I picked this hotel as I had chosen Gällivare as a transport hub for excursions in the area and wanted to be close to the bus and railway stations. It turned out to be perfect for that, and yet you didn't hear any of the heavy mining trains at all at night but only the air condition in the room :))) Staff here are incredibly friendly and look like they have fun together. They can also book different activities for you such as Sami camp visits, snowmobile rides and so on. The reception is in the pub and restaurant area so that it all becomes a very lively place. It is known as a business hotel so Swedish papers are complimentary and the rooms are not the most personal but rather "typical" in their decoration (and with only chocolate and pop in the mini bar) but the beds were VERY comfy, rooms clean, and bathroom fine apart from a slightly strange water saving shower head. Our daughter (under the age of 12) slept for free despite taking up her own sofa bed! Breakfast is a typical Swedish affair but with nothing left to wish for (apart from possibly dark rye bread) and also includes scrambled eggs, bacon and meatballs as well as some fresh fruit. It is served until 9.00 on weekdays but all the way to 11.00 weekends which is nice. There are also special deals off season and weekends, which is why we treated ourselves to a stay here rather than somewhere cheaper. Check out is at a generous 12.00 and at our last day we asked if we could leave our stuff a bit longer as we were waiting for the evening train. We were then told that as they weren't full, we could check out at 15.00. A nice touch! Having exhausted Gällivare's sight before departure, this treatment meant that we gave them money back in the form of dining in the restaurant before leaving.
There is a sauna area on the third floor which you can go to as long as it isn't booked by a party (or book it in advance yourself). Both mens' and ladies' saunas have windows with views across to Mount Dundret and so too does the common relaxation area with its open fire, so you can sit up here and hope for northern lights in winter.
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