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Hotel Katajanokka

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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building was a prison till 2002 and then transformed into a hotel. But there is still some 'prison atmosphere' left. The rooms consist mostly of two former cells and the doors rather look like old cell doors. As well as the staircase which is original as well. So that's an pretty cool atmosphere. We had a double room which... More 

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Thank Annika S
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Annika Thank you for your review! Great to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us! Yes, it looks like that you have stayed in one of our "Queen" rooms, which is one of the smallest room types and is made out of two cells. Twins are made of 2,5 cells and premier rooms three. But all are... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This former prison has been renovated with good style, making it a modern hotel in a historic setting. The location is about 20 minutes walk away from the city center and railway station, but there is a tram stop right outside the main gate which makes the distance a non-issue.

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EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your kind review! I am very happy to learn that your stay with us was a pleasant one. I wish you a lovely autumn time, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here and we had a fun time at the hotel. Only stayed a night which was enough to take a tour thru the once jail turned into hotel. Friendly staff and great breakfast. Definitely worth a one time trip and excellent for the price point for jail

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Thank John L
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear John Many thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you had a fun stay with us! I wish you a lovely summer and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at this unique hotel for one night. Very interesting, turned to a hotel from an old prison. A lot of prison elements have been kept, to give a bit different sort of atmosphere. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious, bed confortable and there are three different size pillows to choose from. Buffet breakfast has excellent variety to choose from, for... More 

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EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Erica Many thanks for you review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, in our unique and historical hotel in beatutiful Katajanokka island. I hope your whole trip to Finland was a great experience for you, and I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome back in the future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne... More 

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47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice hotel. Great use of a former jail. Staff is nice, breakfast is really good, rooms are comfortable (especially the bed and the bathtub). Downsides: - some things should be renovated; - the room was not well cleaned when we arrived (under the sofa and beds); - couldn't turn off the ventilation - terrible sound during the night.

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Thank Manuel F
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Manuel Thank you for your constructive feedback. I am pleased to hear that overall your stay with us was a pleasant experience. I do aplogise for the lack of cleaning in your room. I will take this up with our housekeeping to ensure that the agreed high standards are maintained at all times. With regards to wear and tear... More 

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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with my family on dec 2014 for the end of year. Very comfortable room, a double prison room. The wether outside was very cold but inside every particular was perfect. The staff was very kindly and available for every request. Cool atmosphere!

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EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Gnscottish Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am delighted to read that you had a memorable new year in Helsinki. I wish you a lovely autumn, and hope you will return to Helsinki and Hotel Katajanokka again in the future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Wroclaw, Poland
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a adventure itself. Staying in an old prison gives your trip a twist of adventure. The hotel is very pleasant inside, outside area and terrace give a chance to relax and enjoy long summer evening with a drink or meal. The restaurant serves good food and wine. Breakfast is rich, fresh and tasty. Metal plates and cups... More 

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Thank Marta B
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Marta It is heart warming to read you kind review- thank you very much! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed your "prison adventure" with us. I will share your lovely feedback with the team, it is always nice to know we have succeeded in making our guests happy! I wish you a lovely autumn time, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience to stay in an old prison is awesome. They do have a couple of old cells where you can experience what an isolation cell is. The buffet was nice and tasty, the staff is very kind and they help you in everything you need with a smile in their faces. We haven't had the chance to try the... More 

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EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Sergi A Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay, especially the team. I am very proud of the wonderful people who work here, and I am delighted that their positive attitude and love for their work is also visible to our guests! I shall share your feedback with everyone! I hope you had a great... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convenient location near to the ferry terminal from Tallinn. A quiet street and not far to walk to the centre. Quite an interesting building that used to be a jail! There are still some cells to visit in the restaurant. Comfortable room and big bathroom. Delicious buffet breakfast. And the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Anna L
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Anna Thank you very much for yuor feedback. I am pleased to hear that everything went well, and you enjoyed your stay in our unique surroundings. I hope you had a lovely time in Finland, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the "con" side : I stayed at the same hotel 4 years ago for 4 nights too and paid 100€ less for a better room. the increase is important. I don't understand why during the so-called summer season, the breakfast Schedule is 1 hour later (7:30am instead of 6:30am). The sauna is open for free only during week-ends and... More 

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Thank Sa L
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Sa L Thank you for your constructive feedback. The rates do fluctuate based on demand just like with the airlines. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some aspects of your visit. The sauna used to be switched on during the evenings as well, but due to low demand, the schedule was changed. The same "logic"... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $116 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Katajanokka 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Best Western Helsinki
Helsinki Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#6 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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