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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay and the character of the prison has been kept when converting to a hotel. The staff were all extremely friendly not only welcoming when you arrive but also throughout our stay. The hotel has a good feel to it, with a great outside area to sit in and enjoy a drink, within walking distance from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Katajanokka is converted into a 4-star hotel from a prison. Conversion has been done respecting the history and maintaining the original layout. Prison has housed even the President of Finland, Mr Risto Ryti after the war between Finland and Soviet Union (1944). Please take a few moments to study the history and you will be amazed. Despite it´s sad... More 

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Savonlinna, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has nice feeling and rooms are very quiet and also enough space. Breakfast is typical chain hotel staff, nothing special or very interesting but yoou get your stomach full. Good location also within walking distance to centre and to some nice restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights here. It's the first prison I've ever slept in but it's a really cool concept and well organized place. The cells or rather rooms are compact and comfie. The tram stops just outside but really you can walk easily to the centre. The staff are very young but efficient, helpful and friendly. My only criticism... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This hotel was incredible! An ex prison now a hotel. Beautifully appointed rooms, and a sumptuous breakfast. The staff were extremely helpful, courteous and cheerful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. The tram stops right at the door and you can expect one about every 5 minutes. This takes you right to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Checken in was so easy and fast. That is nice after a days travel. Room was just what we needed , clean, modern and everything is working. Because it is a former prison the walls are so thick that any norse what you hear is produced by yourself

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

This amazing hotel an ex prison has retained much of the original structure but made a luxurious hotel with huge character. Some of the rooms are actual converted cells but there are a number of other bigger rooms available if required! My partner and I escaped to this fascinating city for a long weekend and we could not have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited twice - in July and December - and will come still again. This is an awesome hotel, built from a prison with taste. You actually feel the history there. The staff is very helpful and kind. The restaurant is fabulous, the food very good. The rooms are of different sizes and quiet. A very big yard with summer terrace... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are get bored from an ordinary hotel, go to the Best Western Premier at Katajanokka, Helsinki. The hotel is located on the walk distance from the city centre and from the final station of the Finnair City Bus (from the airport). Nearby is ferry to ZOO or World Heritage site Suomenlinna island. You can visit as well nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a luxury travel writer for world-adventurer.com I've stayed in many unique hotels around the world, but this was the first prison hotel! The Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka definitely leaves an impression with its historic property, modern rooms, prison themed restaurant and friendly service. The history and buildings on the property are the most noticeable parts of the hotel.... More 

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Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
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Helsinki Best Western
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#6 Family Hotel in Helsinki

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