Aurora Estate Hotelli
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Aurora Estate Hotelli

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4.5
#1 of 2 small hotels in Yllasjarvi
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Skiing
Bicycle tours
Fishing
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
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish

Location

Tirroniementie 4 C, Yllasjarvi 95980 Finland
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Car recommended
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Kittila Airport
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Voyage556424 wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Annukka K wrote a review Oct 2020
Helsinki, Finland67 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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William D wrote a review Mar 2023
Lake Charles, Louisiana30 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here just one day to cut down our drive time. The self check in that evening was easy with clear instructions. The room was very clean and comfortable, with a homey feel. The breakfast the following morning was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and cheerful.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teemu H wrote a review Sept 2021
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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Oliver R wrote a review Jun 2016
57 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived after a long trip from North Cape. I did not expect anything special. But I was proved wrong. Very wrong. Right after my arrival I was welcomed in a very nice and charming way. The owner showed me my room which was perfectly nice and cosy. I enjoyed Dinner in this beautiful restaurant and was astonished by the quality of food. I got interested as I was so nicely surprised and heard a bit of the background story to this place which was very interesting. The place is run by two very young girls and I must say - my deepest respect for what they do. And the energy they put into it. Fantastic to experience this. The estate is located on a lake. Not nearby - 20m from the lake. So in winter they arrange snow safaris, lunches for groups, and of course accommodation. When I was there I was the only guest for overnight stay (they have only 7 rooms at the moment but soon will have more). The owner who is the chef at the same time came in and made me the best breakfast I had in my entire trip. I'm so happy to have enjoyed this place and this fantastic people. I can only recommend. I'm for 35 years in the tourism business but you do not see such a professional and charming hospitality at the same time. Definitely a must!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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jodie t wrote a review Jan 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom20 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a new years eve meal for 7 people, 10 weeks in advance. It looked really nice and boasted of its luxuriousness and quality.

It was a huge disappointment.

Although it was a beautiful building and nicely decorated, the tables and chairs were so closely packed together that the guests and servers had to climb over people's legs, chairs and tables all night.
The menu was given out on just a blank piece of a4 paper as a list. This would've been ok, but they didn't have one of the only four main courses on offer. They only told us this after we had tried to order this dish.
Next, we ordered 3 of the same starters. When it was served, an hour later, they only brought 2. They said they'd run out of ingrediants and gave us an alternative starter without consulting us.
At this point, a guest brought a very beautiful husky puppy into the restaurant, sat it on his lap and fed him from his plate. The servers constantly petted and played with this puppy and then returned directly to handling our food. No hand washing involved.
Perhaps this is just something I don't understand as a Brit?

Another hour and twenty minutes before the main course arrived...
We ordered 4 steaks and 3 other main meals. The three other meals came out together, and one of the steaks 5 minutes later. That steak dish was freezing cold; the steak, herb butter, pea purée, parsnip purée and potato rosti, everything was cold. I sent it back and it was reheated, which I of cotrse refused again and ended up not eating at all.
The other 3 steaks came another 10 minutes later and were all missing the parsnip purée as they'd again, run out. And again, they were cold and left uneaten.
We had to leave at this point as it was now 11.40 and we were attending fireworks at midnight. So no desert or coffee.
Despite our complaints throughout the night the manager still wanted to charge us just under 400euros (albeit a 100euro bottle of champagne was included)
Verve was the only champagne they sold at the restaurant but it was quite funny to see this wasn't the champagne being served as part of the new years eve menu.

The chef did say that a member of the kitchen staff had phoned in sick, but they were being replaced with her boyfriend...so not to worry.

Needless to say, we won't be going back. Nor did we pay for any of the food, but still ended up paying 160euros for the drinks.

