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Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka

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Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to visti former jail and it has been renovated nicely with good taste. Rooms are modern with all things in Place. Breakfast is on good level and served nicely. Outside it is looking also authentic. One minor minus was at the reception when they forgot to inform about breakfast otherwise the service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hotel, well located approximately 10 min walk from the centre of Helsinki. The staff were all extremely helpful, courteous and friendly, they recommended a wonderful restaurant nearby and some great bars in the centre. We ate here too, the restaurant was very busy so would advise booking as we had to be seated at 17.30 for dinner. Would definitely... More 

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Hong Kong
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like the hotel very much especially if you are taking Viking Line to Tallinn and / or Stockholm. Just 5 mins walk you will reach the Terminal from the hotel. The hotel itself is just 20 mins walk from the Central station. Easy to find. The hotel is clean, well organised with helpful and polite staff. My deal includes... More 

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Uusikaupunki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent only 1 night at Best Western Katajanokka but we will most likely go back. The Hotel is a part of history and the design is awesome. Everything from the basement restaurant to the top floor rooms reminds you that it was an old prison. Still it manages not to be cold or hollow. At the reception we were... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a couple of days here as tourists, then I stayed on for a couple of days of business. The hotel is fascinating. From 1837 to 2007 it was a prison, then Best Western converted it into a hotel. They have beautifully preserved sufficient features to make it look like a prison, whilst adding layers of... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because of price and location ratio. Location is perfect even if it’s on island, there is tram connection after midnight. Only tram interval is a little bit longer on Sundays, but you can walk, if you want. Our room was situated on the 3rd floor. Room and bathroom was clean and very quiet. Size of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A former prison, the hotel has been designed really well. The room are a good size with nice bathroom, and it is a nice novelty to stay somewhere as unusual as this. Walkable into the centre of town, and on a tram stop. Staff helpful and breakfast good. Would recommend. Wifi in rooms was very poor (mainly due to thick... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely a great experience to stay at this legendary and famous building in Helsinki! You really sleep in the former prison and in the jail. Everything has kept in very traditional shape but still with requirements of contemporary. There is a cozy pub and restaurant on ground floor. The room was very cosy and clean. The staff was polite and... More 

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