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“We love the 'Old Prison'!”
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Hotel Katajanokka
Ranked #4 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We really liked this hotel. After traveling 24hrs from Australia & being totally exhausted, the reception staff allowed us to check in early which was very much appreciated. We stayed here at the beginning of our European vacation & then again at the end. Staff allowed us to leave a bag of things in the storage room while we were away also. Rooms are very spacious, showers are excellent & the breakfast was plentiful with lots of variety. The hotek is an easy walk to town & the harbour. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Having just spent 4 nights at the Katajanokka I want to share this very groovy hotel with fellow travellers. Having been an old prision it's full of interesting architectual styles. The rooms are comfy,clean and well appointed for the price. What we loved was the position just a few kilometers from the very heart of Helsinki,,yet so quiet with 3 wonderful little resturants within 5 min walk from the hotel.
The Staff............well they are uber cool young Finns with great smiles and loads of helpful hints. Helsinki is a gem.......

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank GiulianaSydney
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Close to the port, in a nice refurbished installation (a former prison) this hotel gives all confort and wonderful braekfast in a quiet environment at very accesible prices. A place to recommend strongly.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Miguel070
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Hotel is an old 19th century Prison and still contains many of the characteristics from that era. The metal stairs where prisoners once walked are adorn the halls and each room are two old prison cells put together.

The room had a double bed HDTV and wonderful lighting. The bathroom was modern, with e full deep sink and an excellent power shower with both large head and spray. Towels were change daily.

The bar and resturant offer great food and drinks at typical Scandinavian prices. However if you want a good pub walk just up the street to The Poseidon. A lovely little bar.

The Tram ran right outside the hotel and at just 2.50 Euros for a single it was great value.

Hotel had a small fitness room and a sauna which was free in the mornings. Ladies from 8-9.45 men from 9.45 to 11. The sauna was great!

The downsides were that the Sauna was only open this time in the morning. The hotel had no WIFI (probably due to the prison wall thickness) but if you have a laptop or Mac they do provide a fast LAN cable for you to connect. I used my Mac as a hotspot so could still use my Iphones as Wifi. Finally little for children to do if you have a family.

All in all a great hotel for a weekend escape and I will certainly be going there soon!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank deanfp
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Great hotel! Rooms are actually cells in a prison. Decor is great, keeping the prison feel in a good way. Breakfast was great too. Right on the tram line too!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $152 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Katajanokka 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Best Western Helsinki
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