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Reviewed 3 October 2019

After some business days in Helsinki we descided to visit Lappland, hoping to see there a "golden autumn " and some aurora borealis.
Based on tripadvisor´s recommendation we booked Aurora Estate Hotelli - Travellors Excellence 2019. Travelling by plane & rent a car and based on excellent consulting by Heidi, one of the owners of AURORA, we discovered Lappland at its best ! - .
Heidi & Shirly wellcomed us warm-hearted in their cosy Hotel which is located in the open landscape directly on the banks of a lake. Hills for skiing/walking are nearby.

Fortunately. the hotel is in the modern. regional style, which means a lot of wood and fireplaces - a guarantee for pleasant room climate. Our sleeping room ( size / bed / bathroom as well as the view from the window) has been perfect and well kept
as the rest of the hotel. After a delicious dinner with risotto and mushrooms and
whitefish in versions for gourmets, complemented by delicious premium white wines,
we enjoyed the very personal style of our hosts in a subsequent conversation about
the aurora timing of next night / the country/ the people and their customs and about potential day trips in the region. Consequence: we saw next midnight a perfect Aurora B in front of the hotel - a unique experience in our life.
Next morning - after a breakfast for upgrown Finnish men and a coffe that awakened the Italian in you - we promised our hosts, that we will come back to this " pure" place in June to celebrate the midsummer night!

Room tip: in the first floor
Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank Werner m
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

This is a small boutique hotel 10 minutes drive from Yllas, the biggest ski resort and great hiking area in Lapland.
The hotel is run by Sirly and Heidi, who do an amazing job with this little jewel by the lake. Sirly cooks like a master chef in a Michelin star restaurant and she is extremely artistic with the layout of the dishes.
Well worth the trip just to go to their restaurant. By far the best fine dining we had in Lapland.
There is a second little house on the side where you can have private dinners and where there is a sauna and jacuzzi.
Amazing place - must visit in Summer or Winter. 40 minutes from Kittila airport.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank EdwinVdO
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

Missing ingredients in our main food. When waitor was made aware of it she apologized that she couldnt see inside the burger... Laughable, the missing ingredients was then brought to out table on a plate besides the main food. Poor excuses and no coffe or dessert on the house. They still have a Long way to go to even reach normal International standard.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Christoffer N
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HeidiSirly, Omistaja at Aurora Estate Hotelli, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Dear Christoffer,

I am so sorry for the missing ingredients. I will take full responsibility my self, as a Chef.
Our summer menu is simple, but we use fresh ingredients. As you can see, summer in Lapland is slow and there is no change to run michelin star level restaurant with two people working and few customers. It is really important for us to make tasty food even it's not that busy. We grow our own herbs, bake fresh bread every day and really do this with love. Hope to see you again and I wish you a beautiful summer.
-Sirly Schinmann, Chef and owner-

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Reviewed 2 April 2019

I got a warm welcome, got spoiled two weeks long from the Team and got a warm farewell...
It's a real nice quiet place next to the lake, with a nice view and the hotel is only 3-4 years old...
Supermarket, bus station and country ski tracks are only 200m away...
I liked Sirly cooking art, exceptional breakfasts and dinners, food quality, plate presentation and the lovely detailed explanations about what you get in your plate! ;-)
I enjoyed the atmosphere with love to details and the music in the dining room!
It's very clean, i had a good bed and i appreciated the Nespresso coffee machine in my room... ;-)
Mirja is a sunshine!!

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank swissskatingmachine
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Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights here while holidaying in Finland for 3 weeks. It was a nice change to stay in a smaller boutique hotel and in a quieter location next to the lake. We loved the sauna and jacuzzi and we loved jumping in the frozen lake, what an experience for an australian family. So much so that we booked it again while we were there. The rooms are quite small but we found they were adequate if you popped the suitcases on top of the wardrobe and the rooms we not much smaller than the rooms we've stayed in elsewhere. The breakfasts were huge, more than enough for our family and a great selection too. We had dinner only 1 night and the food was fabulous, fine dining style, small portions but all excellent. It was pricy, but then for us everything in finland has been pricy and no more expensive than anywhere else we've been of similar quality. The staff and owners were actually really lovely and helpful, they even printed off a whole heap of school work pages for our daughter and helped us out when our transport didn't arrive. We got to see the northern lights on our last night, what was really nice was that the owner sent us messages to let us and other guests know that the lights were there. It was quite late too, we could have easily missed it. The location is great, there are 2 other restaurants within walking distance. The views from the hotel are stunning too. We didn't have a car but we did get picked up everyday by the company we did our tours with, Due North Safaris so no problem there.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 831nikkib
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