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At the Beach in Boviken - 50km away
Taken by 1 of the 11 foreign exchange students who came in Nov 2014
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Skelleftea, Vasterbotten County

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Mel B
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So relaxing”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I spent a week at Pike Paradise Lodge with my husband and twin daughters aged 18. The Lodge is situated in an idiilic position surrounded by forest, which was ideal for us. All our needs were catered for, the kitchen had everything I required and more. Downstairs was fully equipped laundry room, washing machine, dryer, press, iron and board. Also very well labelled in another room were cool boxes, picnic equipment, fishing roads, life jackets and so much more I can not list it, all I can say is there was not a time I thought of an item I needed that was not there. There is also a large sitting room with lovely comfortable sofas and TV. My girls were also really pleased with excellent WIFI. Martine and Lars are excellent owners and went out of their way to make sure we knew and had everything we needed. They introduced us to the shop/garage owners, took us to the local Railway Cafe and farm shop so we knew what was supplied and where located. Introduced us to the local trekking guide and taxidermy display. Another highlight was the sledging company which we hope to make a return visit to in January. It was fantastic meeting the owner and hearing about the huskies, my girls were also delighted to meet a few puppies. Martine and Lars also told us about the history of the area which was fascinating. We explored the local area walking at the nature reserve and fishing in the boats, which Martine and Lars kindly supplied. We also made a trip up to the Arctic Circle, the local beach and waterfall. We also enjoyed just being in the garden watching the wildlife and making the most of he peace and quiet. Thank you Martine and Lars.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
You are so welcome , we look forward to welcoming you back for a winter wonderland experience :-)
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Goran L
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent place to stay in Lapland, Sweden”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Warm and friendly welcome, very clean and luxury equipped large house. Great value for money. Easy accessible, and the owner was of great help.

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Liked best: Large house
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Jul 15, 2016
We are so glad that you enjoyed it :-)
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Sophie P
1 review
“Lovely house lovely place lovely guests”
Reviewed February 19, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had a wonderful time in the house, we had the opportunity to walk in the night and to see countless stars... We made a fire and enjoyed a cosy night. The house has plenty enough beds and we had access to more than we needed.

I strongly recommend it! :)

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Management Response
Feb 24, 2016
Thank you so much , we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay.
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Michael D
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“A perfect introduction to Sweden”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at the Paradise Pike Lodge in October 2015 as our first taste of Sweden with the plan of moving in 2016. Martine and Lars couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. They were full of useful advice, great tips and they always knew the places to go or the people to meet. Kusfors is a beautiful little village and features a stunning lake, the drive from Kusfors to Skelleftea is fantastic. The house was very clean but homely and was more than adequate for our needs (2 adults, 4 teenages and a toddler). Wifi was excellent. The forest, lake and shop are all within very short walking distance.

We've already booked our return trip for April next year and can't wait to come back!

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Liked best: Martine and Lars really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
Liked least: It's a bit of a drive into Skelleftea but the scenery really is stunning.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Oct 19, 2015
We look forward to seeing you in April
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6amina2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unforgettable adventure and relaxation in the Swedish countryside!”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My first trip to Sweden was unforgettable, and Pike Paradise Lodge was one of the main reasons.

Located in the lakeside village of Kusfors, Pike Paradise Lodge is a spacious, well-maintained, welcoming home away from home. It is made up of four double bedrooms (one being a family room), two bathrooms and a cosy open plan kitchen and living room area. It is very well heated and the furniture is attractive and comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with all the equipment you could need during your stay. We found the house clean and fresh, ready for our arrival. We even made a log fire in the living room (with the help of our hosts, of course)! Pike Paradise is situated in a very quiet and tranquil area. There are just a few other houses in the village so it is a peaceful environment. The star-filled night sky is something to behold and there are times during the year when the Northern Lights can be seen, but we did not see them in September.

The house is located next to a forest that is great for exploring and longer walks alike. We enjoyed some blueberry and lingonberry picking in there too (although the lingonberries were not quite ripe yet when we went)! Four minutes' walk from the house is the village shop, which is very well stocked and the shopkeepers are welcoming and helpful and speak English well. There is also a petrol pump available there. In the summer, there is a cafe open near the shop, but we weren't able to try it as it was closed during our visit.

