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Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant

#2 of 2 Hotels in Ivalo
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Hotel Kultahippu is a lovely little three star nestled at the junction between Utsjoki and Norway to the north and the Russian border to the west. We elected to stay here a night prior to going on our northern lights adventure and the hotel served its purpose perfectly. There is a supermarket across the road for any essentials and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant closed at 6:00pm and Room doesn't look like in pictures But the location is good Supermarket is opposite the hotel . i can have a better choice at this price with a good view .it can be better it is just ok for one night don't expect to see aurora outside the hotel many light pollution

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Kultahippu, Myyntipäällikkö at Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear your hotel stay didn't meet your expectations. Just wanted to let you know, it really is possible to spot Aurora Borealis on our yard, when the sky is clear and there is enough of geomagnetic activity. More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at this hotel after visiting Kirkenes at Norway before going to Rovaniemi Finland. Didn't have any expectation as it was just a stop during our en routes from Norway to Finland. Very helpful and friendly front desk. We stayed at family room. The room has its own sauna, sofa, coffee table, study desk at the ground floor,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

A mixed bag for a three star three hundred kilometers north of the arctic circle its not bad. The food is either lovely or terrible depending who works in the kitchen. We had one really good and one disastrous meal. The rooms are fine but there appear to be noise issues at weekends. What makes the place stand out is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We booked this hotel and right from get go knew it was a great choice. They were quite prompt in email communication, and booked us a airport transfer for 10euros. We booked a room with a private sauna, and really that was the best decision ever, as it was -35C, and when you aren't busy in activities, and have to... More 

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Thank Parul M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I booked the room since I read good reviews here. It's 10mins away from the airport, 10 mins away from the bus stop, across the supermarket as well as alko and there are eateries near the location. Ossi, the reception staff, is really helpful and accommodating. Breakfast is same for everyday but hey it's still buffet compared to nothing. Rooms... More 

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Adelaide
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We stayed one night here while waiting for a flight. First impressions aren't great - the interior is dark and dated. But the room was comfortable, the staff were friendly and the food was great. It's also in a good spot, right across the road from a supermarket and river. We stayed on a Saturday night and were worried about... More 

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Kent, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We stayed here twice at the beginning and end of a trip and the first visit was very good. Simple clean room, dinner was good and we saw the Northern lights from our bedroom window! River facing is the key here which I had requested. However, our second visit was a Saturday night.. dinner was very tasty again, but the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

It was a night's stay at the hotel before I headed up north into the wilderness. I arrived at 7pm. The reservation was made without credit card guarantee and I was grateful that the hotel kept my room till then. I had dinner at the hotel restaurant which was good. Breakfast is inclusive in the room rate. Room comes with... More 

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Thank Jennh0
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Old hotel with rustic 1970s features any Alfred Hitchcock fan would love. As Ivalo is a small town - hotels are pricey, ALL of them are so I cannot complain. We had the family suite which was pretty cool with its Norman Bates-ish bathroom decor and private sauna. The receptionists , both day and night (on the 28th Dec) were... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant
Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European, Swedish
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Kultahippu is located right in the heart of Ivalo, on the banks of the Ivalojoki River, within immediate vicinity of all the services and the beautiful nature. We provide visitors pleasant accommodation, a wide range of exciting culinary experiences, and friendly service. This family-owned hotel is well known for its warm atmosphere. Welcome and enjoy a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Petsamontie 1, Ivalo 99800, Finland
Location: Finland > Lapland > Ivalo
Price Range: $118 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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