See why so many travellers make Hotelli Ilveslinna their small hotel of choice when visiting Ranua. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
Hotelli Ilveslinna offers guests an array of room amenities including a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.
The small hotel offers newspaper, a gift shop, and express check-in and check-out, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a sauna and an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
While staying in Ranua, you can check out a popular pub like The Northern lights Hotel restaurant, which is serving up some great dishes.
At Hotelli Ilveslinna, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Ranua.
This place has similar rates than a superior room in an established Nordic hotel chain. You'd think that the price would be reflected in quality, but no. The rooms do not have air conditioning, so it is scorching hot. Ventilation through the window is not possible as there are no mosquito nets installed - a crucial thing in Lapland. The minibar fridges have been taken out of use, but left in the rooms anyway for some weird reason. Service? Can be best described by the receptionist/waiter bringing in a dish, walking directly past the utensils and then pointing back to them and telling the customer to fetch them yourself. Two hours later, you have the opportunity to sit down next to your food remains as nobody bothered to collect them away. Several tables were loaded with leftovers from hours back. Yuck. This place is at best a low-end motel, but priced as it would be a fancier hotel.…
Our visit experience was a bit strange. Sunday morning at breakfast boiled and scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, rice pies and porridge was served along with bread, cheese, ham, tomato, cucumber and salad and so on was served. Monday morning we were only customers and breakfast included toast but no toaster, other bred was not fresh so it would have needed toasting as well. Coffee maker was ready to put on but coffee wasn’t done. Ham, cheese, tomato and cucumber was wrapped in plastic in a fridge, no warm dishes was served. Quality difference between breakfasts was astonishing. Room was all right in it’s price range.
Be careful this is not hotel 5* this hotel 3* with one reception with ILVESLINNA hotel. They do wooden fence 5 meter from road and build 1 Igloo. What you see - only wooden fence! No lunch! No dinner! We pay 500€/per night for live in bed place! In igloo glass broken, on the ceiling a web! Mini bar on the photo, fridge on photo. I want go from here immediately!
The hotel is not that cheap, but the service they offer is really ''cheap cheap cheap'' stile. Rooms and infrastructure are way below standard for a 3* hotel, the service is a real deception. It would seem that staff think ''you got a room, didn't you? be happy with it and don't expect much else''. They don't even clean the rooms and fix the beds between the 1st and the 2nd night! Staff hardly understand and speak EN. Do you remember the legendary efficency of Northern Europe countries? A legend, indeed!
Marketed as overlooking a lake it sort of does but there is a drive way and trees first and only on one side and not visible from the igloo. The other is a hotel and road. Street lights shine into the room right at eye level when in bed. You can see completely inside from the road. Also if you do go take your own pillow. On the plus side it had its own sauna.
My husband and I traveled to Finland from Australia for the Christmas and New Years, and as it was our first wedding anniversary, wanted to treat us for an expectedly luxurious igloo hotel. We paid quite a bit for the night (around AU$630), and expected it to be worth it. The igloo itself was quite nice and had well-thought out details. Sauna and bathroom were both really nice and modern. We had a fireplace in the igloo, which we put fire in, very cosy! The bed was made with 3 very low quality pillows and there weren't any extra ones. As it was Sunday when we checked in, there was no staff to call in for assistance. In fact there was absolutely no one around when we arrived on Sunday afternoon just after 5pm. We were given the instructions to get inside, which worked, after being curious enough to go through some random buildings and trying different doors. There was a note on the room's table noting that the hotel restaurant would be closed on Sunday, and the breakfast would be served in the hotel's meeting room. Our breakfast would be on Monday, so we didn't suspect this meaning that ours would be in the meeting room. We were wrong: on Monday morning the hotel receptionist informed us the breakfast would indeed, be served in the meeting room. Disappointed is the word that described the breakfast: it was DIY-type of set-up: everything was placed in a fridge (cheese, ham, tomato and cucumber slices, yogurt in a bowl, orange juice and milk), coffee machine had to be filled by us, with instructions only in Finnish, on a hand-written scribbled post-it note. For a place that is mostly booked by tourists, I find this very disturbing, as there were no signs in any foreign language, and to operate the coffee machine, you would definitely need to know the language. For $650/night price tag, I was expecting a proper breakfast, which this was not. We noticed the igloo's glass ceiling's two windows were cracked. My husband woke me up around 4:30am for the leaking window right about above our heads. (as a side note: after browsing on Tripadvisor's review page, there had been comments about the cracked windows as far back as April 2018, and it still hadn't been fixed.) In the igloo, there was a capsule coffee machine, and exactly two capsules for us to enjoy. Well, to our surprise, the second one was just milk (supposedly a cappuccino). Another disappointment was the minibar fridge that didn't work even after plugging it in, and there weren't any switches to turn on. Luckily it was a cold night and snow around, so we could cool off our champagne in the snow outside. I wrote a letter to the hotel the day after our check-out, about the issues we faced during our stay, but after a week since we checked out, we haven't heard a single word from them. Definitely not worth the hefty price tag! Do not recommend, and would not stay again. Jaana & Johan K…
Hotelli ei vastaa nettisivujen kuvausta. Huoneessa ei ollut ilmastointia ja kylpyhuone oli remontoimaton. Huoneessa oli tunkkainen haju ja puutteellinen ilmanvaihto. Jäänyt ajastaan jälkeen. Harkitsimme aiemmin myös iglua, jota emme onneksi varanneet (sijaitsi hotellin parkkipaikalla ilman minkäänlaista omaa rauhaa). Huoneen äänieristys oli puutteellinen (baarin melu kantautui huoneeseen). Kannattaa ajaa Rovaniemelle hotelliin. Hotel wasn’t as described. There wasn’t any air conditioning in the room and the bathroom was in poor condition. The room smelled stuffy and didn`t have proper ventilation. Hotel seemed outdated. Don’t make the mistake of reserving the igloo (it’s situated in a parking lot with very limited privacy). The soundproofing of the room was insufficient.
Staying at hotel Igloo Lapland was a disappointment from the beginning to end. Igloo was not as advertised (photos highly photoshopped), it is pretty much in a car park in the back yard of a hotel ,a minute away from a supermarket and street lights. Nothing luxurious about this place as the price would suggest. Service was appalling. Run down, dated, drab. Just wish I’d read the reviews before I booked it. Very upsetting as so expensive and meant to be a real treat for my 30th birthday. Ended up spending my time there in tears as was so disappointed. If it is not too late, do not book. Agoda has to step in to try and resolve issues but hotel has not cooperated and will continue to cheat people out of their hard earned money. Serious health and safety risks attached with staying here (cracked glass above head when laying in bed/ not informed that nobody would be at reception from 5pm (meant to be 11pm) and no phone number to contact anyone. So sorry I wasted time and money staying here 😥…
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Once inside the ambience was incredible and it was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The view at night was spectacular and the northern lights were elegant and gorgeous and we could see them perfectly while laying in bed! The room was cozy and the fireplace was a perfect touch! Staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. The igloo has a bit of an odd location behind a car park but it didn’t take away from the experience inside!
The hotel is one of the few feasible options to stay close to the Ranua Zoo. Unfortunately this also means that the competition is not pushing the hotel to renew itself, while the limited demand keeps the pressure high on the prices. The hotel would desperately need a facelift to bring the rooms and common areas to a modern era. The hotel provides all the basic services a traveler needs, but is far behind any major chain hotels on the quality of the offering. While Ranua obviously is not a very busy tourist attraction, it would be difficult to attract more international travelers without a decent hotel offering. I consider the hotel still a decent choice for a one night stay, but could not recommend a longer stay to anyone.
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