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Hotel Katajanokka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for a few days at the tail end of a Baltics trip. The vibe was excellent, we loved the food, the room and the sauna! The location was actually quite convenient, too, despite the island - and there's a tram that goes straight to downtown, if you don't feel like walking.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is ideal for anyone who truly values a silent night's sleep. I found the room and the hotel in general to be super quiet. The staff were friendly and professional. Also, they do a fantastic buffet breakfast. The location is ideal; it's a few minutes by tram to the heart of the city, and the tram stops right... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is an excellent choice. Very nice room, good breakfast and friendly helpful staff. But, taking away its 5 out of 5 rating, the room temperature in the summer is far too high (even with the window open)...I know this is only an issue for a about a month of the year but was for us!! Also, housekeeping turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the hotel with my family which does include two kids. The personnel were very kind and took extra care of our kids, which is always a good thing when travelling with your whole family. It was a very interesting hotel being a former jail. It was very modern from inside, yet keeping the prison like look and feel.... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unusual to stay in 'prison' for a few nights, especially linked to our friends' wedding on Suomenlinna as they give away their freedom! Rooms are well sized and nicely furnished and we liked that the authentic features of the prison had been maintained. The breakfast was good too with a nice selection of pastries and hot breakfast choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spend several nice days in this former jail,now hotel close to the port.Our room was modern,comfortable and clean (counting the doors-it was made from three cells). The AC wasn't perfect and you cannot open the windows and at night was a little too warm. We used WI-Fi with no problems. Breakfast buffet was very good and the staff very... More 

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

Hello Greetings from Katajanokka! Many thanks for your valuable review, and for choosing Hotel Katajanokka for your stay in Helsinki. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and also the music in the terrace. I am sorry that the air cooling system in the room was not effective enough, I will ask maintenance to look at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another business trip, so I mostly slept and had breakfast in this hotel. But: it's a fun quaint hotel! The staff is superfriendly, as to expect from the Finnish people. They are genuinely service-oriented. The back yard is cosy with a bar and music. A nice place to distract. The rooms aren't all that big, probably three previous jail cells,... More 

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

Dear Desi R Great to hear that our special hotel made a difference to your business trip and you enjoyed our time with us! I hope you had a wonderful time in Helsinki, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne & the Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel! The staff is brilliant, the room was so comfortable. The hotel does just the right amount of playing up the "former prison" theme. Clever without being kitschy. Our favourite was probably the addition of metal plates & cups at breakfast. The staff was incredibly polite & helpful. The room was quite large for a typical European... More 

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

Dear Sher71 Greetings from Katajanokka! I am so happy to hear that you liked your stay in our unique hotel! I hope your entiretrip to Finland was a success, and that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back soon again! Warm wishes Eerika Rinne More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is just fantastic, it's an old converted prison! They have even kept one cell as it was back in the day! Great location, great breakfast, you can eat off tin plates and drink from tin mugs if you wish! We did not have an evening meal as we went into the town centre however the evening meals had... More 

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Thank Andy C
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Andy Thank you very much for your kind feedback! I am so happy to hear that you chose Hotel Katajanokka for your stay, and enjoyed your time with us! I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back one day in the future, and hopefully then you have a chance to try out our restaurant offer too!... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting hotel. It is built inside a previous jail, and the hotel has decided to stick with that history all along. From the first idea, I thought it wouldnt be the best idea and that the hotel would resemble too much a jail. But quite opposite, it works very well. The rooms are nice and the... More 

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Thank Kai H
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Kai Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are very proud of our historical building, yet we want to be "a prison of hearts", offer escape from the ordinary while our guests visit us. I really hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you... More 

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

Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $106 - $223 (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 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#6 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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