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Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in October; first for 2 nights and then later for another 2 nights. Both rooms were small-ish but very comfortable. The bathroom was a very small wet room, this was the only downside of staying here. A big shout out to the very helpful Receptionist Elvira. She made such a difference supplying information and making bookings.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice hotel to visit northern lights. Appreciated the receptionist Elina to upgrade our room with a sauna that making us full of warmness. We were very luckily to see the northern lights on the first night just nearby the lake that at the back of the hotel. It was very amusing..

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Isle of Man
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went solely to see the Northern Lights and we weren't disappointed. Check in was efficient and friendly. Receptionist was especially helpful with advice. Room smelled a little musty but it was clean and everything worked as it should. Bed was comfy and sleep came easy. The restaurant served dinner until 8.00pm and the menu was excellent with several local dishes....

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed here for the remainder of our trip to the north. It's quiet, with only a few families and tourists around. We absolutely loved the silence. It's right opposite an S-Mart, so you have all the groceries/convenience purchases you want. Staff was very friendly and professional and incredibly helpful, aiding us in planning our day excursions and activities. Rooms...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Hotel Kultahippu is a lovely little three star nestled at the junction between Utsjoki and Norway to the north and the Russian border to the west. We elected to stay here a night prior to going on our northern lights adventure and the hotel served its purpose perfectly. There is a supermarket across the road for any essentials and...

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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Restaurant closed at 6:00pm and Room doesn't look like in pictures But the location is good Supermarket is opposite the hotel . i can have a better choice at this price with a good view .it can be better it is just ok for one night don't expect to see aurora outside the hotel many light pollution

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Kultahippu, Myyntipäällikkö at Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear your hotel stay didn't meet your expectations. Just wanted to let you know, it really is possible to spot Aurora Borealis on our yard, when the sky is clear and there is enough of geomagnetic activity.

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at this hotel after visiting Kirkenes at Norway before going to Rovaniemi Finland. Didn't have any expectation as it was just a stop during our en routes from Norway to Finland. Very helpful and friendly front desk. We stayed at family room. The room has its own sauna, sofa, coffee table, study desk at the ground floor,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A mixed bag for a three star three hundred kilometers north of the arctic circle its not bad. The food is either lovely or terrible depending who works in the kitchen. We had one really good and one disastrous meal. The rooms are fine but there appear to be noise issues at weekends. What makes the place stand out is...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We booked this hotel and right from get go knew it was a great choice. They were quite prompt in email communication, and booked us a airport transfer for 10euros. We booked a room with a private sauna, and really that was the best decision ever, as it was -35C, and when you aren't busy in activities, and have to...

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I booked the room since I read good reviews here. It's 10mins away from the airport, 10 mins away from the bus stop, across the supermarket as well as alko and there are eateries near the location. Ossi, the reception staff, is really helpful and accommodating. Breakfast is same for everyday but hey it's still buffet compared to nothing. Rooms...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant
Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Kultahippu is located right in the heart of Ivalo, on the banks of the Ivalojoki River, within immediate vicinity of all the services and the beautiful nature. We provide visitors pleasant accommodation, a wide range of exciting culinary experiences, and friendly service. This family-owned hotel is well known for its warm atmosphere. Welcome and enjoy a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Petsamontie 1, Ivalo 99800, Finland
Region: Finland > Lapland > Ivalo
Price Range: RM424 - RM571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Rooms facing the river are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 875krystynat, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have a nightclub, so you might want to ask them for a room away from it (or one with a view of the river)”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“1. Choose a room facing the river at the back. 2. Would recommend a room that comes with a private sauna, but really depends on your budget.”
 of 5 bubbles ParulM761, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor and river facing”
 of 5 bubbles scorpio7410, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for river view.”
 of 5 bubbles KMF43, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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