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Scandinavian, European
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 July 2020

Service staff can take some lesson how to inform that kitchen is closing up. So rude way that we deside to vote our feet because it felt like it’s the same do we come or not. Hopefully business runs so hood that they can skip...customers. And yes we undestand that kitchen is closing. It’s just how you say it. And we are not local so we don’t know what time kitchen is closing up. So not ratings on food because we didn’t try it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

Buffet lunch of curry chicken, rein deer stew and salmon-white fish soup. Soup was super tasty! Cosy authentic athmosphere. I can recommend

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

We came to Kultahippu restaurant at 19 o’clock. It was Saturday evening and tourist groups had reserved the dining room tables so we couldn’t get a table from the dining room for more than two hours so we decided to sit at the pub side...as many other diners had also done. So we recommend to make a table reservation during Dec - Mar. As the first course we had garlic snails with smoked reindeer & roquefort cheese frosting and white bread. It was good and the frosting to our taste. As the main course I had Kultahippu Veal with fried potatoes & green peas & small carrot. The veal was ripe and crisp. The veal was filled with sliced smoked reindeer which was tasty but odd looking. Fried chopped potatoes were too lightly fried with their shells, carrot grown in lean soil. My friend took char from Lake Inari with asparagus and a carrot of same type as in veal. The char was very good with crispy skin and a good dose but asparagus was mainly from jar including only one stem of fresh asparagus. As drinks we had beer, vodka schnapps, red wine, water and finally Café Avec. We got the impression that prices were reasonable but side dishes not satisfying. The waiters were sober but they didn’t keep etiquette. But maybe they don’t care about such here in Lapland when we sat at the pub side.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent room and good food, sauna and view overlooking the frozen river. Very easy to get to and fantastic bedrooms.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2019

Place we were staying recommended the restaurant. Food was really good and the staff was friendly and helpful. Reindeer steak was wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights but I think we could have stayed one night in Saariselkä and one night would be fine here to catch flight next morning. We had family room which had 4 beds. Family room is in old outdated building. Breakfast was nice...although limited Vegetarian options. Walkable from Bus station. Superstore next to hotel across the road. It’s around 30 mins from Saariselkä by bus with single fare 8 euros. Ivalo Airport also not far. Best part: very caring and helpful staff Not so good: Old room, basic layoutMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 December 2019 via mobile

We visited the restaurant twice. The food is really good. The salmon tartar and the reindeer steak are really amazing! Also, the salmon pasta. Really good experience!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Lovely food and a wonderful atmosphere. Good service and friendly staff to help you order a tasty Finnish meal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

We had dinner in the restaurant here a couple of times because we were guests in the hotel. We were always positively surprised by the kitchen. Excellent ingredients and a good combination of different tastes. For the fish as well as for the reeinder.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

We stayed a number of days here to go sightseeing and hiking in the Inari region. You should take the rooms in the new wing by the river, with a close view on the river itself. The other rooms in the main building are very...dated. The food in the restaurant and at breakfast was good, correct but simple and basic. The people are friendly and helpful. Apart from an old common sauna there are no other facilities in this place. The rooms in the new wing do have their private sauna in the room which is very nice and that we used every day. This is by far the best hotel in the wide area, which says a lot about Northern Lapland. Nevertheless, you should really go as nature is stunning in winter and summer and there is an overall very nice atmosphere in the land of the Saami. Flying into IVL from HEL is an essy 1h30 with Finnair.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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