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“Beautiful location and views of the Kemijoki river”

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Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
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“Beautiful location and views of the Kemijoki river”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

A large old hotel, set by the Kemijoki river, large windows with imperssive river view. Walking distance from Rovaniemi pedestrian mall. Also close to winter sports services Lapland Safaris. Very friendly and helpful staff, buffet style breakfast and supper with a lot of variety. Seems a bit "tired", especially the rooms in the annex above Lapland Safari offices. Some rooms have a kettle, others don't. I personally prefer smaller, cosier hotels.

Room Tip: I liked the rooms in the main building better than the ones in the annex.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We reached the hotel as part of an organized tour in Lapland.
We received rooms with beautiful views frozen river.
Our room had a coffee kettle but we realized that not all the rooms have, so you need to check.
Hotel has separate saunas for men and women so if you want to go with your partner, take a private sauna cost of 30 euros per hour.
Catalogue says heated pool but keep in mind that it may be heated for Scandinavians, for us it was very cold and we could not use it
There is no free internet. Internet cost 2.5 euros for 24 hours.
Basic food, excellent desserts.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotel-Pohjanhovi, Reception Duty Manager at Rantasipi Pohjanhovi, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
Dear yaffabe,

Thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed our hotel's view and our desserts.

Nowadays our Wi-Fi internet is free of charge.

The water in the pool is still as refreching as during your stay. By keeping the water in 23 degrees Celsius we keep the bacteria levels lowest possible. Luckily we have our great saunas next to the pool so you can warm up after a dip in the pool. Cool water has lots of healt and beauty solutions, some listed here: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/7-cold-water-remedies/#slideshow=slide1.

Our restaurant's menu varies annually and it's collected together by our hotel chain's head office in Helsinki. All suggestions how to improve our operation modes will be happily received and forwarded to the head office.

Wish you all the best in your life!

Warm regards,
Piia Oinas
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were dwelled in this hotel within the frame of a tour group. The room was large, luminous with TV and LAN connection but WiFi only against payment (2.50 Euros/24 hrs). The double-bed was utilated with a good mattress (required after the daily effort). The bathroom was good and we appreciated the under-the-floor heating.
The breakfest and dinner were regular but not something special. The restaurabnt was self service. We did not use the bar but have seen it and it looks fine
We had not direct contact with the team being in a group with a leader.
The hotel is well stuated near the town centeran commercial areas, within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's hard to put your finger on what is wrong with this place - it's in a great location, with incredible views out over the river from the restaurant and some of the rooms, but it could do with a complete overhaul. My room was comfortable enough, but not exceptionally so; perfectly clean, all fine, but the whole place just has an air of tiredness about it. Breakfast was pretty poor - low quality meat in particular, limited selection, juice from vending machine, bad coffee (which in itself is very unusual for Finland). I think there are probably much better choices in Rovaniemi. However it wasn't particularly expensive, the staff were perfectly polite and civil, it was efficiently run, and nothing was particularly bad. But I certainly won't bother to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

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.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

4 adults in two rooms being put next door was handy for us. The location of the hotel was close to the river, town centre, next to snowbmoile centre, 10 mins drive to all other attractions, rooms were clean and comfy, pool cleanand enjoyed a swim before enening meal, only let down was no safe or tea/coffee making facilities,

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This hotel is located by the river and everything is on walking distance. The room I had was spacious, surprisingly big one. Another interesting thing with the room was Lappish-style decoration. Just small items, but really Lappish-made items. Like lamp-shades.... great!

My room was quite close to the nightclub, but luckily I noticed this earlier and had earplugs!

Overall, when staying in Rovaniemi, Hotel Pohjanhovi is a great choice.

Room Tip: A room with river view is always nice, summer or winter!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Address: Pohjanpuistikko 2, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Location: Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rantasipi Pohjanhovi 4*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Versatile hotel with restaurant serving Lapland cuisine, set in centre of town by the River Kemijoki; 8 km to the Arctic Circle. ... more   less 
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