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93 out of 100

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Business

Business

Eco-certified

Pet-friendly

Romantic

City

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Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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9.1

Excellent (2,191 ratings)

Helsinki, Finland - 

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840 m Senate Square

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910 m Kauppatori Market Square

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1.12 km Helsinki Cathedral

Hotel Overview

Hotel Katajanokka in Helsinki is an establishment that stands out for its unique blend of historical charm and contemporary comfort. Set in a converted prison, this hotel offers a distinct and memorable experience for travelers. Guest reviews highlight a mix of positive aspects and areas for improvement that contribute to the overall impression of the hotel. Below are the top five good and bad things based on these reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Breakfast

Location

Atmosphere

  1. Unique Atmosphere: The hotel's history as a former prison contributes to a unique and intriguing ambiance that guests find memorable.
  2. Location: Its proximity to the city center and major attractions is highly appreciated by travelers, making it a convenient base for exploring the city.
  3. Room Comfort: Guests consistently praise the comfortable and well-equipped rooms, appreciating the blend of modern amenities with the building's historical aspects.
  4. Quality Dining: The on-site restaurant receives positive feedback for its delicious cuisine, with a special mention of the breakfast offerings.
  5. Helpful Staff: The hospitality and helpfulness of the staff are frequently highlighted, contributing to a welcoming and pleasant stay.
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Area for improvement

  1. Price: Some guests feel the hotel pricing is on the higher side, impacting their overall value assessment.
  2. Room Size: A number of reviews mention that the rooms, while comfortable, can feel somewhat cramped, especially for those traveling with a lot of luggage.
  3. Sound Insulation: There are occasional comments about the soundproofing between rooms being inadequate, which can affect the quality of stay for noise-sensitive guests.
  4. WiFi Connectivity: Despite generally good amenities, some guests report issues with the reliability of the WiFi connection.
  5. Lighting: The unique design of the hotel means that some rooms have limited natural light, which not everyone appreciates.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Housekeeping

Room service

Room service

Parking available

Parking available

Laundry

Laundry

Gym

Gym

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Total 2,191 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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9.0

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9.2

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booking

1,201 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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expedia

990 Reviews

9.2 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Breakfast was mentioned 59 times

2% Negative95% Positive

Reviews based on Breakfast

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Katja5 months ago
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A one of the most amazing hotel experience! It’s made of old prison and result is wonderful! We had a superior room where we had a really nice and big bathroom. Room was decorated stylish and with high quality. The room had also books what was very nice detail. Hotel is great experience and lot to see. You can see a history of the building - there is two originals cells what you can go to see and also a photograph exhibition. You can book a private sauna time and use a gym. Restaurant had very good food and breakfast was great! We will go back, for sure! Very friendly and professional service and everything worked perfectly - thank you.

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Chris P6 months ago

Stayed one night at the Hotel Katajanokka, a Marriott Bonvoy Tribute Portfolio property at the tail end of our Finnish winter wonderland visit. Its former incarnation was a prison, first constructed in 1837 and was in used till 2002! ||Walking into the hotel, you see signs of its former purpose. But updated and renovated in an interesting way.||Check-in was efficient and friendly. There was even time to brief us on the history of the property. And pointed out there is still a solitary confinement cell downstairs. ||We had a room on the same level as reception, level 2. The restaurant is one level down. Breakfast is also served here. No complaints whatsoever on the choices available. ||The room itself was large and comfortable. Ours looked out into what we think is the backyard. After a few days in Kemi without a TV, it was strange to be back in a room with one. Electric kettle and a fridge was available along with an in-room safe. There’s even hot chocolate available. Remember to bring your adapters if not from Europe. WiFi is free and more than adequate for our purposes. ||The bathroom has a bathtub but was otherwise of adequate size. However, there was no shower curtain though there was a panel that covered around a third of the length of the bathtub. It still baffles us that the panel left a very big gap with the bathtub. Which meant that each time we showered, water sprayed out to the floor if we were not careful. Surely this was not meant to be? ||Another first for us this trip staying in a former prison. And well worth a visit if one has the chance.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 106

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

11

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132

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60

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Senate Square

840 m

Kauppatori Market Square

910 m

Helsinki Cathedral

1.12 km

Finlandia Hall

3 km

Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre

5 km

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Getting around

Vyokatu Tram Station

Nearby

Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station

3.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)

15.5 km

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Restaurants

Café Terminus

350 m

Scandic Grand Marina Restaurant

210 m

Allas Café

630 m

Wanha Satama

140 m

Via Tribunali

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

86 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

70 out of 100

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Safety

Crime

93

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

93 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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86

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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73

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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100

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

25

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

25 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

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Mugging or robbery  21/100

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Car theft  15/100

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Car break-ins  23/100

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Home break-ins  16/100

Violent crime severity

Low

21

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Physical attacks  25/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  23/100

Other crime severity

Low

22

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Insult or harassment in public  27/100

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Corruption or bribery  15/100

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Drug problem  35/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1 - $3

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Coffee

$2.6 - $6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.7 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$10.4 - $20

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$3 - $3.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.1 - $2

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$60 - $120

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10 - $18

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9 - $12

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4

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Public transport, monthly pass

$59 - $71

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.8 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$15 - $29.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$25 - $65

Weather In Helsinki

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Precipitation In Helsinki

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.56

PM1013

10

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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