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Santa Claus Holiday Village

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3.0 of 5
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Tahtikuja 2, Rovaniemi 96930, Finland
Santa Claus Holiday Village
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Rovaniemi
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good part is that they are 3 min drive from the airport and has a free shuttle. The village is on the highway and abt 7 km from Rovaniemi. So there is nothing within walking distance. The rooms are stark with no toiletteries and housekeeping is done only with a charge - after charging 4 star rate for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is truly magical my children had the best time we stayed there in Dec 2014! We were greeted by elves when we landed our elf was Snow Princess :) It is a must if you can ever make it there, we went with Thompson we did activities every day the elves adventure is a must! Snowmobile riding is... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay here when I was visiting my daughter in pori, it was a long drive to Lapland from pori, but well worth it. The accommodation was fabulous, very clean and well equipped. We ate in restaurant on our first night, the food was great but it was expensive. Unfortunately, due to the time in the season a few of the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Traveling with young kids (2, 5 and 7 in our case) is not always easy... but our stay at Santa Claus Holiday Village proofs that it's worth it. Great helpful staff (special mention to Kati, but the whole team, and obviously Markus and Inga well deserve a big "thank you"). Nice packages where you can experience the best of Lapland... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Normally I write about the hotel facility and environment in the review. This is the first time I write about the bed, as this is remarkably good that it leaves a really good remark on my memory. The beds in the holiday house is heavenly comfortable. It is so comfortable that I thought I was lying on the snowy mountain... More 

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SCHV-Staff, Omistaja at Santa Claus Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Vivianne T. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. That`s really great to have your amazing feedback, you melt our hearts. Hopefully we will see you some day again at our guests. Best Regards owners... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The highlight of my visit as regards amenities was the cabin, which was so comfy, and with its own sauna. I would recommend taking some food with you, as it is self-catering. I was only there for a couple of days, so used the onsite restaurants, the best of which is undoubtedly the Kotahovi, which really excels in its lappish... More 

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SCHV-Staff, Omistaja at Santa Claus Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Helen K. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. That`s really great to have your amazing feedback, you melt our hearts. Hopefully we will see you some day again at our guests. Best Regards owners... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We travelled there with two kids (4 and 7). They loved the place, and so did we. The cabins are spacious and incredibly warm. We went for the rides (huskies, reindeer) and we all enjoyed the hospitality. We even had a chance to see the northern lights from the window of our cabin. The place is surrounded by forest, covered... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Ujivlc. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. That`s really great to have your amazing feedback, you melt our hearts. Hopefully we will see you some day again at our guests. Best Regards owners Marko... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The cottage come with a small kitchen and an electric sauna. The place is secluded on its own. It was a great thing that we bought some groceries from K-market before driving to the village. The place is big with many activities however it seem so quiet and not vibrant enough. Everything here is about extra payment. When we asked... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym lpypeiying. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. That`s really great to have your amazing feedback, you melt our hearts. Hopefully we will see you some day again at our guests. Best Regards owners Marko... More 

Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Santa Village is an essential stop on any Arctic Circle Adventure. And instead just come here for a day, staying there actually is double the fun. You have more time to take in the Santa land magic, both at days and at nights. The hotel is expensive, at 150 euro per night it is only an adequate 4 stars hotel.... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym raymasterman. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. That`s really great to have your amazing feedback, you melt our hearts. Hopefully we will see you some day again at our guests. Best Regards owners Marko... More 

Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely little apartments / cabins with small kitchenettes and sauna..the area is surrounded by forests so nice and scenic property.. it's quiet and away from the "city".. and you can easily book various safaris; rent thermal wear from here.. along with visiting Santa etc.. It's close to the airport with a free shuttle for both pick up and return -... More 

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SCHV-Staff, Omistaja at Santa Claus Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Ni P. Thank you very much about your feedback. We highly appreciate all our guests feedbacks and we read them all very carefully. We are really sorry about towel episode, now that particular receptionist will remember advice cleaning staff about towels also, hopefully. The phone thing is quite a... More 

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