Hotel Katajanokka 4* - Helsinki - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Escape the ordinary at this former prison where an extensive refurbishment has has transformed this redbrick building into a quirky hotel.
  • Visit a city where design takes centre stage: brisk soviet structures, futuristic marvels and glorious art-nouveau buildings make this city one of the most varied in Europe!
  • Sped your days soaking up the culture with boutiques, workshops and galleries dotted through out Helsinki's thoroughfares and intriguing backstreets.

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The Permanent Collection is a selection of the best high-end properties: luxury hotels, chic boutique hotels and elegant villas ... If you book accommodation through our Permanent Collection, you will receive a voucher for 5% of the total booking amount, to be redeemed on your next Voyage Privé booking. And to make your stay even more enjoyable, we have negotiated two exclusive perks.

Please note: Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.


Helsinki is an eclectic mix of East and West, set on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland.  A neo-classical gem with an art nouveau quarter, laced with Alvar Aalto's spectacular modern architecture. Discover smart pavement cafés on Esplanade, gourmet restaurants at a fraction of London prices, and concerts and ballet at Finlandia Hall.

Enchanting art nouveau Jugenstil buildings and the onion spires of the Orthodox cathedral are on your doorstep and the sea is near. This is a good retreat for city explorations.

Tim Bird
Travel Writer at The Telegraph


With Estonia's enchanting capital just a 2hr ferry ride across the bay and the ferry port just 450m fro your hotel why not spend a day wandering through its famously magical streets?

Tallinn has an enchanting medieval old town which is exceptionally well preserved. Spend a day soaking up the historical atmosphere that permeates every street in its multiple cobbled streets that converge at the Platz Town Hall (Plaza del Ayuntamiento). Particular points of interest are the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky and the Parliament where you will find some of the best panoramic views stretching over the city's jumble of gable roofed merchant's houses, narrow cobbled streets, concealed courtyards and fortified buildings. 

Your Hotel

A unique property in an excellent location.  What more could you ask for? This former prison has metamorphosed into an inviting hotel where original characteristics such a barred windows and iron staircase are complimented by plush furnishings and splashes of colour.

Take advantage of the state-of-the-art gym, open 24 hours a day, or relax in the complimentary weekend sauna. Renting bicycles from the reception is a popular choice on a sunny day, and when the weather turns children can play in the indoor play-room. 

Hotel Katajanokka has a refreshingly authentic, welcoming character, belying its historic function as a jail dating from the 19th century.

Tim Bird
Travel Writer at The Telegraph


Just for you: Late check-out until 2pm

Each room features contemporary furnishings and are made cosy with warm hues. Each has an excellent range of amenities including a flat-screen TV, complimentary internet access, as well as a kettle for an early morning tea or coffee.

- Classic Queen Room (17m² / max. 2 persons): Your room is carefully reconstructed from original cell blocks, with design and decor that makes no compromises on functionality and comfort. ith fine wines to match.

Classic Twin Room (20m² / max. 2 persons): Purpose-built for privacy and peace, the metre-thick brick walls make the rooms very quiet, ensuring a good night’s sleep. 

Superior Room (25m² / max. 3 persons or 2 adults): These larger rooms feature comfy seating areas where you can take some time out or plan the next day's adventures!

- Superior Family Room (25m² / max. 3 persons or 2 adults):
If you choose this room you will have plenty of space for your family to unwind.

- Junior Suite (32m² / max. 2 persons):
Settle into a large octagonal room with a separate seating area & its own sauna!

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.


Just for you: A voucher for a 12€ discount at the hotel's restaurant (one per client)

The Linnankellari restaurant is a definite must for anyone looking for simple and delicious Nordic Cuisine. Tuck into delicious meals in the former prison canteen where simply scandi decor resides along side rough exposed brickwork, soft illumination completes the cosy atmosphere. Naturally, goodies are available with a call for in-room enjoyment. 


Each guest has complimentary use of the hotel's sauna so you can enjoy one of Finland's best loved pastimes without spending a dime.  Of course saunas aren't unique to Finland but only this country has woven it into their national culture...It is estimated that there are two million saunas in Finland, for a population of 5.3 million.   

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: are not included.

Practical Information

About the hotel: 
Number of rooms: 106 Rooms
Check-In: 3pm; Check-Out: 12pm 
Pets are allowed.

The hotel is accessible to people with reduced mobility (subject to availability)

Please note: some rooms are accessible for disabled guests, subject to availability. For reservations for people with reduced mobility, please contact our member services team by email on

Hotel amenities:

  • Complimentary weekend sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • 24hr Fitness Centre
  • Room Service
  • WiFi

Room amenities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Electric Kettle for Tea & Coffee

Please note: some facilities/services may incur a surcharge payable locally


By public transport:
Your hotel is approximately 1min / 5m from Vyökatu Tram Station which is on Line 4.

Your hotel is also 4min / 450 from Viking Line's port, from here you can travel to to islands such as Suomenlinna where you will find UNESCO sites to entertain you.

By plane:
The transfer time / distance between Helsinki Airport & your hotel is approximately  35min / 30km by car.

If you wish to travel to your hotel via public transport you can take the train to Helsinki's central station (Helsingin Päärautatieasema) which is 14 stops & 35min away.  From here you can take the number 4 tram to Vyökatu (12min & 7 stops away) which is directly in front of your hotel.  The whole journey will take approximately 1hr 5min & will cost you €5.50

Hotel address:
Merikasarminkatu 1
00160 Helsinki


If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours. Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible. 

Accommodation Only:
You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Flight Inclusive Offers
The airline is ticket-less and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website. You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents. We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Please note

* Opening times of restaurants/bars and amount of city tax are indicative and may be subject to change.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.

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