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Hotel Katajanokka

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Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
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Norway
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice, comfortable and clean rooms, very good location for public transportation, close to the center (nearly 7-8 minutes to the Helsinki Cathedral by tram), professional, friendly and helpful personnel, rich and delicous breakfast, reasonable price.

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is 5-7 min away from city centre by tram 4 and around 15 min by walk !! Perfect hotel an Ex prison and converted to a hotel ! Ambience , hospitality and staff are superb and very helpful ! Food at hotel's restaurant is so perfect and one should not miss the experience ! Overall a must staying place... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idea of a hotel in a prison is great, and our kids loved the restaurant with prison-themed interiors and a waiter in prison guard outfit (Our youngest was handcuffed to his Chair for misbehaving - great fun!). The restaurant was so good (nordic/gourmet) we actually regretted we didn't plan for eating there twice. Our room was on the first... More 

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Toulouse, France
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews I've seen said the room was cold or the Internet didn't work - I however did not experience either of these. The room had a thermostat so I was able to easily control the temperature and the Internet worked fine. Perhaps it depends on where your room is. I was in the main hall on the 3rf floor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided on this hotel , do to it's location , and it sounded like an interesting place. The hotel is definitely a fun experience. It has clean and comfortable rooms with a very helpful and friendly staff. The restaurant has good food. There is also a sauna. The number four tram stops right out front. Many of the sites... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we visit a Christmas Market somewhere, this time we chose Helsinki. We came across this hotel on the net and thought what a wonderful experience it would be to stay in an old converted Prison/Hotel. We weren't disappointed. Our room was quite big and had two windows, one of which still had the original bars in place, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic hotel. Nicely themed but very comfortable. The WiFi didn't reach the rooms (because of the thick stone walls), but cables were available from reception. The heated floors in the bathroom were a nice touch! (Incidentally, the room was spotless). Breakfast was fun. I was a bit puzzled at first - why are they serving us on these... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this Hotel!!! The staff is just amazing!!!! They were so helpful with all of my questions, and super friendly!! The rooms are very nice, and beds are comfortable. Location is really ideal, as the number 4 Tram is right outside. This tram will take you into Helsinki and it's just 3 Euros, and maybe less than a 10... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hotels I visited in Helsinki. A tram stop is just by the entrance. The hotel itself is tastefully and playfully decorated with prison symbols, especially the restaurant area with its metal plates and mugs. All personal is dressed in "prisoners" T-shirts, with personal numbers. Despite the theme, hotel atmosphere is friendly and stylish. In winter it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a prison. Now a really nice and unique hotel. Staying here gives you a sense of history and something special you can't get in most places. I stayed for one night, but visited a cell which has been preserved as a museum piece. The staff were friendly, efficient and seemed to genuinely enjoy working there. The rooms... More 

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