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2 & 3 nights in Saariselka

Hotel Tunturi - Kontio Building

A wonderfully atmospheric hotel cosy wood-panelled public areas and good cuisine. All hotel rooms and suites are in separate buildings 100m from the main reception and restaurants. The property is in a peaceful setting 2 minutes' walk (200m) from the village centre, next to the start of the cross-country ski tracks.

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Room Types

The hotel’s 'Kontio’ building has been newly renovated and is the nearest accommodation to the Tunturi reception and restaurants building.


Kontio Deluxe Bedrooms, sleep 2-3 – are spacious and newly renovated rooms in the Kontio building (close to the main Tunturi building) and have twin beds and a sofa-bed (for one child), sauna, private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.


Kontio Suites, sleep 3-4 – are newly renovated and spacious suites (close to the main Tunturi building) with a twin bedroom and a sofa-bed (suitable for one adult or two children) in the lounge area, sauna, private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.



Hotel Tunturi

A wonderfully atmospheric hotel cosy wood-panelled public areas and good cuisine. All hotel rooms and suites are in separate buildings 100m from the main reception and restaurants. The property is in a peaceful setting 2 minutes' walk (200m) from the village centre, next to the start of the cross-country ski tracks.

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Room Types

There is a super range of family rooms and suites available in different shapes and sizes, as follows, and larger apartments with 3 and 5 bedrooms are available on request. Most room types have a private sauna, and whilst all the bedrooms are comfortable, the Family Suites offer that extra bit of space if you want to spread out.


Type A Bedrooms, sleep 2-4 – with twin beds and a double sofa-bed (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.


Type B Family Suites, sleep 3-4– Twin bedroom and a separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna/shower/wc, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.


Type C Family Suites, sleep 5-6 – Two twin bedrooms and a separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna/shower/wc, further separate wc, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities. These suites may be on two levels, with an internal staircase with stair-gates.


Type F 4-room apartments, sleep 6-8 – As type C but larger and with an additional bedroom.


5-Bedroom apartments, sleep 10-13 – A spacious 5-bedroom apartment with 5 twin bedrooms and sofa-beds for 3 in the lounge area. It has its own private sauna and jacuzzi.



Hotel Tunturi - Gielas Wing

The luxury Gielas Hotel offers highly recommended deluxe rooms and junior suites, which are located in the deluxe wing of the Tunturi Hotel. The whole property enjoys a peaceful setting, just 250m from the village centre and a few steps to the cross-country ski tracks. The Tunturi main building, with the main reception and restaurant, is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel with cosy wood-panelled public areas and good food. Tunturi Hotel is only 100m from the Gielas and the ski bus stops outside.

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Room Types

The hotel’s impressive 'Gielas’ wing provides the highest standards in Saariselkä, and is just 2-3 minutes walk from the main Tunturi building. The Gielas offers spacious and stylish family rooms, plus a small range of boutiques.


Gielas Type D Family Bedrooms, sleep 2-4 – two single beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite bath/shower, wc, sauna, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.


Gielas Type E Family Bedrooms, sleep 3-4 – more spacious than a Type D with two single beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite bath/shower, wc, sauna, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities. 



Holiday Club Spa Hotel

Located right in the heart of Saariselkä, this popular spa hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and an impressive range of facilities including a fabulous indoor pool complex with waterslide, water massages, waves and kids’ pool.

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Room Types

Type A Bedrooms, sleep 2-4 – twin beds and a double sofa-bed, shower, wc, satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar, and bathrobes for adults. Please note that if there are only two people then a room with just the twin beds may be provided.

 

Type B Family Suites, sleep 5-6 – as Type A but more spacious. The twin beds can be partitioned off from the lounge, where there is a double sofa-bed and two extra single sofa-beds. Each suite also has its own sauna. 

Holiday Club Apartments

Located right in the heart of Saariselkä, this popular spa hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and an impressive range of facilities including a fabulous indoor pool complex with waterslide, water massages, waves and kids’ pool.

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Family Apartments are also available as follows, located a short walk from the main hotel, with extra space for you to spread out. All meals are taken in the main hotel. They can be apartments within Holiday Houses or modern and high quality 'Villas Apartments' located just next to the main hotel in the Holiday Club Villas or Kelotahti buildings.


Type C Apartments, sleep 3-4 – one twin bedroom, lounge/kitchenette with double sofa-bed, shower, private sauna, wc, satellite TV and hairdryer.


Type D Apartments, sleep 4-6 - Lounge with pull-out sofa for 1 adult or 2 children, twin or bunk bed room and separate twin bedroom. They are located in the Kelotahti Villas buildings, just 4 minutes' walk from the Holiday Club. The apartments are spacious with contemporary designed interiors. Each has a private sauna, shower and wc, lounge with flat screen TV and CD player and a well-equipped kitchen including washing machine and dryer. 

