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Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Helsinki 00160 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 76 hotels in Helsinki
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Hotel Katajanokka is a unique hotel in Helsinki where chic design, uncompromised comfort and personal service meet in a historic former prison setting - a short walk from the city center.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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travelbug7410 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sterling, Virginia1 contribution
What makes this hotel stand out is its staff. Very personable, responsive, helpful and pleasant to talk to. I had a problem with lost luggage, airline lost my bag. Katajanokka staff did all they could to assist me and help me contact the airport customer service etc to locate my luggage. Thank you so much Katajanokka staff: Mikael, Valeria, Katya, Rita and others!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracy H wrote a review Jun 2022
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First of all the location is not great. It is at least a 20 minute walk to any good restaurants or shopping. You are near the port; however, that is just tourist stuff. Fun for about 30 minutes. The breakfast buffet was very good; so much to choose from. I also recommend going to the grocery store a block from the hotel to stock up on snacks and drinks. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. Everyone we contacted was friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to provide excellent service. The receptionist brought up an ice bucket. The male housekeeper was wonderful and very accommodating. The guy who runs the breakfast buffet was also very nice. I can't say enough about the people who work there - wonderful! We took the Hop On and Off bus for the entire loop. That was a great way to see the major sites and decide where we wanted to go the next few days. The national, olympic and design museums were good.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Joseph M wrote a review May 2022
Malta41 contributions11 helpful votes
A good hotel with special former prison features. Great food, very clean and cosy rooms. Mini bar in room. Staff is welcoming and client friendly and helpful. The location of hotel is quiet, not far from market square. Staff at reception can book a taxi for you. They can hold your luggage after check-out. Tram number 4 passes exactly from in front the main entrance of hotel. Recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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kariheikki wrote a review Sep 2021
Helsinki, Finland970 contributions102 helpful votes
It was funny to arrive to the hotel by a tram-line, which we use every now and then. On the other hand it is also true that the hotel is situated in an area where we do not visit very often. Of course we knew that the old prison had been renovated into a hotel a few years ago, but this was our first visit there. It was a pleasant surprise to see how well the modernization had been carried out but leaving still some memories from the past. Especially the central corridor is very impressive. We had a junior suite, which was was situated in a previous library room, which probably explained that the room had a large window. As you can expect from an old prison, the views from the window were not very impressive. In this case it was to the backyard. The room contained all necessary conveniences plus as an extra a tiny sauna, Due to our limited understanding, we had problems with operating the lights. The service was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast-time was divided into four three quarter sessions due to corona. The food selection was mainly normal but variety of teas was abundant. Another extra was the possibility to have fresh omelettes on request. I do not know how, but our reservation was only for the room and did not include the breakfast. The price for breakfast is not very high, but however this is a slight difference from most hotels.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Hei kariheikki, kiitos mukavasta arvioinnista koskien vierailuasi tänne kiven sisään, Parempi myöhään, kuin ei milloinkaan. Nythän kotiseutumatkailu, "staycation" on "se juttu". Huoneenne tosiaan oli entinen kirjasto, josta muuten lähti jokaiseen kunnon vankilaan kuuluva salatunneli. Tässä tapauksessa se meni seinän toiselle puolelle naisten siipeen ja kulki nimellä "lemmen tunneli" Mukava että piditte huoneesta nykykäytössä! Aamianen tosiaan ei kuulu kaikkiin hintoihin vaan voi valita hinnan aamiaisella tai ilman. Toivottavasti kuitenkin nautitte aamiaiselämyksestä muunkin kuin veden ja leivän osalta. Toivottavasti tulette lusimaan uudestaankin. Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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tonis32 wrote a review Sep 2021
