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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The number of hotels in Sodankylä are few but this is a decent choice. Should not be compared to high-end alternatives in large cities -- this one offers a bed (fairly good) and standard amenities and nothing more. But to sleep one night - more than ok!

1Thank Jonny S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stopped here for a night during our trip from the north. This place is a very quiet town and there is nothing much around the area. It is one of the cheapest hotel in the area to stopover for a night. There is free sauna in the evening, free breakfast and free wifi. You have to ask for the...

Thank lpypeiying
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This hotel is best for a short stops or a people who have work gigs nearby. Hotel itself is located next to a highway. Dinner buffet is ok but there was not really a ala carte although they had a plenty of stuff in their list in their web pages. When I asked the chef about the ala carte he...

3Thank JussiM3
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Have stayed here before and I will stay here again. The beds are a bit small but comfortable and the bathrooms also a bit small, but everything works. The receptionist and other staff are very friendly and helpful and speak English. There is a free washing machine and dryer in the basement, as well as a sauna if you don't...

3Thank CurlymikeT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Clean, decent food, and friendly staff. I stayed here for a few days and feel that it's a decent value. There isn't much in the area, but this hotel is probably the best chance of a clean room, decent meal, and good nights sleep. After checking out other hotels in the area, I'll stay here again.

1Thank Jason M
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Lovely staff and the atmosphere is amazing. This is not somewhere you go on holiday, it is a business hotel or somewhere you pass through. It is warm welcoming and very quirky. If you get Sanna on reception you are going to have a very good time! I have stayed here before, and it did seem a little stuck in...

3Thank martin k
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Well Sodankyla is not on top of the toursit destinations, except if you like the northern lights, and in this case, thent he ebst place to be is out of any city or town. BUt the Bear is a great place, just fight s on. Breakfast is ordinary. Main course is restructed. Rooms do not have good curtains, so the...

Thank p w
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Without a doubt, the nicest hotel in town. Solid food, good clean rooms, and a convenient location. I've stayed here multiple times, even after visiting other local hotels, and I'll stay at the Karhu again in the future. In room saunas are nice, good parking, and a pool table in the lobby for relaxing in the evening.

3Thank coloryan
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Welcoming staff, and surprisingly good buffet when I stayed there. Actually they had a very good intern German cook which produced tastier food than the actual English cook. Rooms were okay, nice shower but no exhaust! Sauna in the hotel, laundry room although not very clean. Main complain is light curtains which really don't help to have a proper night...

Thank axko
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel was quiet but the food was only average. The service was good until 10pm and then the place shuts down, including the bar. The room I had was average, the TV didn't work and the blinds did not shut out the 22 hours (as it was only May!) of daylight - black-ouit curtains (commonly available north of the...

Thank Paul Y

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Additional Information about Bear Inn Hotel

Address: Lapintie 7, Sodankyla 99600, Finland
Region: Finland > Lapland > Sodankyla
Price Range: ₹ 4,172 - ₹ 9,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“Choose a room with a view of the sun in spring or autumn (not summer). Ask for darker curtains in summer. You can ask for a room with a sauna for a more private sauna.”
CurlymikeT, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Good choice, probably the best in the area.”
M4305CQjasonm, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Have a drop of Ozzie red from under the counter...its the best, and waht a surprise...helps you sleep!!!”
pw768, 7 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask for black-out curtains in summer”
Paulfred, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Tell them you want the steam shower or a private sauna. Rooms are one or the other.”
sminna150, 16 Sep 2012 | Read review
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