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Santa Claus Holiday Village

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2.0 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Where do I start. From the very moment we checked in to the moment we left it was amazing. I can't say enough about how good the staff are. We stayed 2 nights in the cabins. There was 4 of us and we fitted in with no problem. The cabbin is very clean and neat. It was great to have... 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 Craig F. 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 

Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I and my wife stayed here in a cottage for 3 nights. The free transfer from/to the airport is very convenient, all points of interest (reindeer safari, husky safari, snowmobile safari, ice restaurant, etc) within the Santa Claus village are in 5-10 minutes walking distance. The cottages are large to accomodate 4 people, have a kitchenette with utensils and are... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym MMO_Istanbul. 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. Well, basically normal room temparature in Finland used hold between 21-22 celsius but as our... More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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132 reviews 132 reviews
42 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Not that expensive and a huge cottage with the most comfortable beds ever (plus it is next door to Santa himself)! We only stayed for one day at this hotel cause our trip was very short, but I really wished we could have stayed longer. The cottages each have a sauna in the bathroom (very fun to try if you... 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 vashka0310. 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 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was like a dream world for the children. Staff are helpful. Inga made her best for organising our trips and safaris in short time. Having a sauna in the room was a fun for my son. More hanger should be added in the rooms. Breakfast was moderate. It's better to stay here compared to staying in Rovaniemi.

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Ertugrul A.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 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights and found Santa Claus Holiday village to be great. We had to book 2 adjoining rooms (1 cottage though) and found we had enough space. The rooms have stoves and microwave for cooking if self catering. They also have a great shower and sauna. It is definitely warm inside. The kids... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym bristraveller78. 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 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had been to the village 20 years prior and said if I had a child I would take them back, and we took our 5 year old arriving on 22 December leaving on 26 December. We stayed in a cabin. The cabins are clean, bed's comfortable and pretty private all things considered. If we had our time again we... 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 amanda p.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 and you are definitely right that Christmas Eve is big celebrating day in Finland and... More 

Satu Mare
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We spent Christmas 2014 in cabin no 19, in SCHV (a four-night stay) and we can say that was our best Christmas so far! We had a lot of snow, we had a multitude of activities: a 3 km reindeer safari, a husky safari, a snowmobile safari in search for the northern lights, a visit to Ranua Zoo - we... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym Arleta2015. 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. We don`t have words enough to thank you about your words and now you have... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Family of 8 traveled here from 18th-22 December 2014. 3 Children aged 4-7. Coming from Australia, the magic of the snow and only 2 hours of daylight every day was magical in its own right! The cabins are basic and very Nordic, but clean, comfortable and everything you need. We came here specifically to visit the 'real santa' and were... 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 mimab76. 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. Well, this is one of the best customers feedbacks I have ever readen and specially... More 

Constantia, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to Santa Claus Holiday Village so that we could visit Santa Park and meet the "real Santa", and also so that we could see the Northern Lights. We had a very interesting and enjoyable stay. The layout of the cottages in the village is extremely charming and picturesque. We were there from 26 Dec to 29 Dec. It... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonym DianneG007. 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 

Brisbane
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Decent (though somewhat spartan for the price), cabin style accommodation set alongside a forest and local entertainment options which have a great Christmas vibe but a definite commercial element which spoils it for the adults somewhat. It's difficult to maintain the magic when Santa has so many places he's at all at once! A range of outdoor activities are conveniently... More 

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Hello from Santa Claus Holiday Village. Dear Trip Advisor user pseudonymGourmandAus . 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 

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