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Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms are good (spacious), but... - unclear (no instructions in room) mini-bar included in the room rate or paid for separately (as in many hotels); - I can call another country out of your room? (no instructions) - it is unclear how air conditioning works in the room?!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Nothing annoys me more than being taken for a ride. I booked a room on line, payed extra to ensure i got a double room with a double bed and after checking in and entering my room I got a single room with a single bed. Now, naturally since I had paid for the upgrade I went back down to...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

- location is good: a short(ish) walk to city centre, next to tram stop, quiet (good night's sleep guaranteed) - you really are in a authentic prison, a great experience - staff are welcoming, smiling - our room on the first floor was absolutely freezing: we usually like our bedroom to be on the cold side, so we didn't say...

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

Dear Jenni Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am terribly sorry to hear that your room temperature was too cold for you. I am also really sad that you didnt let us know, we could have fixed the problem very easily! We are currenly upgrading all our bedrooms and public areas (except restaurant which was done in 2015), and...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Considering the origins of this hotel, it was a welcoming and very comfortable place to stay. Staff were so welcoming and most accommodating. The buffet breakfast was extensive and delicious. A great venue to spend time on the inside!

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

Dear Maree Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the breakfast and especially that you were happy with the service provided by our team. I hope you had a lovely time in Helsinki, and hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a unique and amazing experience. You really feel that you are in a prison. Even the security staff is dressed as a prison guard. The staff is nice, the breakfast is delicious and plentiful. Must try during a sightseeing in Helsinki.

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

Dear Sandoor Thank you for your kind fedback, I am so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us! I wish you a lovely Spring time, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne general manager

Sanok, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place, very different from ordinary hotels. Breakfast was great. It's not far from town centre and close to many tourist attractions. Staff was extremely friendly and looked very interested in guests. We travelled to Helsinki as tourists and stayed in few hotels, each night in different one and I have to say that Hotel Katajanokka was the best. I'll...

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

Hello Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I am pleased to hear that you had comfortable and pleasant stay with us. I will share your kind words with the team, I know they will be delighted! I hope your entire trip to Helsinki and Finland was a good one, and I look forward to seeing you again soon!...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel in an ancient prison is a great concept! It's really an ancient prison and the rooms are former prisoncells (don't worry, your room is bigger than one cell). The room was spacious enough and the shower is a very relaxing rain shower! Breakfast is also prison themed and is in 'the dungeon'. There is a very good choice...

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

Hello Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! I hope you had an enjoyeble time in Helsinki and will return to Katajanokka & Finland soon again! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the quirky Hotel Katajanokka. Despite once houseing inmates the hotel's rooms are spacious and very comfortable with recently renovated interiors. Keeping some of the prison's original features the decor is stylish and the rooms are well appointed with everything you could need. The location is fantastic (tram #4 stops right outside the front and...

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

Hello Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had to leave before being able to enjoy our sumtuous breakfast buffet, I hope you will come back with more time to spend at Katajanokka & in Helsinki in general! I hope your short stay was otherwise a great one, and look forward to seeing you...

Province of Lecco, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice people at the reception. the hotel is very unusual but lovely! my room was really too little even if it was a new one . you can walk to the center helsinki nothing special i suggest it at least a nice particular stay

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

Dear Paola Thank you so much for your feedback! It is lovely to hear that your stay was a comfortable and you enjoyed your time in Helsinki! I will pass on your thanks to our reception team, I know they will appreciate it! Thank you again for choosing to stay at Hotel Katajanokka. I hope we will have an opportunity...

Brunswick Heads, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wodnerful place to stay when you want a hotel that is a little different from the others. This hotel you can explore and 'discover' things without going outside! The prison look hits you as you enter the building and head to your cell ( you room) but all the mod cons are there. Lovely reception, lovely facilites, warm and...

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

Dear Lyndell & Mark Many thanks for your kind feedback, and for returning to Katajanokka! I am absolutely delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and you were well looked after by our team. I wish you a wonderful winter time, and hope we will see you for 3rd time soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $136 - $249 (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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
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“the staff does NOT speak Russian(((”
 of 5 bubbles _Y8687QL, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are very cold in the winter!”
 of 5 bubbles jennikup, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The warden's room is quite spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles sandooor, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a bigger room... mine was new but too little”
 of 5 bubbles PaolaCombi, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles bhhenriksson, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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