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Hotel Katajanokka

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable rooms in the building of former prison, excellent location in 10-15 min from the centre of Helsinki. Very good breakfast and tasty, but a bit expensive supper. Helpful stuff. Private parking in the yard for 21 euro per night, what is not expensive for Helsinki.

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

Dear EfimElena Thank you for your valuable feedback. Great to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us, and that you also enjoyed our food offer! I hope your entire stay in Helsinki was a pleasant one, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used the hotel as a venue for a leadership workshop with 29 particpants. The Chapel Room was a really good space for the workshop and the bedrooms were comfortable, quiet and a great size (I've never slept in a prison cell before). The staff were really accommodating and dealt with our changing requests calmly and with understanding. I couldn't... More 

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Thank Kate K
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Kate Thank you for your kind review, I am very happy to hear that your workshop was a success and you enjoyed your stay with us. I will also let the chef know that his cooking was appreciated! I wish you a lovely autumn season and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with colleagues for two nights, before travelling on to a sales conference in Turku. Although quirky, the cell bedrooms are furnished to a very high standard and the bed was very comfortable. The reception, bar and restaurant staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We only ate breakfast, but the buffet was to a very high standard with... More 

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Thank Tim M
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Tim Thank you very much for your kind review; it is great to know that you and your colleagues had a comfortable stay with us and that you were pleased with the service provided; I will make sure that our team will hear about the compliments! I hope your trip to Finland was a success, and I hope that... More 

Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A unique conversion of the old Helsinki jail. Jail theme is maintained throughout (e.g. tin plates for breakfast buffet –but china available). Our upgrade room with twin beds (which are pushed together so it’s essentially a king-size bed) was spacious and comfortable, and breakfast was excellent quality and fun in the basement cell rooms. It’s an easy walk to the... More 

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Thank Ron and Jeanne B
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Ron & Jeanne Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted to learn that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at our unique hotel. I hope your visit to Helsinki was overall a pleasant experience, and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Advantages: Very unusual hotel, if you are looking for something different - this is the right place!! Playroom for the young children, fast wifi for the older ones - our kids were happy)). Comfortable room with modern decor and tea/coffee making facilities, delicious breakfast in the nice hotel restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff - we were given a packed breakfast... More 

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

Dear Olena Thank you for your constructive feedback. I am pleased to hear that you you had a comfortable stay. I do apologise for the dust in the room, and will ensure housekeeping will do a more careful job. Free parking in central Helsinki is very difficult to find; off street parking is available in the area, but it is... More 

Perth, Australia
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ventured into this quirky somewhat strange hotel which was a fully operational prison not that long ago. Although a little unsettling , it was actually pretty cool and provided all mod cons in a quiet but good part of Helsinki. The grounds and building are austere but well maintained. Be brave... Get locked up for a night or so.

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

Dear Curthofmann Many thanks for your feedback, we do really appreciate it! Great to hear that you gave our unique hotel a chance despite having some prejudices. The former prison was carefully renovated to both respect her past, but also to ensure she is now a haven for a modern day travellers. Thank you again for choosing Hotel Katajanokka for... More 

Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was very interesting cause of the history and the staff was friendly. We were welcomed by a nice trainee who was professional and helpful even if she wasn't working there (yet) only trainee. It was nice that she asked that in which floor we wanted to stay, and she told what she preferred. Hotel room was nicely decorated and... More 

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

Dear Jubelius I am pleased to hear that you you did enjoy your stay and service. I will also pass on the thanks to our reception trainee for good service! I am really sorry for the lack of amenities in the room; there should have been shampoo and conditioned in the room. I really apologise that housekeeping has forgotten to... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am most impressed by the staff of the reception who are endevaour to help customs and are very friendly. I have left my luggages with the reception after checking out so that I can do some city touring in the afternoon and they are very polite and helpful.

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Thank Ray G
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Ray Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am pleased to hear that everything went well with your stay, and absolutely delighted to hear that our reception team has done outstanding job; I shall share your kind comments with them! Thank you again for choosing Hotel Katajanokka for your stay, and I wish you lovely autumn &... More 

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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is amazing - I love it. It's a converted prison and is extremely comfortable and very well converted. The staff are friendly, food is fantastic and very quiet and comfortable. The tram stop is right outside which takes you into the city Centre, I walked everywhere as its not far. It's a great location especially if you're needing... More 

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Thank Warren W
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Warren I am absolutely delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us! I hope your whole visit to Finland was a successful one, and I look forward to seeing you back in Helsinki, and Katajanokka soon again! Thank you again for your lovely review and for choosing Hotel Katajanokka for your stay in Helsinki! Kind... More 

Horsens, Denmark
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251 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly reception, good location, tram stop #4 just outside the facility, excellent breakfast. Room is well maintained despite the thick walls (but no iron bars on it). Very clean facility. The room is well ventilated, but there is no chance to open the windows for a bit of fresh air. It is very well-priced.

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

Dear Sonjee Thank you for your kind feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that no one informed you, that the windows can be opened with assistance of a member of staff. Unfortunately, because of the original purpose of the building the windows are located high up and are tricky to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $102 - $186 (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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#7 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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