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Santa's Hotel Santa Claus
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This was a very nice, comfortable hotel. Beds are great, and very comfortable. The bathroom is good, but having the shower in the bath is always rather treacherous.
Breakfast was excellent, and the variety of food was good.
The hotel is in a really good position, close to shops, restaurants and the snow-mobile activities on the frozen river (in Winter).
Free, unlimited wifi.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is right in the center of Rovaniemi. We were in Feb 2013, with snow covered roads all around and were still able to walk to some great restaurants and Lapland Safaris for snowmobiling. The only disappointing part is that they only have free wifi in the lobby. The rooms were great, especially since we had our own private saunas in the rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 6th floor have private saunas.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank arorareshma
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Location, location, location. This hotel is right next to the best restaurants, bars and the all important companies that run the trips to see the Northern Lights, Huskies, Snowmobiling etc etc. This was a winter trip so short easy walks to all of these places was a major plus. Having looked at the Scandic I am very pleased we went for The Santa Claus Hotel.It is clean and friendly. The breakfast was very good, and there are many reviews here about it already. If you like a sauna and a view then a room on the 5th floor maybe a good idea as this affords a view over buildings nearby and is where the sauna is located. There are separate saunas for men and women. The sauna is open from 5pm to 8pm for guests not all day which is both understandable and a bit restricting depending on your plans. Also couples cannot sauna together,


The Wifi is free downstairs in reception/the Zoomit bar. The staff were very helpful with any request made.

Room Tip: If you like a sauna and a view then a room on the 5th floor maybe a good idea as this affords a view...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Stevie007
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Stayed here for three nights the week before Christmas. I don't have any real complaint to make at all and would probably stay here again - the staff were friendly and professional, maybe except the miserable male waiter at breakfast. The rooms were nice, clean, bed was lovely and comfortable. Breakfast itself was fresh, tasty, in plentiful supply and varied. The bar was nice and not too expensive, which was a pleasant change for a hotel. All in all not a bad little stay, but just felt that there was something missing. I just feel that the inclusion of a real log fire, more comfortable seating, decent Christmas decorations and not such a straggly, wispy Christmas tree in the lobby would help improve what was quite a dull atmosphere. After all, it is supposed to be the home city of Santa...........

We booked with Thomson and just word of advice here - do not book any of the extra excursions. They are a total and utter rip-off - absolutely disgraceful and that is their sole concern once you step off the plane if you do the three or four night stays. We have complained very strongly about it and so far had no response from before Christmas. Never will we book with those clowns again. If anyone wants a long run down then contact me through this medium and I will be happy to expand but here follows a short explanation:
1. Reindeer safari - 2hrs long but just 20 mins on the sleigh
2.Elf Adventure - total rubbish
3. Snowmobiling - short by 20 mins- ie 1hr 40mins instead of 2hrs - pay adult prices but can't ride if you are not one, frozen straight bit of lake and back again - rubbish - no visors provided on childrens helmets = frozen face - dreadful.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank MDWycombe
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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel from the 19th - 24th of Dec 2012, the location of the hotel is excellent, it is inly 20 minutes from the airport, all the activities, santa village, Santa park etc are only a short bus journey away.
The hotel is right in the centre of rovanemi and the city has all the amenities and good restaurants etc you would expect to see in a modern city.
The city is fantastic, our kids especially liked the bobsleigh run in the middle of the city which you pay 7 euros for as long as they want to stay on it.
The angry birds park is a short walk from the hotel and is good fun.
The hotel offers free use of sledges which the kids loved.
We paid an extra £100 for a deluxe room which was on the top floor which gave us lovely views out, the room was very spacious, very clean and we had a private sauna which was great.
You cannot get away from the fact that it is expensive to eat and drink in Finland however you can find places which are reasonably priced just got to look around.
I have already recommended this hotel and location to friends who are thinking if going to Lapland.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I would highly recommend this hotel for it's location and friendly staff. Emma at reception was particularly helpful to our needs. Restaurants and Bars are within easy walking distance of hotel, however the hotel bar has a great atmosphere if you don't feel like wrapping up to go outside ! Breakfast was a real delight every morning too. The hotel offers great packages for outdoor activities. Thanks.

Room Tip: 5th and 6th Floor rooms with balcony are a must.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Nate D
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

While the hotel is likely to be one of the best in Rovaniemi, I would rate it as average compared to hotels in other cities. The hotel is clean and comfortable, but not luxurious by any means. The rooms and bathrooms are large, and the sauna in the bathrooms is a plus after the bitter cold days outside. One big miss for those of us who like to exercise on the road: no gym! The TVs are also dated, but I really did not come all the way up here to watch TV.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Korkalonkatu 29, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland (Formerly Clarion Hotel Santa Claus)
Location: Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Rovaniemi
Price Range: $219 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa's Hotel Santa Claus 4*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern and Finnish in style set in shopping mall complex in the heart of town near the river; 2 km from the railway station. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clarion Santa Claus
Clarion Hotel Rovaniemi
Claus Hotel Santa
Santa Claus Hotel
Clarion Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi Clarion
Santa's Hotel Santa Claus Rovaniemi, Finland - Lapland

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