Type E Log Cabin Apartments, sleep 5-6 – in traditional Finnish style with one twin bedroom, dining area/kitchenette and shower/wc & sauna downstairs. Mezzanine loft area upstairs, with double sofa-bed, TV with DVD, and further twin room (under eaves).

Type F Apartments, sleep 5-8 – Larger apartments with open plan lounge/kitchen area with double sofa bed, shower/wc & sauna and three twin bedrooms.



Kelotahti Apartments

These recently built, luxury apartments benefit from a highly convenient central village location and offer excellent value. Several bars, restaurants and a large well-stocked supermartket are within easy walking distance. All apartments are fully equipped with ultra-modern appliances and private en suite saunas. The apartments are located in the very centre of the village, 100m from the ski bus stop, 200m from the Tunturi hotel where the optional half board is taken, and 250m from a well-stocked supermarket.

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  • No. of rooms: 35

  • No. of buildings: 1

  • No. of floors: 5


Rooms

There are three types of high quality apartments which you could chose from for your stay in Kelotahti. All of which have sauna, shower, WC, fireplace, balcony, fully-equipped kitchen (with oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher) flat-screen TV, CD-player, hairdryer, drying closet, washing machine and a living/dining room. All linen, towels and final clean included.

  • 3-room Apartment, 52m² (A4), can  52m² sleep 1-3 people in one twin bedroom, plus an additional smaller open door bedroom with no exterior window and a 120cm wide bed suitable for 1 adult or child. Apartment has all facilities as above and a separate WC

  • 3-room Apartment, 60m² (B5), can sleep 2-5 people in 2 bedrooms. One bedroom with twin beds and the other with twin beds or a double bed. Extra bed from sofa in living room if needed for the full occupancy

  • 4-room Apartment, 78m² (C6), can sleep 2-6 people in 3 bedrooms comprising of a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower and WC, plus 2 twin bedrooms, one of which has a sliding door with opaque glass and no exterior window. This apartment does not have a fireplace but has a washing machine and a total of 2 shower rooms and WCs.


  • Lift accessible: Yes

  • Lift serves all floors: Yes

  • Access ramp: Yes


Hotel Riekonlinna

The Hotel Riekonlinna is very popular with my visitors to Lapland. With its excellent range of facilities and a reputation for wonderful food. A favourite feature of mine is the Northern Lights Lounge. The Hotel Riekonlinna offers a range of family rooms, suites and stylish, well appointed family apartments set in the woods behind the main hotel building, approx. one minute’s walk away. All sofa-beds are suitable for two children under 10 or one older child or adult.

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Room Types

Type A Bedrooms, sleep 4 – comfortable bedrooms with twin beds and a sofa-bed suitable for one adult or two children. All rooms have private en suite shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.


Twin Bedrooms, sleep 2 - Twin bedrooms  with en suite shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.


Paired rooms: There rooms can be booked as a pair for families of 4-6 (in adjacent rooms) and with an additional put-up bed for children.

Type B Family Suites, sleep 4 – twin bedroom and separate lounge with a double sofa-bed suitable for 2 children, sharing private sauna, shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. (One suite has a bath rather than a shower, but no sauna).


Type C Family Suites, sleep 4-5 – two interconnecting Type A rooms, one with private sauna, and each with own shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.


New - Interconnecting Family Suites, sleep 4-6 - two interconnecting newly renovated superior rooms (with twin beds and a put-up bed for a child), one with private sauna, and each with own shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.



Riekonlinna Apartments

The Hotel Riekonlinna offers a range of family apartments set in the woods behind the main hotel building, approx. one minute’s walk away. All sofa-beds are suitable for two children under 10 or one older child or adult.

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Room Types

Type D Family Apartments, sleep 3-4 – twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna, shower, wc, balcony, TV, hairdryer and kitchenette. A short walk from the main Riekonlinna Hotel building.


Type E Family Apartments, sleep 5-6 – two twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna, shower, wc, balcony, TV, hairdryer and kitchenette. A short walk from the main Riekonlinna Hotel building.



Saariselka Inn

This cosy and centrally situated property in Saariselkä is the smallest in my selection, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in facilities.

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Room Types

Type A Bedrooms, sleep 2-3 – with twin beds and a single put-up bed (suitable for under-12’s), private en suite shower, wc, TV and fridge.


Type B Family Suites, sleep 4-6 – two Type A bedrooms, with an interconnecting door. 


Type C Family Suites, sleep 4-5 – twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed and single put-up bed (suitable for under 12s), sharing private bath (or shower and sauna), wc, TV and fridge. 


Type D Bedrooms, sleep 4-6 – two Type A bedrooms adjacent or opposite.