We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$36 - US$144
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (174)
Filter reviews
79 results
Traveller rating
19
34
18
3
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
19
34
18
3
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beans salad stew bread cake half board gala dinner ate here reindeer cereal
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 11 July 2020

A mouthwatering meal, enjoyed by all. We enjoyed a 3 course meal here which was devine. The best reindeer we ate on our entire trip.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We booked two apartments for two nights and are having our second meal in the hotel restaurant. The first meal was a barely eatable ham pizza, an inedible veggie pizza, a tomato-sauce pasta where they forgot to add the pasta (but they corrected it and...added the pasta so I guess - kudos!), a decent burger and amazing jäger bombs. We came back for the jäger bombs and after waiting 15mjns for the drinks, we were asked to come back to the bar, pay for the drinks and carry the 6 drinks back to the table ourselves. All of which was still okay except they mixed the jäger and red bull AND added ice. They were also exceptionally rude about the whole thing and asked us “do you still want food?”, which we obviously declined. Would not recommend coming here for the food or the service but the temperature in the restaurant is nice if that’s all you look for in a place to eat.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Our holiday package included half board options so we ate here every night. The food wasn’t the best to be completely fair but maybe that’s because it was buffet style. But all the food was warm and had a unique kind of taste to it....Which wasn’t very pleasing. I lived on pate and bread and cheese and crackers, and my husband just had chips and cake 🙈 There wasn’t much option available to say a cold day in the snow had been had for all, it mainly consisted of cold salads and a bowl of seafood coated in a thick oil,pates, 1 meat option, boiled potatoes, chips, carrots, cheese and crackers and the same cake nightly. Even the ‘Gala’ dinner was exactly the same just in a different room. The breakfast was slightly better with more options available, cereals, fruit, toast, hot breakfast items (beans sausages etc) eggs, cold meats and fresh juices. Even though it wasn’t the best we didn’t go hungry! The staff were friendly and the restaurant was always kept clean too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 23 December 2019

Being a non meat eater was a bit limiting but the prawns and the red snapper stew was lovely. Lots of nice fresh salad too. As it was Christmas time there were a load of children around but they just Stuck to the chicken nuggets...and chips!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 31 August 2019

We had breakfast and dinner in this restaurant and the food was great for both. Breakfast can get busy but the options available were a bonus.

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

Excellent service and steaks were great for both of us (medium rare and well done) . Price was ok. Would definitely go again!

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 24 April 2019

Just went here for som late night drinks. The bartender was nice and knew how to make good drinks. Up stairs there were dancing going on. Which is a big thing in Finland. Then I mean like grown up dancing, not like the discos you...have other places. Seemed like they had fun. You can also eat here, but we just stayed for drinks.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

The good: Rooms clean, big, beds very comfortable, loads of hot water, excellent sauna. Drying room very welcoming for wet ski clothes, Good location, breakfast offers good choice. Overall a decent hotel. Average: Food at dinner is a varied but not haute cuisine, always a...good salad a fish and meat choice with couple of deserts. We were here for 4 nights and it was fine but wouldn’t have wanted it any longer. Drinks typical Saariselkä prices (wine €14 for large glass). Dinner served in restaurant across the road which didn’t suit some people but we were ok with this. Overall: a decent hotel set in the village, good access to ski centre 20 minute walk away. We would use this hotel again but my preference would be the holiday village as there was no life at all in the hotel, bar was closed all week, no staff about, it felt like apartments with a breakfast buffet.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

We came here several times during our time when we lived here for food and it was pretty consistent the whole time. Drinks quite expensive, but similar to anything you would pay in the rest of the resort. Food was delicious, tried a bit of...everything- goats cheese salad was perfect, pizzas are delicious (and available to take away), burgers were delicious as well and i like my bacon crispy and they did that for me more than once, the wanderers dream is a steak in a buttery curry type sauce which was cooked perfectly every time - not an inch of fat on it any time and the potatoes were delicious! Friendly staff as well, although seemed sometimes they were understaffed, stayed happy but could mean a bit of a wait to get served. Wouldn't mark them down for it though as it was delicious and lovely atmosphere!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The restaurant for our half board evening meal was in this hotel. It was terrible. The same food day in day out, barely warm and ridiculously expensive. It was €4 for a glass of orange. The only included drink was water, tea and coffee. We...will come back to this resort as it’s fantastic but won’t go to this hotel or restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?2  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Santa's Hotel Tunturi
540 reviews
.14 km away
Lapland Hotels Riekonlinna
532 reviews
.20 km away
Holiday Club Saariselka
755 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel Kieppi
60 reviews
.40 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Restaurant Petronella
204 reviews
.71 km away
Restaurant Pirkon Pirtti
330 reviews
.77 km away
o'poro Irish Bar
20 reviews
.07 km away
Teerenpesa
445 reviews
.56 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Urho Kekkonen National Park
175 reviews
.72 km away
Angry Birds Activity Park
85 reviews
.40 km away
LuontoLoma Pro Safaris
18 reviews
.04 km away
Arctic Timetravels
241 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Santa's Hotel Tunturi staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Santa's Hotel Tunturi

Santa's Hotel Tunturi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4