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Reviewed 6 February 2020

My friend and I stayed here as part of a tour that we booked - though you can tell this was geared more towards couples, we will had a fantastic time here!

It was a very boutique place (limited rooms) which meant that we received a much more personalised service and we definitely felt very welcome throughout our stay.

The rooms was great as well - there was a double door, so it reduces the noise from outside, the bed were super comfortable and the bathroom was quite spacious. We had some complimentary drinks and we were given some outdoor clothes and boots which we can use anytime throughout our stay,

We also had the opportunity to use the jacuzzi and sauna one night (private booking), and the staff were really great as they interrupted us towards the end to let us know that there was a prediction of Northern lights in a few minutes! So we rushed back to wear our gear and headed out to see the show! :)

We did a lot of the activities - dog sledding, snow mobiling, free toboggan and free walking trails.

The food was outstanding as well! It was a modern take on the Finnish food and we loved every meal!

We stayed at the Glass Igloo after this but we both agreed that our stayed at Beana Laponia was far better! Compliments to both the staff and the chef. Would love to stay here again!

Date of stay: December 2019
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Malla_Huskypoint, Omistaja at Beana Laponia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

Dear Clei,

Thank you for taking your time and providing us such helpful and kind feedback. We are delighted that you had lovely holidays and enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best that all our guests feel welcomed and have memorable stay here in Beana Laponia.

Great that you had the chance to enjoy the activities we provide as well the Northern lights show on one of the nights. It’s always something special and unforgettable!
We are grateful that you shared your experience and we will make sure to pass on your kind words to our staff! We hope to welcome you back here one day.

All the best!

Kind regards,
Team Beana Laponia

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Reviewed 12 January 2020

We only spent 1 night at this fabulous lodge but wished it was more.
The room was incredible - it was the lowest price room they had but there were still plenty of special touches. It was roomy and the bathroom was spacious - all of the towels and linen were good quality. It contained everything we needed & we had a great sleep!
The breakfast was wonderful - plenty of choice & everything was lovely & fresh.
The dinner was also quite nice but as it was a set menu my only comment would be that the offer of an alternate meal for us fussy eaters would have been appreciated.
We went out in the evening for a husky safari which was incredible. No northern lights but the gorgeous huskies, their amazing enthusiasm, the knowledgeable guide, the exciting ride through the dark snowy wilderness was more than enough. It was pricey but worth it. One thing that was very odd though was that we had to provide a deposit to use the lodges headlamps. Considering that the room, the dinner & the safari were all quite expensive I actually found this a little bit insulting.
My only other suggestion if you are visiting would be that if you are anything other than an average size make sure you take your own snow gear as the options available from the lodge are very limited.
The staff were lovely and went out of their way to assist when we had an issue with our hire car. Also prior to our stay, all emails and questions were answered promptly.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank Chris G
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Malla_Huskypoint, Omistaja at Beana Laponia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2020

Dear Chris G,

Thank you for taking your time to give us some lovely and helpful feedback, we really appreciate it!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the overall experience, we will make sure to pass your kind comments to all the staff. The headlamps we have here at the hotel are of best quality and we are happy to provide them throughout your stay. The deposit is actually just a signature, no actual charge unless the headlamps somehow end up lost. We do have a wide range of winter gear which we are more than happy to provide for the full length of your stay. Our selection of sizes for winter overalls goes from extra small (150 cm) to 4XL and winter boots from 35 (US 5) to 50 (US 14).
We wish you all the best and a warm welcome back, should you decide to visit Rovaniemi again!

Kind regards,

Team Beana Laponia

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Reviewed 30 December 2019

This is a beautiful, family run lodge for adults only. They literally couldn’t have done for us during our stay. They will organise all of your trips for you, many of which can be done directly from site. They are also really flexible if you need to change any of your plans. There’s a cosy lounge area to relax in during the evenings and the onsite kitchen is excellent. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable and most importantly know how to look after the sledge dogs properly. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience and will definitely be coming back one day.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Malla H, Omistaja at Beana Laponia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Dear Hayley B,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback, we appreciate your comments and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best to provide a memorable experience and love taking a good care of our guests.

We will make sure to pass on your kind comments to our staff and we hope to have you back staying with us one day.

All the best!

Kind regards,
Team Beana Laponia

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Reviewed 8 July 2019

In Lapland there are an awful lot of tourist traps and gimmick hotels. This is certainly not the case at Beana Laponia. It is an adult only 11 room hotel set in the middle of nowhere! We had a beautiful corner suite with our own sauna. We did snow mobile, reindeer safari but the absolute highlight was the husky safari. We set off in the morning and stopped for a campfire lunch, just amazing.
The food was excellent and the staff incredibly friendly. It was just perfect!

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank bubble177
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

Wonderful welcoming family run lodge in a remote part of North Lapland. Adults only. Serene forest and river side location. This is primarily a husky breeding and training business and they share the experience with their guests. We went on 60 Kms dog sledding journey, also snow mobile safaris and walking in the snow covered forests.
Food was good, rooms were comfortable and very quiet. One warning, it is not cheap, but in our opinion the experience is so special that it is worth it.

Date of stay: February 2019
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