Excellent 8.5
Based on 74 reviews

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About Hotel Katajanokka


For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Helsinki, Hotel Katajanokka is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Katajanokka, Uspenski Cathedral, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) give to this hotel a special charm.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Helsinki hotel. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, room service.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, desk, mini bar, telephone, in room safe, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as fitness center, sauna, children's playground to make your stay truly unforgettable. Hotel Katajanokka is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Helsinki.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms


  • car hire
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna

For kids

  • children's playground

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)


  • pets allowed

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
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  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Important notice

Pets can be accommodated in some rooms, depending on availability. Guests are kindly asked to contact the hotel in advance. Contact details are included in the booking confirmation. Please note that bookings cannot be guaranteed with Visa Electron. Contact the property for further details.
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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for Money 8.5
  • Food/Dining 8.1

Peetu K.
May 24, 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. A clean and comfy room, breakfast was excellent with a lot of variety.

Hanna Y.
United Arab Emirates
March 14, 2016
Helsinki stopover
Location, cleanliness, staff
Very pleasant, the staff was nice and helpful and the location was great. Itis apparently one of three prisons that has been rebuilt into a hotel in Europe, an interesting feature and theme that could possibly have been played on more in terms of the decor. Overall a pleasant stay.

michael M.
October 07, 2015
full of character
very comfortable room, great food, nice location
Enjoy this hotel, wouldn't stay any where else in Helsinki. Has real character being converted from an old prison. Rooms large, very comfortable, nice bathroom. Good breakfast, easy walk to harbour. Round 20 minutes walk to city center or a tram is just outside hotel.

michael M.
September 06, 2015
wonderful atmosphere
comfort, difference, decor
Loved this hotel for its difference. Old Helsinki goal redecorated. Our room 2 former cells, high windows, curved ceiling. Whole place very atmospheric. Very comfortable nicely decorated room. Great breakfast. Hotel close to harbour and markets. Pleasant easy walk to city centre but also tram right outside hotel. Compared to other Helsinki hotels - reasonably priced.

Piret H.
November 24, 2014
Experience guaranteed
Location, historical building, great food
Our stay was above expectations, as the location was very good and the hotel room was better than we expected. The breakfast was delicious and staff really really helpful. They provide gluten and lactose free food without any problem. The rooms are pretty and interesting at the same time,

Diarmuid O.
August 19, 2014
Nice Experience
Design, Staff, Comfort

Wai C.
June 24, 2014
Attentive staffs, close to event place
Location, Friendly staffs, good facilities

zhong H.
March 30, 2014
good location and nice breakfast
locatoin, food and covenience
the hotel is well located in the city with convenient access to the downtown and to the surrounded island views

zhong H.
March 24, 2014
location is good
breakfast, location, price
the locatoin is good with beautiful sightseeing around

Filip G.
October 20, 2013
Have you ever stayed in a prison? :)
Interesting design, close to the city and good breakfast
This hotel used to be a prison up until a few years ago, but you definitely do not feel like in one. The rooms are very comfortable and staff very helpful. There was a greeting on the TV in the room with our name, wishing us a great stay (great touch). The hotel is very close to all of the main attractions in Helsinki and yet in a very peaceful area. Buffet breakfast was very good and would definitely recommend it.