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Tirroniementie 4 C, Yllasjarvi 95980 Finland
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Aurora Estate is a boutique hotel and reastaurant which was established at december 2015 at Yllasjarvi. Hotel has 7 individual rooms and a restaurant that has 50 seats. We also have in our estate an old Lappish log house and that same atmosphere was brought in to our newly built main building. In the old loghouse we have an electric sauna and shower, at the estate we also have an outdoor jacuzzi and a traditional smoke sauna, which you can book separately.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Open-air bath
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Voyage556424 wrote a review Feb 2022
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The Aurora Estate is an absolute delight in every way. The food, hospitality and care are second to none. It is a very special little place set on the edge of a beautiful lake, where you can even have a private dinner served to you by the fire in the sauna house. Brilliant location, where the ski bus can pick you up just at the end of the lane. It is so great being close enough to the ski slopes, whilst at the same time being in a quiet and very peaceful location. Nikklas, the chef, is hugely talented and the cleaners, waiters and waitresses are friendly and gracious. We were lucky enough to stay for a whole week and loved every minute of our stay. Thank you to everyone at Aurora Estate for a truly wonderful hotel and dining experience!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Teemu H wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
When you arrive to the best new boutique hotel (2018) in Europe, your expectations are naturally set pretty high, e.g at a comparable level to the best boutique hotels in Helsinki. This is not what you get at Aurora Estate, even if the hotel stands out positively from the local hotel offering. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, but the rest of the interior decoration is pretty basic, including the rooms. Have to give a plus for the beds, though. The breakfast is advertised as ”artisan” one, but it also falls short of high expectations. Only the orange juice and smoothies lived up to the promise, while the rest of the breakfast items were quite dull and basic supermarket stuff. One would expect e.g. handmade bread, but is was probably bought from the neighbouring grocery. The hotel location and concept would match perfectly with utilisation of local delicacies, like berries, mushrooms, reindeer, but none of the breakfast items were even remotely local and fresh by nature. I do understand, if the covid time has forced the hotel owners to ”cut corners” in many ways to manage through the difficult times. If so, it has happpend at at clear cost of customer experience / high expectations. This can’t be a cost issue alone. E.g. berries and mushrooms are all over the surrounding nature for free. It just takes a few hours to go and pick them up in the best fall season. Finally I have to give credit for a very pleasant and flexible service, nothing to complain about that, in fact the opposite. If the owners read this, I really hope that you get some ideas from this review to make most of your unique location and reputation (referring to the evening restaurant, which we were unfortunately not able to test) in the future. And perhaps a little ”push” too ; )
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Annukka K wrote a review Oct 2020
Helsinki, Finland60 contributions70 helpful votes
Rooms cozy and with a personal a sense of style, as was the restaurant. Food really very competently done, a good celebratory supper. Would love to see an extension to the premises, with a bar around a fireplace and perhaps a little terrace with warming lamps. Now there are rooms and the restaurant, but no real place to sit and have a drink with a book. Warmly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Ann J wrote a review Dec 2019
Victoria, Australia35 contributions49 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to stay here in December 2019 for 3 nights. Lovely place to stay, room was small but cosy, food was fantastic, and the staff were very friendly. Would highly recommend. Hopefully we will travel there again.👍
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Date of stay: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
zoe h wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited this hotel with our 3 young children recently. We were worried about their response to the (lovely but adult) menu, however I voiced my concerns to Sirly in advance who prepared a delicious pasta dish just for them. They ate the lot, we had a delicious meal off the main menu and everyone therefore had an amazing time. Sirly was lovely, the staff were all very accommodating of our family and we left feeling very relaxed and full (plus amazed that we'd managed a civilised meal in a lovely restaurant with 3 kids in tow!). Would most definitely go again. Thanks to Sirly and staff!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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@ 507wernerm wrote a review Oct 2019
Hamburg, Germany37 contributions7 helpful votes
