This was my second stay at the Pohjanhovi, so I knew what to expect, though I did hope it had improved since my last visit. It hadn't changed much from what I remember. I find it hard to describe this hotel, on one hand it is clean, efficient and the location is quite good down by the river. On the other hand it appears dated in appearance and there are obvious shortcomings that can't be ignored, like the miniscule lobby bar where beers are not on tap. The rooms themselves are perfectly functional, though I found the bathrooms lacking and impersonal. The staff were friendly and fun which was a big plus and the sauna facilities enjoyable.
I will try something new next time I visit Rovaniemi, since I feel that another stay at the Pohjanhovi wouldn't interest me. It's certainly fine if all you do there is sleep but don't expect anything memorable from this property.More