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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this hotel on Trip Advisor, and it exceeded expectations. Tram no 4, stops right outside. The reception staff were lovely. I had to change our room booking to a disabled room, as I was on crutches, and I spoke to Rita on the phone and she remembered me when we checked in. We were given a larger room in... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just loved this hotel; the preserved elements from its prison history were quite neat and interestingly, there were just no leftover "bad vibes" at all in here. In fact, the layout of the next Helsinki hotel where I stayed felt much more like a prison than this did. The service was fantastic and the food in their restaurant was... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taxi driver from the airport warned us of the ghosts in this place as it is a former prison. It certainly retains all the look of a prison but we cannot claim any ghostly experiences. The layout and open areas are all prison like but light and open. The rooms are small as they are doubled up cells. Have been... More

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Milan, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant experience. Good level quality hotel in a curious contest Well equipped room, rich and tasty breakfast, nice staff, very good location in a quiet but central area of the city. Just one remark: part of the bathroom wall was made of glass causing a little lack of privacy while having the shower. Apart from this,everything was perfect... More

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Albany, New York
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great stay at the Hotel Katajonakka. The staff was the highlight, they (esp. Rita) were helpful and full of great suggestions for ways to spend the day in Helsinki. The hotel was well located, with a quick (~10 min) walk to the city center, or alternatively the tram stopped right outside the hotel. It was an interesting... More

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

Hotel Katanajokka in Helsinki was a delight! Rich in history (it's an old jailhouse) but bang up to date, from walking through the front door to checkout was a positive experience. The front-counter staff were charming and helpful (I have no Finnish, but their English is perfect); the room was immaculate and cosy (jail window high up, naturally); great shower,... More

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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a standard room for 3 nights. The room was a reasonable size, although a little narrow as it needed to fit the former jail cell size with the bathroom on the side. The bathroom was smallish, with an excellent shower but was quite adequate. The reception staff were friendly and quite helpful. We had a meal in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly my favourite hotel of 5 weeks travelling all around Scandinavia. The location is a bit away from the centre of town but the Number 4 tram stops directly out the front. Car parking is also available but is metered. Very comfortable queen size bed. Very comfy lounge chair to watch TV. Room also featured a writing desk, mini-bar, kettle... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner had to book a hotel for an impromptu stay in Helsinki in January. The idea of staying in a converted prison for a reasonable price appeal to us. The standard double room while not huge was very cosy with comfy duvets and a strong shower and satellite tv channels. It does take a bit of getting... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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39 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 106 eur per night we had a Premier room on 4th floor in the old jailhouse "Katajanokka". And to that price the hotel must have a 5 star recommendation from us! The room was big, clean and with a fine bathroom. Beds very comfortable (probably a great improvement from the real jail time on this place!). Breakfast buffet in... 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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