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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at this hotel several times and everything was absolutely great. Spacious rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast. The hotel itself is very interesting since it was created in a former jail building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night and want to stay again, after being unable to book the sleeper train to Kolari for the saturday night we rearranged our holiday to include a night in Helsinki and found this very unique hotel Converted from the former Helsiki Prison it is a stand out building and hotel that has been very tastefully converted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Helsinki airport to here at midnight was 22 minutes by cab costing 46 Euros. We stayed for 2 nights but booked months ago so it was great value. It's a very interesting building to stay in and it's good that they have kept so many original features. Good breakfast buffet selection, we ate in their Jailbird restaurant one night and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for a couple of nights on business and after reading the TA comments thought I would try a quirky hotel for a change. Having arrived, I was checked in quickly and efficiently and had a room on the ground floor. The staff were dressed in prisoner stripy uniforms or wardens outfits which was slightly amusing. They have... More 

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Whitwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend this hotel highly enough. It is a crown in the jewel of Best Western (which only has a few of those). Good food, great receptionists, fantastic rooms (the suites have their own sauna!!!) and all just a tram ride away from Helsinki town centre on the bizarre ex-Russian peninsula of Katajanokka, in a ex-Russian penitentiary!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is quite convenient, as the Katajanokka area is really nice, and the city center is within just 15-25 min walk. The bed is fine, and the room is very well equipped (fridge, tea-coffee, etc.). Own parking in the yard is a definite plus (if you travel by own car, of couse), because finding a parking in Helsinki center... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a conference nearby in June 2014. Great hotel, fascinating building and loved that it had kept its character. The room had good facilities, very comfortable, and wonderfully cool on a hot summer day. Only two small problems were that the room didn't have blackout blinds (considering it doesn't get properly dark at night), and the WiFi doesn't... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have really done good job renovating an old prison into a superb hotel with a lot of character! The prison theme is omnipresent in this establishment but within the limits of good taste - it doesn't make the whole place a big joke. The rooms are cozy and, as they really are originally prison cells, they're very quiet with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being unlucky with the room I got which was very cold and heating didn't appear to work, and the TV was unwatchable. I was with others and they didn't experience same issues, and on that basis I would definitely return here. Interesting concept being an old prison and that theme running throughout with tin mugs and plates for dinner, barman... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Enjoyed my stay at the Katajanokka. Stayed in room 405 which was twin bedded and very spacious (minimal styling and hence little clutter which is to my personal taste). I am quite a big guy so the extra width bath was most appreciated. For techno buffs, pulled 5-12 meg broadband speed whilst staying in room 405. Hotel located a little... 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
#5 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Family Hotel in Helsinki

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