Budget Hotel Karhu

Budget Hotel Karhu

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3.5
#2 of 2 hotels in Sodankyla
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Sodankyla, Bear Inn Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great attractions, Bear Inn Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Sodankyla.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Bear Inn Hotel offer air conditioning.

Guests of Bear Inn Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Museum - Gallery Alariesto (0.2 mi), which is a popular Sodankyla attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Bear Inn Hotel is sure to make your visit to Sodankyla one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Room features
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms

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Lapintie 7, Sodankyla 99600 Finland
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JussiM3 wrote a review Oct 2014
105 contributions57 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is best for a short stops or a people who have work gigs nearby. Hotel itself is located next to a highway.

Dinner buffet is ok but there was not really a ala carte although they had a plenty of stuff in their list in their web pages. When I asked the chef about the ala carte he was so surprised and unsure what ingredients they have so I didn't wan't to try my luck. Beers etc were surprisingly cheap in the bar.

Rooms were quite cool during the midsummer hot weather. There was free LAN-connection in the rooms, not WIFI
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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CurlymikeT wrote a review Sept 2014
Perth, Australia256 contributions100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here before and I will stay here again. The beds are a bit small but comfortable and the bathrooms also a bit small, but everything works.
The receptionist and other staff are very friendly and helpful and speak English.
There is a free washing machine and dryer in the basement, as well as a sauna if you don't get a small sauna in your room.
Breakfast is basic but good enough. I haven't dared ask for a fried egg or anything different and just settle for the seemingly artificial scrambled egg. Cereals, toast, bacon and sausages, cold meats are all good. Supper is reasonable, with fixed meals when I was there, no a la carte.
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Date of stay: September 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the sun in spring or autumn (not summer). Ask for darker curtains in...
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Jonny S wrote a review Nov 2016
Luleå, Sweden331 contributions108 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The number of hotels in Sodankylä are few but this is a decent choice. Should not be compared to high-end alternatives in large cities -- this one offers a bed (fairly good) and standard amenities and nothing more. But to sleep one night - more than ok!
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Date of stay: October 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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LocalLondonDiner wrote a review May 2013
3 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a quick review of the other options in town, I chose the Hotel Bear Inn for my week long rest/home base.

The internet connection was solid, the food was good, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

No complaints at all, and I'll definitely return if I'm back in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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martin k wrote a review Jul 2014
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely staff and the atmosphere is amazing.

This is not somewhere you go on holiday, it is a business hotel or somewhere you pass through.
It is warm welcoming and very quirky. If you get Sanna on reception you are going to have a very good time!

I have stayed here before, and it did seem a little stuck in the past (much like the town) but I came back to a newly refurbished room and I understand they are gradually working their way through the hotel.

Last time I had a single room which had the perk of a private sauna. The steam shower is another plus if you ask for the right room.

All in all if you are booking here, remember it is in the middle of nowhere. I consider it an experience hotel. I feel I have made friends here and that when work brings me back again I will enjoy visiting.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ryan H wrote a review Apr 2014
denver11 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Without a doubt, the nicest hotel in town. Solid food, good clean rooms, and a convenient location. I've stayed here multiple times, even after visiting other local hotels, and I'll stay at the Karhu again in the future.

In room saunas are nice, good parking, and a pool table in the lobby for relaxing in the evening.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pilarm246 wrote a review May 2017
Manhattan, New York, United States20 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was passing through Sodankyla, again, and stayed at the Bear Inn a second time and it was just as great as the last time. Friendly service, good food, and clean and comfortable rooms.

I do look forward to my next visit, just not sure when!
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jason M wrote a review Jul 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, decent food, and friendly staff. I stayed here for a few days and feel that it's a decent value. There isn't much in the area, but this hotel is probably the best chance of a clean room, decent meal, and good nights sleep.

After checking out other hotels in the area, I'll stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Good choice, probably the best in the area.
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axko wrote a review Jul 2013
Nouakchott, Mauritania21 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcoming staff, and surprisingly good buffet when I stayed there. Actually they had a very good intern German cook which produced tastier food than the actual English cook.
Rooms were okay, nice shower but no exhaust! Sauna in the hotel, laundry room although not very clean.
Main complain is light curtains which really don't help to have a proper night sleep during Arctic summer time.
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Date of stay: August 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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sminna150 wrote a review Sept 2012
London, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm staying at the Bear Inn right now.

It is very home like. For most European's it will seem quite basic but still homely. Especially compared to the other places available in town. Trust me basic is a luxury- (although if you get the rooms with the steam shower/sauna its not quite so basic)

Main thing is its clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is not spectacular, but it is good, healthy and warming. Everything you need in arctic Finland.
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Date of stay: September 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Tell them you want the steam shower or a private sauna. Rooms are one or the other.
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CurlymikeT wrote a tip Sept 2014
Perth, Australia256 contributions100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room with a view of the sun in spring or autumn (not summer). Ask for darker curtains in summer. You can ask for a room with a sauna for a more private sauna."
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Jason M wrote a tip Jul 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good choice, probably the best in the area."
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Peter W wrote a tip Jun 2014
Perth, Australia114 contributions66 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have a drop of Ozzie red from under the counter...its the best, and waht a surprise...helps you sleep!!!"
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Paul Y wrote a tip May 2013
Salisbury68 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for black-out curtains in summer"
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sminna150 wrote a tip Sept 2012
London, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tell them you want the steam shower or a private sauna. Rooms are one or the other."
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PRICE RANGE
S$173 - S$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Hotel Karhu
Which popular attractions are close to Budget Hotel Karhu?
Nearby attractions include Museum - Gallery Alariesto (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Budget Hotel Karhu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Budget Hotel Karhu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Budget Hotel Karhu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Budget Hotel Karhu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zippi & Suhaus, Aarnikota, and Kahvila-Konditoria Pipari.
Is Budget Hotel Karhu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Sodankyla.
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