Lapland Resorts, to which Hotel Fjället belongs, has for the 2013/2014 season produced a magazine, which do not hold back in terms of the superlatives used to describe the various resorts. Apart from praising themselves more or less throughout the publication, it is unclear what the purpose of this magazine really is - other than creating quite some expectations among their guests. Expectations that at least the Hotel Fjället cannot live up to in terms of rooms, service, and food.
Sure, if you are looking for a well located Lapland base for i.e. the Kungsleden trail, hikes up Kebnekaise etc., the Hotel Fjället works more than fine. It also holds nice views towards Lake Torneträsk. However, it is i.e. stated in this odd magazine that all rooms have recently undergone updating - which is not true. Some rooms are still very much of the old kind - with very old shower facilities. As a single traveller, I was awarded a single-bed room, which is fine, however, it turned out that the room was indeed of the old kind - and, perhaps more importantly, facing away from the lake. Now, be aware hereof: Around half of the rooms at Hotel Fjället face away from Lake Torneträsk, up towards the back country - which is a completely, and much less exciting view (in fact, you tend to see more of the front parking lot). Make sure to ask for a room facing the lake - and make sure you get one of the updated rooms.
Then there is the service. I guess it is OK - however, it ranges from very qualified and kind personnel, to close-to-hopeless. I had more than a few of these experiences, as I was there with a camera crew, asking for a bit of simple location advice, where I was met with complete ignorance and almost rude behavior from some, typically, very young staff. And it is not because the personnel is stressed out - most of the days they seemed to have very little to do.
Food: Here again this odd resort magazine is completely out of balance with reality. With the descriptive texts they establish very high expectations, however, the food at Hotel Fjället's "Restaurant Lapporten" is quite average and very simple. Having been there both during summer and during winter, I can also tell that the menu rarely changes, if ever. The food is alright, but do not expect anything out of the ordinary - which also applies towards the breakfast buffet. However, the restaurant's big sell is its view towards the lake and Lapporten, which is, particularly during mornings with the sun rising in the east, spectacular. Make sure to get a table by the windows.
All in all, the conclusion must be that Hotel Fjället is an average hotel, with average service and food. As visitor you would welcome a bit more honesty as to what to expect - and less marketing limbo. In fact, it is quite unusual in Sweden to meet a magazine - and other supplementary forms of communication as i.e. their website -, which is so self praising and almost manipulative. Let's just be straightforward and call things what they are.