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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 was so surprised and unsure what ingredients they have so I didn't wan't to try my luck. Beers etc were surprisingly cheap in the bar.

Rooms were quite cool during the midsummer hot weather. There was free LAN-connection in the rooms, not WIFI

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank JussiM3
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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 get a small sauna in your room.
Breakfast is basic but good enough. I haven't dared ask for a fried egg or anything different and just settle for the seemingly artificial scrambled egg. Cereals, toast, bacon and sausages, cold meats are all good. Supper is reasonable, with fixed meals when I was there, no a la carte.

Room Tip: 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.
  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank CurlymikeT
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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.

Room Tip: Good choice, probably the best in the area.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jason M
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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 the past (much like the town) but I came back to a newly refurbished room and I understand they are gradually working their way through the hotel.

Last time I had a single room which had the perk of a private sauna. The steam shower is another plus if you ask for the right room.

All in all if you are booking here, remember it is in the middle of nowhere. I consider it an experience hotel. I feel I have made friends here and that when work brings me back again I will enjoy visiting.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank martin k
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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 light just comes pouring in...not good for the midnight sun sleepers. The interente is just not a great affair, and very frustrating, but you can use cable, ...

Centrally located, and the staff make the best of what they have. Great to see sa great red wine hiddrn from view. You have to ask, but it is worth it.

Room Tip: Have a drop of Ozzie red from under the counter...its the best, and waht a surprise...helps you sleep!!!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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