Ski resorts tend towards party, bars and booze although many visitors come to Lapland for the nature, the amazing fells, the quiet and the awe. Although there ought to be, at present, there are no organic, green sustainability respecting resorts, yet Pallas Hotel comes close to it. With its exquisite gourmet food, refusal to refurbish everything with plastic and new paint, its ice swimming pond, incredible views, history and tradition, it is the only Finnish hotel that qualifies as a Nordic equivalent to an alpine resort. The dozen fell tops at your fingertips, the wooden interiors, the laid back homely ambiance, the wild fauna and flora, the quiet, the views, the library rooms, the kitchen, the kitchen and the kitchen, and the chef... It is a gem for nature and hiking lovers.
Omg this was my trip of a lifetime. Something I’ve dreamed of since a small child and dream come true at 46yrs old! There was just me and my husband with another couple and no children but that didn’t deter us. The hotel is in the middle of a national park and is so unspoilt in its surroundings. Yes the hotel is a bit dated but it added to the experience. Food was a bit bland but nothing bad about it as it was edible. Drinks were a bit sparse and staff were busy all the time so the bar got a bit packed at times. Only downside was I expected a nice big fireplace but it’s tiny and they only put two small logs on it at a time. Hey ho, we are in LAPLAND. The whole experience just was amazing. Can’t fault the hotel staff and elves. All very pleasant and someone always about. Definitely a trip of a lifetime and would definitely return again. Maybe take the grandkids one day!! Dog sledding and snowmobiles were the best. Miss out on the reindeer ride as that was way overpriced and a big disappointment unfortunately.…
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is amazing and the nature is very unique. Visitors can go cross country skiing, snowboarding, free skiing, snowshoeing etc. The food in the restaurant is very good and traditional for Lapland. Pallaksen Pöllöt which is a local skiing school teachers fellowship arranges all kinds of activities during your stay. These experiences are one of a kind. The hotel is very dated. I’ve visited there for nearly 30 years now and no changes or renovations have been done. It would be shame not to renovate the hotel because the location is so unique. The truth is that the price is way too high for that level. The history of Pallas should be valued and respected, now the management is only ruining it and letting the hotel grow moldy.
Wow. A lovely holiday, perfect in every way. TUI we’re excellent in the organisation and entertainment. Excellent for kids, very safe and great sledging. The hotel is what it is, we found it authentic and cosy. You don’t spend much time in rooms so this was perfect for us. Trips were well organised. The staff and elves made us so magical for the children. The big man himself was amazing! To top it off the lights made an appearance on our last night for the New Year ( and my birthday! 😊) don’t hesitate to book.
2nd time here as snowy wilderness lodge and it’s still as perfect as last time, the remoteness, the beauty, the charm, the staff, the food , the elves and the tui rep team all perfect !! Even with covid the team did everything they could to make it safe, enjoyable but sticking to the restrictions Don’t hesitate in coming here, you’ll never forget it or regret it
Wow stunning scenery.. winter wonderland.. kids sledged and played, hotel in the Middle of nowhere and stunning views it felt so magical! Reps and elves were amazing and went above and beyond with the children ! Special thanks to Angel abi , penguin pip and jingle bells jake who my kids loved & cried when they left them to come home!
What can I say, we arrived into Kattila airport and once we got through and collected our bags, we were then met by elves who by the way are just amazing. You then go and get your snow gear and put it onto the coach. By the way as you exit the airport you are greeted by more snow than you have ever seen. The. On the way to your resort we were going past trees and trees with snow on all the way singing Christmas Songs, magical from the start. Then when we arrived we went straight to our room and got ready and straight to the snow. The elves and tui reps then took us sledging to the big slopes. The next day was the taster sessions with the husky’s and snow mobile, snow ball fights, hot berry juice and around the camp fire. Then back to the lodge for snow walking and snowman building. There so much more than everything I am writing as well. The food was good and plenty of it and unlimited drinks on some drinks, all soft drinks, beer and wine. The last day we went to the husky farm to ride the husky ourself, it was unreal but make sure you wrap up properly as it was extremely cold. The finale dinner was just unreal, Santa walks past the window your eating at and when I say Santa, this is the real deal. So much entertainment that night and then you see the big man before you eat which was an unbelievable experience. The tui team and the elves made the holiday what it was, they were incredible and put everything into it. The best bit about here is it’s in the middle of no we’re and nothing commercial, just magical. We will be going back, it was just outstanding…
I’ve been waiting 46yrs to come to Lapland to meet the big fella and I can honestly say Lapland lived up to my expectations. The elves and Tui reps were very happy and welcoming. The hotel was clean and festive. The rooms are basic but clean and tidy and were topped up daily with clean essentials. Not sure why people are complaining. Yes it’s not 5* but for the amount of time you spend in the room, who cares! The only thing that was needed was an English TV channel that played Christmas music in my opinion lol. Food was buffet style and plentiful although limited option but enough for everyone i fee and I’m a fussy eater. Drinks package could’ve been a bit better with more of a selection of own branded spirits. Excursions were pricey but expected. Huskies were good fun as you get to ‘mush’. Snowmobile in the evening in the Arctic Circle was the best. Guides were amazing and it was so beautiful and again you get to drive and can swap. Sleigh ride however wasn’t so great and felt a little cheated. Aimed more for the kids I feel. We had a magical time overall. Would definitely recommend the Snowy Wilderness Lodge aka Hotel Pallas as lots to do on site with the very deep snow and even the big man lived up to our expectations.…
Lapland Hotel Pallas is perfectly located next to Pallas fjell. That is about the only positive thing to be mentioned about the hotel; rooms are worn out with poor cleanliness and molded bathrooms, the carpets smell throughout the building heavily for reindeer urine. The service at reception is cold and nonchalant. The price-value is a real robbery. Therefore I simply recommend to stay elsewhere and avoid this place. Their restaurant was totally an other story: good service, good food for dinner and good breakfast.
Great food and breakfast! Sauna and clean sheets after a four days hike were just perfect ending to our trip. Hotel is quite old and rooms could benefit from some renovation, but overall look was clean and appropriate, and staying wasn’t too expensive.