We visited at the end of January and first impressions were good. The room was lovely and spacious, typical Scandanavian feel, roomy bathroom and good sized shower. The dining room was the gloomiest ever, lit with what seemed like 2 watt orangey bulbs with gloomy music playing, no atmosphere for a nice meal - buffet 6pm till 9pm but lukewarm if you dined much after 6.45. Because it was low season, no al a carte menu, hotel bar closed at 10pm! There was absolutely nothing to do in the hotel at all and as there is no resort as such in Yllas, nothing to do in the evening (one of the two bars in the 'centre' shut at 9pm...). Things probably weren't helped by the fact that there was constant gloomy mist for the whole week meaning skiing in a dense grey whiteout, but at least there was a spa and pool...there are a couple of tiled areas in the pool with strong jacuzzi water jets for your back and feet, very nice except in one tiled area there was a long line of brown scum across the tiles on which some wag had scratched with their finger nail 'CLEAN ME'. Hmmm. You could not fault the people - staff in the hotel were very polite and helpful in fact everyone we met, ski hire staff, ski bus drivers, locals alike went above and beyond to be as accomodating and as helpful as they could. However would I stay here again? Not likely - don't go in low season and if you want activity and entertainment you would best avoid Yllas. Highlights of the week, husky safari and the flight home.
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- Also Known As:
- Yllas Saaga Hotel Yllasjarvi
- Lapland Hotel Saaga Finland - Yllasjarvi