Hotel Katajanokka - Helsinki

ex. Best Western

Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Helsinki, Finland, 00160show map
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SuperbBased on  372 reviews
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Overview

Hotel Katajanokka is a comfortable venue in Helsinki close to a gallery, a museum and a palace. Offering accommodation in a 4-story historical building, the hotel was remodeled in 2007.

The hotel is set within a 20-minute walk from the city center. The vicinity of a bus stop let you explore Sibelius Park & Monument and Helsinki Cathedral with no difficulty.

Quick access to an amusement park and restaurants is provided.

Guests can reach Hotel Katajanokka from Helsinki-Vantaa airport within 25 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Hotel Katajanokka offers 106 guestrooms appointed with a minibar, wireless internet, a private safe, coffee/tea makers and ironing facilities with all the sights of Helsinki within easy access. These classic rooms provide bathrooms with a shower, a bidet and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. Guests can enjoy meals of Nepali cuisine at Jailbird situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel provides guests with bicycle and car rental services.

Relax

Leisure options include a picnic area and a library. The property offers a gym and a fitness center to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at EUR 21 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   106.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 21 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Clothes dryer
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 18 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Uspenski-KathedraleUspenski-Kathedrale1700 ft
Katajanokka Ferry TerminalKatajanokka Ferry Terminal1000 ft
Makasiini Ferry TerminalMakasiini Ferry Terminal2700 ft
Olympia Ferry TerminalOlympia Ferry Terminal2700 ft
Helsinki City MuseumHelsinki City Museum3000 ft
Presidential PalacePresidential Palace2300 ft
Helsinki City Tourist & Convention BureauHelsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau3300 ft
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) 1900 ftKanavakatu 1
Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)3000 ftPohjoisesplanadi 1 North Esplanade
Helsinki Cathedral Helsinki Cathedral 3400 ftUnioninkatu 29
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JailbirdJailbird200 ftMerikasarminkatu 1a
WellamoWellamo600 ftVyokatu 9
EverestEverest700 ftLuotsikatu 12
Teatteriravintola Kaksi KanaaTeatteriravintola Kaksi Kanaa800 ftKanavakatu 3
Ravintola Makasiini (Scandic Grand Marina Hotel)Ravintola Makasiini (Scandic Grand Marina Hotel)1100 ftKatajanokanlaituri 7
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Hartwall AreenaHartwall Areena3.0 mi
Stockmann Department StoreStockmann Department Store5000 ft
Forum Shopping CentreForum Shopping Centre1.1 mi
Hartwall ArenaHartwall Arena3.0 mi
Design MuseumDesign Museum4000 ft
Athenium Art MuseumAthenium Art Museum4300 ft
National Museum of FinlandNational Museum of Finland1.4 mi
KaisaniemiKaisaniemi4300 ft
Hakaniemi Metro StationHakaniemi Metro Station1.1 mi
Finlandia Hall Finlandia Hall 1.4 miMannerheimintie 13
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Getting around
Airports
Helsinki-malmi (HEM)6.6 mi
Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL)10.9 mi
Train
Helsinki Central Station1.0 mi
Underground
Kaisaniemi4600 ft
Helsingin Yliopisto Metro Station4600 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  372  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
9.3
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 10.0
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    I liked the polite staff, the wonderful breakfast, the location of the hotel so close to the centre, the feeling that we stayed in a former prison, the fully equipped room, the value/money relationship

    I think that the wireless internet should cover somehow the rooms but you can always have an ethernet cable.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location is perfect, the tram stop right in front is a huge plus, and the history of the old jail is really neat!

  • 10.0
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    The location was good, staff was nice and helpful, the room was quiet which was surprising as it was in the 1st floor. The breakfast was great. Being an old prison, the hotel had a nice feel into it, not just your usual boring hotel.

    There was nothing I didn't like about this hotel.

  • 9.6
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    interesting interior, excellent staff, good location

  • 10.0
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    Location: a short walk to the Kauppatori and the Esplanadis. A tram stops right at the gate. A very quiet place. Rooms: clean, quiet, spacious (standard queen size), all facilities in order. Staff: lovely and helpful. Price: look for low-season discounts. You may find a bargain for 4-stars quality.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel was excellent and very family friendly. Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast superb, rooms lovely and location good with south harbour nearby and tram #4 conveniently outside. Highly recommended.

  • 9.6
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    The hotel is on the edge of the city, literally 5 minutes walk to the Esplionade which is the main cool street of Helsinki. However, the tram which runs every ten minutes stops outside, so you can even miss the 5 minute walk if feeling lazy. Great bar 2 minutes from the hotel called Poseidon. The hotel itself is immaculate with great rooms and a great breakfast. Friendly helpful staff, in a converted jail which shouldn't work as a hotel, but does with bells on!

  • 9.4
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    very good hotel, all the following disadvantages for breakfast / room / Wi-Fi bullshit, everything is fine

    expensive parking & mini-bar

  • 10.0
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    Great hotel, staff really helpful, lovely clean room, really good breakfast lots of it, would go back again.

    Liked everything

  • 9.6
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    My boyfriend and I spent Easter at Katajanokka and we absolutely loved it! Such a novelty staying in a converted prison and we loved how they kept it authentic but luxurious. The breakfast was lovely and location a nice easy walk into town but very quiet near the hotel which was great.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Unique character of the hotel, good breakfast, spacious room, good price

    Bath was a bit small; occasionally bad smell from sewage in bathroom

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I liked the design and atmospere

  • 10.0
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    Very impressive hotel. He will amaze you. But you'll find peace, comfort and quietness. Very nice bathrooms. Wonderful breakfast place and what is served to him. Delicate crispy croissants...

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very interesting decision to make hotel in the prison. Great idea. Great bathroom, comfortable bed, tea, coffee and chocolate in the room. Good breakfast, you could take cappuccino or latte.

    There are no free WiFi in the hotel. Parking space is too small and cost additional money. Approx. 20 eur/day

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel was unique - a converted prison. Very clean and a nice design. Great breakfast too and well equipped gym. Not too far from town but I wouldn't want to be any further. Nice quiet rooms and friendly staff. I went with three others and we all enjoyed it there.

    The sauna is really disappointing - 20 euros to use it during the week and restricted hours at weekends.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  372 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Finland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 18 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Helsinki-malmi (HEM)6.6 mi
Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL)10.9 mi
Train
Helsinki Central Station1.0 mi
Underground
Kaisaniemi4600 ft
Helsingin Yliopisto Metro Station4600 ft
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