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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The hotel is located about 25 mins pleasant walk from the city center (pleasant in terms of the surroundings, though it might be cold, it’s Finland after all:)) and you can get there taking tram #4, takes about 5 mins and the tram stops right in front of the hotel. The place is really pretty inside, got a lot of really cool touches that follow the prison theme, and a precious yard. The breakfast is really good, except for coffee, but you can buy an amazing cappuccino at the reception. They provide everything from slippers to shower caps, except for bath robes. Hands down, our favorite hotel in Helsinki.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello from Helsinki!

It is great that you liked the historical aspects we have here in the former prison as well that you had a pleasant stay, I hope you can revisit us during the summer, when the yard is in use for terrace and live music. But for now, enjoy the winter!

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
Chief Concierge
Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

They are witty - ,,welcome to the prison" they said when you arrive. And the interior resembles the old times when it was a prison, the authentic details fit perfectly with a new style and you feel comfortable, impressed and surprised all the time.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from quirky Katajanokka!
Thank you for the kind words. It is a pleasure how you see our hotel, just the way we wanted. I am happy you liked it and let's hope you'll never forget - and will come back.

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
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Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wife and I stayed for 6 nights. We loved our room and the bed just incredibly comfortable. The restaurant had great meal choices and the included breakfast had several choices that we enjoyed every morning. The staff were all great and informative! The hotel is well located-we walked everywhere. Just so you folks from the States that may happen to visit in the summer during long days of daylight; there are blackout curtains in the rooms. We are from Alaska and the weather and daylight are very similar to Helsinki. We have absolutely no complaints!

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from Katajanokka!

I am happy you had quite a long sentence and seemed to enjoy every moment of it here. Thank you for your kind words. It's great that you lied the hotel and had an enjoyable stay. Enjoy Alaska and please revisit to enjoy Helsinki in the future!

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Sami Joutsenvuo
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Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This has been my choice of hotel whenever I need a hotel near Katajannokka. The location is perfect just next to the cruise terminal. The hotel is an old prison and it's turned nicely into a hotel. You can still see things reminded of the past of the place, but it is still a modern hotel. Good breakfast, good rooms with soft beds. The view to the old prison yard with a wall could've been better, but I guess that's also one part of the package. Make sure you'll pay a visit to the isolation cell next to the restaurant. Also, check the group cell from the year 1850 or so. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greetings from Katajanokka!

I am happy to hear you liked the way the old prison has been converted into a modern hotel. It is great you found the conversion the way we wanted: honoring the past but being a modern hotel. I hope we are the choice in the future as well. See you then!

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Sami Joutsenvuo
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Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Very comfortable stay. The Restairant was excellent. A nice and helpful staff. Great location! There was everything you could need for a nice and pleasant stay. Nearby port and downtown entertainment and shops.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greetings from Katajanokka!

Thank you for your kind review. It is delightful to hear yo had a comfortable & successful stay with us. I hope to see you here in the future as well.

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
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Hotel Katajanokka

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