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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Haarlem NL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Espoo, Finland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes, this is very unique hotel with its history as a prison. Old cells are fancy hotel rooms with stylish colours at curtains ,walls, nice furniture.Windows up with a illusion of freedom is something same time a bit funny and dramatic. Staff wearing clothes of prisoners and guardians suit perfectly to this hotel. Breakfast served partly with steele plates and... More 

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Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This hotel is a converted jail which I must say attracted me and my travelling companion as we do like something a bit 'different'. Many of the original features remain in the hotel which definitely adds to the whole experience. It is located within easy walking distance from the city but there is also a tram stop right outside the... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Most reviews did a good job describing the building and its history in enough detail for people to set their expectations. Yes, the setting is quite unique and one of the main reasons for us to choose this hotel for our long weekend in Helsinki, as was the nice and quiet neighborhood and the convenient connection to the city center.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Being an old prison, this hotel was very interesting to stay at. Upon arrival we were offered a room that had not been cleaned. This is a simple mistake that can happen, of course. As we arrived early it was no problem at all and as an apology for the inconvenience we were offered a free beer while waiting for... 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:
Best Western Helsinki
Helsinki Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Family Hotel in Helsinki

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