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Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Helsinki 00160 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 76 hotels in Helsinki
Travelers' Choice
See why so many travelers make Hotel Katajanokka their hotel of choice when visiting Helsinki. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience while providing an unique memorable experience due to the historical past of the building. It offers a friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. While staying at Hotel Katajanokka, Tribute Portfolio by Marriott visitors can check out Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) (0.2 mi) and Helsinki Cathedral (0.6 mi), some of Helsinki's top attractions. The rooms offer a flat screen TV with chromecast, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Hotel Katajanokka, Tribute Portfolio by Marriott features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Bonvoy guest, you can enjoy all the benefits to elevate your stays. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking. While visiting , you may want to try some delicious Nordic Cuisine at our Linnankellari restaurant. During your visit, be sure to check out all the popular Helsinki center attractions like the SkyWheel, Allas Sea pool, the Old Market Hall, the Senate square with the cathedral, which are all within walking distance of the hotel. At Hotel Katajanokka, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Helsinki.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, German, Swedish
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kariheikki wrote a review Sep 2021
Helsinki, Finland902 contributions83 helpful votes
It was funny to arrive to the hotel by a tram-line, which we use every now and then. On the other hand it is also true that the hotel is situated in an area where we do not visit very often. Of course we knew that the old prison had been renovated into a hotel a few years ago, but this was our first visit there. It was a pleasant surprise to see how well the modernization had been carried out but leaving still some memories from the past. Especially the central corridor is very impressive. We had a junior suite, which was was situated in a previous library room, which probably explained that the room had a large window. As you can expect from an old prison, the views from the window were not very impressive. In this case it was to the backyard. The room contained all necessary conveniences plus as an extra a tiny sauna, Due to our limited understanding, we had problems with operating the lights. The service was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast-time was divided into four three quarter sessions due to corona. The food selection was mainly normal but variety of teas was abundant. Another extra was the possibility to have fresh omelettes on request. I do not know how, but our reservation was only for the room and did not include the breakfast. The price for breakfast is not very high, but however this is a slight difference from most hotels.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hei kariheikki, kiitos mukavasta arvioinnista koskien vierailuasi tänne kiven sisään, Parempi myöhään, kuin ei milloinkaan. Nythän kotiseutumatkailu, "staycation" on "se juttu". Huoneenne tosiaan oli entinen kirjasto, josta muuten lähti jokaiseen kunnon vankilaan kuuluva salatunneli. Tässä tapauksessa se meni seinän toiselle puolelle naisten siipeen ja kulki nimellä "lemmen tunneli" Mukava että piditte huoneesta nykykäytössä! Aamianen tosiaan ei kuulu kaikkiin hintoihin vaan voi valita hinnan aamiaisella tai ilman. Toivottavasti kuitenkin nautitte aamiaiselämyksestä muunkin kuin veden ja leivän osalta. Toivottavasti tulette lusimaan uudestaankin. Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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tonis32 wrote a review Sep 2021
Vantaa, Finland100 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent way to get different and historic experience, with high quality hotel in the city, everything is in walking distance but you can same time get own privacy. Remember to take the hotel tour, it's definitely worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hei Toni32, Kiitos arvioinnistasi koskien vierailua tänne kiven sisään. Mahtavaa, että pidit hotellista ja tietysti tuosta vetämästäni kierroksesta. Tarinoita on taas jo vähän lisääkin, joten tervetuloa uudestaan. Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Irlantilainen wrote a review Sep 2021
Helsinki, Finland322 contributions176 helpful votes
Hotel Katajanokka is a carefully restored historic building. Part of the Marriott chain, it is professionally run and 100% reliable. In a quiet but close to central part of town, the No. 4 tram stops right by the entrance. Check-in was a little slow, otherwise no complaints at all. Recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Irlantilainen, Thank you for your review. I am happy you had an enjoyable stay inside of our thick walls. Have a nice year 2022! With kind regards, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Mikael F wrote a review Dec 2020
Vantaa, Finland22086 contributions1597 helpful votes
This hotel is a former jail from the 19th century. It was opened as a hotel in 2007. The hotel is located quite near to Viking Line Terminal. We had the next morning a cruise to Tallinn. This time we booked the least expensive Classic Twin room for 116 euros. It was a flexible Marriott Bonvoy member rate including breakfast. Our room was stylish and quite practical. The biggest problem was the desk chair that didn't fit under the desk. We hit at least ten times our toes to it while walking past. The breakfast was pleasantly calm and the food selection was good. The reception staff was very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka
Responded Jan 26, 2021
Dear Mikael F, Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that your stay was convenient & pleasant. I hope you can make a new visit at some point. I wish you wonderful year 2021! With kind regards, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Samuli Rantala wrote a review Dec 2020
Vantaa, Finland335 contributions71 helpful votes
Everything works great together in this a former county prison from 1837. The prison was in function until 2002 and turned to a hotel in 2007. Still today it is very easy sense and see the history as a prison. Rooms are great with old fashion windows and 3feet thick walls. You can also visit two original “Dungeons” one as been used for groups and another for solitary confinement. Food is fantastic! Staff knows the history! We enjoyed :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka
Responded Dec 16, 2020
Moi Samuli, Kiitos palautteestasi. Mukavaa, että pidit hotellista ja siitä tavasta jolla se on vanhasta vankilasta muokattu. Nykypäivänä tänne on varsin ok tulla takaisin, toivottavasti tuletkin. Hyvää joulun odotusta! Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka, a Tribute Portfolio, Helsinki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Katajanokka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Katajanokka?
Nearby attractions include EXITE Live Games (0.2 miles), Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) (0.2 miles), and Katajanokka (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Katajanokka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Katajanokka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Katajanokka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Katajanokka?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Katajanokka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Everest Katajanokka, Locanda Scappi, and Signora Delizia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Katajanokka?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Katajanokka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Katajanokka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Katajanokka offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Katajanokka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, and Finnish.