We were able to go out on the river with a (motorised) dinghy provided by our hosts, which was a beautiful afternoon in the autumn sun. The colours of the green and golden trees reflected in the water were stunning. We were also given the use of our hosts' car to drive up to Storforsen, one of the biggest rapids in Europe. Driving on the Swedish country roads was very smooth and we didn't have much trouble finding our way with the use of a map. The rapids were incredible with walkways maintained beautifully to allow for lots of exploring. There are also other bigger towns, such as Skellefteå and Piteå, within driving distance of the lodge (an hour or two) for day trips to see a more urban side to life in the area.

Finally, it is impossible to review this house without mentioning its owners, Martine and Lars. From the moment we arrived at Skellefteå airport, they were welcoming and full of useful information for our stay, whether it was about where to buy food or places to visit. Whenever we had a question they were ready to help and they told us lots of interesting facts about the area and its history. They even went out of their way to take us to see some of the local sights. I was overwhelmed by their generosity and kindness throughout our stay and will always remember them as one of the features of our visit that made it so special.

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Management Response
Oct 13, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure ! We are passionate about where we live and it was an honour to share it with you , we look forward to welcoming you back
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Brent G
Buntingford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every respect”
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just spent 10 idyllic days at Pike Paradise Lodge and enjoyed it to such an extent we are in the process of re booking . Firstly it must be said that if your ideal holiday involves having a Irish Bar next door serving all day English breakfast then unfortunately this would not be for you . However if you are looking for a get away from it all/outdoor type holiday where life slows down to a more normal pace and you can appreciate the wide open spaces , complete lack of traffic, people and a hidden gem where the tourists have not arrived in their droves yet then read on .

We have stayed in a number of villas/lodges over the years and can honestly say that Martine and Lars are by far the most welcoming and helpful owners we have come across. Nothing is too much trouble and you will be overwhelmed by the traditional Swedish Hospitality. The Lodge itself is clean has all the attachments/comforts you would expect including very good Wi-Fi ( 60-100 MB/s when we were there) . The house is large and easily accommodates 8 people. Kusfors itself is a small village where as you would expect, everybody knows everybody and we were made to feel very welcome and in fact felt we had been living here for years.

There is a small shop which has all your basic foodstuffs and typical of the welcome we received if they don’t have it they will order it for you. You can also fill up with fuel as well which is useful. Next door is a small café which is open from 12 to 6pm and serves simple meals. The lodge and village overlook a stunning lake which is well stocked with Pike and Tench . You can hire an inflatable with a motor from Martine and Lars and it is perfect for navigating the lake ( Family fishing licence will cost 50kr and is valid for a year. You can get this from the shop) . We are not serious fishermen but enjoyed being able to pop out for a few hours most days and catching almost immediately ( biggest pike we caught was approx. 5 kgs).

I would recommend you hire a car when visiting as you will need it to get to the various attractions. Northern Sweden might not be your first choice for a Summer holiday but temperatures were a pleasant 20 degrees (in fact we were apparently unlucky as the average temp for this time of year is closer to 30 degrees) . You also get the added benefit of almost 24 hours of daylight. We travelled to the Beach at nearby Byske and spent a couple of days on a near deserted beach and it was warm enough to swim. Depending on your budget you can choose from quad biking to white water rafting to a trip on the world’s longest ropeway ( 15km) . Skelleftea is approx 30 minutes away by car and has all the shopping etc that you may need. It really is a fantastic place for an outdoors type family holiday.

The scenery as you would expect is absolutely stunning and we would highly recommend a visit to one of the many nature reserves where not only is there every chance that you will be the only people in the reserve you will be able to barbeque at one the many excellent camp sites ( wood provided) and enjoy nature . You will be impressed as to how clean and tidy Northern Sweden is and it is no doubt one the last untouched wildernesses in Europe. We will be back in February to experience the more traditional Swedish Winter.

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Management Response
Aug 19, 2015
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the winter :-)
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NyorksUkE...
UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday cottage and very sociable owners”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed at Pike Paradise 3 nights, 6 of us, and had a wonderful time travelling around northern Sweden, seeing lovely coastline and lots of sandy beaches,spectacular waterfalls in the northern area, lots of large clear lakes and forests everywhere.We saw all types of wildlife crossing the roads, and virtually no traffic.The cottage was on the edge of a small village and was perfect for the six of us, and very well furnished with lots of room both inside and out.
lars and Martine ,the owners were very helpful and extremely sociable, and invited us to dinner one evening to experience a northern Swedish menu and it certainly was a very enjoyable evening, and we learnt a lot about the ways of life in the area and places to see.
Some places you remember for the good times and some for the bad we will certainly rememberPike Paradise for the good times and the wonderful owners, many thanks.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2015
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay , perhaps a Winter visit next time :-)
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