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#6 of 9 hotels in Saariselka
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Star Arctic Hotel is located at a unique spot on the top of the Kaunispää Mountain “Beauty Hill” of Saariselkä, near Ivalo, and 270 km north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland. Saariselkä’s Ski Centre as well as a newly-built 1.2 km long sledding slope are just a minute’s walking distance from the hotel. There is an excellent transportation network in the area, despite laying in the heart of the Arctic. Ivalo International airport is just 25 kilometres away from the hotel, which have regular direct flights from Helsinki. Here, the Nordic modern civilization is perfectly integrated with Lapland's own unique culture, which are all surrounded by a pure and touchless natural environment with a beautiful and unique arctic landscape. Star Arctic Hotel offers you custom made full-service packages in Saariselkä, Finland’s Lapland, including transfers between Ivalo airport, full restaurant services, wide range of winter excursions and Nordic style accommodation.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Finnish
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Tapio and Pauliina wrote a review Mar 2021
San Francisco, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at Star Arctic Hotel this March and it was excellent choice. The location is superb. Rooms are very nice and they have amazing view to the hills and to the sunset. Hotel restaurant is very good and they also have some vegetarian choices. Staff is super helpful and kind. I think this the best choice for money in Saariselkä region.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aleksi wrote a review Jan 2021
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I would simply say this hotel is very good in terms of customer service, location and facilities. We stayed only for few nights but we managed to try all the room types. The glass igloos are nice although we ran into issues with the heating inside. The igloo was very cold and the thermostat was broken. We then went to complain to the reception and this review would probably be very different if it wasn't for the staffs reaction the the problem. They said they could either try to fix the issue or have us a new room. We chose the latter and moved to a suite with a sauna. Amazing room. Breakfast and the restaurant were nice with quality food and service. They did their best to keep good distance between the tables by restricting the amount of customers inside the restaurant so you could enjoy your dinner or breakfast during the pandemic. Hotel also offers nice tours and activites for those who want them. Cleaning of the rooms was done daily and in a good level. Overall a very good experience in the most busiest time of the year.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sannis10 wrote a review Sep 2020
Espoo, Finland18 contributions
The view from the balcony is absolutely fabulous. The room was tinyish but enough for the two of us. Beds were more than comfortable which was highly appreciated after the day’s walk. Welcoming personnell and nice meals.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RamiH-10 wrote a review Sep 2020
Tornio, Finland241 contributions68 helpful votes
We spend 5 nights in this scenery hotel. Views are amazing. Cleanliness high level. Bathroom well working. Sauna with views was perfect. Breakfast very good. Service great level. Restaurant Kaunis is excellent for dinner.Lobby bar with fire place is very nice. I can recommend to Lapland fans.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NeverStopExploring11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Zurich, Switzerland32 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent one night in this hotel and were shocked to find the hotel pretending to be a 4-star hotel - absolutely ridiculous! The room costs around 450 Euro (or more) for one night. You think you can expect something... - The staff was very unfriendly and disinterested and is constantly hanging around at the bar. They do not think it is necessary to serve the customer's needs. - The room was not clean at all. There were cigarette butts everywhere and it was dirty from the previous customers. The snow is not cleared away - we do not want to know how older guests are doing, as the staff does not help you with the luggage. - You hear every word and every step from your neighbor. Be happy if you have quiet neighbors. - Below the rooms, there are service rooms and staff rooms. Music and noise until 3 o’clock in the night. Sleep before 3 am is out of the question. - Everything is cheaply furnished. Ikea furniture in a 4-star hotel is a joke. Besides that, everything is cheaply built. - Breakfast at a four-star hotel was a disaster. The food was cold, not even the table was set, no beverages were served at the table (tea/coffee), which is standard for a 4-star hotel. The only good thing is the view (if you are lucky and the weather is good...). Better spend your money somewhere else. Absolutely not worth it. We have basically not very high standards, but if you pay 450 Euro for one night you definitely expect something else. Total rip-off.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$172 - US$568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandSaariselka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star Arctic Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Star Arctic Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Urho Kekkonen National Park (1.7 km), Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (0.9 km), and Angry Birds Activity Park (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Star Arctic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Star Arctic Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Star Arctic Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Star Arctic Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Star Arctic Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laanilan kievari, Restaurant Petronella, and Restaurant Pirkon Pirtti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Star Arctic Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Star Arctic Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Star Arctic Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Star Arctic Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Star Arctic Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Finnish.