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Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel kept the essence of a prison, but the room is still spacious and clean. The staff are really helpful during our stay. Located at a quiet place, very close to the ferry terminal, and right in front of the hotel there is tram to train station which is convenient for us carrying luggage. Very nice breakfast too.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a very good find! #4 tram drops off and picks up right outside. Very interesting location and fun experience. Rooms were very clean and nicely appointed. Wonderful shower with great water pressure. Didn't touch the mini bar. We were a bit cool so front desk gave us a very nice space heater which was absolutely perfect! Comfortable bed...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a good hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean, great showers everywhere. Hotel is kept up-to-date, no wear or tear. Very authentic and special athmosphere. Breakfast, however, could improve. Staff is best in class in hospitality. I come here multiple times per year, will never consider other hotel in Helsinki. Price is very correct.

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was better than we expected although we paid for it not so much money. The service was perfect. It was quite cold in our room but we were supplied with a heater immediately so the stay was quite comfortable.

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

Hello Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry to hear that the set temperature wasnt adequate enough, but great to hear that the problem was solved! I hope you had a lovely stay with us and in Helsinki, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After passing a fairly standard modern hotel entrance you find yourself inside a beautifully restored prison complex with walkways and connecting metal staircases. The room are two cells combined together - they are very comfortable and cosy with a great bathroom. The hotel staff were all excellent, especially those in the restaurant area. Usual high Scandinavian prices for food but...

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

Dear Neal Thank you for your kind feedback. I am delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your stay, and especially service. I shall share your kind comments with the team! I wish you all the best for the year 2017 and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back soon again! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room design excellent, amenities good! Access to room narrow. Noise insulation good. Breakfast excellent. Museum interesting. Better information of parking fee necessary. Tram connection to Helsinki centre good.

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

Hello Many thanks for your kind review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciated our very unique design. All rooms will be upgraded again, still respecting the building's long past, in early 2017, the renovation will be ready in early March. Our building is stricly protected by Museum authorities, that is why the room doors are exactly...

Addo, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly the most amazing experience we had on our recent holiday in Scandinavia. Not only because of the warm and welcome feel the former prison offers but also because of the warm hospitality of the staff. Rooms are big with lovely bathrooms and equipped with all the necessary. The historical value of this hotel (former prison) is amazing....

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

Hello Warm greetings from freezing Katajanokka! I am just delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us! I hope your whole Scandinavian holiday was amazing, and we look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General manager

Manila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a good hotel with a great heritage- even housing political prisoners after the second world war (Winter War)! This repurposed prison has well appointed rooms, and armed with a fantastic staff. As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel offers a pretty sumptuous breakfast buffet. My only complaint with my stay was the inadequate heating of the rooms. Tram No....

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

Hello Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am terrbly sorry to hear that your room was not warm enough. The rooms are set for the standard tempereature of 21 degrees, but during the cold weather the walls can bring the temperature down. Based on feedback, we quickly raised the temperature in the building. I am however pleased...

Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modernised old building, interesting history! Very good location, tram straight outside the hotel, takes couple of minutes to center or by walk, all very close. Reception very helpful. Excellent restoran down stairs, food was good, service even better. It was a little bit cold in the room but was equipped with extra electrical heater, so this small problem was solved.

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

Dear Katrin Thank you for your review! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciated our old building with a long and interesting history and unique architecture. I am just delighted that you also had an opportunity to try our our restaurant, and it met and exceeded your expectations! I hope you had a lovely time in Finland,...

Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived (a couple, with a dog), the staff at the hotel were very welcoming, even going so far as to apologise for the unusual clement weather when tourists usually expect snow for the Christmas / New Year period. The room was found to be very clean, neat and tidy, and well-furnished with towels, tea, coffee, and...

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

Hello! Warm greetins from cold Katajanokka! Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and your were pleased with the service provided by our team. I hope you had a wonderful time in Helsinki, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back in the...

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

Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $99 - $163 (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
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles bhhenriksson, 1 week ago | Read review
“First floor very convenient”
 of 5 bubbles katrink776, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't use this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles mariushugob, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Go to jail!”
 of 5 bubbles KjellOG, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We slept in 2nd floor, that was quiet and comfortable, easy to go with dogs.”
 of 5 bubbles 114kirsic, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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