedback forms that a visit to check everything was OK with its clients wouldn't do a miss, although I understand that they did visit some log cabins that were further away. Luckily everything was good so we didn't really need them. Also, buy your ski passes and ski school on arrival (you have plenty of time) in the hire shop as they are cheaper than Crystal and you don't pay their ridiculous exchange rate either. If you tell the ski school you are with Crystal they will even put you in the same classes so you are with fellow Brits. The service is excellent and the equipment well maintained. Overall a great place to stay, great apartment on the slopes (almost) which are ideal if you are a beginner and a lovely restaurant to eat and relax in the evening.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Mr_and_Mrs_FIN wrote a review Aug 2014
Oulu, Finland32 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed one night during our summer holiday in RukaTonttu hotel. Our standard room was new, clean and it had nice view. The hotel locates on a lake. At least end of the summer the hotel was really peaceful. Also hotel's restaurant was really good. The breakfast was delicious: eggs, bacon, porridge with fresh berries, yoghurt, baked bread etc. You should go to the Oulanka national park during your stay in Ruka.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tiina wrote a review Mar 2014
Finland83 contributions50 helpful votes
Location really good! Skiing and downhill skiing easy to leave. A cozy and comfortable place, but the staff indifference. Breakfast is scarce and many things ran out and completed. Food also stood a long time served. Fine saunas, but a bit of a mess everywhere. Frozen lake did not dare to go, since the path so icy and will not be maintained. I feel like nobody cares anything? A fine setting, but poor management!
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Response from RukaPyha, General Manager at Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments
Responded 20 Mar 2014
Thank you for your feedback. Firstly we would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced while staying at Ruka Tonttu recently. We assure you that your feedback will give the opportunity to remedy any problem that may exist and help to improve our service further. We manage the Ski-Inn Ruka Tonttu apartments (in A, B and C buildings) with own kitchen and sauna. The hotel and restaurant including the staff is managed by another entrepreneur. According to your review it’s a bit unclear where you stayed but we will of course take appropriate actions to ensure that your feedback is addressed to all persons involved. Again, thank you for the valuable feedback and please accept our sincere apologies. Should you need any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that your future travels are more enjoyable.
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US$86 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FinlandNorthern OstrobothniaKuusamo
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Which popular attractions are close to Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Ruka (0.6 km), Shopping Center Kumpare (0.6 km), and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Ruka, Ruok Burger, and Hanki Baari.
Does Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Ski-Inn RukaTonttu Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.