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“Excellent Dinner at Kaltio Restaurant, Gielas wing of Tunturi hotel”

Santa's Hotel Tunturi
Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Saariselka
Price range: $36 - $144
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Outstanding high-end dining from the winter season's menu. Highly attentive service from Tina, the Chef's wife.

One highlight: reindeer three ways (deep-fried breaded liver), cutlet, spiced roll: millefeuille potato, blackcurrant jus, carrot puree, parsnip puree.

Another highlight: white fish ceviche, marinaded trout, amazing salmon.

A third highlight: cinnamon ice-cream tempura with cloudberry soup containing white cheese.

Fantastic also-ran: cod with a hint of orange, king-crab risotto.

Amuse-bouches: also delightful.

Home-made caraway crispbread. Outstanding.

This is a chef who has chosen to do a small range of dishes, and to do them outstandingly well. If you were here for a week, you might not want to eat the same dishes again and again - on the other hand, they're made well enough that you might be perfectly happy to.

The hotel does a good buffet breakfast, but that's another story. If you're in Saariselka looking for fine dining, come here.

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Thank Ian F
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Saariselka Tunturihotelli offers a wide range of dining options. We had a buffet lunch one day which was tasty (goulash soup as a starter and pork loin with vegetables as a main, coffee and chocolate mousse also included in the price.) Food was really nice and the bill reasonable.
We saw a table next door eating pizzas so we decided to return the next day and try the pizzas as they looked nice.
We were not disappointed, my pizza with cold smoked reindeer was beautiful, my partner also enjoyed his spicy pizza and we had a nice time there afterwards having few drinks. Warmly recommended.

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Thank Mariak1234
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The a la carte resturant in the hotel was our faviurite place for dinner in Saariselka. They have lively atmosphere with greta choice of food (if you like spicy, try the Pizza and ask for spicy version). They also have live music after 9:00 p.m. with pretty reasonable prices.

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Thank RD135
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is simply my favourite place to eat in Saariselkä.Good prices,good food and good service.Excellent value for money!
I had the most amazing chicken burger with fries there yesterday.I also want to recommend their gourgeous crowberry juice.
Don't miss this restaurant!

Thank Minna107
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We opted for half board option, whilst it proved good value for money purchasing in advance, after day 4, the food took a nose dive as most guests departed boxing day, felt the option of food had deteriorated.
Breakfast mainly was consisting of eggs, beans,had bacon once, mini frankfurters, and vege meatballs. Continental salad,meats,cheeses, Breads, cereal, yoghurts,fruits.
Dinner - good choice and very varied till boxing day then everything was downsized and we ended up eating out and food on offer some family members didnt like. Even the childrens buffet seemed to vanish. Would have been nice to be able to have had soft drinks/housewine/draught lager included in with eveing meal - no drinks provided other than tea/coffee/water.

However staff extremely polite and pleasant, made us all feel very welcome. We also paid to eat on grund floor of tunturi and food was lovely no faults there and would def recommend eating on lower floor.

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Thank cadburygirlUk
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