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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Katajanokka

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Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here in July for three nights. We were a group of 6 friends ranging in age from 27-30 and we loved it. Before we even arrived I had emailed the hotel to let them know we would be late arriving and they straight away got back to me and gave me a list of the best ways to get... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the Premier room and discovered the refrigerator did not work, was told maintenance would replace the next day. However, this is the next day and nothing has been changed. Television reception is terrible, all pixelated so it is difficult to watch. The only fruit at breakfast was oranges and apples. Being a vegan, I was quite disappointed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only stayed here for one night. The hotel is an easy walk from the train station, harbour and city centre. If you're travelling with luggage, the no 4 tram stops right outside the front door and a single ticket costs 3 euros. We were welcomed by friendly staff, who helped us learn our first Finnish words and told us... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable, but we were let down a bit by the wifi. We were told that the reason some rooms don't have wifi connection because the walls are too thick - that seems like something that could be easily remedied through a booster. I struggled with the heat in the room - the windows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those places that looks great on the Internet and doesn't disappoint in real life! The hotel looks exactly like the pictures, room was very comfortable and very clean. The quirky design is fantastic and has managed to keep the original prison feeling but with the functionality of a hotel not being affected. Breakfast was amazing. Plenty of choice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really quirky converted prison in a quiet area but walking distance to the sights and railway station. Ideally situated for the ferries to Estonia and Sweden. Bedrooms and bathrooms are former cells but very spacious and comfortable, although not all of the windows open so the rooms can get hot. Reception did provide a fan on request. Good breakfast but... More 

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Kingsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so surprised to find out that our hotel was once a prison. Our tour group had fun taking pictures and reading the background of this property. Great beds and service. The only problem we encounter was the air conditioning wasn't working, and the windows were not easily accessible to give us outside air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is close to the ship/cruise terminal (walking to/from Viking), close to the main harbor area and close to a trolley line. Although it is close to many of these tourist attractions, it is in a very quiet neighborhood. The building has an interesting history (can read about it in displays and in other reviews) but has been completely... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have done a great job in keeping the prison feel while creating a comfortable hotel. We had great interconnecting rooms, spacious and clean, good dark curtains. The breakfast was OK, buffet style but due to the layout difficult to access everything and on the first day we obviously turned up towards the end of rush hour and a lot... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great hotel. were extremely helpful for early checkin. the rooms are pretty decent sized for Scandinavia and considering it used to be a prison. a bit far from the center, but theres a tram stop just outside the hotel. would highly recommend staying here: not only the room size, but the bathroom was also amazing!

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