If this is what prison is like, I wouldn’t mind breaking the law…
For those of you with a sense of humor and don’t mind a hotel that takes itself both seriously and not seriously at the same time, Hotel Katajanokka, a former prison turned hotel (yes, you read that right — it used to be a prison!), in Helskini, was a trip!
Check out all the jail references:
I love how the housekeeping uniforms are an ode to the past:
The best part is that while the rooms used to be jail cells, they’ve been remade with all the comforts you’d expect from a quality hotel. There’s definitely nothing creepy about staying here.
To top it all off, the hotel is located in a quite area in Helsinki, about a 10 minute walk from Kauppahalli and the harbor where all the ferries dock (not bad for an accommodation that doubles as a quirky Helsinki attraction). Plus, it was fun for Kimmy and I just to tell people we were staying in jail that night!