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Scandic Pohjanhovi

Traveller (329)
Room & Suite (135)
Pool & Beach (20)
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good41%
  • Average30%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“the river”(69 reviews)
“swimming pool”(13 reviews)
“hotel is located”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
4 Star accommodation
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Versatile hotel with restaurant serving Lapland cuisine, set in centre of town by the River Kemijoki; 8 km to the Arctic Circle. ...More Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$90 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
Also Known As
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Rovaniemi
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel Rovaniemi
Finland > Lapland > Rovaniemi
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Traveller (329)
Room & Suite (135)
Pool & Beach (20)
Dining (19)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Reviews (465)
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All reviewsthe riverswimming poolhotel is locatedroom was comfortable and cleanlapland safaripedestrian malldeluxe roomsdirty dishesthe wi fiporridgewalking distancebit wornclose to townwonderful hotelrestaurants and barsreception staff aresanta claus village
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1 - 5 of 209 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Location of this hotel is pretty nice along the Kemijoki-river. That’s where the fun basically stops. The staff is nice, it is not their fault that heavy renovation is needed. Rooms are pretty okeish for one night stop.

Thank Jyrki M
Reviewed 5 days ago

My first impression was of a hotel far past its prime and a bit worse for the wear of years. After staying two nights my appreciation for the hotel’s history won me over and I found charm in the blemishes and dated décor. I had...More

Thank KansasKurmudgeon
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This hotel has great location. Unfortunately I had no chance to try out the sauna and pool. Breakfast was good as usual in Scandic. I had A great balcany with A vire towards the river. Room was quite hot.

Thank j_takatalo
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The famous Pohjanhovi-hotel did not underpass our expectation even on this time! This hotel used to belong to Rantasipi-chain, but since the whole chain was acquired by Scandic, then this hotel also belongs to Scandic. The reception process was a quick and friendly one and...More

Thank Traveller007Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The hotel has seen its good days a long time ago... The rooms are like saunas in the summer and no air conditioning, the rooms have a strange mix of Lappish interior decoration mixed with cheap design. The beds are small and the pillows a...More

Thank Peppi T
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Vasile R
20 August 2018|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
There is a designated smoking area outide the hotel
5 July 2018|
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Response from LarryfromFinland | Reviewed this property |
Correct, but the Hotel do know where you can rent those.
Room Tips
"Ask a room with river view"
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"Upgrade if you can..."
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"Rooms overlooking carpark and Irish pub proved quiet (except for when buses run under the window to warm up..."
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"Go for a deluxe room on the third floor or fourth floor"
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