Welcome to Hotel Kieppi, your Saariselka “home away from home.” Hotel Kieppi aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
While staying at Hotel Kieppi, visitors can check out Saariselka Reindeer Farm (0.2 mi), which is a popular Saariselka attraction.
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
Hotel Kieppi features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to Hotel Kieppi, free parking is available.
While you’re here, be sure to check out Sport Bistro Pilkku, one of the barbeque restaurants that can be found in Saariselka, which is a short distance from Hotel Kieppi.
Hotel Kieppi puts the best of Saariselka at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
Rooms are pretty much basic everything which we need is present. Beds are good rooms are neat clean. Room service is okay okay as it is very slow. Location vise this place is also good. Budget vise hotel is okay not to expensive.
Visited with Santas Lapland which was an amazing experience and would recommend to everyone . The hotel however is very basic and a bit run down the single bed in our room was uncomfortable and the bathroom was not very clean also tv didn't work well . However it is in such a pretty place with all the snow and do not spend much time in room and were only there for 2 nights so just put up with these things . Would love to go to saarisellka again but would stay in another hotel or a log cabin .
We stayed in the Kieppi for two nights during our trip with Santas Lapland. The accommodation is very basic but comfortable and warm. You spend so little time in your room that it did not matter that it wasn't a five star hotel. It compiles of long log cabins with a corridor down the centre with rooms either side. There is no reception or bar etc you eat breakfast in the pub a few doors down and dinner is organise at a hotel a short walk away. The setting is beautiful and it is well situated in the centre so everything is easy walking distance. I would return here again.
We loved it here,the room is basic,but we hardly used the room,hot shower comfy bed what more could you want,in Lapland you go for everything but your room,the meals was nice I liked the idea that we ate somewhere else,other wise after a full day out in snow,you wouldn't want To go out at night,but it's just as good in night,when I do my main holiday I like 5 star,but is this location it's fine,3 of us on this trip had a amazing time,everything was just perfect.
Beds were comfortable, room was warm and clean. peaceful setting, and pretty view out of our window, what more do you need?!. Great base for everything we did. We stayed in a one bedroom place, ideal for two adults and a child. Will definately stay here again.
I have seen a few reviews of this hotel that rate it poorly but I have to disagree. We chose the hotel as it has an old authentic Finnish Xmas feel to it. The facilities are basic but we were hardly in the room except to sleep. It's warm, cosy and the suite we hooked has a lovely power shower and sauna. It's just 50 metres from the pub and close to everything else such as the main restaurant at the Tunturi and the toboggan run. I would most definitely stay here again instead of paying extra for an IKEA-esque hotel that you hardly use. The bed was comfy, the room was spotless. Paper cups yes but so what?? We had a marvellous time and Hotel Kieppi was the perfect base.
