We stayed at the Hotel Tunturi from 17-19 December 2012 - our party was two adults and two children aged 14 and 6. We were in a 1 bedroom apartment with private sauna a short walk from the main building so all is not lost if you're not in the Geilas wing! ;-). We travelled with Esprit Santa's Lapland, and it was an excellent experience.
The room was clean and comfortable and very warm (a little too warm, in fact, as we realised after we'd all had a sauna!). The hotel food is good and plentiful; salads, fish, chips and meatballs for children, cooked and continental breakfasts in the mornings. The beds were comfortable but we were too busy and excited to do much sleeping!
Sadly, we didn't see the Northern Lights even on our snowmobile adventure as it didn't stop snowing, but that didn't spoil the holiday. There's an excellent (and free) toboggan run just outside the village, the activity day provided by Esprit was great and our 6 year old was speechless for quite some time after meeting Father Christmas (who was, of course, absolutely the real one) which is something that never happens!
It's never cheap to travel to Lapland to see Father Christmas but we felt that Esprit and Hotel Tunturi offered good value for money. We'd love to go back and would be happy to stay in this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa's Hotel Tunturi, also known as Saariselka Tunturi Hotel, provides modern-style quality accommodation in Saariselka, Lapland. Hotel Tunturi has an international atmosphere and the restaurants offer Lappish delicacies. Hotel Tunturi has also modern conference facilities. About 100 meters from the main building with reception and three restaurants are six buildings of rooms and apartment suites. Hotel Tunturi has 96 standard hotel rooms, 77 superior hotel rooms, 6 junior suites, 1 Gielas suite and 80 apartment suites with one, two, three or five bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa's Hotel Tunturi Finland/Saariselka