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Reviewed 11 February 2018

After a night sleeping in the Snowcastle hotel at minus 5 degrees, this was a contrast. It was lovely to look out over the frozen sea from your lovely warm glass villa. Although there was a row of them, they were arranged in such a way that they felt very private.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

These little glass cubes are well presented on the frozen sea of Kemi just next to the snow castle. The ‘villas’ are warm, traditionally decorated and extremely comfortable. Each is equipped with a kitchenette and hot water. But note the hot water tank only holds sufficient hot water for a shower lasting 13 mins then you will have to wait whilst it heats up again.
The view over the see ice is sublime.
It is a quick walk into Kemi and there are plenty of supermarkets so that you can self cater a meal should you wish to do so. Wine is sold at Alko shops and these do not open on a Sunday.
I can see this development going from strength to strength over the next few years and becoming a very popular destination.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank drag0n1234
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

With a wonderful location on the banks of the frozen Gulf of Bothnia the views from the front line glass villas are beautiful.
The cabins are spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable static caravans with a fridge and hob (useful as breakfast is a limited affair) as well as private ensuite bathrooms with a small hot water tank.
Situated a little out of town it’s a healthy fifteen to twenty minute to the scattering of bars in town, Kakku being the best in our opinion. It’s worth the stroll because the bar/cafe at the Snow Castle and Glass Villas is really much more akin to an upmarket camping site, which is of course what the site is in the summer months.
Eating options are limited and expensive on site too so I would highly recommend seeking out the Puistopaviljonki restaurant in the small park on the other side of the football stadium.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Snowhotel for one night and then the Seaside Glass Villas for one night.

Initially on arrival, I thought that the villas look like a row of caravans along the edge of the ice and wasn't so impressed. However that change once I was in the room. The room is modern and new and you don't get the impression that you are so close to other villas around you. The view is amazing and just watching the sunset from your room looking over the ice is spectacular.

The service is personal and top notch. They get very busy during the day but we're always friendly and happy to help out. Tour guides also first rate for the snowmobile to the icebreaker.

Would recommend a stay here if in Kemi. Kemi is good for the snow castle and the icebreaker but there's not so much else here and you are quite south for the northern lights. We went north first and came to Kemi for the snowhotel and icebreaker and they were great.

Make sure you get a villa on the front, the second row ones have no view and not sure why anyone would want to stay in those.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
4  Thank HKSmithers
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

With each moderately-sized cabin overlooking the Baltic Sea, completely frozen over in winter, the units are adjacent to the Snow Castle (built of ice in winter, and a great place to eat in the restaurant (ice tables, ice glasses, etc.). Each cabin has full length picture windows facing the Baltic Sea, and a glass roof (hopefully to see the Northern Lights), plus the units have excellent heating and air conditioning. Scrupulously clean and comfortable with en-suite.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ian1238
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