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Hotel Sodankyla

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived late without any booking. Lucky to get a room (many events in town). Staff was really helpful and polite. However the room was terrible, not going to comment the decor, obviously a Finnish country-hotel will not be as new or fancy as something in the capital, but the cleaners have had a very long holiday. Caution advised if... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in Sodankyla in the pouring rain following a long day on the bike. I was warmly welcomed and luckily there was still a room available. The room was simple, but provided everything I needed. Well heated and lots of space to spread out my wet riding gear. Everything was perfectly dry by the morning! The bar/pub had a... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for Your feedback. We will try our best and it is really nice to get positive feedback. We will share this with our staff and it certainly helps us to improve our services in future. Happy New Year and welcome again! More 

Malmberget
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Old and unmodern hotel without any charm. Ok staff . I understand that it is not the easiest place in the world to run and maintain a hotell. Bed an breakfast without charm. Will test the other hotel if I return.

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Thank Jimmie W
hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Dear Jimmie, Thank You for Your feedback - You are totally right, it is not the easiest place to run but we will try our best with given resources. Hopefully we can develope more our business in future and we are collecting all feedback to our renovation plans. We would love to hear Your proposals also for these needed services... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The cleanliness leaves much to be desired. The decoration is out of a haunted house. I would love to have one of those special lights to examine the bed linen because I doubt it has been changed in thirty years. The food was the opposite of spectacular and after witnessing an argument between a waitress and the chef it is... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Dear Suzy, We are so sorry of this.Thank You for Your precious feedback. If You visit here anytime, we would like to show You as we have developed our services. You are so right, the hotel is old and needs renovation and it is so great to hear what we could do better. We have also participated to Quality1000 control... More 

Nokia, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I visited this hotel when traveling on business in Sodankylä. I only stayed here for one night. The overall appearance is quite outdated but it kinda met my expectations. The room and the other spaces were clean and tidy. The hotel is conveniently located near the E75/4 main road, so it's easy to reach (and you can't get lost anyway).... More 

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Thank naanamar
hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for Your feedback. We appreciate a lot Your comments and we are trying to develope our services a lot and things have been changed since Your last visit, so let us welcome again to Sodankylä. We also follow more often all the feedback and try to react these properly, but this comes late for sure. Wishing You anyway... More 

Oulu, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hotel has a very functional and somewhat uninviting appearance which dates back to the 70's perhaps? Lobby and interiors follow this outdated image but places seem to be in order and clean. I met only one person of the staff and the service was helpful and polite. The room had hardwood floor and basic furniture with an empty minibar. TV... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for Your feedback. This feedback has been very useful to our development of services. Welcome to visit again! More 

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Price (which was supposed to be "discounted") still seemed rather expensive for this nondescript hotel, The lady receptionist was helpful. Room was pleasant, with coffee and tea and flat screen TV. Separate saunas for male and female are available on ground floor. Breakfast was satisfactory. Limited menu choice at restaurant so we went to the hotel nearby which served a... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for Your precious feedback. This information has been very usefull to our development process of services and hopefully we will see You again here. Happy New Year! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a bit older building. Still it looks ok and the whole hotel seems to be clean. Our room was very spacious, furnitures are a bit old but the room was very clean. Minibar or fridge was turned off for some reason. Location is excellent by the road E75 and hotel has own parking area with heaters for... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You so much. Old hotel need so much improvements and it is really refreshing to have Your nice comments also here. Welcome again! More 

london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had read reviews of this hotel some of which were not particularly favourable. Yes, the building is dated and doesn't look that appealing but we found our room fine for an overnight stay. There is only parking in the open but there are individual heaters for the cars. The breakfast was very good with a lot of choice of... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for Your great feedback. This answer comes late but we just wanted to answer to all our feedbacks in everywhere to make clear we have notified the feedback and we will certainly do our best to develope our services here in Sodankylä. Happy New Year and welcome again More 

Manhattan, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Sodankyla is a mining town, and often we are asked to stay there for work. If there is anyway to avoid it I would. Dirty, the staff barely speak English and are extremely unfriendly. Internet was non existent. There was a lingering smell, that just makes you uncomfortable. I would recommend the camping ground before here. But if you have... More 

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hotelsodankyla, Johtaja at Hotel Sodankyla, responded to this review

Thank You for the feedback after all this time. We just wanted to answer all the feedback (even the old onew)received to let You know we have done development with our services and we will try to get things better all the time. It is not certainly the easiest way in Sodankylä and with almost 50 years old hotel, but... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Sodankylä, started 1968, traditional, cosy hotel with spacious rooms, sauna, restaurants, meeting rooms. Open year around. Daily Buffet breakfast and sauna included always. Lunch buffet from Monday until Friday and A la Carte from Monday until Saturday. Fridays Pub Quiz and saturdays Jam-sessions in Pub. Other happenings occasionally/seasonally. Quality1000 programm since 2015. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sodankyla

Address: Unarintie 15, Sodankyla 99600, Finland
Location: Finland > Lapland > Sodankyla
Price Range: $125 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sodankyla 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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