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Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Eteläinen Suurpiiri, 00160 Helsinki, Finland – Show map
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Sauna, Fitness Center, Bicycle Rental, Playground
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 21 per day.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 3.50 per hour.
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Chapel/Shrine, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, Hypoallergenic room available
Swedish, Finnish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 1592 reviews
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This modern, eco-friendly hotel is in the Ruoholahti business district, just over half a mile from Helsinki's main shopping and transport hubs.
Score from 2713 reviews Very good
This stylish, eco-friendly hotel is across from Kamppi Shopping Center in central Helsinki, 325 ft from Kamppi Metro Station. It features free sauna access and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 2216 reviews Very good
This historic hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park, 170 yards from Helsinki Central Station.
Score from 2223 reviews Excellent
This waterfront hotel is just over a quarter mile from Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and Helsinki's city center. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, sauna and gym access.
Score from 1535 reviews Very good
Good service. Personnel always willing to help Beds are good. Free tea, coffee and cacao in rooms. There is a computer and a printer free to use in the first floor.
Main room doors are too small (1,80m aprox). Sometimes it feels like there's not enough air in the rooms and windows cannot be opened It still looks like a prison in many aspects, which made us feel not very comfortable. Decoration is not the best. Bathroom doors in rooms cannot be totally closed. WiFi does not work in upper storey rooms and they say that's normal.
The atmosphere at this hotel is unique, with an authentic jail experience.
Wireless worked in the room, the room was warm and comfy, good breakfast selection. The hotel has a very distinct feel to it with many of the structures of the old jail intact, and a few nodds to this history (breakfast juice in tin mugs, staff in black&white striped tops)
Great location with hotel own territory. Very helpful staff, clean and bright room. Tasty breakfast. Very unusual and interesting interior. Great hotel for staying with pets - own territory and even water bowl in room.
It was a little bit cool in the room during night.
Helsinki is an expensive city. This hotel is in front of an overground stop just outside the city center so it's offers better value for money than other hotels. There is a tram every 5mins which takes you to the city center in 10mins. Sauna is free during weekend mornings, otherwise it's just 10€ for 1h
wifi signal is weak (due to thick brick wall - inherited from Prison cell)
So you land in a new city and wonder if everything you planned works out.....in our case it did! Arriving at the bus station from the airport we walked five min to tram 4 and 15min later we're outside the hotel....a painless commute. Loved the tranquil location! You can walk into town within 15min or head to the Saturday market in 10minutes. The tram would be a safety net if you have luggage or the weather was bad. Hotel rooms were cosy, comfortable and quiet. The buffet breakfast ticked all the boxes and set us up for the day.
Given the great value there was nothing we didn't like or enjoyed
Comfortable. Good Wifi in my room, which was near the reception/lobby. Staff was helpful and nice. The jail theme. Windows in the room near the ceiling which makes escaping through them impossible.
Sauna is only opened on weekends, a real pity. Breakfast buffet was not as great as I had expected after reading positive reviews concerning it.
calm (thick walls!! but for the people who like to stay online while in bed, the wifi doesn't go through very good in the room... we were here to disconnect so perfect!), location, friendly and helpful staff
breakfast was not as great as expected. the choice wasn't very wide and quality of the food not as good as other buffet breakfast we had in same hotel range. On the friday, we came down a bit later around 9.00 but there were nearly nothing left.
Service, location, room
Dark breakfast room
Very cool building as well as interior, nice rooms with comfortable beds and great rain showers with regulated water temperature. Excellent breakfast with a wide choice of warm meals (eggs, bacon, sausages, pastry) and a cold buffet. Friendly staff, always ready to help. WiFi hardly works inside the rooms, apparently due to thick walls, but works perfectly in the public areas. Tram stop a few steps away from the hotel, the tram will take you to the center in less than 10 minutes, passing both the Uspenski Cathedral and the Helsinki Cathedral on the way.
We usually prefer no cleaning but since it took two towels on the floor of the bathroom to prevent water from being everywhere, we were hoping for a change of towels which did not happen. Also, our trash remained in the trash can for two days.
- Helpful staff: I arrived really early and they had a room ready - Interesting hotel, but the prison-theme is not overplayed, just the right amount. - Good location, tram stop just in front of the hotel
- no wi-fi connection in my room - quite "boring" breakfast: I would have preferred bigger variety - only TV channels, no films
1. Location (the tram stop is 20m away from the hotel's front door, so you can reach the city center in less than 10 minutes, it's noize doesn't reach you though). Katajanokka island itself is a quitand beautiful place away from the city's hustle and bustle. 2. The staff was helpful and supportive 3. The bed and pillow were extremely comfortable 4. Room facilities - you have all you need - minibar, hair dryer, ironing board, safebox, etc. 5. Sound isolation - built as a prison, it's no surprise that it's walls are so thick that no external sound reaches you during your stay 6. Meal plan - many choices are available and the food is delicious 7. Extra facilities: sauna and fitness hall 8. Overall appearance: this hotel has spirit and a history, so you have a feeling you visit a museum and get much more impressions in comparison to any other regular hotel. Will definitely come back and recommend this hotel to others!
Wireless internet in room might not work (because of thick walls), the hotel's owners should have been deployed a few repeaters across the building, but while they haven't, be sure to take a portable router with you or be prepared to catch a signal only in the hall (which is full of sofas and arm-chairs to comfortably sit in).
The hotel has great location and genius loci is still there. Very interesting idea to swith from former prison into a hotel while keeping image from past times. Tried as well finish sauna but there I would expect more comfort or sort of to be more "finish".Otherwise staff was very welcomed and breakfast perfect. Nice idea as well serving in metalic utensils.
STAFF IS VERY GENTLE. LOCATION IS VERY PARTICULAR. THE ORIGINAL CELL IS GREAT! RESTAURANT IS JUST DOWNSTAIRS AND NICE, BUT VERY EXPENSIVE..WITHOUT ANY GOOD REASON. BREAKFAST IS RATHER GOOD..BUFFET WITH MANY DIFFERENT DISHES AND DRINKS BUT TOO MUCH OFTEN THEY FINISH TOO SOON.
CLEANING..THE ROOM IS NOT ENOUGH CLEANT. AT MY ARRIVAL I FOUND CUT NAILS ON THE FLOOR AND SAND EVERYWHERE. TEMPERATURE IS NOT ENOUGH COMFORTABLE..RATHER COLD..NO POSSIBLE TO MANAGE TEMPERATURE INSIDE BY MYSELF.
Very friendly staff, very close to the center, very good breakfast.
Sauna in junior suit is nice.
King size bed is not king size in common understanding. It's just two single beds together
location: close to city center (approx. 1.5-1.8km), 15min walk to railway station very quiet place (due to thick walls and proper windows): Your sleep will be perfect nice rooms: my stay was in deluxe with sauna; helps much in autumn / winter period
a bit too expensive: not so very in the old city-center, but price comparable to Radisson Blue etc poor breakfasts, horrible coffee WiFi almost absent in the room (only in public halls); so please ensure that You'll have an RJ plug to connect from Your bed
Very original type of hotel - ex-prison, nice interior. Wide selection of breakfast.
They don't have slippers for the quests.
The room was nice
Poor wifi signal
Historical building, well located
Bed pillows and blankets too synthetic, breakfast choice poor.
Location Nice idea
Wanted to try something unusual for a hotel and enjoyed our stay a lot. Very good location, tram stop just outside the gate. Overall hotel atmosphere absolutely not depressing, as may be expected from the prison. And very quiet, which was the gratest advantage.
This hotel is one of the kind. We highly recommend it because we spent in this "prison" very pleasant time.
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