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Hotel Katajanokka

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in one of the junior suits. Overall a very nice experience. Coming in to Helsinki airport start with buying a travel card (regional) or a "Helsinki card regional" (the latter one if you I.e. are going to a couple of museums, the Hoponhopoff-bus and the Panorama bus tour.). Then just take the train into the central...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We chose this hotel based on the fact that it used to be a prison and it didn't disappoint as far as quirkiness goes! Its former purpose is obvious in the central area, but it is also light and airy and made a good first impression. The room was smallish, but comfortable, and the shower was great! The choice of...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quality hotel with the sense of its old purpose with steel plates by the splendid breakfast in brick-wall basement. Also reasonable price available when booked early. Nice rooms with awesome windows, no voices from next room: walls thick enough!

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EerikaRinne, Toimitusjohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Sanna Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you were happy with your stay at Hotel Katajanokka, and our thick brick walls secured a good night's sleep! I hope you had a nice trip to Helsinki, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have been travelling through the UK and Europe for the past 4 weeks and this hotel has surpassed all others. Not because it's better but because the service and atmosphere was. Meals especially breakfast set a standard other European hotels could follow

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EerikaRinne, Toimitusjohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Gary Thank you so much for your generous review! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Hotel Katajanokka. I will share your comments with the team; I know they will be delighted. I wish best of luck for your travels, and hope we will see you again, when you are in Helsinki...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

"Escape the Ordinary" - Hotel Katajanokka in Vyokatu, Helsinki is a converted prison, beautifully redesigned to a unique hotel without losing the original feel of a jailhouse. It is quirky but you will have an unforgetable stay. Tram no 4 stop is located right outside the hotel and if you are taking the Viking Line Cruise to/from Stockholm, the terminal...

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EerikaRinne, Toimitusjohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Ruth Many thanks for your kind feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our unique hotel. I hope you had a lovely time in Helsinki, and very much look forward to your return! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is amazing, to transform a jail into a hotel is amazing. Breakfast was a great experience because you eat in the old kitchen and dinning room of the prission . You also can see old rooms as they were. A experience to repeat.

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EerikaRinne, Toimitusjohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Hello! Warm greetings from Katajanokka! I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you also appreciated our unique, historical building. I hope you had a great time in Helsinki, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The converted prison suggests cells, but the conversion has been really well done, making it an interesting place to stay but no less comfortable than any other 4 star hotel. In addition the nature of the original building makes it a really peaceful place at night with no sound overflow from above/below/next door. The staff are brilliant - very friendly...

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EerikaRinne, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear David Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your kind comments to your kind comments to the team. I hope you had a fantastic time in Helsinki, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has its history and atmosphere. It's nicely located and is only a short walk from the city centre. My only concern was strong draughts inside the building, and this is the only reason why I wouldn't recommend this property for travellers with young children There are rooms without windows downstairs, and I think I wouldn't have enjoyed those....

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EerikaRinne, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Marina Thank you for your your valuable feedback. I am sorry to hear that you felt it was draughty the building. It certainly shouldnt be, and we have not received similar feedback before. All of our rooms have at least two windows. As the building was a prison, the windows are located high up, and if the windows need...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting hotel. Refurbishment has just been finished. I loved how much they have managed to keep original. In the basement there is even a cell that remains untouched if you want to see how it once was. The only criminal thing that is left, is the price of the mini bar! You're 10 mins walk away...

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EerikaRinne, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Ploes Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and that you appreciated the work done restoring the prison. I am also just delighted that you gave our restaurant Linnakellari a go and enjoyed it; I shall compliment the chef! I hope you had a great time in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at Katajanokka. It seems that the hotel was updated a bit since our last stay here, so it has become even more comfortable than previously. Rooms were clean and quiet, tasty breakfasts included into stay price. Excellent!

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EerikaRinne, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Hello! Warm greetings from rainy Katajanokka! Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Katajanokka for your stay in Helsinki for a second time. It is heart warming to hear that you enjoyed your stay even more than during your first visit! I wish you a lovely summer season ahead, and look forward to your next visit! Kind regards Eerika Rinne...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $153 - $363 (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 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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“Room 320 is a junior suite with a private sauna - very nice !”
torstene699, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room is ok.”
Pituca19, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are much smaller, so check you get a "good" one”
Ploes, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Train to airport is 5.5 euros vs 50 for taxi”
129DavidB, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet (building former prison). Accessibility by tram to the front door. Parking places available (20 euros/night),”
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