We stayed at K5 in Levi over the Christmas period of 2012 in one of the chalet style log cabins and the first thing you notice is that the cabins are big! We stayed as a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) and to be honest the ground floor alone was enough for us. Having said that it was nice to have a 2nd lounge area on the 1st floor to escape from the kids now and again. The cabins are furnished in a classic Finnish style, minimal but extremely functional and spotlessly clean throughout. Ours had a wood burner, drying facilities, sauna, kitchen, dining table to seat twelve people, the works…
We ate in the K5 hotel (you can book different board packages in advance) most nights and the food was excellent, although the menu is fixed and quite limited so if your fussy about food it may not be ideal. We aren’t fussy and thoroughly enjoyed trying all the local Finnish delicacies. The hotel also has a speciality reindeer restaurant which is constructed underground. It was a great experience to visit it and we all loved the atmosphere, singing and traditional costumes but overall the food which was excellent (if you like reindeer).
The hotel and cabins are situated just outside the small town of Levi and a 5 minute walk will have you at the bars, supermarkets, restaurants and shops. It’s also only 10 minutes’ walk from Zero Point where the ski rental and ski slopes can be accessed. We did Ski whilst we were there and there is a very good variation of easy, medium, hard routes, along with ski parks, half pipe etc. So pretty much something for every level of skier but you may have to take a bus around the mountain to access the slopes you want if you don’t fancy skiing over the mountain. Busses are free of charge if you purchase a ski pass from zero point. Oh and they get plenty of fresh snow!
Alcohol is available but spirits tend to be expensive and only available from special alcohol stores so you might want to grab some at the airport before you leave the UK. Beer (Lager) is reasonably priced and freely available from supermarkets.
Excursions such as driving huskies sleighs (you drive them), ice fishing, and northern lights viewing is all locally available.
The drive from the airport is around 40 mins by coach.
Wifi is available in the cabins (each has its own wireless router) but it can be temperamental and I ended up factory defaulting the router and configuring it myself before the wifi was reliable but I’m sure they would have fixed it if I’d asked them to.
Overall Levi is a beautiful little town, the people are very friendly and K5 is a great hotel/cabin resort to stay at. I’d definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the very centre of the Levi ski resort area, Hotel K5 offers a bit of luxury for your visit. The hotel's well-appointed rooms have views of the ski slopes or the hotel's reindeer corral, which is lit in winter. The hotel buildings form a village site, including a traditional Sámi gammi, a turf hut partly dug into the ground. Bistro K5 is a cosy and inviting restaurant of Hotel K5 Levi. The restaurant windows open up to the hotel's reindeer corral and you can see the playful reindeer playing tag while dining. Bistro K5 serves as a brekafast and dinner restaurant for hotel guests, but offers also a sophisticated Bistro K5 Menu Lappish and international flavours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel K5 Levi Finland - Lapland