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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Vironniemi)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 nights here on a city break, and were very happy with all aspects of the hotel; the renovation from former prison to hotel has been done tastefully & stylishly - it is not a prison-themed hotel but this quirk adds to the character & marks the hotel out from the more formulaic set ups of other hotels.... More

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Seinajoki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel really is part of history. It used to be one of the oldest prisons in Finland. All the rooms are made of 2-3 jails. Rooms are modern, but you still can feel the history of building. Take your time and have a short walk in the hotel. There are some sights that told the most well known names... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure if the location is good or the transport network of Helsinki is excellent. Seems like we can get to any place fast by just taking the tram. Tram 4 was just outside the hotel, the tram came almost every 4-5 mins. Nice hotel, nice staff, the place are clean, the area feel safe and breakfast is good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a converted prison. That could be enough to put some off- but don't be! I've travelled around a bit and this is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. - Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Dressed in prison uniform they are very friendly and gave a lot of good info re. what to see in Helsinki.... More

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Kielce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel, Helsinki is a hotel made ​​out of the former prison. Very nice staff at the reception. Rooms large and nicely furnished. Bathroom large with the basic measures higienieczne. Tram stops outside the hotel which facilitates communication. The lobby and hallways are making huge the impression, like a restaurant in the basement serving delicious dish - both... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a gem staff freindly being a bestwestern diamomd card holder had a free room up grade. Amazing how they have converted a prison to a quality hotel. They have renovated this to a high standard as well as keeping elements of the original hotel. we went there for my husbands birthday so bieng a man he enjoyed the quirkiness... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed just for one night, but we are really happy with our choice. Room clean, with everything needed, bathroom big with even bigger shower. Breakfast full of choices, from sweet to salted food. Quite good position, you can reach the city center in a 10min walk or take the bus just in front of the hotel.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel would be a nice place just for its comfortable rooms, pleasant service and great location, quiet yet close to the center. Adding to these ambiance of jail turned a hotel makes the experience perfect. Designers who have refurbished this 19th century jail have done an amazing job. Many elements left in place while modern comfort introduced. We have... More

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Portland, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wow, this hotel is a little gem. We stopped here for 2 nights and would highly recommend it. A very clean hotel with great staff and amazing food. Very quirky and a must see. Check out the original cell.

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Skien, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The old prison is an unique and fun base for your stay in Helsinki no matter if you’re on a business trip, a couples retreat or just your average holiday. Rooms are spacious and sensibly furnished with a mix between contemporary and old styles. The beds are ultra comfortable and combined with the 30” thick brick walls, they provide the... More

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Additional Information about Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

Also Known As:
Best Western Helsinki
Helsinki Best Western
Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka 4*
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