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Hotel Sodankyla

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#1 of 2 hotels in Sodankyla
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Hotel Sodankylä, started 1968, traditional, cosy hotel with spacious rooms, sauna, restaurants, meeting rooms. Open year around. Daily Buffet breakfast and sauna included always. A la Carte from Monday until Friday. Happenings occasionally/seasonally. Quality1000 programm since 2015.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Billiards
Darts
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish

Location

Unarintie 15, Sodankyla 99600 Finland
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Hotel Sodankyla
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Ksenia wrote a review Jul 2019
Moscow, Russia847 contributions9272 helpful votes
In the bar of the hotel you can taste meet of the deers and other local tasty things. Many local musicians perform in the bar sometimes. During the film festival (Midnight Sun Film Festival) the hotel is full.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andy L wrote a review Nov 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa33 contributions16 helpful votes
Not the most elegant, and the rooms are basic and a little tired. But the breakfast has good variety. The highlight is the menu of the restaurant, lots of variety, and all good. The wine list is basic but enough verity for a few nights....
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 13 Nov 2017
Dear Andy, Great thanks for Your comments and welcome to visit again. These will always help us to improve our services!
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Jonny S wrote a review Sept 2017
Luleå, Sweden369 contributions108 helpful votes
Actually the better of the two hotels in Sodankylä! It is far from good, in need of renovation and oudated decor. But rooms are of decent size and staff is friendly. Breakfast quite good. Don't expect five star-quality but don't shy away either!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 6 Sept 2017
Dear Jonny Thank You so much for Your visit and Your valuable comments. Hope to see You again here. Have a nice colourful autumn!
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Anssi P wrote a review Jun 2017
Oulu, Finland372 contributions114 helpful votes
Hotelli Sodankylä is one of the few accommodation places in the small northern Finnish town Sodankylä which is famous for its annual international film festivals that are organized in mid-June. Hotel is pretty standard and in an acute need for updating. Rooms are of good size but material outdated. A major drawback during warm summer days is the lack of airconditioning. Therefore rooms may be pretty hot which is annoying. Staff in the hote is very friendly and the restaurant serves excellent food.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: During Summer time avoid upper (3rd) floor, may be hot
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Response from hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla
Responded 20 Jun 2017
Thank You for Your precious feedback. We are so glad You were satisfied for our service and food. We will definitely focus in next years to update all our services. Welcome again and have a nice summer! The famous Midnight Sun Film Festivals is really great happening in Sodankylä! with best wishes, Raili Karvonen-Willman
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DrBooska H wrote a review Jan 2017
Bangkok, Thailand1242 contributions91 helpful votes
We were there for 1 night. Hotel was so small. Bed was even smaller compare to people here 😆 there was nothing to do or to see. Just stay for a night. Breakfast was ok. Room'wall was so thin we can here voice from next door.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Jan 2017
Dear Dr .Booska Thank You for visiting us and giving us feedback. We are small and we are old BUT we will do our best to create more things to do, attractions to recommend for travellers, places to visit nearby and of course developing our services. At this moment most of the services in Sodankylä center are for independent travellers, enjoying the nature by hiking, skiing, watching northern lights, snowshoeing etc. Aurora House 10km is a great place to visit, Luosto offers lots of activities (38km) etc. We appreciate all Your comments and add these to our developing plans. We wish You a nice Year of 2017. Welcome to visit again, next year will be our 50th operating year. with best wishes, Raili
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Silver E wrote a review Jul 2016
Stockholm, Sweden14 contributions9 helpful votes
I arrived late without any booking. Lucky to get a room (many events in town). Staff was really helpful and polite. However the room was terrible, not going to comment the decor, obviously a Finnish country-hotel will not be as new or fancy as something in the capital, but the cleaners have had a very long holiday. Caution advised if travelling with children!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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AndyR17d wrote a review Dec 2015
Ripley, United Kingdom67 contributions33 helpful votes
I arrived in Sodankyla in the pouring rain following a long day on the bike. I was warmly welcomed and luckily there was still a room available. The room was simple, but provided everything I needed. Well heated and lots of space to spread out my wet riding gear. Everything was perfectly dry by the morning! The bar/pub had a reasonable selection of meals to choose from. The staff was helpful and suggested a local beer and dish to try. After my meal the bar became livelier as the locals arrived for a pub quiz. Breakfast in the morning was sufficient with a decent selection in the buffet. Overall, the hotel and staff provided everything I required at the time.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 29 Dec 2015
Thank You for Your feedback. We will try our best and it is really nice to get positive feedback. We will share this with our staff and it certainly helps us to improve our services in future. Happy New Year and welcome again!
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Jimmie W wrote a review Nov 2014
Gallivare, Sweden6 contributions2 helpful votes
Old and unmodern hotel without any charm. Ok staff . I understand that it is not the easiest place in the world to run and maintain a hotell. Bed an breakfast without charm. Will test the other hotel if I return.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 12 Jan 2016
Dear Jimmie, Thank You for Your feedback - You are totally right, it is not the easiest place to run but we will try our best with given resources. Hopefully we can develope more our business in future and we are collecting all feedback to our renovation plans. We would love to hear Your proposals also for these needed services in Sodankylä for Your stay. You can always send me more information raili.karvonen-willman@sodankylahotel.fi. Hopefully we will see You again.
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SuzyJ789 wrote a review Jul 2014
England, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
The cleanliness leaves much to be desired. The decoration is out of a haunted house. I would love to have one of those special lights to examine the bed linen because I doubt it has been changed in thirty years. The food was the opposite of spectacular and after witnessing an argument between a waitress and the chef it is hardly surprising. Wish I could have understood what they were saying but it definitely wasn't good.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Responded 12 Jan 2016
Dear Suzy, We are so sorry of this.Thank You for Your precious feedback. If You visit here anytime, we would like to show You as we have developed our services. You are so right, the hotel is old and needs renovation and it is so great to hear what we could do better. We have also participated to Quality1000 control system to improve our services with a feedback and folllow and actions. Hopefully we could see some time again and I would be glad to host You next time. You can find my contact details: raili.karvonen-willman@sodankylahotel.fi. Wisihing You a Happy New Year
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Marjaana J wrote a review Mar 2014
Nokia, Finland39 contributions24 helpful votes
I visited this hotel when traveling on business in Sodankylä. I only stayed here for one night. The overall appearance is quite outdated but it kinda met my expectations. The room and the other spaces were clean and tidy. The hotel is conveniently located near the E75/4 main road, so it's easy to reach (and you can't get lost anyway). The town is small so it's also very quiet. I read some of the other reviews here and since I'm a Finn, I can't evaluate the staff's English skills. I do think the service was friendly though. The breakfast buffet was average. All in all, I'm not quite sure about the price level compared to the quality.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Responded 12 Jan 2016
Thank You for Your feedback. We appreciate a lot Your comments and we are trying to develope our services a lot and things have been changed since Your last visit, so let us welcome again to Sodankylä. We also follow more often all the feedback and try to react these properly, but this comes late for sure. Wishing You anyway a Happy New Year!
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€125 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sodankyla
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sodankyla?
Nearby attractions include Museum - Gallery Alariesto (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sodankyla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sodankyla?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sodankyla?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sodankyla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zippi & Suhaus, Aarnikota, and Kahvila-Konditoria Pipari.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Sodankyla?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Sodankyla located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sodankyla.
Does Hotel Sodankyla offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Sodankyla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Is Hotel Sodankyla accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.