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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is really nice, was interesting to learn that it was an old prison and love the way that hotel has been designed to keep the corridors looking like its original use as a prison. Loved the tin cup that we had water in with our dinner as well.
It is in a good location, within walking distance to harbour, ferry terminal and centre.
Very friendly staff and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definately try and stay again when next visiting Helsinki.

  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled on business
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Thank Kjay64
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kjay64,

I am glad you found the way this old prison has been converted into a hotel. The design was made together with the national board of antiquities in order to honor the history properly, I am happy you liked it. Into this prison you are always warmly welcome to return!


With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
Chief Concierge
Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always like to come back in this old prison. Well located, good price/quality, friendly service and a good breakfast.

The expresso machine was still broken... but I am sure next time it will be fixed. Hope the hotel price will not go up now it is becoming part of the Mariot hotels...

Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Michael G
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EerikaRinne, Johtaja at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael,

Many thanks for your review and continuous custom; great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, again!

I am sorry about the espresso machine; we are working really hard to source a suitable machine to the area which can cope with the volume without breaking up. I think we are close to a solution now!

Joining a Marriott family will not increase the rates, but will give you an opportunity to collect valuable loyalty rewards for your stays, and we will be joining many fantastic promotions with them too.

At Katajanokka we are making small, but hopefully beneficial improvements prior to joining Marriott in late November, such as adding USB ports to our rooms, changing our TVs and adding guest room enterntainment/ TV channels. Otherwise we will still remain the same great Hotel Katajanokka as we have always been!

Thank you again for choosing Hotel Katajanokka while visiting Helsinki. I wish you a lovely autumn, and welcome you back to Hotel katajanokka, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, soon again

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The room was hot and couldn’t work the temp control. The glass en-suite was very stylish but when you need the toilet in the night and put the bathroom light on it illuminates the bedroom and wakes your partner

The restaurant was excellent and location is perfect, comfy beds and nicely lit wardrobes. Slippers and bathrobe a nice surprise. Could do with an iron and ironing board

Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank susanhA9962ZF
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings from snowy Katajanokka!

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you liked the quite extraordinary style we have here in the former jail. It is nice that you liked the emeneties in the room. Iron board and iron can be found from the closet in each room. Welcome again!

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
Chief Concierge
Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Very different hotel experience in a positive way. Location is excellent as everything is within walking distance. Renovation is done with style. Restaurant is good quality. Corridors still remind of the original usage of the place... Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled on business
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pasi,

Greetings from Nokka! It's great that you could visit this old prison building and liked what we have done with it. Welcome again in the future!

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
Chief Concierge
Hotel Katajanokka

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Really nice hotel with lovely souranding close to the waterfront and parks around. The building was originally a prison and you can still feel the athmosphere on the inside. I stayed in a junior suite with my own sauna in the bathroom! I will definitely come back and ask for the same room.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled on business
1  Thank Jonas W
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SamiJ306, Chief Concierge at Hotel Katajanokka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jonas,

Thank you for your review. I am happy you liked our extraordinary hotel and your room, which used to be a group cell during the prison time. Into this prison you are warmly welcome to return.

With kind regards,

Sami Joutsenvuo
Chief Concierge
Hotel Katajanokka

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