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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Vironniemi)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel used to be a high security prison. Now trendy, classy and welcoming with some of its original features. Great location, comfortable, spacious and clean rooms and friendly staff. Shame the windows in the bedroom could not open.Missed having some fresh air. Specially overnight. Breakfast was good but could have a better selection of hot foods, cereals, yoghurts, cheese... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restored prison is now a hotel. The architects did a good job making it modern, and at the same time preserving it's prison architecture and details. The staff is very friendly and always kind and available. We upgraded to a larger room with view to the patio - very comfortable and pleasant. Nice shower. Have breakfast in the old... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helped us on everything we enquired about. The hotel is situated in an old jail dating back to around 130 years ago. Hence the building certainly bears the draw backs of that era. The rooms do not have a proper window which if available would have given a nice a view of the excellent... More

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Hanna K, General Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your effort in writing a review of your stay with us. We are happy to hear that your stay was mainly good. I am sorry to note that you did not enjoy our breakfast. Our buffet breakfast is meant to be healthy, fresh, diverse and the best start for a new day. We do vary... More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and nice hotel with great staff. However, they "dropped the ball" in a number of areas. 1. Ran out of food at breakfast. 2. Missed cleaning our room and made us leave so they could clean. 3. Steak was ice cold when we dined in the bar area.

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Hanna K, General Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking your time and writing a review. It was a pleasure to hear that you liked our property. I am sorry about the inconvenience caused because of our services. I truly understand your disappointment and apologize for it. We have noticed the faults you mentioned and will do our best to improve our services. We... More

Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff very pleasant and helpful, make you feel the hotel is there just for you. A hotel with a unique atmosphere and character.... not to be missed when staying in Helsinki. Quiet location but not too far away from the city center, good tram connection or on foot. Food was excellent and included typical Finnish dishes. Prison-style plates and mugs... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique hotel which has merged the old prison features with modern amenities very well. It feels like an interesting place to be compared to a generic modern hotel. Our room was large, which was a pleasant surprise (right beside the lift; maybe 2 or 3 cells knocked into one?). The thick prison walls meant it was very... More

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Geneva
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great stay in such a cool hotel. We traveled with our 15 month old and it was perfect. Big wide hallways and a nice garden for him to practice his walking skills. And the super thick prison walls meant nothing would wake him up...nor any of his crying waking others. The tram outside the "walls" made it super... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and superb prison theme. Our room (321) had the prison bars in front of the door which made the whole experience very authentic. Quiet and clean room with a lovely view into the court yard. Nice decor although paint work on walls a little tired. The windows did not open which made the room a bit stuffy. TV... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my stay here - it was fun to wander the corridors and see the isolation cell, and the terrace restaurant was great situated in the old exercise yard. Rooms are a little small (they were prison cells after all!) but very modern and very clean - everything was so well maintained it all looked brand new. Sparkling clean... More

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Seinajoki, Finland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value for money, friendly staff, roo was nice, even quite small for family... (look my door-photo) This hoten is good old prison near city centre. Tram number 4 going just behind maindoor, and it takes few minutes city centre and exp. hard rock cafe. Hotel has few car parking place but it takes 15-20euros /day. Good anf nice and... 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*
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