Hotel Katajanokka in Helsinki - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

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  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Hotel Katajanokka

Our entire crew would like to proudly welcome you to the Hotel Katajanokka. Free daily newspapers are available for the hotel visitors. Our hotel's wireless internet can be used in the spacious public areas. Make yourself at home You can leave your valuables at the safety deposit box at the hotel's reception. Use the elevator to access the upper floors of our homey hotel. You can relax in the lobby or in the cozy reading room. Take advantage of the garden terrace. Our hotel also offers car rental at great rates. Enjoy the eatery's wholesome meals inside or on the pleasant veranda (weather permitting). Where you will stay When visiting us, you are supplied with a writing desk, a trouser-press and a minibar storing cold refreshing beverages that are featured in all of the rooms. Conveniences, like a minibar stocked with delicious goodies, an easy-to-use phone as well as cable television for visual and audio entertainment, are available in all our rooms. Amenities, for example a television (pay), are part of every single room. You will enjoy the internet TV found in your room. Keep up-to-date on current affairs. You can use the newspaper in your room to catch up on thw international news. A kettle for preparing coffee in the morning can be located in all the rooms and a safe is provided to secure your valued items. Your hotel room's waterboiler comes in handy if you'd like to prepare a morning cup of coffee or tea. Bathrooms in the hotel feature a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer. Relax or be active The hotel offers numerous conveniences to make your stay here with us more enjoyable, for instance the soothing sauna. Our guests are invited to use the state-of-the-art fitness room. A unique hotel where chic design, uncompromised comfort and personal service meet in a historic former prison setting – a short walk from the city. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1837, Last complete renovation 2007, Total number of rooms 106, Number of single rooms 1, Number of double rooms 105, of which have 2 separate beds 39, of which have a double bed 36, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 30, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 30, Rooms with connecting door 1, Number of junior suites 3, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Art/design hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 105

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Merikasarminkatu 1a, 00160 Helsinki, Finland


  • Station (Helsinki - Central Railway Station) 1.59 km
  • City centre (Helsinki) 1.73 km
  • Airport (Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)) 16.74 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Restaurant(s) 1
  • Hotel bar
  • Open-air restaurant/beer garden, etc.
  • Garden/park
  • Garden terrace
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 EUR Fee per day 0 EUR
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast for early risers
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel staiways ventilated
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • All guest rooms equipped with sprinklers
  • All hallways equipped with sprinklers
  • Parking area equipped with lights
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0 EUR Cost per day 0 EUR
  • Easy access for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 5
  • Cable TV
  • Pay-TV
  • Internet TV
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker
  • Ironing machine for pants
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 106 rooms
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • DSL/broadband Internet access
  • TV with international news channel
  • Complimentary slippers provided in room
  • Water boiler in room
  • Free tea supplies in room

In-house services

  • Large dogs permitted Fee per day 10 EUR
  • Pets permitted Fee per day 10 EUR
  • Hotel safe
  • Ice machine
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Classic concierge service
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Car rental
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • Shoe-polishing machine
  • WLAN in room

Hotel location

Merikasarminkatu 1a, 00160 Helsinki - Katajanokka

Evaluations of Hotel Katajanokka

Overall 89 ratings, including comments: 53 ratings
7.9 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
95% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
5.2 / 10
June 2019

Loud ventilator noise from air conditioning system didn‘t let me sleep at all

Private Solo traveller
7.3 / 10
September 2015

Charming Hotel and Rooms Location nearby the city center

Poor quality of breakfast No Wifi working in rooms, outside instable Windows can't be opened, air conditioning wasn't really working (almost impossible to bring down the room temperature)

Private Solo traveller
7.0 / 10
September 2015

Charming building and room. Good location - walking distance to center (or take the tram). Restaurant is good for dinner (but not for breakfast!).

Wifi does not work in rooms (yes thick walls, but there are technical solutions to put it into the rooms) and is not very stable outside Breakfast is not of high quality. Dry bread (can anyone tell the hotel that rolls should be fresh and not one or more days old?). Expensive parking.

Corporate customers
9.8 / 10
October 2014

Slept like a baby

Nothing I can think of. Small windows? But it's an old prison after all....

Corporate customers
8.0 / 10
May 2014

Cool Place äs it. was a Former Jail

Very small rooms And breakfast at least for a German Too few Choice

Couple over fifty under sixty
9.2 / 10
March 2012

Atmospheric, the prison angle is played up

A bit of a hike from the center Blindly strict on the 14:00 check-in time

Couple over fourty under fifty
6.8 / 10
December 2011

Aircondition settings set to too dry

Corporate customers
7.4 / 10
June 2011

Friendly staff and good beds

Parking is expensive!

10 / 10
April 2011

Very nice hotel. Location is ok, just 10 minutes by foot from the centre of the city.

Suprisingly poor breakfast. This was my third stay in this hotel, and the breakfast seemed to become much worse now.

Corporate customers
7.6 / 10
February 2011

Nice interior, good breakfast.

Bed definitely too soft, I didn't sleep well. No possibility to open the window and get some fresh air, only air conditioning 24h a day. I am alergic to some things and suffered due to it. Restaurant closes at 22.00, but it is possible to get some beer at the reception. Cleaninness - could be better, some hair on the bathroom floor.

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