Vantaa, Finland104 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent way to get different and historic experience, with high quality hotel in the city, everything is in walking distance but you can same time get own privacy. Remember to take the hotel tour, it's definitely worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Hei Toni32, Kiitos arvioinnistasi koskien vierailua tänne kiven sisään. Mahtavaa, että pidit hotellista ja tietysti tuosta vetämästäni kierroksesta. Tarinoita on taas jo vähän lisääkin, joten tervetuloa uudestaan. Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Irlantilainen wrote a review Sep 2021
Helsinki, Finland364 contributions203 helpful votes
Hotel Katajanokka is a carefully restored historic building. Part of the Marriott chain, it is professionally run and 100% reliable. In a quiet but close to central part of town, the No. 4 tram stops right by the entrance. Check-in was a little slow, otherwise no complaints at all. Recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Dear Irlantilainen, Thank you for your review. I am happy you had an enjoyable stay inside of our thick walls. Have a nice year 2022! With kind regards, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Mikael F wrote a review Dec 2020
Helsinki, Finland25366 contributions1839 helpful votes
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This hotel is a former jail from the 19th century. It was opened as a hotel in 2007. The hotel is located quite near to Viking Line Terminal. We had the next morning a cruise to Tallinn. This time we booked the least expensive Classic Twin room for 116 euros. It was a flexible Marriott Bonvoy member rate including breakfast. Our room was stylish and quite practical. The biggest problem was the desk chair that didn't fit under the desk. We hit at least ten times our toes to it while walking past. The breakfast was pleasantly calm and the food selection was good. The reception staff was very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Dear Mikael F, Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that your stay was convenient & pleasant. I hope you can make a new visit at some point. I wish you wonderful year 2021! With kind regards, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Samuli Rantala wrote a review Dec 2020
Vantaa, Finland336 contributions71 helpful votes
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Everything works great together in this a former county prison from 1837. The prison was in function until 2002 and turned to a hotel in 2007. Still today it is very easy sense and see the history as a prison. Rooms are great with old fashion windows and 3feet thick walls. You can also visit two original “Dungeons” one as been used for groups and another for solitary confinement. Food is fantastic! Staff knows the history! We enjoyed :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 16 Dec 2020
Moi Samuli, Kiitos palautteestasi. Mukavaa, että pidit hotellista ja siitä tavasta jolla se on vanhasta vankilasta muokattu. Nykypäivänä tänne on varsin ok tulla takaisin, toivottavasti tuletkin. Hyvää joulun odotusta! Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka, a Tribute Portfolio, Helsinki
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V15170r5 wrote a review Nov 2020
Nurmijarvi, Finland13 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent value for money. Great service and breakfast. Unique history and building. The decor was done respecting the history of the building and the two original cells were a really great surprise. We will indeed come here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Moikka! Terveiset Katajanokalta! Kiitos ihanasta palautteesta. Olen iloinen että pidit tästä tyylistä, joka on yhdessä museoviraston kanssa suuniteltu. Nähdään seuraavalla kerralla taas! Hyvää joulun odotusta! Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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815elinak wrote a review Nov 2020
Espoo, Finland2 contributions
One night staycation with my husband. Exceeded expectations, definitely recommended if you want a peaceful stay just a short walk or tram-trip from center. Unique building, very nice and warm service, cozy/luxurious/quite rooms (superior), great breakfast and very nice&warm service. Thank you, we'll be back 🤩
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sami Joutsenvuo, Asiakaspalvelu at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Moikka! Terveiset kiven sisältä. Kiitos kun kävit arvioimassa vierailusi tänne. Ihana kuulla että vierailu oli onnistunut ja pidit tästä uniikista atmosfääristä. Olen iloinen, että pidit tästä luksusesta johon on täällä hieman hisotiraa ja tarinoita lisätty. Nähdään seuraavalla kerralla taas! Hyvää Joulukuun alkua. Ystävällisin terveisin, Sami Joutsenvuo Head Concierge Hotel Katajanokka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Nearby attractions include EXITE Live Games (0.2 km), Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) (0.4 km), and Katajanokka (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Everest Katajanokka, Locanda Scappi, and Signora Delizia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, and Finnish.