It's a shame this restaurant was not able to live up to its own hype.
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Date of stay: December 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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NicoleWithNicole wrote a review Feb 2018
New York City, New York4 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Shockingly unwelcome place. We had to wait over an hour (after a very long journey) to check us in due to Heidi checking our reservation. Room was tiny. Beds were uncomfortable. Food was cold for dinner. Very humble breakfast that left us hungry. Heidi, the server and the owner – short and impatient, borderline irritated. Left us with an unpleasant feeling. The place is overpriced and the owner is overly arrogant. Strongly suggest staying in Levi – the prices are much lower and the service is so much better. I want to tell the owners: stop promoting yourself like you are at the level that you are claiming to be.
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Date of stay: March 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HeidiSirly, Omistaja at Aurora Estate Hotelli
Responded 18 Feb 2018
Hi, we have asked the Tripadvisor crew to take this review out since it appears not to be accurate. If someone would be this upset for the service and all, they wouldn't wait a year to write review like this. It states you have visited us last march, 2017. Anyone who has visited us knows that our breakfast is awesome (which is separately mentioned in most of our reviews), our beds are brand new and high quality and getting a lot of good feed back. Our hotel is new, clean, has maybe smaller rooms, but cute and cozy as written in many other reviews here, Facebook and Booking.com We are always aware of the guests that arrive to our hotel, we don´t need to check it out for an hr, since we have daily lists of arriving, departing and continuing guests. We have only 7 rooms. Anyway, if I wouldn't have had your arrival info right there, I would´ve found it in 5 minutes from my computer. We do value all the feed back and reviews and learn from our mistakes, but unfortunately in this case it is not possible since these things you have written is not based on facts, but seems to be an attempt to lower our high rating by someone. I think Levi is at the same price range, but of course we understand if someone prefers to go there since it has a very different profile and clientele than Ylläs. But gladly we are close by so we can serve in more different ways, clients with different kinds of need and expectation on their holiday. Best regards Aurora Estate Crew
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Jonne12 wrote a review Nov 2015
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The restaurant is using local indegriedents with some personal twist. The food is best in town! The staff, location and athmosphere were all friendly. We had even live music on. I can highly recommend Aurora Estate both for food and accomodation!
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Ann J wrote a review Dec 2019
Victoria, Australia33 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Guy V wrote a review Dec 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands12 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sitting in the airport waiting for my plane, and thinking back on a very memorable stay at Aurora Estate. What a high-mark in hospitality! Heidi never tires of making the guests’ stay as pleasurable as possible, while Sirly is a truly excellent cook. We had 5 diners and the food is simply the best (and apparently famous in the region). Our room was clean and comfortable (although a couple of hooks to hang our skiing gear on to dry would be welcome). Very good beds (I’m 1.87 m)! I have been to Lapland in summer for fly fishing, but would certainly recommend a winter stay. If you do, stay here! (And Sirly: if you start offering fishing trips I will certainly be back in summer).
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from HeidiSirly
Yllasjarvi, Finland
Bonjour Clarissa, Aurora Estate is 5 km from the ski center and there is other restaurants around. We can book all the best safaris for you, rent skies and everything else you need. You can take a taxi or a bus from the airport, it's around 35km from Ylläs, we help with that also. If you would like to book a room and you need more information, please send e-mail to Heidi, she will make your holiday perfect! :) Her E-mail is heidi@auroraestate.fi Best regards Sirly
RobinClapp wrote a tip Jun 2023
malmö Skåne Län, Sweden59 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the jacuzzi and sauna well before your trip. They book out fast. We barely managed to get a slot."
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@ 507wernerm wrote a tip Oct 2019
Hamburg, Germany35 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"in the first floor"
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EmmaDurnford wrote a tip Mar 2018
Teddington, United Kingdom383 contributions241 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can afford it book a suite for more room."
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MelanieSophie212 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Paris, France8 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room with lake view"
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PRICE RANGE
€170 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandYllasjarvi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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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, Kotaravintola Sarakka, and Restaurant Otso Ylläsjärvi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aurora Estate Hotelli?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
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.
Does Aurora Estate Hotelli offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
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