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“Very nice”
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Hotel Katajanokka
Ranked #5 of 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Helsinki, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Spent one night in this hotel.

Pros:
- breakfast was great
- the setting was exotic
- the room was clean
- there is a tram stop right in front of the hotel

Cons:
- the room was tiny

Overall, the hotel was very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012 via mobile

Excellent hotel and location. It is a real prison and inside it really looks like a prison. Very unique experience and atmosphere.
I tested almost all the 4star hotel in helsinki and this is one of the best.

All the rooms are really new in terms of style and furniture

Only reasons why I dont give 5 star is that the breakfast can be improved

Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This is a very interesting hotel! Converted from a prison, the jail theme is carried thru the public areas, but not too far, as my room was very large and comfortable-and had a heated floor in the bathroom. The breakfast buffet was large and very tasty and the same space served as a pretty good restaurant in the evening. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was just outside the busiest part of central Helsinki in a quiet, primarily residential area. The #4 tram stops just outside the hotel door, so you can be in the center of town in 5-10 minutes, or walk in about 15 minutes. There are other restaurants within walking distance and also a grocery store. I felt quite safe walking back to the hotel late in the evening. The hotel seemed to serve a mix of families and business conferences and it has a large enclosed yard for playing and sitting outside. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

A great place to stay in Helsinki. A bit different - room smallish but fine - and nice and quiet. Staff couldn't be more helpful - organising a hire car was a breeze. Yeah, the breakfast was terrific. Location great - easy walk into town. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palm Desert, California
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

This hotel is located in a former prison and the rooms were nice, big and airy. The breakfast buffet was excellent as well. Close to the city center and the Viking Ferry line. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Property: 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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price range (per night): $140 - $526
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Katajanokka 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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