After some business days in Helsinki we descided to visit Lappland, hoping to see there a "golden autumn " and some aurora borealis. Based on tripadvisor´s recommendation we booked Aurora Estate Hotelli - Travellors Excellence 2019. Travelling by plane & rent a car and based on excellent consulting by Heidi, one of the owners of AURORA, we discovered Lappland at its best ! - . Heidi & Shirly wellcomed us warm-hearted in their cosy Hotel which is located in the open landscape directly on the banks of a lake. Hills for skiing/walking are nearby. Fortunately. the hotel is in the modern. regional style, which means a lot of wood and fireplaces - a guarantee for pleasant room climate. Our sleeping room ( size / bed / bathroom as well as the view from the window) has been perfect and well kept as the rest of the hotel. After a delicious dinner with risotto and mushrooms and whitefish in versions for gourmets, complemented by delicious premium white wines, we enjoyed the very personal style of our hosts in a subsequent conversation about the aurora timing of next night / the country/ the people and their customs and about potential day trips in the region. Consequence: we saw next midnight a perfect Aurora B in front of the hotel - a unique experience in our life. Next morning - after a breakfast for upgrown Finnish men and a coffe that awakened the Italian in you - we promised our hosts, that we will come back to this " pure" place in June to celebrate the midsummer night!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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EdwinVdO wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom1117 contributions125 helpful votes
This is a small boutique hotel 10 minutes drive from Yllas, the biggest ski resort and great hiking area in Lapland. The hotel is run by Sirly and Heidi, who do an amazing job with this little jewel by the lake. Sirly cooks like a master chef in a Michelin star restaurant and she is extremely artistic with the layout of the dishes. Well worth the trip just to go to their restaurant. By far the best fine dining we had in Lapland. There is a second little house on the side where you can have private dinners and where there is a sauna and jacuzzi. Amazing place - must visit in Summer or Winter. 40 minutes from Kittila airport.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
Christoffer N wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Missing ingredients in our main food. When waitor was made aware of it she apologized that she couldnt see inside the burger... Laughable, the missing ingredients was then brought to out table on a plate besides the main food. Poor excuses and no coffe or dessert on the house. They still have a Long way to go to even reach normal International standard.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from HeidiSirly, Omistaja at Aurora Estate Hotelli
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Dear Christoffer, I am so sorry for the missing ingredients. I will take full responsibility my self, as a Chef. Our summer menu is simple, but we use fresh ingredients. As you can see, summer in Lapland is slow and there is no change to run michelin star level restaurant with two people working and few customers. It is really important for us to make tasty food even it's not that busy. We grow our own herbs, bake fresh bread every day and really do this with love. Hope to see you again and I wish you a beautiful summer. -Sirly Schinmann, Chef and owner-
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Cédric Caranl wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution
I got a warm welcome, got spoiled two weeks long from the Team and got a warm farewell... It's a real nice quiet place next to the lake, with a nice view and the hotel is only 3-4 years old... Supermarket, bus station and country ski tracks are only 200m away... I liked Sirly cooking art, exceptional breakfasts and dinners, food quality, plate presentation and the lovely detailed explanations about what you get in your plate! ;-) I enjoyed the atmosphere with love to details and the music in the dining room! It's very clean, i had a good bed and i appreciated the Nespresso coffee machine in my room... ;-) Mirja is a sunshine!!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
Nikki B wrote a review Mar 2019
Newrybar, Australia72 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights here while holidaying in Finland for 3 weeks. It was a nice change to stay in a smaller boutique hotel and in a quieter location next to the lake. We loved the sauna and jacuzzi and we loved jumping in the frozen lake, what an experience for an australian family. So much so that we booked it again while we were there. The rooms are quite small but we found they were adequate if you popped the suitcases on top of the wardrobe and the rooms we not much smaller than the rooms we've stayed in elsewhere. The breakfasts were huge, more than enough for our family and a great selection too. We had dinner only 1 night and the food was fabulous, fine dining style, small portions but all excellent. It was pricy, but then for us everything in finland has been pricy and no more expensive than anywhere else we've been of similar quality. The staff and owners were actually really lovely and helpful, they even printed off a whole heap of school work pages for our daughter and helped us out when our transport didn't arrive. We got to see the northern lights on our last night, what was really nice was that the owner sent us messages to let us and other guests know that the lights were there. It was quite late too, we could have easily missed it. The location is great, there are 2 other restaurants within walking distance. The views from the hotel are stunning too. We didn't have a car but we did get picked up everyday by the company we did our tours with, Due North Safaris so no problem there.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
US$128 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Estate Hotelli
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Nearby attractions include Jemes Sport (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aurora Estate Restaurant, Restaurant Otso Ylläsjärvi, and Yllas Saaga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Aurora Estate Hotelli have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aurora Estate Hotelli offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aurora Estate Hotelli have airport transportation?
Yes, Aurora Estate Hotelli offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Aurora Estate Hotelli located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Yllasjarvi.
Are pets allowed at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.