A unique hotel with an excellent choice of rooms and suites, including the luxury Gielas wing. I love the atmosphere here, backed up by friendly service and great food. The well established, comfortable accommodation buildings are set in a charming wooded area near the cross-country ski trails, within an easy 2-3 minute walk of the main Tunturi building.
- Attractive and comfortable hotel
- Holiday Club leisure centre approx. 5 minutes’ walk (500m)
- Luxury Gielas wing offering superb family bedrooms, all with private bath/wc, sauna and balcony
- Family suites have private saunas
- Small children’s play area
- Reception lounge area and cosy lounge bar
- Use of toboggans (€2)
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms and suites
- Hot and cold buffet breakfast
- Half-board option includes excellent 3-course evening meals with choices (sometimes buffet-style), with a special Gala Buffet Dinner on your last night*
I have chosen this hotel for its renowned friendly service and excellent food, and the fact that so many guests come back year after year. Well designed, the hotel features a main central building as its focal point, including the reception, restaurants and bar, where musical entertainment is on offer every evening.
There is a super range of family rooms and suites available in different shapes and sizes, as follows, and larger apartments with 3 and 5 bedrooms are available on request. Most room types have a private sauna, and whilst all the bedrooms are comfortable, the Family Suites offer that extra bit of space if you want to spread out.
Type A Bedrooms, sleep 2-4 – with twin beds and a double sofa-bed (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.
Single room supplement*: £29.95.
Type B Family Suites, sleep 3-4– twin bedroom and a separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna/shower/wc, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.
Supplement*: 4 Sharing £12.95, 3 Sharing £16.95
Type C Family Suites, sleep 5-6 – two twin bedrooms and a separate lounge with double sofa-bed, sharing private sauna/shower/wc, further separate wc, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities. These suites may be on two levels, with an internal staircase with stair-gates.
Supplement*: 6 Sharing £11.50, 5 Sharing £13.95
3-bedroom apartments, sleep 6-8 – As type C but larger and with an additional bedroom.
Supplement*: 8 Sharing £21, 7 Sharing £29, 6 Sharing £57.
5-bedroom apartments, sleep 10-13 – A spacious 5-bedroom apartment with 5 twin bedrooms and sofa-beds for 3 in the lounge area. It has its own private sauna and jacuzzi.
Supplement*: 13 Sharing £41.90, 12 Sharing £45.90, 11 Sharing £49.90, 10 Sharing £59.90.
The hotel’s impressive 'Gielas’ wing, opened in November 2008, provides the highest standards in Saariselkä, and is just 2-3 minutes walk from the main Tunturi building. The Gielas offers spacious and stylish family rooms, plus a small range of boutiques.
Gielas Type D Family Bedrooms, sleep 2-4 – two single beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite bath/shower, wc, sauna, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.
Gielas Type E Family Bedrooms, sleep 3-4 – more spacious than a Type D with two single beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children), private en suite bath/shower, wc, sauna, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.
Supplement*: £9.95 on Gielas basic price.
*Room supplements are per person per night.