We were very disappointed when we arrived at the Kieppi (Saariselka Inn) after paying a reasonable amount of money for a 3 night magical, once in a lifetime, Santa's Lapland trip. The room was small with twin beds plus temp bed. The bathroom was dated. On the plus side the room was warm. There was a kettle, but no tea/coffee provided, paper cups provided for hot drinks, not great for kids. No hand soap in the bathroom (this freaked me out due working within the NHS and having the importance of infection control/hand washing drummed into me!). Rooms are not cleaned/serviced once you arrive, this is done on arrival/departure only. The TV was dated with a choice of 5 TV channels, nothing in English, to be fair you don't sit in the room but if you want to put a bit of TV on to amuse the kids whilst getting showered etc. you won't find anything they will be interested in. There is a sign in the bathroom stating they do not use paper towels due to the environment, but they are happy to use paper cups!!! Breakfast was awful, dreadful coffee, juice, cornflakes, salty porridge, processed meat, rubber cheese, sliced bread and margarine (some butter, fruit, croissants/muffins would have been lovely) You have to dress in full thermal suits to get to breakfast which is couple of minutes walk up the road. Dinner was at another hotel, further away, limited choice (meat or fish, single dessert choice) but food tasted great. Again getting in and out of the suits for mealtime is a pain. I spoke to our rep about our disappointment with the room, he assured me that all the hotels were similar and he has stayed in worse... I think he may have missed the point that our expectations were high due to this being such a magical trip and the amount of money we had paid for a 3 night excursion, I would have been perfectly happy if we had paid £15pp to stay in a youth hostel. The rest of the trip was amazing, the Santa experience magical and the Santa Lapland staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend the Santa's Lapland experience, I just wish we had not booked to stay at the Kieppi. Maybe the tour operator should have been more informative about the accommodation or we should have had read a review before we booked so we knew what to expect.…
We have just come back from a two night stay in Saariselka with Santa's Lapland, originally we called to book the holiday club but were talked into staying in the hotel kieppi instead, what a mistake. It isn't a hotel but a series of chalets. The hotel reception is actually n a public bar which is we're breakfast is taken and you need to dress up warm to get there then undress as there's a great big log fire in side. So here's why I wouldn't stay again. The advertised drying cupboard wasn't working to dry our wet clothes, I went to the reception about it and was told I'm just a bar man but will try and contact maintenance, 3 hours later I went back and was told there is a problem with the battery but they don't really work so I wouldn't worry. Had to call the rep who at 1030 at night when we were asleep woke us and took the clothes to her cabin to dry them. 24 hours after originally calling maintenance he turned up and changed a fuse in the plug (so not the batteries) and it worked great but we were going home the following morning. Now to the beds 2 were OK the third child Bed consisted of a metal put up camp style bed with a 4 inch thick piece of foam rubber that was 6 inches too narrow for the bed with a 2 inch thick piece of foam that was the right size on top of it so every time you turned over you slid off the bed. It was more like a hostel than a hotel breakfast consisted of toast, ham, cheese tomatoes, or cornflakes, with watery porridge and juice, tea or coffee. Dinner was served elsewhere It was the worst place I have ever stayed in including a 9.50 bed and breakfast in Blackpool. Santa's Lapland are the experts and run the resort and I feel let down that they talked us into choosing the kieppi over the holiday club even if we did save a couple of pound. My advice to any one, if you are happy with hostel style accommodation its for you, if not DONT BOOK the KIEPPI …
After a very bad start to the holiday, the rest was fab! The hotel Kieppi was very basic. There was no fridge as advertised with Thomson so i used the very tiny windowsill to store my milk which turned to ice-ho hum. The buffet breakfast was very basic too so ate at the Holiday Inn, which was across the road. Had a power cut in our room one evening, fortunately it wasn't too late so it was dealt with promptly. Would not stay at this apartment again personally, I would like a bit more comfort when it's time to relax. The Thomson reps were helpful and full of enthusiasm for the kids and so were the elves. We booked snowmobiling and elves fun day, which both were brilliant. There was loads of snow and a toboggan hill not too far away which was where most of the mums,dads and kids were, if not out on a trip. The food in the Holiday Inn for lunch and dinner was good value and lovely food. There is a supermarket 10 minutes walk away from Kieppi apartments, which sells everything, but the area in general is quiet. I would definitely recommend a holiday to Lapland, just not these apartments.…
As others have said, the rooms are fairly basic, but good quality and plenty adequate. We had everything we needed, the room was warm and had a good shower. And we could stay in the room until we left at 2:30pm. Very helpful friendly staff in Reception, linking us up with another guest who was taking a taxi to Inari on the same day as us, so suggested we could share and arranged it. Use of next door Lumi restaurant for breakfast buffet, where the food was satisfactory, but not amazing. The manager of the restaurant was a overly officious about breakfast finishing at 10am and strictly told us to hurry up and leave. We stayed at the hotel as the start and end of a dog sledding package, arranged by Kamisak.