The Cumulus is a family-run hotel in the city centre. It is so friendly, you quickly feel at home. Guests who like to meet new people will be delighted by the warmth, comfort and cosy atmosphere of the place.
In the heart Rovaniemi city centre, surrounded by numerous shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The airport is 4 mi away. The hotel is just 330 ft away from the departure point for snowmobile safaris and approximately 2 mi from Ounasvaara winter sports resort.
There is an ironing board in the basement for guests to use.
A private car park is available for £4 a night.
Swim suits can also be borrowed in case you forget to bring your own.
There is more than meets the eye to this hotel housed in a large and unattractive square building. It opened in 1960 and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The first thing you notice in the reception hall are the big sofas and fire places (not in use), a play area for children and a television showing cartoons. To the right, there is a smokers' area and the restaurant is to the rear. There is something for everyone - children, parents, young people, smokers or bookworms - in the cosy reception hall.
In the basement there is a relaxation area with a nice pool, perfect for swimming lengths or splashing about with your children (rubber rings are available) but not so suitable for sitting around and chatting, as there are only five plastic chairs and not enough room for any more. Also, as you might expect in Finland, saunas are open to everyone from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
There are 64 rooms including 55 standard rooms, 5 superior rooms and 4 suites. There is no decoration to speak of and the amenities are very standard, but vary depending on the room: two single beds (side by side or aligned lengthways), a small desk, a seat by the window, white rendered walls and dark wood furniture. Facilities include a hair dryer, television, minibar, and a press for crease-free trousers. The small bathrooms are very basic and include a shower, a large mirror, a soap dispenser and a towel heater.
At the friendly, convivial restaurant, all three meals are served as a buffet, but there is also an 'à la carte' option if you feel like something more delicate. The food is not exceptional, but it is decent enough and prepared using local produce
The hotel has a bar which is only accessible from the outside. The decor is Finnish, with wood everywhere, long tables and benches. A few men start arriving in the morning for a beer. There is a jukebox and voting to elect the friendliest, funniest and most 'bon vivant' guest, who sometimes turns out to be one of the gents who got settled in at the bar in the morning! Lunch is excellent value at £6.
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