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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

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Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Ranked #6 of 62 Hotels in Helsinki
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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice and comfortable hotel. Location is very good at the nice peacefully neighbourhood. And the harbour to the Suomenlinna is at walking distance. Rooms are quiet and comfortable. Small bathtub was the only thing that don't belong to the jail hotel or the premier hotel.

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this funky building used to be a county prison from 1840's to early 2000's. Hard to imagine more quiet room than an old brick-and-mortar cell with walls so thick! Our room was clean and tidy, small but functional for the purpose: sleep the night while siteseeing Helsinki by day. It's perfect for a couple of nights, but for longer stays... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived at hotel to find it is a converted prison The rooms are spacious with a great Bathroom 3 prison cells to one room The rooms are well fitted out with large tv's And bar fridge friendly staff are on hand to help with any questions Breakfast is adequate with a nice choice The hotel has a tram stop right... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, great staff, great rooms. We arrived at 9.00 in the morning to drop our bags, and were immediately given a warm welcome and a room. We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at this hotel, esp having an electric kettle in the room. Another positive was being able to print from the computer in the communal area. Breakfast was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed elsewhere in Helsinki but keep coming back to this one. Love the quirkiness of the gaol as hotel. The staff are always friendly and helpful and I have recognised them from other years so are experienced. Comfortable, clean and in an excellent location for the city and the harbour, it is easy to walk everywhere but there... More 

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Vancouver, Wash, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel staff were friendly. Check in was efficient. Room was reasonable size, bed comfortable, and bath was good. The building was a converted prison which was unique in a good was. Location was average, a bit of a walk to center of town, but there was a tram stop immediately in front of hotel. The internet did not work in... More 

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

Dear Customer, we really appriciate your time and effort when writing a review of us. I am happy to notice that there were plenty of issues which satisfied you and made your stay a pleasant one. I do apologize all the inconvenience caused by poor wifi-signal. At the moment we are clarifying all the conditions and aall the possibilities to... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cozy rooms, good breakfast buffee, close to city center. The history of the hotel is very interesting as it has been buildt in old prison. At weekend morning you may use sauna for free. There's also a gym.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff at this most original place: a former prison. Very nicely remodelled, both the overall property as well as the individual rooms. Good bed and bathroom, the think walls do indeed prevent the use of wifi in the room, which did bother me a bit. The front desk has cables available, but your tablet will not do. Breakfast... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the idea of a former jail room and since I arrived Helsinki via Viking Line, hence booked this hotel. Actually, I have a little bit of hard time looking for this hotel from the Viking terminal. However once settled down, found the location to be convenient, tram line right in front (4 - 5 minute walk), quiet and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit that the novelty factor was a big reason we booked this hotel. It definitely made our stay a bit different! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The only minor annoyance was that we couldn't get wi-fi signal in the room, however, the signal in the communal areas was great!

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