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Ounasvaaran Lakituvat

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#2 of 64 Specialty lodging in Rovaniemi
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Ounasvaaran Lakituvat chalets are located in Rovaniemi, on top of the fell Ounasvaara, near to the Arctic Circle. The chalets are in the middle of a network of hiking trails and cross country ski tracks. Ski slopes are only 200 meters away. Santasport Center with it's modern well being services and spa facility is within a walking distance. Although the chalets are surrounded by the nature where also a pack of reindeer is commonly seen on the yard, the chalets are only about three kilometers away from lively Rovaniemi city center.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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This place is enchanting. We've traveled in March 2019 with my family including 2 children age 8 and 2. Safartica is the company managing this property. They offered to us the best customer service and fulfill every request we had to ask. We took the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Another beautiful experience for the kids. We reserved two cabins with bunk beds, bathroom and shower. Very comfortable. You can book the train online (IC265 going up and IC266 going back to Helsinki). You can fly as well if you don't like the train. The chalet is just fantastic. 3 bedrooms with 6 beds, full kitchen, 2 bathroom, one with inside sauna. Washer and dryer. Cozy Fireplace. Just all you need to live like home. The hotel Sky Ounaasvaaran is at walking distance, were you can use their restaurant or just spend few hours having a drink. Also Grocery market is 20-25 minutes walking. Plenty of tours available. It is cold but surprisingly not as cold as we thought. Helsinki was much colder. Visit the close Santa Claus village (20-25 Euros by taxi). You can cross the Arctic Circle line right there. Husky and reindeer tour available at extra cost. Meet with Santa (free entrance, but then they offer pictures and video at extra cost if you want to purchase). Send my messages if you want to know more.
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Response from SafarticaRovaniemi, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Ounasvaaran Lakituvat
Responded Mar 28, 2019
Hello gttmia, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that you loved your stay in our chalets and in Rovaniemi in general. That's what we aim to: creating wonderful experiences with long-lasting memories. I definitely recommend to enjoy also our warm and bright summers! Welcome back one day, Andrea
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Accidentally came across this place when searching for self catering accommodation in Rovaniemi and couldn't have chosen a better place. So glad we did not book another chalet in the vicinity which was smaller. This place is run by Safartica office in town but we had such good email correspondence and instructions that we did not need to visit or even call them during our stay. Sited on the hill just 3 km from the town and about 1.5km from a good supermarket yet it's location makes it quiet, seem remote and in the woods. A beautiful setting in the middle of winter arriving in the snow to chalets which are duplex style with Christmas tree lit up inside and Nordic style lights lit up on the window sill. We had a rental car which we are glad we had so we could come and go or pop to the supermarket whenever we wanted. Very warm to the point that lighting the fireplace made it too hot. Very well fitted out with heated floors, a small foyer to dress/undress from the cold, a drying cupboard for wet clothing, 2 bathrooms - larger one downstairs with sauna and washing machine and small one upstairs, kitchen well stocked with crockery and cooking implements as well as dishwasher, microwave, full hob/oven, toaster, coffee maker, 2 bedrooms with 2 singles each - one upstairs one downstairs, a roomy mezzanine area with another 2 singles, dining table for 6, wood shed off the front deck with toboggan for use. For what we had imagined was a very small house was actually quite roomy for the 5 of us and we had no problems spending prolonged periods inside together. So magical to be able to step right outside the door into the snow. Hiking trails on the hill just close by. Ounasvaara Sky Hotel up the hill if you feel like a classy dinner and we hear if you are lucky the restaurant roof can be a good place to view the Northern lights. Ounasvaara Ski Resort about 4 km away - the slopes under floodlights we almost had to ourselves at 3pm on a weekday during school term. Excursion companies that pick up do so either from your chalet or the Safartica pick up area. Be aware there is no daily servicing and the place is purely self cater but if that is what you are looking for this place is perfect. We have no hesitation to stay here again in winter and indeed would have been happy to stay longer than the 7 nights we had here.
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Response from SafarticaRovaniemi, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Ounasvaaran Lakituvat
Responded Jan 26, 2019
Dear Travelphiliac, Thank you so much for taking time writing your wonderful, on for sure helpful review from our chalets. I'm really happy to hear that our challenge for not having the reception at the area hasn't caused any problems for your party. We have tried to think everything through so that it's easy and simple for the clients, with a little extra such as the christmas trees in December and free toboggans to use outside. I must agree with you that the chalets are located on a perfect place, a bit our from the city center next to skiing and trekking possibilities, but still so close to the services that they are easy to reach. I hope to have you back again, maybe in summer time to see Lapland in its summer outfit :)
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Where to start?! Gorgeous chalet, away from the the town but still near enough to accomodate our family. We stayed late December and my son loved that he was able to decorate the Christmas tree provided upon arrival. The chalet was clean and tidy, very spacious with room for 6 guests, loved the sauna and shed with toboggans which we were able to use directly out our front door. Check in was very easy using the lock box service. We did not want to leave. Would 100% come back or recommend for other guests. Worth every cent.
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Response from SafarticaMari, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Ounasvaaran Lakituvat
Responded Jan 13, 2019
Woooow! I'm so so happy to read this and I really wish to have you back, maybe in the summer next time? ;) Thank you so much for taking time for this review!
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We stayed at the ounasvaara log cabins, which we're perfect,very warm and cosy with underfloor heating,sauna,log burner,kitchen, 2 shower rooms with WC, fresh towels daily, dry cupboard to dry off those wet clothes and boots, the walls were amazing with local Arctic hairs and reindeer wandering wild, couldn't say how the skiing was as there wasn't any snow at the time due to unusual weather conditions which also gave the Finn's a 30 degree summer, I would highly recommend and can't wait to go back many times in the future
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Response from SafarticaMari, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Ounasvaaran Lakituvat
Responded Dec 30, 2018
Dear chris f Thank you for taking time reviewing us. Hope to have you back already this spring to experience the snowy landscapes and winter activities! :)
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We have just returned from 4 nights staying here. We certainly made the right choice. The accommodation was great - our only issue being slightly too warm with under floor heating and log burner!! The beds and lounge were comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. The breakfasts up the snowy road at the Reindeer restaurant were lovely. Sledging from our front door entertained the kids big and small. Pick up points were easy to find and get to. Taxis into and out of town cost 15€ each way - even for a 6 seater. Amazing family holiday with magical surroundings.
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Response from SafarticaMari, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Ounasvaaran Lakituvat
Responded Dec 30, 2018
Woow, thank you so much for your kind words. Sounds like a perfect holiday!
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