Gielas Hotel

  • Lapland/Finland, Saariselka

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The luxury Gielas Hotel offers highly recommended deluxe rooms and junior suites, which are located in the deluxe wing of the Tunturi Hotel. The Gielas building offers it's own fireside lounge, bar and a la carte restaurant. The whole property enjoys a peaceful setting, just 250m from the village centre and a few steps to the cross-country ski tracks. The Tunturi main building, with the main reception and restaurant, is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel with cosy wood-panelled public areas and good food. Tunturi Hotel is only 100m from the Gielas and the ski bus stops outside.

This hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3

Annexes

All rooms are located in the Gielas Wing of the Hotel Tunturi, approx. 100m from the main building.

Rooms

All of the deluxe Gielas Hotel rooms have a balcony, free Wi-Fi, drying closest, safe, bath, sauna, shower, WC, flat screen TV (pay movies), telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and a hair dryer. Gielas Hotel guests have breakfast in their own hotel and take dinner in the main building of the Tunturi Hotel.

  • Superior Twin Room (C4), sleeping 2-4 people. Having twin beds, and 2 single sofa beds for 3-4 person occupancy.
  • Deluxe Twin Room, sleeping 2-4 people, include a private sauna, hairdryer, television, coffee/tea/cocoa set, kettle, refrigerator and free WiFi. For the period 23.2 – 14.3 all Inghams guests booking a Superior room in Gielas Hotel will receive a complimentary compulsory upgrade to a more expensive Deluxe Room in the Kontio building (due to Gielas being unavailable to all private bookings at that time). 
  • Junior Suite (D4), sleeping 2-4 people, having the same facilities as detailed above
  • Single Superior Room (E1) is sole occupancy of the twin room (C4) therefore features all the same facilities

 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Saariselka

Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, Saariselkä is an exceptionally friendly uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere. With magnificent Arctic wilderness scenery just on the doorstep, it makes an ideal resort for an all-round winter wonderland adventure. The skies are often a deep hue of pink and purple, the pine trees heavily laden with snow, and being so far north there is a good possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too.

Here you are deep in Sámi country, the colourful native people of Lapland, many of whom work in the resort and have their own reindeer herds in forests nearby. Saariselkä is renowned for its excellent cross-country ski trails in the adjoining National Park. With cosy cafes and the charming Panimo Bar for a hot chocolate to live music. For a really memorable experience sleep under the magical night sky in a cosy thermal glass igloo.

There is now the opportunity to visit magical Lapland for a short break! Have a weekend away in the arctic circle and experience some of the best activities, from aurora hunts to reindeer and husky sleigh rides. With a choice of two amazing hotels, the Star Arctic Hotel and Muotka Wilderness Lodge, to help create the perfect four days in Saariselkä. 

Northern Lights Adventure: Experience a '7 Night Adventure' at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge or combine with a visit to Saariselkä with our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'. You can also enjoy a Lapland Short Break at either Muotka Wilderness Lodge or Star Arctic Hotel.

Did you know that if you book a 7 night holiday to Lapland in December you can also visit Santa in his home?

  • Simply pick up and purchase the 'Visit Santa's Home' excursion at the time of booking and the whole family can enjoy a group meeting with Santa, feed and pet Santa's reindeer and see how Elf Smith sends presents around the world! Warm up inside with hot drinks and ginger biscuits.
  • Every 7 night holiday to Lapland in December includes a festive feast - there's even a small gift and certificate for every child! For even more festive fun, why not indulge in a reindeer sleigh ride or dash through enchanting snow-laden forests on a snowmobile or husky safari!

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 12 km
Runs
6
5
1
Longest run 1 Km
Snowparks

1 snowpark.

Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 1, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,W
Ski/resort bus True
Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition Winter 2019/20

SPECIAL OFFERS
Special Offer 'Low Season' Lift Passes for Inghams guests when pre-booking in the UK for the following 2019/20 dates: 1-14 Dec & 5 Jan-15 Feb incl.
Up to 40% off Ski & Boot Hire when pre-booking (already deducted in above prices). 7 days for the price of 4 days.
Free Day Lift Pass & Equipment Hire for Inghams guests pre-booking 6 days lift pass and/or equipment hire receive 7th day free. Issued in resort.
Children Under 6yrs Ski Free and receive Free equipment hire if wearing Free rental helmet and accompanied by an adult.
SAVER PACKS Prices from
LEARN TO SKI/BOARD
  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)
Adult: £226
Child: £190
SKI/BOARD SAVER PACK
  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire*
  • 3 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)
Adult: £240
Child: £206
LEARN TO CROSS-COUNTRY
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire*
  • 3 days tuition (100 minutes per day)
Adult: £117
Child: £71

All Learn to Ski/Board/Cross-country and Ski Inclusive Plus bundles must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.

*Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.

**Ski/Board Saver Packs are for all other levels and includes 'Red' equipment hire for adults and child skis & boots are 'Blue'. 

Child Ski & Cross-country 6-11yrs/Child Snowboard 7-11yrs.

Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE.

LIFT PASSES Days Season Adult 17-63yrs Child 7-16yrs & Senior 64yrs+  Child 0-5yrs
Local Area Pass 6 L/H £123 / £175 £74 / £105 FREE

L = Inghams special offer 1-14 Dec & 5 Jan-15 Feb / H = Normal public price 15 Dec - 4 Jan & 16 Feb - 30 Apr

 

EQUIPMENT (7 days) Description Blue Red
Adult Skis £63 £126
Ski boots £46 -
Skis & boots £99 £126
Snowboard - £63
Snowboard & boots - £99
Cross-country skis & boots £69 -
Child 6-16yrs

(Child 3-5yrs FREE)

Skis £63 -
Ski boots £46 -
Skis & boots £99 -
Snowboard - £63
Snowboard & boots - £99
Cross-country skis & boots £35 -

All ski boots are of the same good standard. 'Blue' or 'Red' skis & boots may be exchanged for snowboard equipment once during rental period at no extra cost. Please see here for description of hire categories.

TUITION Days Hours Adult 17yrs+ Child 5-16yrs†
Ski/Snowboard 3/5 1½ hrs per day £94/£134 £94/£134
Cross-country 3 100 mins per day £83 £41

†Child snowboard tuition = 7-16yrs & Child cross-country tuition = 7-11yrs.

THERMAL CLOTHING Days Adult 13yrs+ Child 3-12yrs
Thermal Suit
7 £26 £13
Thermal boots 7 £13 £7

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • 3 Restaurants (in main Hotel Tunturi building)
  • Fireside bar
  • Pub in main Hotel Tunturi building
  • Lappish Kota
  • Music and dancing most nights in the main building
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Ski waxing room
  • Saunas
  • Guest PC and WI-FI (Free) in Lobby lounge
  • Free WI-FI in all hotel rooms and suites
Meals
  • Gielas Hotel guests have an extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast in the Gielas wing
  • Good 3 course buffet dinner with choice of 3 main courses (including vegetarian option), choice of 2 desserts, soup, and a salad buffet.
  • All evening meals are served in the Hotel Tunturi's main building, approx. 100m from the Gielas building.
  • New Year gala dinner and dance included
  • Any specific dietary requirements should be notified at time of booking.
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    At Tunturi main hotel building, approx. 100m away (3 star property)

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual 

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet (taken in the Gielas building)

  • Lunch service:

    Not included 

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet (taken in the Tunturi main building approx. 100m away, 3 star property)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude:
  • Latitude:
  • Location Description:

    Village centre: 250m

    Nearest ski bus stop: outside the hotel

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£2697
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Gielas Hotel
Saariselka, Half Board
16/01/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
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