This hotel has a lot of character and charm. I stayed there while traveling on vacation March 18 - March 22, 2014. The front desk was very helpful and always answered all my question with a smile, no matter how many I asked. The breakfast was served on the 3rd floor and they offered a lot of cold and hot items to choose from as well as fresh cut fruit. My room on the 4th floor, 426 I think, was large and warm with facilities to make coffee or tea as well as a mini bar. Plenty of free TV channels in English as well as pay channels. Everything is very close as the city is small so you won't get lost walking about. There is a supermarket right across the street as well as a Subway. Since I don't travel with anything I don't want to lose, there is a laptop in the restaurant near the front desk that is free to use. I was leaving very early in the AM so a cab was booked for men, for the 10 minute ride to the airport, the night before and I was offered either a breakfast to take away or a cold breakfast to eat in the bar. I will stay at the Hotel Merihovi again, the next time I visit Kemi.
This hotel built in a very perfect location which near the city center and besides the Lapland Safari.
The staffs were very nice too. They help contacted the taxi for us and provided the transportation timetables with costs.
Room was very clean and the facilities were sufficient that comforted us a lot.
Just have to spend around 4 minutes more to walk to the room from the reception.
Rather basic hotel, but good breakfast and everything works.
Cost me about 424 euros per night, which is very expensive for the standard of the room (at best a 3 star acco), but during the peak season in Rovaemi, hotels are fully booked up and so book in advance. Need own car if planning to stay here. Very good location for sking.
People are working there not helpful at all. I was disappointed by their staff. My lodge was very far from the main office. No one helped me luggage and showed me the direction etc. I had to find my lodge by myself. It took so long time in the cold weather. They should have showed me could be much easier. I also asked them how to use some facilities, but they were not interested helping. Their facilities are very poor as well. They have ONLY body shampoo. I stayed 3 nights, but they did not cleaning or changing bed sheet. They did not give me any extra towels for 3 nights. The place was new, but they did not clean the carpet other than that it was very clean. It was very far away from the city. If I will go to Lapland again I will use different place.
Moomin from Edinburgh, UK
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We travelled from N.E. England. The aim of the visit was to treat my husband to the Sampo for his birthday. All the touristy attractions were based at Rovaniemi but the ones we wanted to do were based in Kemi, which were the Ice Breaker, Ice Castle and the Northern Lights, all could be accessed from either Rovaniemi or Kemi. The hotel was welcoming, warm and clean and when we booked in around 6.30pm local time the receptionist told us the Sauna was open. We stayed 4 nights. We ate in the hotel restaurant for 3 nights, and the 4th night we ate at a Finnish restaurant which my husband didn't enjoy as much as the meals in the Cumulus Hotel. There was a good variety of food in the hotel restaurant, the time we were there they were running a Chilli Menu which we tried on the 2nd night and thoroughly enjoyed it, there was an interesting chocolatey chilli pudding but we couldn't manage a 3rd course unfortunately.so I didn't get to try it. The Staff were all lovely, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. We didn't try the Sauna til the 4th day, I realised then why the receptionist had recommended it when we landed because it would have been perfect to 'chill' in after our journey.
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