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Reviewed 12 February 2020

the rooms were so cold and draughty that I caught a cold. I was sick all my vacation.
+21 - is a lie. I have in my apartment +15
Low hills and boring. Maps are incomprehensible. The system of fines can lead to paranoia. They have a bad fire alarm, and you will pay for it.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

Just got back from a week in Ruka - travelled with wife and two kids (aged 9 and 11) who had not been on a ski holiday before.

We stayed in a two bed self catering apartment. It was small but well equipped with everything you need for a ski holiday (drying cupboard, sauna, storage etc.). Ruka Village is quite small so everything is within walking distance. The configuration of our apartment was one room with bunk beds for the kids and a double (twin beds pushed together for the adults. The mattresses are quite thin, there is plenty of bedding so we ended up putting a spare duvet on top of our mattress to give a but of extra comfort. There is a hob and a microwave but no oven (there is a dishwasher and fridge) our apartment was equipped with all of the kitchen stuff you need to self cater.

The Supermarket - located on the ground floor of Ruka Suites - you can access without leaving the building. It is more of a local convenience store rather than a supermarket - it sells a small range of baked goods, dairy, cold meats, soft drinks, beer etc. Enough to cover basic needs for the week (nothing fancy). My tip would be to bring your own tea bags, coffee, sugar etc. as these are not provided in the apartment and shop only stocks large sizes.

Overall we had a great time in resort and we will definitely go back!

Date of stay: December 2019
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Marjo Heikkinen, Asiakaspalvelu at Ski-Inn RukaSuites, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2020

Thank you for your feedback and welcome back to Ruka!

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Reviewed 5 June 2019

We (2+1) had a small suite with 2 beds and a sofa bed. Room was great and had everything we needed for a couple of nights stay: sauna, bath tub, clothes drying facilities, a small kitchen (refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee machine etc.). The location is excellent, if you want to be in the center of the village, near slopes (in the winter) and the other end of Karhunkierros hiking/running trails (in the summer).

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Tiina T
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RukaPyha, Ski-Inn vastaanotto at Ski-Inn RukaSuites, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019
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Kiitos palautteesta :-)

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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The two of us stayed in a four person apartment that had everything you needed for a great holiday. We particularly liked the sauna and the drying cabinet. Unlike some reviews on here, we didn’t have a washing machine but I wouldn’t have used it anyway.
Like some other people, we were chilly on the first night as you cannot turn the heating up but by day two we realised why this is. If you are using the sauna your apartment will warm right up and stay warm.
We had a nice view from the balcony into the forest. It was minus 23 and very windy most of the time that we were there so we really appreciated being in a building where we could go down to the supermarket, pizza place, subway etc without venturing into the cold. Make no mistake, I was looking at the temperatures for the North Pole while I was in Ruka and they were the same. Be aware of how cold it can get. I’ve snowboarded for twenty years and have never experienced anything like it!
The apartment was very clean although someone had forgotten to do the toilet room but it was nothing that some antibacterial wipes couldn’t sort out quickly.
Because the exchange rate isn’t great right now for Brits, you might want to consider taking extras from home rather than buying everything there as most of the supermarket prices are double what we pay at home. I was pleased we took a few extra dishwasher tablets, toiletries, tea and coffee. (Cleaning things are provided.) Having said that, it wasn’t prohibitively expensive - a beer was about €7.50 in a bar and we were paying less than a tenner for a pizza at the place in the building.
I was really pleased that we stayed here rather than anywhere else. It was ideally located for the lifts. Some of the other places around the hill seemed to have little there other than apartments and were serviced only by a ski bus or the gondola. The ski bus only runs once every two hours and some places are almost an hour away so unless you like a long trip to the shops, you might want to consider being somewhere very close to the centre. The gondola was closed for to high wind and maintenance while we were there so yet another tick in the box for these apartments.
There are a few winter sports shops around, a couple of bars and a few restaurants. We particularly liked the little bonfires on the slopes, which you really needed to head to in order to thaw out.
The slopes were very well groomed and stayed that way because the resort was so quiet. There were no lift queues and we loved snowboarding in the floodlights. On a Friday the runs stay open until 11pm.
We booked a trip on a nighttime snowmobile safari and it was great.
All in all we loved the apartment. Personally I wouldn’t return to Ruka because the weather conditions and monochrome scenery was too much for me but you pay your money and take your chance with these things.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had a 43m2 suite with 2 bedrooms and it was just roomy enough for a family with 2 adults and 2 children. Place is very good but the suite itself was quite worn on basically all places. Parking in an underground space was very convenient.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Peter J
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