We stayed 2 nights in the original section of the hotel in October 13. The room is fairly basic but very functional, comfortable and warm with windows opening so you can hear the sound of the rushing river all night, which is just metres from the hotel. Bathroom again functional and adequate. You could easily spend a week in one of these more moderately priced rooms. Made all the easier by the fantastic locally sourced and based evening meals in the restaurant, the relaxing ambience of the lounge and sit-around fireplace. They have a great wine list and quite reasonable for the location in the high Arctic circle. Breakfast is nourishing and sufficient for a hotel in this situation, you won't be disappointed. In addition, as a guest of the older section you can have access to the traditional sauna cabin located a short stroll and right beside the river and can be booked for private sessions. The staff are very helpful and assisted us with a self conducted tour to Tula's reindeer farm, including arranging the transport. Tula and her reindeer are unmissable, if you want a very personal experience of modern Sami culture and lifestyle. Also, the SADII Sami cultural centre is a must. You will be disappointed that you came all this way and missed out on either of these things. Seeing the Northern Lights at 2 AM is just a bonus! Take a walk in the nearby forest, you will be amazed by the variety of mushrooms and berries growing wild everywhere. All up, it's not luxury and doesn't aspire to be but we agree with others who have commented that it's one of the nicest and friendliest hotels we have stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional family-run hotel in Inari Sami village. Beautiful location by Juutua River. Standard rooms in Traditional Hotel and superior rooms with own saunas in new River Hotel. A very good restaurant with a view and programs arranged in all seasons for visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotelli Inarin Kultahovi Hotel Inari