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Hotel Katajanokka

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our second stay in this quirky hotel. Excellent standard maintained and its very walk-able to the center of the shopping district but there is number 4 tram which has a stop right outside the entrance to the hotel. The taxi is about EUR50 to/from the airport. Nice big rooms for families and quiet too which is the perk... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time ever to Finland and what a place to choose. We visits many places during the year and stay in a lot of hotels, this one I will never forget, it's great how they kept to the prison theme and even have two original cells that you can visit in the basement. The staff were friendly and very helpful.... More 

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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed her for the weekend, it was brilliant. Loved the room which was a good size all round. Bed was so comfortable and having tea/coffee making in room, bonus. Loved looking round and seeing the old prison cells. Hotel has been tastefully modernised but leaving character. A great choice of breakfast, catering for all tastes. Hotel not far from centre... More 

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Thank MarionP1969
EerikaRinne, General Manager at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this review

Dear Marion Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am delighted to hear that your stay was a pleasant one. I wish you a lovely Christmas time, and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hotel because it used to a prison, which I thought would be a unique experience that you can't get in every city. Unfortunately for me, my room wasn't in the old prison part, but rather in a new building that seems modern (maybe to accommodate special events?) Additionally, there was either a special event happening (or maybe... More 

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

Dear Elisa I am terribly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay at Hotel Katajanokka. I believe you have actually stayed in the oldest part of the prison, which was built in 1837, prison's church, which is now used as a meeting and events space is located on 3rd floor of the that building. Those rooms are... More 

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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel Katajanokka offers very unique atmosphere since it use to be a prison. Our room was nice and comfy with own Sauna. We found this place very good value for the money. Our room cost 150e and the other rooms cost around 120e. The service was also good + breakfast (which filled my personal standards) included.

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

Hi Emmi Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us, and also found it an excellent value for money! I wish you a lovely Christmas time, and hope we will have an opportunity welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Oxford
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place, beautiful building and a fantastic breakfast with everything you could need. Nice staff. Slightly cold in the evening in the room, warmed up by morning tho.Good location a little out of the centre (10 min walk)

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

Hi Thank you for your review, I am pleased to hear that your stay went well and you were happy with the service too! I wish you a lovely Christmas time and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for somewhere different to stay in Helsinki consider the Hotel Katajanokka. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of the city and just a 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal. The rooms are quite comfortable and the heated floors in the bathrooms are very welcome in Winter. Hotel Katajanokka is quirky in an... More 

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

Hello Warm greetings from Katajanokka! I am delighted to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us, and were satisfied with the service provided. I shall share your thanks with the team! I wish you a lovely Christmas season and hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you again for choosing... More 

Vantaa, Finland
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time in jail. First time was great but this time were much better. Staff was very professional at restaurant and chef (and rest of kitchen) made my visit perfect. Room is big and clean, all the hotel area was clean inside, so thanks all so housekeepers.

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

Hello Many thanks for your kind review. I am so pleased that you chose to return to us, and enjoyed your stay even more than during your first visit! I will certainly share your thanks with the team, I know they will appreciate it! I wish you a lovely Christmas season, and hope we will have an oppportunity to welcome... More 

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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'She' booked this as a surprise and as such I bowed to her good taste and decided not to do any research on the place. When I turned up I was just struck down with the reality of the original purpose intended for this building. Apparently it has only ceased being a prison in recent memory and I must say... More 

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

Dear Kris Thank you for you wonderful review. I must say that I feel more than a hind of pride at the moment being honored to lead such an inspirational team of people. I am so happy to hear that our team's commitment and genuine attitude shows so well to our guests! Thank you very much for your kind words,... More 

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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice hotel at affordable price. A little bit quirky as it is an old prison. I liked the feel of it as it has a very specific character (compared to a lot of the chain hotels in Finland). A nice walking distance from center and a tram stop straight outside of the hotel. Breakfast was adequate (loved... More 

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

Hello Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the history of the building. Hopefully your visit to Finland was equally pleasant experience, and you will be returning to us soon again! Warm regards Eerika Rinne General Manager More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Hotel Katajanokka

Address: Merikasarminkatu 1a, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range: $124 - $247 (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
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#5 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#8 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
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“Make sure you select a room in an old jail cell, otherwise the hotel is just like any other, and is therefore overpriced.”
 of 5 bubbles Aurora95, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms are converted prison cells.”
 of 5 bubbles digger41, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 205 with the largest window”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the 4th floor give you an idea, what would it have been to stay there as a prisoner.”
 of 5 bubbles katrio2016, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 208 was spacious, high ceilings, window onto garden and very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles richrad, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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