I had read a fair few negative comments about this and that prior to travelling and got quite concerned - tried to keep an open mind and we couldn't fault any of the whole experience. It was one of the best holidays we have ever had. It was a really magical time. The hotel Hetan Majatalo was lovely and the staff friendly, pleasant and very kind - my son broke an ornament that was for sale but Tina would not have any money for it despite our insistence. They have a tip box for their post Christmas holiday, needless to say it went in there! Tina also helped my daughter pick a traditional Finish name for her newly purchased reindeer! The food was varied, good and plentiful. The kids ate everything and more. The rooms were warm, clean, spacious, had everything we needed and the wooden lodge design added to the whole atmosphere. The Transun staff based at the hotel were very helpful, the rep for the hotel was efficient and reliable from the minute we landed. Without our rep's concern we would have missed a trip out - she came looking for us. The planned trips were well organised and the people involved were professional, polite and efficient. Father Christmas was wonderful and just how I imagined he would be after 46 years of waiting to see him!! My daughter (9) was just mesmerised. The kids had a fantastic time. Took 2 teenage boys (13, 15) who had the best time sledding, walking and just messing about in the snow as did we all. Sleds freely available for a great sledding hill just a couple of minutes away. Fabulous walk through the woods at the back of the hotel - it was like stepping through the back of the wardrobe into Narnia! Close to a shop with everything you could need. Local village is quiet - but the hotel has what you need after a very tiring day in the snow. No doubt it is a once in a life time holiday but well worth every penny.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel HETAN MAJATALO is the newest hotel in the Real Lapland & Lapland's oldest family company in tourism. Hetan Majatalo has offered rest, peace and clean air to visitors ever since 1924 and is now into it's fourth generation.Hetan Majatalo began operating in the early 1920s. The present-day Hetan Majatalo consists of an old-time, traditional inn and a high-quality hotel with 27 spacious room for 2-6 persons. As a speciality most of the hotel rooms have a loft with a skylight window and sufficient space. Cosy lobby with an unique fire place and piano, two saunas, meeting room, Wlan and a public computer, little library, playgrounds in and out side, souvenir corner, well-equipped fitness room, waxing room for skis, little kitchen, loundry and a Lapp hut are at your disposal. Traditional and excellent Lappish and Finnish food in an idyllic dining room will make your holiday complete. Hetan Majatalo is situated right in the centre of the village of Hetta / Enontekio but at the same time right at the edge of the wilderness. Hetan Majatalo attracts for outdoor activities. Untouched wilderness, the Real Lapland, starts right from the hotel's yard - as well as the well-kept skiing tracks and hiking paths. To the vast Lappish surroundings of Hetta you get to visit also in the arranged trips. Idyllic nature, combined to a delicious outdoor lunch, comes close to you for example in a snowmobile adventure. Lots of activities await you in Hetta and guided tours begin from the hotel. Reindeer safaris and husky rides are a unique way to spend a day. Hetan Majatalo will help you plan and organise your safaris and other programs. Briefly, Hetan Majatalo is just what the doctor orders: Rest, peace and refreshment in original, cosy Lappish environment. Come and enjoy the Real Lapland! Personal service of the host family makes Majatalo different. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hetan Majatalo Finland/Lapland - Enontekio