Hotel-prison in Finland. 4 stars
• The hotel-prison in Finland. 4 Stars
I am sure to be in jail does not want any of us.
But there are ways to do it without breaking the law and not trying on the robes for a long period. For example, stay in the hotel, which is rebuilt from the former prison. People love the delicate exotics, so these hotels, though not a common feature, but is not uncommon in the world. One of them, and the nearest tourist from Russia, is the capital of Finland.
Prison corridors with metal stairs, which we see in Western movies, the rooms of the former prison cells, metal bowls and mugs gruel for breakfast. All of this four-star hotel-prison Katajanokka in Helsinki.
It is interesting that Katajanokka hotel, formerly a former prison, located in one of the most respectable areas of the Finnish capital. Such irony ... In the center of a rich district prison was located previously.
The prison was built in the first half of the XIX century, and opened in 1837. In appearance, it is somewhat reminiscent of the famous St. Petersburg "Crosses". If you look at the building from the top, it just consists of a cross.
For more than 150 years, the prison was rebuilt several times, even burned down and build anew.
In 2002 the prison was closed down, the last inmates were transferred to a new prison in the city of Vantaa, and the building was sold .... The new owners have converted it into a themed hotel, which opened in 2007. Until recently, he worked on the franchise under the Best Western brand, but now it is completely independent hotel.
Inside, the most reminiscent of the former true purpose of the building.
The former prison corridors ennobled, painted walls, carpeted and decorated with artifacts.
Stairs and some items have not changed from the left as it was.
I wonder how many prisoners' legs go up and down these metal ladders?
The building is old: on the upper floors, metal ties everywhere.
Former chamber door, and now the entrance to the rooms.
Doors themselves, of course, replaced. But his eyes left the same as in the cells. In the corridors you can see that the doors are alternated with bricked-up entrances. The fact that each room is made of two chambers. Otherwise, it would not have a number, but small rooms without bathrooms sobsivennogo.
Inside the room, of course, it does not look like a prison cell. All the modern and civilized.
Bathroom. In these cells, of course, nothing like this was close.
In the basement, where previously housed lockups and singles are now a restaurant. Hallways and even the ceiling is left virtually unchanged. Only appeared tiles underfoot and paintings on the walls.
The room of the restaurant.
In the former punishment cells are now offices. But the doors themselves authentic.
A few single cells at the far end of the restaurant left without changes and repairs to the hotel guests could see how things were here to the hotel.
Before loner small waiting room, which was a massive lattice door the heavy bolt.
Shkonka with ochkom feet.
Matchless comfort! The length of the bunk is that you can sleep only if his feet are lying on ochke ....
A look in the opposite direction.
This is how the sky looks in a cage.
For the first main grid, with thick bars.
There is a restaurant in the basement is another camera. Here, people kept side by side (
Now it's just a basement with communications.
Breakfast is included. You can choose the soup ...
And you can choose the usual food at the buffet)
But the dishes will be metal - and plates, and mugs ....
The cost of rooms in this hotel are slightly higher than in similar class hotels in Helsinki from 150 to 230 euros depending on season and day of the week. That is to say, the margin for tematichnost ...