We found this Hotel very clean and confortable, (room was nice and warm, had all the necessary basic utilities in the room, i would not call it luxuriouse but very good value for money.
The food was very good and staff very helpfull organising activities etc., the hotel met all our expectations in such far away resort.
We would return again.
Beautiful location and quite small. Everything is in walking distance from hotel. Staff are friendly, pool is excellent, loads of choice at buffet breakfast and dinner. Had read in reviews that family rooms are small but this didnt bother us and managed fine with 2 adults and 2 children, our room had 2 single beds for the adults so if you want a double you need to ask. Some rooms are a good walk to reception but there are doors along the way that you can use and and bring Skis Etc in and out. The hotel has toboggans for you to use and a little hill at the back although the toboggan hill is better fun even if you dont go all the way to the top. I would reccommend going to the top of toboggan hill at night we went up at 10pm and saw the most amazing display of the northern lights, we were so lucky as it had been promised cloudy.
On arrival we found that we had rooms next to each other, as requested. In our excitement we opened the balcony door in 1 room only to find we couldn't close it again! Reception came to look straight away, and when they couldn't fix it they gave us the choice of moving both rooms, so we could still have two rooms together, which worked best for us. The rooms are fairly functional but clean, a good size and the beds were comfortable. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels changed when left on the floor. The reception staff were very helpful, even down to advising the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights, which we did on one of our four nights. Lapland Safaris have a base in the hotel. I pre-booked our trips with them via email while in the UK, and added more by visiting them on the ground floor, and the clothes/equipment hire was also on the ground floor, so we just had to walk from the hotel rooms to collect our thermal clothes without needing to go outside. Breakfast was a self-service buffet with plenty of choice and slight variations from day-to-day. The bar and restaurant staff were a little less friendly and quite slow, I would have to say their service was variable but it didn't put us off eating there again. Riekonlinna is near the toboggan run and close to the start of the cross-country and snow-shoe trails. I would probably stay here again for the convenience, comfort and quiet ambience.
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